First little background - working on a e-learning startup. We are going to have recorded video lectures from professors ranging from 30-45 minutes long which are going to be accessible to students once they register and pay for the course. Hence these are private videos. I have a couple of questions which I'll appreciate if you can throw some light
1) What is the best format to save these videos in - FLV or MP4 or ??? - I'm leaning towards MP4 as FLV videos wont play on Ipad and iphones
2) Most importantly where do I host these video files. Should we host them on our servers or use 3rd party video hosting. I'm inclined towards 3rd party cos that will reduce the load on our servers and video streaming experience would be better for users.
3) If I go for video hosting - what are my options? I can't use youtube cos they don't offer domain control. Vimeo does offer privacy of domain control but I don't think I can use that for commercial purpose. Someone mentioned bitgravity but I havent checked that out. Any good suggestions that will be good for my usage.
Thanks a lot