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YouTube vs. Corporate YouTube-Like Video Hosting Solutions

By Sabika Tasneem
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Confused about the difference between YouTube and a Corporate YouTube-Like Video Hosting Solution? Worry not! This blog details clear distinctions between the two and lets you know why you must opt for a corporate YouTube-like video solution.

YouTube is a popular video hosting tool used worldwide, which is why many organizations immediately opt for it whenever a video hosting and sharing need arises. According to a survey by Buffer, 62% of the businesses used YouTube to post content. There is no doubting the reach that YouTube provides you with a user base of 2 billion and counting. However, that only matters when you want to run an advertising campaign or are a content creator looking to share public videos.

If you are an enterprise looking to create a private video knowledge base or a secure live streaming platform for limited authenticated external viewers, YouTube's platform will prove to be fruitless for you. YouTube's portal is not been designed to cater to corporate or large-scale organizational video needs. Here are just some of the key problems you might encounter while trying to use YouTube for managing your corporate video:

  • YouTube is a public portal. Uploading content on it will lead to your company losing content ownership and control.
  • You can only stream to external audiences on YouTube (You can't upload video for private streaming). You cannot place an authentication layer like SSO to ensure that only the intended audience views your content.
  • YouTube does not allow you to choose where to store your data. Whereas enterprise video content management system allows you to store on Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, etc. and even decide the geography where your data needs to be stored.
  • There is a lack of content protection and security capabilities on YouTube (SSO Integration, end-to-end encryption, DRM support, etc.). 
  • Compliance requirements are not met. You cannot govern policies linked to your data usage and how your video can be shared. YouTube has all the control.
  • No rich sharing options, such as password-protected sharing, limited-time viewing, authenticated access for viewing and link expiration. 
  • Lack of Branding options with YouTube's branding found all over your video platform.
  • YouTube is not designed for internal viewing; content can't be stored and restricted for internal viewing through authentication.
  • You cannot integrate YouTube with other business systems like video conferencing tools, LMS, CMS, etc. which makes your content be siloed away from the rest of your workflow.
  • YouTube adverts disrupt the content viewing experience which is counter-intuitive for branded and corporate communication.
  • Competitor's products might be advertised, or their videos might be recommended on the company's video content.
  • Not possible to upload audio descriptions, which means that it is not best optimized for accessibility requirements; such as Section 508, ADA compliance.

Where YouTube falls behind in meeting these critical corporate video requirements, YouTube-like enterprise video platforms (VIDIZMO being one of the best ones) step up to fulfill it all with many additional capabilities. So what exactly is a corporate YouTube-like video hosting solution? 

 

What is a Corporate YouTube-Like Video Hosting Solution?

Have 1000s of videos piling up to be in GBs or more? Want to privately share different videos with different teams? Or live stream to a specific external audience with an authentication layer in place? A corporate YouTube-like video hosting site, otherwise known as "enterprise video platform", allows you to achieve this and so much more. You can create an internal or external video portal for live and on-demand video streaming. Treat it as your centralized video library with extensive search capabilities. Above all else, you can store your videos in a secure and compliant environment.

VIDIZMO is one of the best Corporate YouTube-like video hosting solutions for live and on-demand video hosting. It has automated processes utilizing artificial intelligence to support the bulk management of large video files. VIDIZMO has been designed keeping in mind corporate video security, content segregation, and video asset management requirements.

 

It is a white-label video platform that you can brand to look like your own video platform. You can create multiple independent video portals for different audiences and use cases with unique branding and entirely separate policies, configurations, and billing.

You will definitely not be able to scrap up a corporate video portal like the one shown below from the limited capabilities of YouTube:

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Corporate YouTube vs. YouTube

Corporate YouTube-like video hosting solutions are specifically designed for enterprise-grade usage. It takes what YouTube has to offer for content creators and ramps it up with extra security, data governance, branding and enterprise-grade video content management capabilities to provide a solution that truly fits your requirements without any compromise. Unlike YouTube, you may securely collaborate using video content and ensure ready playback whenever the need arises.

YouTube is a video-sharing website owned by Google. It can be considered a social media platform that allows users to upload, view, and share videos. There are no barriers to entry in this platform as anyone with a Gmail account can create a YouTube channel to upload and share videos.

By default, all YouTube channels are public, meaning that your uploaded videos are searchable and viewable by anyone on YouTube. However, you can choose to make your YouTube channel private, but anyone who searches for your username on YouTube can still view some basic information about the channel. To make your videos private, YouTube offers an option to change each new video's setting to private manually. After this, only people you invite via email can watch them. However, despite that, YouTube takes away partial rights to any videos you upload on the platform.

Let's explore some key concerns that companies will have to deal with while using YouTube:

Security Concerns

YouTube offers minimal security options for your private or sensitive videos. In addition to lacking comprehensive security controls, the comments section on YouTube provides trolls and spammers an opportunity to leave irrelevant comments and virus-filled links. This can distract viewers away from the main purpose of the video. Even more worrisome is the fact that this might tarnish your brand's reputation. Turning off comments will make your videos less interactive and restrict collaboration and communication.

Lack of Branding Options

YouTube has limited branding options. In fact, the only thing you can customize is your channel's cover image. Everything else remains the same, including the template and video player.

Disruptive adverts and related videos

YouTube mainly runs on adverts that are not ideal for corporate content as it distracts viewers from the company message. What is worse is that sometimes the adverts could be of your competitors' offering.

The 'related videos' that appear at the end of a YouTube video are even worse. In most cases, the recommendations will not be of your channel's. Some might be inappropriate, while others drive your viewers to your competitors' content.

YouTube is Blocked in Certain Regions

YouTube is constantly being banned in various countries and is permanently banned in several countries, the chief one being China. This makes it challenging to have your content be viewable worldwide. Many organizations and educational institutes also block its usage, believing it to be a distracting social media platform.

Minimal Analytics and Customer Support

YouTube does provide analytics, but they are not comprehensive enough. There are no customized options available for businesses and no customer support to help with your organization's business needs.

 

VIDIZMO | Ultimate Corporate YouTube-Like Video Solution

As mentioned earlier, VIDIZMO (a Corporate Video Hosting Solution) is like a corporate YouTube purely designed for your enterprise's internal and external content. Where YouTube falls short, VIDIZMO steps up. It is a complete end-to-end enterprise video platform for everything from video streaming to management to sharing in a secure environment. Flexible deployment models are available with the choice to host and store your videos in the location of your choice.

VIDIZMO vs. YouTube

Corporate YouTube vs. YouTube Infographic

 

Here's What a Corporate YouTube   Created Through VIDIZMO Looks Like

Corporate YouTube-Like solutions have many features that are tailored for enterprise video needs, such as:

  • Air-tight video security features, including SSO integration, end-to-end encryption, DRM​ support, role-based access, content segregation, custom domain and location restriction.
  • Data storage and processing in cloud and region of choice, for compliance requirements (even china video hosting is possible).
  • Features to govern your data and fulfill compliances, including custom retention period, anonymous user policy, audit logs, custom privacy policy and terms of use, etc.
  • Assign users one of the user roles with pre-defined permissions to better control their actions and capabilities.
  • Limit video access to the entire organization, specific groups, individual users or anonymous viewers.
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  • Create multiple autonomous video portals for different business units with separate billing alongside independent security and administrative policies.
  • Accurate and speedy searchability features to find the right video in seconds through titles, metadata, tags, and in-video spoken words, on-screen text, faces and objects.
  • In-video interactivity options like quizzes to test comprehension, handouts for additional information, surveys to collect feedback, and forms for lead generation.
  • Ability to conduct secure and interactive live streams internally or externally.
  • Customized branding options like the creation of use case-specific video player templates, logo placement, bringing in your look and feel using custom CSS, etc.
  • Integration with applications like meeting solutions (Zoom, MS Teams etc.) or learning management systems.
  • Advanced video analytics and reporting features with easy-to-interpret visual displays for generating actionable insights.
  • Video Artificial Intelligence features like auto transcription and translation of transcripts, facial rejection, and object detection.
A screenshot of VIDIZMO EnterpriseTube

 

With your private corporate YouTube, you have good customer support available to handle all your concerns. You even get to choose where to store your videos; on-premises, Azure, AWS or any other cloud, or in a mix of hybrid and cloud deployment models. Why not try VIDIZMO for free to experience all the features yourself?
 

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Conclusion

There is no doubt that for a free, public option, YouTube is the perfect solution that can help you reach a wider audience. However, when you face the problems mentioned above, a Corporate YouTube-Like Video Hosting Solution is the way to go for all your enterprise needs. If you are on the lookout for such a solution, then look no further.

VIDIZMO EnterpriseTube provides all this and more with its 24/7 highly responsive and helpful customer support to answer any queries. Benefit from flexible deployment options with different customizable solutions making enterprise video content management easy for all enterprises.

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Posted by Sabika Tasneem

Sabika is a product strategist at VIDIZMO, an expert in video streaming technologies and solutions. You can email at sabika.tasneem@vidizmo.com for any queries.

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