[Note: I lost my usage report and have now rediscovered it; data revised downwards on 2010-04-06 15:30 BST]
|Length of “Why Theology Is Important” video||2 minutes 7 seconds|
|Size of video in Ogg format (already reduced to 1/4 the resolution of the original)||26MB|
|Total gerv.net bandwidth used in 1 week||69GB|
|Inclusive bandwidth allowance with my package in 1 month||32GB|
|Cost of additional bandwidth per GB||£1.40|
|Additional cost to me, so far, of hosting one single 2-minute Open video (unless my provider is merciful)||£51.80 (€58.80; US$78.65)|
My blog isn’t particularly high-traffic, although the post was also syndicated on Planet Mozilla. On the basis of the figures above, I assert that self-hosted video is a non-starter for most people. Big video sharing sites need to start supporting embeddable open video ASAP.