S3 Video Bites

April 12th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

The latest craze in the Internet Marketing industry is having these blank pages with one video, and no fast forward/rewind controls.  And these videos are set up to pop up an order form, or a link for more information after the video is o ver (or starting from a key point in the video).

I love those pages.

But I have one problem with them.  They always seem to use Amazon S3 to host and serve the files, and sometimes that makes the video insanely choppy.  I don’t understand how marketers get away with that.  I’ve been missing out on a lot lately, because I just won’t sit for the choppy video any more.

I know that video is expensive, but if you’re going to do video marketing, go for better hosting!  If you insist on Amazon S3, at least use CloudFront to make the experience better!


  1. April 13th, 2010 at 18:39 | #1

    I’ve been hearing about that type of advertising. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it issac.

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