Overnight, I received a notice from the previous video host I have been using for the past 6 1/2 years that they were going to shut down the Stu’s Shed channel. Bit abrupt disappointingly, and without explanation, but so be it.
So, over the next few weeks I will be migrating all the old videos across, directly onto the WordPress servers. I already pay for the VideoPress service, so the only issue is going to be space, but that is easily fixed by throwing a few dollars at the problem.
I have just worked out the stats for the videos still hosted on the old host (and this does not include the videos from the past 18 months or so).
132 videos, totaling just over 25 hours of footage, and taking up 16GB of space.
I am going to use this as an opportunity to clean up the whole Stu’s Shed.TV area, and have not yet decided exactly what I will be implementing. To start, I will need to edit every one of the original posts so they point to the new video location (when I upload them). Then just how I index the collection will have to be decided.
Given there will shortly be quite a surge in the number of videos produced, it is rather timely :)
Total number of views of the existing collection (again not counting videos that were on HowCast (before they shut down the channel), or on YouTube, or any produced in the last 18 months), is 418736!
And to think that I was looking for a sponsor of the videos back in the early days, and noone was interested. That’s 1/2 a million times their sponsorship would have been promoted by now! Well at least I can remain a lot closer to my ideal of being ad-free :)