China firewall, need alternative (to Blip.tv) video hosting
- I've been using Blip.tv for video hosting, very satisfied.
Except Blip.tv is blocked in China..experienced this first hand last
[ was blocked, so I didn't make updates. Instead, created http://08solareclipse.blogspot.com
...which was accessible??! ]
Even my websites (which use Blip.tv videos) were blocked! I
understand Youtube is blocked, & Gmail doesn't work. Natively hosted
Blogspot, Wordpress are blocked (most of the time). Kyte.tv, Flickr,
Fragmov worked for me last year.
I re-directed my http://08solareclipse.blogspot.com to a domain I own (http://2008.eclipse-chaser.com
). Would this "masking of the domain" allow access in China, or could
they figure out the original IP (hosted by Blogspot) & I would still
I'm going back to China in a few weeks for a project, & want to do
I tried the following services yesterday:
known for high quality. Flash transcoding took a LONG time. Has a
bandwidth/week limit. Embedded Flash video player can't access/play
other videos in my account. Hard to get direct URL for my
original .mp4, so I can make an entry on my video-blog ("a
it transcoded my uploaded .m4v (I use Apple Powerbook/iMovie) to FLash
very quickly. High limits for upload bandwidthEasy access to
original .mp4 URL, thus facilitating a quick video-blog entry. An
embedded Flash player could be put on my video-blog quickly, which has
ability to switch to other videos in my account. Blip.tv embedded
Flash video player has a really sophisticated indexing system, to
access/play other videos in ones account.
Embedded Flash video player can't access/play other videos in my
account. Hard to get direct URL for my original .mp4, so I can make
an entry on my video-blog ("a rel=enclosure href="file.mp4")
had to wait for human approval of videos! Still waiting 24 hrs later.
Viddler was my favorite. Here is an endorsement of Viddler:
Anyone else have recommendations & comments?
Kyte.tv is pretty interesting/cool. You can upload photos in bulk &
it will make a slide-show video:
At the end of each day on my 2008 China trip, I would
- bulk upload pictures
- upload videos separately
Has nice Flash player, & it was a favorite of mine for daily trip