Alternative to SharePoint for closed network hosting?

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I have a library of Camtasia videos I’ve been hosting on SharePoint because I have no other secure option at work. Yesterday, IT informed me they’re going to block video content on SharePoint because it’s not supposed to be a video hosting site and the large files are slowing down SharePoint for everyone. While I see their point (kinda) I also know that we only have SharePoint latency issues when people are reporting slow network issues as a whole, all over the country, in multiple lines of business.

But I digress.

They say they’re looking for an alternative (but I have little faith in them) and I’m looking for one too. I keep seeing things about using OneDrive for Business to hold videos but when I try it looks like hotspots and quizzing won’t work there. Any of you brilliant people on this forum have any suggestions, ideas, (or job postings?) that might help me out? I’m really hoping I don’t have to give up all my content.
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kayakman, Champion

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maybe suggest ti IT that they simply get another domain to just host your videos?; private hosting sites are dirt cheap these days

I host mine on my own web site, plus some on screencast.com

I keep stuff on OneDrive, and OneDrive will not work because it [currently] does not work with the smart player support files, so no interactivity


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I'm using Techsmith's Screencast cloud for video distribution.... it works great
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Thanks Dustin and kayakman - Screencast looks amazing but there’s always concerns about information security. I’ll admit I don’t know much about Screencast but my understanding is it hosts our content on TechSmith server, and that causes issues for security, potentially HIPAA... etc. I’m looking at that for personal projects but I’m not sure it works here.
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IT should be able to set up a dedicated server within your shop, and host your stuff there
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Dustin Smith

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Maybe, but you should look at the different levels of security it has... it's pretty good.... and check out Vimeo's service... 
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I use Vimeo and use the embed codes. Vimeo allows limiting access to only whitelisted domains, which I have to enter a handful for each video. But Vimeo will not work with your interactive stuff. Bummer.