difference between video Licenses

Difference Between Video Ownership & Licensing for Website & Social Media Use

Navigating the world of video licensing can sometimes feel like a maze. At DM4PM, we frequently encounter questions about the distinctions between video embedding, ownership, and the implications of licensing across different platforms. Let’s demystify this topic for you.

Embedding vs. Direct Uploading

The fundamental difference to understand is the distinction between embedding a video and directly uploading it:

  1. Embedding Licensed Videos: Clients can seamlessly embed our videos on their websites using our Vimeo embed links. When embedded, the video remains hosted on a Vimeo account, and the website merely provides a ‘window’ or ‘portal’ to that content.
  2. Direct Uploading Videos: This method involves clients downloading the video file and subsequently re-uploading it to platforms like Facebook or YouTube. At this point, they can then choose to embed their videos wherever they want. It’s crucial to note that direct uploads require a unique licensing agreement.

Your Licensing Package with DM4PM: Embedding, Whitelisting, and Ownership

We’ve designed our licensing packages to strike a balance between flexibility and clarity:

  1. Licensed Videos: A standout feature of our video licensing packages is the provision to use our Vimeo embed links on your website. But for this seamless integration to occur, there’s the essential step of ‘whitelisting’.
  2. What’s Whitelisting?: Once clients submit their website URL to us, we make necessary configurations ensuring our videos embed flawlessly and playback without hitches on the designated site.
  3. Ownership: For clients looking beyond embedding and aiming for complete control, we offer the option of full video ownership.
  4. How Does Ownership Work?: This entails purchasing the video from us and providing unrestricted access. This means direct uploads to platforms, potential hosting on private servers, and a myriad of other uses.

Why the Distinction?

Behind the scenes, the variation in licensing and usage options is due to differing agreements associated with the content within the videos, from images to music, and even AI-generated actors.

Embedding ensures a controlled, licensed environment for content. In contrast, direct uploads expose the video to broader audiences and platforms, demanding a more encompassing licensing purview.

In Conclusion

Whether your preference leans towards embedding or you’re considering full video ownership, grasping the nuances of video licensing is paramount. Our dedicated team at DM4PM stands ready to guide you, ensuring you make informed decisions and garner the best from your content investments.

matthew miller

Matthew Miller

Owner of DM4PM – Digital Marketing For Property Management

As a property management company owner, I’ve experienced the challenge of managing sales, marketing, and daily tasks. That’s why I created DM4PM.com—a tailored sales and marketing system for property managers like you.