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Video presentation on a site

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by mrp2049, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    What is the preferred medium?

    I'm wrestling with 3 mains:

    1. Youtube (obviously)
    2. Vimeo
    3. Custom flash player.

    The stand alone Youtube player looks a bit crappy, and thanks to the infiltration of ads in their videos, really gets my back up.

    Vimeo, looks good, but I have little or no experience with it.

    Custom falsh player, I don't know whether this will add to the work load unnecessarily, and will it really add a great deal? I intend to build the width of the site/email (I know) around the video, so I can image problems balancing quality with a custom.

    This is for a website for my parents band, they have just spent a small fortune on a promotional video to publicise what they do, so the whole site has to be built around it.

    Litterally, menu at the top, big vid, then text space.

    If their is something I haven't considered, please school me brethren!
  2. Becky

    Becky Member

  3. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    Vimeo or Youtube as these are the only ones Apple supports, ergo wider viewing platform :)

    I'd say Vimeo, I use it and it's great :D
  4. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    We use vimeo at my work and they seem to like it so that's what I'd suggest looking into aswell
  5. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I'll have a read of that screencast thing later, thanks Becky.

    It looks like vimeo is the way to go!
  6. Sunburn

    Sunburn Active Member

    vimeo has my vote too! really slick .
  7. hmmm I was using a flash video on my site... think i might have to try vimeo instead if it is supported better :(
  8. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    Vimeo all round! How can I argue with Mr Kippling?

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