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On today’s Tech Help for Churches, Podcasting: Choosing a media host for a video podcast

If you’re video podcasting, there are some good and bad choices for video hosting. Here’s just a few and why they’re in their respective categories:

Bad:
Youtube–It’s not a video podcast host; you can’t download videos.
Your web host–it’s not really unlimited, no matter what they claim. Do you really think Google could relocate to your web host because it’s “unlimited”? No.

okay, free option:
Archive.org–Not really designed as a podcast host. Requires that your content be licensed under a creative commons licence.

okay, paid option:
S3–Not easy to use. Cheap at first, but as downloads increase, so do costs.

Better paid option:
Podbean.com–Designed as a podcast host. Has a plan specifically for video that’s not limited to a certain number or size of videos.

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Lexington City Church (formerly Quest Community Church) in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of TrinityDigitalMedia.com, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to a peak of 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines. He has thousands of members of his ProPresenter Users' Group on Facebook and thousands of subscribers to his YouTube channel.