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Oct 26, 2011, 17:01 (0 Talkback[s])


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"Video can be a powerful tool to deliver information over the Internet for marketing, corporate training, or social media purposes. Most people who think of Internet video probably think of YouTube first, but sometimes public hosting is not the best option for your video. What do you do, for example, if you want to upload a confidential interview, or training material for your employees to use on the corporate intranet? You might want to incorporate marketing video on your site without any YouTube branding, or your corporate policy might block YouTube at your firewall. In these cases you can self-host videos with Flowplayer and make them available on web pages to anyone with a browser.

"Flowplayer comes in several variants. Its GPL-licensed player is free; you can use it as many times as you like on any number of domains, but it displays a Flowplayer logo over your video which you cannot remove unless you change the code. Commercial variants of Flowplayer do not show the Flowplayer logo, but instead let you include your own brand image. You can buy licenses for any number of sites from one to unlimited, at a cost of $95 to $1,450."

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