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From: John P. Lee
Date: Nov 29, 2010 12:48PM


Hi Marco,
Thanks for your reply. I had wondered about breaking up the video too, and will see if this is an option for them. I know these are episodes from a TV show produced on-campus, and I suspect they'd prefer to keep them as single, continuous videos as opposed to breaking them up into parts. I know they were also looking for an alternative to YouTube for posting the videos, so that would likely be a last resort. Have you had any experience with accessible video players like JW Player or ccPlayer?
Thanks,
John

John Lee, MS, OTR/L, ATP
Assistive Technology Specialist
Disability Resource Center
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo 93407
Phone: (805) 756-5972
Email: <EMAIL REMOVED>



----- Original Message -----
From: "Marco Maertens" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 9:56:09 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] accessible video hosting and video players

Hi John,

The YouTube limit was increased this summer to 15 minutes (see this article http://techcrunch.com/2010/07/29/youtube-time-limit/), but I recognize that's not long enough to meet your needs. When I worked at a state university a few years ago, the recommendation, which I endorsed, was to keep videos down below 10 mins anyway. This was five years ago, though, and a lot has changed in online video since then. Is it not acceptable for the department to break the video up into 15-minute segments?

-Marco.

Marco Maertens
Web Developer and Accessibility Specialist
Empathy Lab
610-572-2371

-----Original Message-----
From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of John P. Lee
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 17:30
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Subject: [WebAIM] accessible video hosting and video players

Hi,

I've been asked by a department on campus about accessible video hosting sites and accessible video players so that individuals off-campus can view their videos. The videos they are producing exceed the 10 minutes allowed by YouTube, so they are looking for video hosting site alternatives that permit longer video lengths (e.g., 20 minutes+). Their videos are currently hosted on Vimeo, which is not accessible (neither its website nor player).

I've come across several accessible video players such as JW Player (with accessible plug-ins), ccPlayer, and VideoLAN, though I haven't directly used any of them. There also appear to be some ways to allow them to play their Vimeo-hosted videos on JW Player. However, I'm wondering if anyone has experience or knowledge of an alternative to Vimeo as far as the video hosting goes. Again, they are not looking to host the videos on campus, as they want to enable off-campus folks to view their videos.

Any suggestions or input on accessible video hosting sites and players?

Thanks,
John

John Lee, MS, OTR/L, ATP
Assistive Technology Specialist
Disability Resource Center
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo 93407
Phone: (805) 756-5972
Email: <EMAIL REMOVED>