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Streaming Media Services

We offer two separate, Flash-based video hosting options: Live Streaming and Video on Demand.

Live Streaming

On June 30, 2017, the university's Flash Media Live Streaming service will be discontinued and replaced by Ohio University's "G Suite" version of YouTube. If you have live streams scheduled to take place before June 30, 2017, you are welcome to keep those events on our Flash Media server; however, we recommend switching to YouTube for future streamed events. The Flash Media live streaming service will not be accessible after June 30, 2017.

Currently, OHIO G Suite YouTube live streaming accounts are only available to producers of Ohio University-sanctioned events; however, we will be evaluating options for possibly making this service more widely available. Follow these instructions to set up your Ohio University G Suite YouTube account. If you have questions or need assistance, contact the OIT Service Desk.

Video on Demand


Online hosting of pre-recorded video files for public or restricted access viewing.


  • Flash-based
  • No limit on file size/duration/quality
  • Desktop/laptop and mobile playback
  • Videos cannot be downloaded to the viewer's device
  • Videos can be embed-restricted, preventing people from taking your video and posting it elsewhere
  • Access can be public or restricted to valid OHIO logins
  • Multiple upload formats supported
  • Closed captioned playback (WebVTT) available with automatic conversion on non-standard CC devices

Best Uses

  • Hosting videos online


  • Video hosting - Current faculty, staff, and emeriti
  • Video playback - Anyone with an Internet connection


How to Request