Hi all, Tim here.
Don't you wish everyone would just get along. When I interact with someone or a company I always refer to them as "my friends at..." In this case I have friends at Fiverr, Youtube
, and Screencast. All video hosting platforms.
Each of my friends have rules and regulations about using their video hosting services. And they all want you to design your videos accordingly. But, each friend has different features that the others don't. So doing something for one friend isn't necessarily going to good for other friends.
Getting around this dilemma can be accomplished by making each friend a special video just for them. So, I created a special video just for my friends at fiverr.com. But, am using my friends at YouTube to host it. I'll tell you why later. For now you can watch the video...
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What is the difference between fiverr.com, YouTube and Screencast.com? Answer: interactivity. Screencast has it but YouTube and fiverr don't. And for good reasons. Which are:
- TechSmith, the makers of Camtasia and Screencast, offer a unified video editing (Camtasia) and hosting system (Screencast.com). Which allows for video designers to create interactive videos.
- YouTube, owned by Google, is a search engine. YouTube wants you to create videos that they can inject their advertisements into. Making them the only clickable option.
- fiverr.com is a freelance search engine platform. As such they have a review board that critiques videos before hosting them. Which means you have to tailor your video designs to their criteria, or risk having the video rejected.
Screencast offers interactivity in the form of clickable hotspots and quizzes. IF you host on Screencast or host it yourself with their video player. Interactivity by it's own nature must be controlled. Too many bad actors and hackers can override the controls and screw with your life, IF interactivity is allowed. Therefore the best solution for fiverr and YouTube is to disallow interactivity.
Other platforms exist that allow video interactivity but the above mentioned services offer a lot more than just that. Also of note is the cost of hosting. Each of my friends have their own payment options for their services. So that is also a consideration when choosing a service to host your videos.
Interactivity is great for instructional videos where you can use quizzes to ensure your audience gets the message. Then lead them with a clickable link. Are you looking to create an interactive video? Try BWT Videos...
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