We use blip.tv currently which distributes to a number of places once you set it up. It's free and has a great player, and can be custom branded in the bottom-right corner. We also cross-post to YouTube. There's also Travelistic.com and TripFilms.com. We are thrilled to have just signed a distribution deal with a cool online network as well, but it hasn't been announced yet though...but our episodes will soon be available on TiVo and some other places (w00t).
Mogulus seems to have the most blinged-out service available for live video, but can be jittery and a little complicated when it comes to live execution of all the features offered...
Anyone (ahem, soultravelers3) know the best way to become a YouTube partner?
I wrote a reply to this yesterday! The Internet ate my comment!
For the last two months we've been using Tubemogul almost exclusively to upload our work. I'll then use some plugins and copy/paste work to get it into Facebook, Indie Travel Podcast and Travel Talks. And now here, on TBEX too.
The community I spend most time with is probably the Vimeo crowd.
You can submit your video to about 30 sites from one upload. That's one upload, one set of tags, one description. I only submit to half a dozen and try to maintain some presence on all of them, but if you just want to dump and run you can.
Excellent links!! I need to check these out, I'm still lazily throwing most of my content onto my youtube channel, which could definitely be better organized. My youtube channel keeps getting more subscribers, which I'm worried about because I use one channel to upload the same video several times in various languages and it's probably annoying people. At the moment I'm just sending them a welcome message and suggestion they subscribe to my blog in that language. Any suggestions on a better way to go about it?
One host that can be good for an international audience is Dotsub because it has a selectable option of as many languages as you like for subtitles. Sadly the quality needs to catch up to other hosts. If your video is interesting enough the community will translate it for you. Some of my videos have been translated to Hindi, Welsh, Czech etc. ...
We use Tubemogul as well. The problem is, I think the best embed player is blip.tv's, and tube mogul doesn't track blip. So we get the majority of our traffic through blip, but if you look at our tubemogul profile page it registers just a ... well ... blip.
The other issue with Tube Mogul ... once it uploads your video to several sites, the individual sites usually automatically pick a thumbnail and odds are, it's not representative. So we usually go to each site and confirm the video uploaded properly and change the thumbnail to a more appropriate frame if we are able.
We met with the tripfilms team this week. Very creative bunch. We hope to do some things with them soon.
There's also lonelyplanet.tv if you like travel video uploads.
We liked the folks at TripFilms. They were eager to brainstorm with us about ways we could work together. They're a smart bunch that are looking for quality filmmakers to submit content from all over the world.