9.2.1. Set Up a Hosting Service

You must work with a third party hosting site to make your videos available for streaming or download.

To host your videos, you can use any video hosting site that you want, such as Amazon S3 or YouTube.

When you select a video hosting site, we strongly recommend that you keep the following information in mind.

  • If you host your videos on YouTube, you must follow all rules and restrictions that are associated with YouTube.

  • The hosting site might have to handle high traffic volume.

  • Not all hosting sites are available in all countries or regions. We recommend that you upload videos to more than one hosting site.

  • Learners’ internet connections vary widely. We recommend that you make your videos available for both download and streaming.

  • The URL for your videos must end in .mp4, .mpeg, .webm, or .ogg. The video player cannot support videos that you upload on sites such as Vimeo, Dailymotion, or other sites that use their own player.


    To help make sure all standard browsers can play your video, we strongly recommend that you use .mp4 format.