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Bazinga
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I've been reading the threads about videos and noticed something that to me is a little disturbing.

When I clicked on Ed Mills link, off to the right there was a link to a video about a porn star and another about a pregnant teen.

On Ken Northridge's link there was an ad, almost the same size as the playback window for Philip & Henry, as well as links to other magicians.

And on Jim Lenz's link there are ads to right for other magicians, one who is asking the viewer to compare their $75 show.

Even on Al Angello's video page on his own site, but still linked to YouTube, the playback window displays links for other magicians when his videos finish playing.

Is there a way to avoid this? I'm working on a new website and want to have videos on it, but I'd rather not have links to other videos show up. And I think it looks somewhat like the banners you get on those free sites people used to put up on tripod and the like.

I tried just putting a video on my own site the same way as an image, but it wouldn't play for some people. I tried different formats: flv, mp4, and another but it always left someone out of playing it.

Is there a better way than using YouTube?

Bazinga!
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Embed the youtube video into your own web page and alter the link to NOT make suggestions of other videos after it's done playing (I see that Al hasn't turned off the suggestions feature). Problem solved. Youtube makes the code change easy. Check any of the videos on this page of my website http://www.amazingcompanyevents.com/24-hour-marathon/ for example and the videos don't give suggestions at the end (click to close to the end of the video and watch what happens).
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Yeah, that's it.

Thank you Scott.

I don't have a YouTube account yet, so didn't know that was an option when you upload. (I'm assuming that's what you mean.)

Problem solved, nice and easy.

Thanks,
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Thanks Scott.
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It's actually an option when creating the embed code after the video itself has already been uploaded to YouTube. Under your video - click "share" and then "embed" - and uncheck the "Show suggested videos when the video finishes" option for the code to update.

You are welcome.
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Was this not common knowledge? Thanks Scott for offering this to those who didn't know.
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Thanks , I was wondering about this too.
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On 2013-08-17 13:17, Bazinga wrote:

Is there a better way than using YouTube?

Bazinga!


Yes, there is. http://www.Vimeo.com
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I use YouTube a lot, but the only real way to avoid the distractions Bazinga mentioned is to use a business hosting platform, or host the videos yourself if you have the capacity.

Give Wistia a look. They have what I think is a great, reliable platform for hosting videos. It's more customizeable than YouTube, and they have very good customer service too.

They even have a free plan: http://wistia.com/

The first video on my Christmas show website is being hosted by Wistia:
http://www.funnychristmaspartyshow.com

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You can actually change the settings of the player to not have controls, start at certain times, and not have related videos. I use youtube for SEO, since my videos come up high in search results, with a screenshot of the video.
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OK Scott
How do you turn off the suggestion feature?
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Here's the post with the answer, Al.

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On 2013-08-17 15:07, Scott Burton wrote:
It's actually an option when creating the embed code after the video itself has already been uploaded to YouTube. Under your video - click "share" and then "embed" - and uncheck the "Show suggested videos when the video finishes" option for the code to update.

You are welcome.
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On 2013-08-17 17:20, Mindpro wrote:
Was this not common knowledge? Thanks Scott for offering this to those who didn't know.


No it was not, they keep redesigning their website and new members have to go through the help files and even they are had to find. They change the total layout of YouTube twice in the last year. They have hidden those check boxes, or they only appear when certain actions are taken to process your video.
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Best way to have limited control on your video you want on your website is to use the private setting. Of course they can still click on see on YouTube, but unless they do, they will not see the other suggestions.

This is all in the help files on YouTube. Do some searching as it took me a while to find them and get my answers.

The only way to have total control is to store on your server where your website files are stored.

If you don't want to do that then make sure you do not chose an unfavorable topic to have the video listed in. Education is usually a safe topic.
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On 2013-08-22 12:48, Bill Hegbli wrote:
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On 2013-08-17 17:20, Mindpro wrote:
Was this not common knowledge? Thanks Scott for offering this to those who didn't know.


No it was not, they keep redesigning their website and new members have to go through the help files and even they are had to find. They change the total layout of YouTube twice in the last year. They have hidden those check boxes, or they only appear when certain actions are taken to process your video.


I could see that, that makes sense.
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Vid files could be stored in Amazon S3 and called via code.

I personally have overlays and HTML that triggers during play for a high conversion rate.
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