Media Options

Got a video you want to use, but not sure where to put it? There are several options. First, as you may have read, flickr offers video uploading capability. So if you have a flickr account, this may be an option you want to consider.

Second YouTube is a free option for uploading video you want to share with the world. But remember it really is available to the whole world, so be careful what you upload. YouTube videos can be linked from other social media sites, as well as the university website. Be sure to check out the following resources about using YouTube so you’re aware of the site policies:

Third the university has a Vimeo account, which allows us to upload and secure video, as well as embed the videos directly into the university website without the ads that normally accompany an embedded YouTube video. If you wish to have embedded video on your Web page, please contact the Web manager for assistance in getting your video uploaded to the university’s Vimeo account. If your department plans to offer a lot of video, look into getting your own Vimeo account. As with flickr accounts, you can get a free, basic account or pay more for a Vimeo Plus account.

Features

Basic Account

Vimeo Plus

Storage space

500MB/ week

5GB/ week (1GB/ file)

Video quality

Standard

High

Banner ads

Yes

No way!

Priority uploading

No

Yes

High definition

1 new HD video/ week

Unlimited

HD embedding

No

Yes

Player customization

Basic

Full control

Groups/channels/albums

1/1/3

Unlimited

Domain level privacy

No

Yes

Source file downloads

1 week

Always

Price

Free

$59.95/ year


Be sure that you haven’t used any proprietary music in your video—it’s illegal. You can’t just grab the track from your favorite song and pop it into your department picnic video. Sorry. You can read more about copyright laws at www.copyright.gov/faq.html or www.pdinfo.com. Or check these online resources for royalty-free music you can select for your video projects:

If you have questions about incorporating audio or video files into the university website, please contact the Web manager in the Office of Communications.