We would like to serve our videos online quickly and privately. You can use Youtube or Dropbox for your digital media however if you want to get paid for your intellectual property you may want to limit the availability to that information. That’s why you would want to use Amazon Web Services and control who sees your content behind a members site for instance. Using Amazon S3 services is still not for the weary as they don’t have what I would consider a robust set of easy to follow instructions right now. I would say that on a scale from 1-10 with 10 being very difficult getting started with Amazon S3 services is an 8.
Please remember you can watch the videos again and again if you miss anything.
Next we’ll look at how to use the links from your S3 service to embed them on your website.