The Blog Herald has an interesting article called “How to host your own Flash player and movies on your blog (and why you probably shouldn’t)”, offering tips and things you need to know if you are contemplating using YouTube or hosting your own Flash player on your blog.
First of all I’d like to warn you all. Hosting your own videos can really eat your bandwidth, and if you’re not sure if your hosting account can handle the load – or if you don’t want to risk being billed for extra traffic – then don’t host your own videos. You need to be ready to handle an increase in traffic without breaking stuff. Youtube and its competitors can do that for you for free, so most of you are probably better off with sticking to them.
In the end, the decision was to use Flash Video Player from Jeroen Wijering and the called WP-FLV Flash WordPress Plugin by Roel Meurdrer, good options for full version WordPress blogs.
For more on podcasting, see “Podcasting At It’s Best with The Blog Herald”, for a detailed look at how the podcasting/recording studio setup works at The Blog Herald.
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