One of the advantages with Streamio is that – from within itself – it is possible to share videos directly to social media like YouTube. You can also publish to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, and take advantage
of these social network’s features as well as having a “clean” Streamio movie published on the own company webpage or in a mailing.
We have improved the functionality in the YouTube sharing with some new features. You are now able to share video files:
Under Privacy Settings you can choose whether the video that has been uploaded is public (anyone can see it), unlisted (only people with
an URL to the video can see it), or private (a list of users defined by you directly on the YouTube webpage) can see it. These can consist of Google+ names, Google+ circles or specific people (email addresses).
Under Allow Comments you are able to allow comments, allow moderated comments where you accept them before they go public, or simply disallow comments altogether.
If you check the Allow Rating box, you allow users to rate your video.
The comment functionality is especially important since not everyone has the resources to monitor yet another social network and bad comments can be left unanswered.
Turkey has once again opened up for usage of Youtube, after a 2 month ban. Streamio has been working without problems during this ban, which has been confirmed by our Turkish users.
Most people look on Youtube as a video network, when it is more a social media of user generated content, with users, follower, groups, comments and other elements that is not always allowed in all countries.
With the Streamio platform it is easy to distribute movies both via the Streamio player for sharing on websites and newsletters, AND via Youtube as well. Since the Streamio player works in places where Youtube has problems (such as China and until recently Turkey among other countries), it is ideal to use as a base for your video communication.
Our usual recommendation is to use both Streamio and Youtube. Youtube has massive numbers of viewers, but you might prefer to have your own website equipped with the Streamio player to get a streaming experience that is more solid and to reach regions where Youtube is blocked or is having performance issues.
In recent days, due to political turmoil, Turkey decided to shut down YouTube access for their population. This is not the first time social media are shut down in different countries, for different reasons.
Fortunately, Streamio service is fully functional in Turkey according to our users there, as it is in other entities where YouTube isn’t, such as Pakistan, China, etc.
Using YouTube as a primary vehicle for video marketing might not be the best alternative, especially in markets that might be subject to censorship. In Germany, for instance, YouTube has not been working fully since 2009 due to a rights litigation. A smarter way of using YouTube is to use Streamio as the primary vehicle for marketing, and from Streamio upload the video files to YouTube.
That way, when embedding the video file on a webpage, it will be Streamio’s servers that are used to play the video, not YouTube’s, but the videos are available on Youtube as well for the users that exist within that ecosystem.
We like to say that Streamio is a video platform, while Youtube or Facebook are channels suitable for some distribution, but not all. With Streamio you can choose your distribution!
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