Alan, you have discovered one video characteristic, or need, that causes some video services to not be useful. That is “the ability to update a video and retain the same URL
.” I am not a video expert, but have used videos quite a bit in my online courses. And I have explored a variety of video services over the past 20 years. I don’t keep up with all products and their updates, but yes, I do regularly update my videos by replacing an old one with a new.
YouTube - doesn’t have this feature.
- has this feature (and this is the product that I am using right now
. It’s “pay for.”
Panapto - Can’t remember
Kaltura - At one point didn’t have this feature, but now ???
Google Drive - (What Usman mentions) should have this feature.
Microsoft OneDrive - Don’t know?
Streaming Video Server
- My university had one of these, and it was quite good. Captions, however, were a bit troublesome.
The other features that interest me are (not in any specific order):
1) No banners or ads
2) Ability to easily manage captions, including replacement.
3) No separate log in.
4) Reliability (of course)
5) Opens immediately via a video URL.
6) Supports some form of RSS
feed, or podcast.
7) Public/Private options.
10) Easily integrates with Moodle (and other LMSs, for some.)
I have been trying to maintain some of my notes on this web page
, but this web page may not be up to date.