Was that a question? Yes I believe the town hall is planned for today.
I was puzzled by the date. I would have expected it to be the Q1/22 Town Hall.
I think the issue is that we didn’t have time last year so we are a bit late with sharing the Q4 information. Besides the confusing name, it should still contain the up-to-date information we usually share.
I still don’t understand why this is being hosted on YouTube instead of on Storj
Part of the reason is because it’s not just about serving the video file.
YouTube offers streaming specific functionalities such as the live chat box where the community can ask questions and receive answers during the initial Premiere stream, which gets captured for future viewers.
That makes sense…
From a potential customer perspective it looks like Storj does not trust its own technology when you are using Youtube to store your videos.
I see that Youtube has some additional useful features and therefore had made the suggestion in the past to upload Youtube videos to Storj DCS and put a link in the description area. So anyone can watch the video from the cloud and get first hand impression on Storj DCS: [VIDEO] Tardigrade Thursday: Set up a Storj storage node on Windows - #4 by jammerdan
I hear what you are saying.
While I can’t make that decision unilaterally, it warrants an internal discussion.
While hosting our own video content on our own platform would help continue to show that we trust our own platform, we would lose many of the features and discoverability that come along with YouTube.
So while I agree with your sentiment, I don’t necessarily see the value in doing this ourselves for one selection of media while we have many other cases where we do trust and use our own product.
My suggestion is not about abandoning Youtube. It is about uploading the content additionally to Storj DCS and put a link to that into the Youtube description box.
What disadvantages would that create and what features and discoverability would you lose in that case?
We will discuss it internally and see what can be done.
Thank you for always being on top of this stuff !