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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/1PTpd7o at September 05, 2015 at 06:02PMVidders.net Streaming Video Network (excerpts and with my bolded text):

Vidders.net has successfully raised its initial gofundme goal thanks to the generous support of those in the community. It has been in operation since 2010 and has successfully streamed over 18,000 adfree. mute free, takedown free vids for 5 years running. However, it’s been somewhat limited by its platform which is hosted on the Ning Network that is growing more outdated as time goes by. Our move will allow more freedom, creative control, stability and the ability address most of the issues that may have prevented some from participating. The launch of our new site is planned for mid to late September.

If you are NOT yet a member of the community & would like to get notified when we launch, please visit vidders.net.

If you are already a member of the community you will automatically get notified.  There is nothing you need to do.

If you have an questions, comments or would like to participate in helping us grow, please visit vidders.net and contact us.

[Background on the service]

Vidders.net started out as BamVidVault at just around the time You Tube was ramping up its content id match system (similar to the one Vimeo just instituted). This was the perfect storm for viral membership and video uploads. There is a lot of quality video content on there from Luminosity, Obsessive24, Loki (Secretly to Dream), Clucking Belles, Thedothatgirl, Arefadedaway, and so many more talented vidders I should be mentioning. I, at one time, served as an admin on the site. It was run by a teen couple who started the network back in February 2009.The site ran without incident up until summer of 2010 when Ning decided to shift from its freemium model to a premium model. The original owners decided it was best to let the site expire……… In July of 2010, the network was under new management and rebranded as vidders.net. Thanks to the generous donations of members both within and outside of the community over the year we have been a resource to vidders, viewers, college professors and even a museum creator looking to get in touch with vidders for an exhibit. We are an AO3 certified streaming partner & perfect for any video rejected on You Tub or Vimeo.

[The upcoming move]

In preparation for the move we have backed up all videos on the site. This was quite a project and required about 2 months of 24/7 downloading using an Adobe Air Archiver provided by the Ning Platform. Our new platform allows us to host the network on a server of our choice. It also opens up the ability to improve our FPS and offer hd streaming which was an issue for some investigating our network as an option. We are also embed friendly. This means if you already have videos hosted on other video networks like You Tube, Critical Commons or Vimeo they can all be consolidated on one account. We are also looking to implement back up and download services. 

[Moving forward/How to stay in touch]

Again if you are interested visit vidders.net and subscribe to be included in our updates…….. If you ever have any questions don’t hesitate to contacts at vidders.net

Tags:vidders.net, vidding, fan vid, bam video vault, fanvid, DWCrosspost
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