Okay, so I’m starting a membership site (more details to come later) which will feature a series of videos and audio files for viewing/listening in a private member’s area.
I already decided on Wistia for the video streaming, but I can’t seem to find a comparable option for audio. Here are my ideas so far:
- Just make a “video” out of the audio, using like a picture or something for the visual, and put it on Wistia.
- Self-hosting. The MP3 files are only like a couple megabytes each. Just using some sort of HTML5 audio player type thing like jPlayer, taking the bandwidth hit, and see how the server holds up.
- Soundcloud. This would’ve been a perfect audio companion to Wistia, although they don’t allow private embeds to be restricted to certain domains. Using this for now.
- Some S3-related solution. I’ve found S3 Media Vault and some similar ones, but all of them seem too marketer-y which tend to skeeve me out.
I’m not too concerned about “piracy” (if somebody wants it, they can find some way to download it) unless it involves me racking up a unneeded bill at something like S3.
I’m pretty sure I’m overthinking this, but wanted to throw this up here to see if anyone has any ideas.