WordPress S3 Video Manager

Introducing the WordPress S3 Video Manager

You are about to discover the easiest way to upload videos to Amazon S3 cloud storage! Everybody is paying more attention to video marketing these days because it’s extreme advantages for internet marketing. So, if you are one of those people who are interested in video marketing, looking forward to create professional looking sales pages for your product, increase your sales, and at the same time protect your content, then you must check out this brand new WordPeess plugin, it’s called WordPress S3 Video Manager.

I’ve decided to introduce the WordPress S3 Video Manager because I am sure that there are many people who are waiting for such a plugin to exist, it’s really amazing and it dose it’s job perfectly, and yes.. like any other hi developed plugin, it doesn’t require any technical skills, All what you really need to do is to create your killer video and don’t worry about where you will host your video anymore, let WordPress S3 Video Manager simply do all the dirty work for you!

Take a look into WordPress S3 Video Manager page now!

When it’s about introducing and promoting new products to the market, videos works like magic as they simplify the idea and make it much more clear and understandable which by defaults makes conversion more possible. I’ve seen this so many times, professional sales pages that has videos makes a lot more sales, I mean a LOT more than poorly text sales pages.

So, what’s the difference between YouTube and Amazon S3?

Maybe you think there is no difference between uploading your videos to YouTube and hosting it on a service like Amazon S3, if you think so then plz allow me to correct your idea about hosting videos!

In short, YouTube vs Amazon S3 is like being protected vs completely naked!

Buying your own cloud storage at Amazon is really something you should consider! Honestly, I would never recommend uploading videos to YouTube unless there are some SEO goals behind doing it, or it’s just another video that you are sacrificing or giving a way. I mean it doesn’t make any sense to work hard on creating an awesome video to market a particular product then because you don’t know how to protect it, you just give it a way by uploading it to the wrong place, it’s like telling to people: Here is my video guys, get it and reuse it, and plz take advantage of my work! Abuse me plz 🙂

Buy Your Success!

Of course no body can buy success, but some people do! How? Just pay for it!

Success is not easy, and it require hard work, a lot of time, some money and great passion. It takes a few decisions to achieve success! One of these decision is to use the right tools and to put things where it should be.. In the right place!

Most of internet marketers I knew was and still doing it wrong! Maybe they don’t want have access to a high scalable, reliable, fast and inexpensive data storage just because it’s not free! One word for them, it’s up to them! But, you must be different! Stop going for free stuff unless you want to stay in the same place for ever! You have to pay for your success!

Amazon S3 Cloud Storage

Get to know Amazon S3 and it’s incredible benefits, how it will protect your data, what’s the common uses of such storage, and how much it will cost you (I knew some guys who pay $10/$20 a month which is really affordable, plus you can get started with Amazon S3 for free. Upon sign-up, new AWS customers receive 5 GB of Amazon S3 storage, 20,000 Get Requests, 2,000 Put Requests, 15GB of bandwidth in and 15GB of bandwidth out each month for one year.) I’ve signed up after I got my copy of WordPress S3 Video Manager plugin so I can test it out closely and for other future uses as I am looking forward to speed up FamousBloggers load!

Once you signed up to Amazon S3, you will need to create a bucket!

Amazon S3 Create Bucket

Create your bucket using the AWS Management Console. Every object in Amazon S3 is stored in a bucket. Before you can store data in Amazon S3 you must create a bucket, it will be used for WP S3 video manager to store your videos.

WordPress S3 Video Manager

Installing and using the plugin is very simple, there isn’t much to do! And.. This is why you will love it!

WordPress S3 Video Manager Settings

WordPress S3 Video Manager Settings

Once you installed the plugin (like another WordPress plugin) you can go a head to WordPress S3 Video Manager settings, add your AWS Access Information, you are required to add your Access Key and Secret Key to give the plugin authorization to do it’s job!

WordPress S3 Video Manager Bucket

WordPress S3 Video Manager Bucket

After hitting the save button, a drop list will appear, it will allow you to choose your bucket! So.. go a head and select it then click the save button again, and you are done!

WordPress Post TinyMCE editor

WordPress Post TinyMCE editor

Now! go back to your normal blogging life, and when ever you create an amazing video for your blog or product, you don’t have to worry about it anymore, just click on the upload media button in your editor and you will see the new option added!

Add media file from Amazon S3

Add media file from Amazon S3

I think the options talks about itself, so there no more necessary explanation for it!

I just want to let you know that what is happening here is that your video will uploaded directly to your Amazon S3 bucket, and that is really awesome as you don’t have to jump between pages, login to your account, copy and paste codes… nothing from that! This is it! and the best part is you will get your video to played on a nice flowplayer which looks really cool!

WordPress S3 Video Manager example:

There is an example at the plugin page over ThesisReady.com provided by Adam Barber the creator of WordPress S3 Video Manager plugin, Adam and I discussed in the last two weeks about the future of the new plugin, we’ve talked about it’s support and updates, and Adam’s work is really promising, we are getting to know each other more in the coming few weeks and there is some exciting news I will be sharing with you soon!

Plz, note that WordPress S3 Video Manager plugin is not a free plugin, links in this post are my aff.

I hope you will enjoy the plugin! And I would like to hear from you if you have used Amazon S3, how did you benefit from it?!

Here are some other cool stuff that might get your interest:

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  • Tinh January 18, 2011, 5:52 am

    Nice plugin and I have heard about this. Actually, I am not using viral marketing yet then it is not one that I would buy now. I am still stick to YouTube as it has server in my country now 🙂 Thanks

  • Mani Viswanathan January 17, 2011, 8:15 am

    I’m going to purchase a package from Amazaon S3 soon. Will use this handy plugin when I step into Video marketing 🙂

    • Hesham January 17, 2011, 3:06 pm

      Thank you Mani, it’s really handy plugin and it will help you a lot to get your videos up fast!

  • Mike January 17, 2011, 3:34 am

    Wow, this plug-in is nice, Hesham. But I can’t imagine that it’s being over-charged like that!

    I used a similar plug-in called S3 Media Vault, and it’s offered more features than S3 Media Manager, with the price tag for only $27.

    In addition, I think this plug-in is being over-charged because putting a video from Amazon to a website is an easy job. You just need to use another flash playback plug-in like flowvideo or JW Player to play video uploaded to S3. In addition, if you purchase S3 Media Vault that I showed above, it’s also going to protect your download link from unauthorized access as well. So, I think $97 is too much for a simple job like loading movies from S3 into your blog.

    • Hesham January 17, 2011, 3:26 pm

      Hey Mike,

      From the S3 media Vault sales page I can see clearly that $27 is the price for single website, and it’s support and upgrades is offered for only 6 months! while the unlimited license is $97 … So it’s the same price as WP S3 video manager plus the last has life updates and upgrades!

      Also WP S3 video manager doesn’t upload videos from S3 to your blog, it does the upload videos from your blog to S3 which is completely different in sense! And you don’t need any extra plugins to be installed!

      Anyways, I haven’t tried the S3 Media Vault so I can’t give a 100% feedback and opinion about it!

      Thanks a lot for the heads up!

  • Tantan January 16, 2011, 4:17 am

    Nice info Hesham, I have never heard this plugin before.
    I’m truly agree with you, video marketing is a must these days for anyone who want to take advantages of Internet marketing.

    • Hesham January 17, 2011, 3:27 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Tantan, I wish I can create videos in future as I am missing this 🙂

  • Isabel Rodrigues - Pro Blogger Journey January 16, 2011, 12:19 am

    Thanks Hesham. It sounds interesting. I look forward to trying the plugin out.

    • Hesham January 17, 2011, 3:35 pm

      Thank you Isabel, this plugin is awesome and is simply do it’s job!

  • Michele Welch January 15, 2011, 11:02 pm

    So strange Hesham! I’m actually right in the process of finishing up my tutorial on Amazon S3 for posting this coming week!

    Have not heard of this plugin. What a fantastic addition I think it would be. Will definitely check it out. I know there’s eZs3 that’s suppose to simplify the process, but this looks like a much more superior option.

    All the best and thanks for sharing this. 🙂

  • Dennis Edell January 15, 2011, 4:42 pm

    Since when is sharing your videos a bad idea?

    • Hesham January 15, 2011, 4:58 pm

      Hey Dennis, I never say it was bad buddy 😉

      But some times people just don’t want to share it, and I think this makes it a bad idea if you have no other option!

      Plz, read TJ’s comment below, he have got it all!

      • Dennis Edell January 16, 2011, 9:08 am

        I get it. Not really fit everyone, but those with special privacy needs. 🙂

  • Hung Hong January 15, 2011, 3:36 pm

    I have an free account at Amazon S3 but i haven’t used it yet

    • Hesham January 15, 2011, 3:51 pm

      Hi Hung,

      I really need to find some time to do some testing regarding backing up content and other stuff I can use the Amazon S3 for!

      I think you will start using it soon 🙂

  • DiTesco January 15, 2011, 12:32 pm

    Great presentation and tutorial Hesham. I fortunately already have an account with Amazon S3, as all my backups are automatically created there. The service is not expensive and what I pay for makes it all worthwhile. Storing videos there sounds like a great idea, specially if it is more “business” oriented. This plugin is coming handy as I am looking towards creating more videos (finally got the fear over, lol) in the future.

    Thanks bud, always providing us with good stuff 😉

    • Hesham January 15, 2011, 2:25 pm

      This is great DiTesco,

      Thank you for sharing your personal experiences with us, I want to start with backing up my sites there as well as it seems to be a very save way, so I will do this on the first chance!

      Also I know you can use a plugin like W3 Total Cache by enabling the CDN feature which will increase the speed and performance of your blog when using Amazon web services!

      There is a lot of things you can do, so.. here is another easy way to go 🙂

  • TJ McDowell January 15, 2011, 11:19 am

    So can you explain a little more about why Amazon S3 is so much better? I know you said the data was protected, but why is that a big deal? For example, I recently wrote a tutorial on setting up Canon flashes to talk to each other. I needed a video to illustrate the point. I uploaded the video to YouTube, and embedded the video in my blog post. What benefit would I be getting using Amazon? If someone were to stumble on my video on Youtube, I included my blog url in the description so they can see the context for the video.

    • Hesham January 15, 2011, 2:17 pm

      Hi TJ,

      The benefit comes when you create a commercial video for example and you don’t want the whole world to re-use it or upload it over and over allover the internet, so the idea here is to host it on an efficient cloud storage so you can pull it from there and play it only on your page, and this means everyone has to be on that particular page to watch the video!

      Adding a video to YouTube doesn’t give you the full credit for real, think of chances that others can get the video , re-upload it and post their own links and easily compete with you!

      Hosting a video on Amazon S3 will make people refer to you, but not have the ability to display the video on their own sites!

      And as I say in my post, unless you are seeking some SEO and it’s not a problem for you to share this video with others, it’s the best way to host video at a cloud server!

      I hope this answers your question!

      • TJ McDowell January 15, 2011, 4:35 pm

        I gotcha. So it seems like especially when you’re wanting to store video to be displayed to users who paid for a subscription, this would be the way to go.

        For right now, it seems like YouTube will do the job for me, but if I do online tutorials that require access to a paid portion of my website then I’ll definitely consider Amazon S3.

        • Hesham January 15, 2011, 4:56 pm

          Yes TJ, that’s one good example you’ve provided here! And it all depends on the purpose of the video!

          Thanks a lot man, awesome questions like always 😉

      • Alex January 17, 2011, 12:06 pm

        Hey Hesham,

        Actually Amazon S3 is just like Youtube, except that fact that they don’t make your video publicly available on their website, but if you for example embed the video on your blog, anyone can download it and reuse it for their one benefit. They can even add it to youtube and thus practically distributing it to all.

        I am telling you all this because it happened to me. I made an informative video, added my url in the video, uploaded to a cdn (not amazon – but offers the same features) then posted it on one of my blogs. After a couple of months, checking youtube for a teaser I uploaded there to get traffic to my main one, I was baffled to see the video uploaded by someone else minus the last 5 seconds where my call to action was :|.

        Anyway, the plugin doesn’t have anything to do with this and it definitely helps simply the task of managing your S3 uploaded videos.

  • Fran Aslam From Onlinewriter January 15, 2011, 9:57 am

    Good morning Hesham:

    Well there you go the first review writer. I am sure you will make the first sale too then.
    That is good. Your review introduces the product in a very good way. I enjoyed reading it simple and easy information for anyone .
    Thanks for the information

    Fran A

    • Hesham January 15, 2011, 2:07 pm

      Hi Fran,

      The real reason I reviewed WordPress S3 Video Manager plugin is because I love things that help us on achieving tasks more easily, I know that Adam put a lot of effort to make it work!

      Glad you liked my review, and thank you so much for your comment!

  • Val January 15, 2011, 7:35 am

    I’m getting more and more curious about video marketing, with all the buzz going around. Yet I’m still not sure how to start with my own experiments.

    Can anyone direct me to a good article or blog that could be called “the definitive guide” to video marketing, or at least a good newcomer’s tutorial? What I’ve seen so far was very generic information with little practical details.

    I’m currently more interested in using video marketing for link building and traffic generation, rather than sales copies.

  • Tom January 15, 2011, 5:43 am

    Hey Hesham, I think you have the link set up wrong, because when I clicked through your link to the plugin it takes me to a page about a Thesis theme. Thought you’d like to know.

    • Hesham January 15, 2011, 5:55 am

      Thank you Tom,

      You are right, I picked the wrong link, it’s fixed now thanks to you!

  • Vivek Parmar January 15, 2011, 5:36 am

    never heard about his plugin, now look forward to read more review about this plugin. thanks for share

    • Hesham January 15, 2011, 5:58 am

      Vivek, as I said in my post.. This is a brand new plugin for WordPress, I think this is the first WordPress S3 Video Manager review ever!

      Probably this is why you’ve never heard about it before 🙂

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