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Jan 22, 2019 15:19:50

China Ban Vimeo

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Gene Lim

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After all the hard work of working so hard in researching on which video hosting service to use for my current job, I have finally chosen Vimeo. It gives the right benefit for what I am doing for a decent price. I actually wrote about it on my previous post. You can check it out here .

In the end of that post, I recommended everyone to use Vimeo...

Unless your target audience is from China

Yes, unless you main market is in China or even you have a small ratio of customer from China, you cannot use Vimeo because it is BAN in China. I was supposed to put in my credit card details and start the free trial account to access the API of Vimeo. I told my team about it and good thing that one of them replied me to not use because he found out that it was under one of the ban website list.

After hearing it, I was so disappointed as I am actually ready to start uploading videos. Partly it was also my fault for not taking into consideration of the ban website list. I actually never even thought about it.

Anyways, I went to do a little more research for alternative video hosting service that is accessible from China. Most of them that I have found does not have the benefit or feature that I need. Plus, I do not have any more time to read through their documentation API as my client needs it ASAP.

So for the meantime, I will just self host the videos instead of going through any video hosting service.

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    Is Amazon AWS banned?
    What about using AliBaba? They must have a similar service?

    Mark Armstrong avatar Mark Armstrong | Jan 22, 2019 17:37:44
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      @RealNegotiator Sorry for the late reply, actually missed it. I wanted to use a 'ready' video hosting service where they handles all the uploading/video player/storages/etc.

      Instead of using my time in researching which service China supports that are accessible around the world too, I actually just self hosted it on Digital Ocean.

      Thanks for the suggestion though.

      Gene Lim avatar Gene Lim | Feb 03, 2019 14:13:15
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