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EZWebPlayer Launches, Promises Super-Easy Online Video


If the idea of adding video to your site seems hopelessly complicated, take a look at just-launched EZWebPlayer. It promises to have you streaming video in just a few steps

The site actually soft-launched a little over a month ago to work out any bugs, but made its official launch announcement yesterday.

EZWebPlayer is a hosted service, and offers 10GB of storage for your videos. It also provides performance analytics and technical support. The biggest differentiator is price: service costs $14.99 per month, and the first month is free.

Videos are free of host branding, and offer sharing tools for viewers. There’s also an opt-in advertising system.

“This software satisfies demand from site owners and administrators who need simplified integrated video within a secure environment—free of third party branding and ads,” says Clint Pollock, the Chicago-based company’s founder. “Yes, it is simple to use, but we also answer the phone and provide impeccable customer support.”

Update 12/5/11: EZWebPlayer now offers unlimited storage, bandwidth, and transcoding for $14.99 per month.




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Comments for “EZWebPlayer Launches, Promises Super-Easy Online Video”

  1. Good idea, but cost??? I still do not see why pay $14.00 per month, when other services are FREE. Taking some code and putting it in the web site is very easy…..
    I can see your model working, but will the public pay????
    I do a lot of video work.
    Roger

    Posted by roger | July 6, 2010, 11:59 am
  2. This would maybe have been a good idea in 2000 or even 2005 — but it’s now 2010 and easy methods to add video to your web site are widely available to any webmaster, you don’t even need a special ‘media server’ anymore. I sincerely doubt that there is much “demand from site owners and administrators” these days as the marketing blurb claims… so EZWebPlayer is a bit late to the game.

    Posted by Fran Chiseco | July 6, 2010, 3:01 pm
  3. The point of view that there is not a massive number of business and not-for-profits in the marketplace that need easy web video solutions has already been proven incorrect by the strong response from that sector of paying customers. As a matter of fact, anyone standing near EZWebPlayer’s booth at the Streaming Media West trade show in LA last month (November 2011) might have thought that EZWebPlayer had reinvented the wheel.

    I can understand an individual who does not talk to the common web video user every day, taking that position, though. But most of EZWebPlayer’s customers seem to carry the opinion that they are getting tremendous value. More than one customer called EZWP a “Game-Changer”, and I see this attitude multiplied weekly.

    Another factor are the somewhat hidden benefits of EZWP. There is a long list of powerful features that customers can only get from EZWP. When a service oriented company delivers powerful features at low cost, those using that service become spoiled and can’t find another company who delivers the same high value.

    EZWebPlayer is one of those experiences.

    Try EZWP on me free for 30 days. Sign up here.
    http://www.ezwebplayer.com/Register.aspx?PC=stu

    Posted by stumarksez | December 5, 2011, 12:31 pm

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