How can I put long-ish videos online without them being public yet accessible by computer illiterate people?
March 6, 2012 1:55 AM Subscribe
What are the options for making publicly available educational movie files, so they can be accessed by computer illiterate people, yet without making them publicly available/indexed by Google? I tried YouTube but hit its "video is too long" limitation (the movies are 35 minutes and I really don't want to chop them up into 10 min chunks). The movies are created by a charity and I have full permission of the copyright holder. The movies are not available online anywhere else. (Read on for more info.)
I really don't want to put barriers in the way for anybody who wants to view the files (i.e. password prompts etc.) because, as mentioned, the people viewing may be computer illiterate. What's needed is a simple system where they can click a link and view the video, yet without Google indexing so they remain pseudo-obscured (I realise it's not an ideal setup but it's actually not that bad for the charity's needs.)
Hosting them on my own web space is problematic. I don't have access to the charity's website and it's currently in disarray, so it's not politically possible to go down that particular alley.