[Plugin: All in One Video Pack] Beware of being ripped-off!
First, the good stuff.
This plugin is awesome. Or should I write – COULD – be awesome.
But it’s not. Why?
Because it’s not free! It doesn’t say anywhere clearly (which is obviously a nasty marketing practice) that once you sign up for the account in Kaltura, you are actually signing up for a trial of the product and you are limited to 10 GB bandwidth & storage and that it doesn’t renew.
Well, it could still be quite okay, but then, once you reached the limit and you try to find out how to extend your account / buy additional bandwidth you can’t find the prices anywhere and you’re forced to contact their support team… Why won’t they tell the prices, you’d ask? It’s easy! Because the prices are RIDICULOUS!
It’s $299 / month for 150 gb throughout one year, so let’s do the quick math: $299 * 12 = $3588 per year! For that amount of money, you can build and run your own server or buy an ULTIMATE hosting plan from one of the many providers out there!
Now, since they lie or at least DON’T TELL CLEARLY about the trial, 10 GB bandwidth limit without the possibility of being extended, and the most important thing – about the prices – it becomes pointless to use this plugin!
WordPress is free and even though I understand it’s okay to buy for certain plugins, it’s just stupid to ask for that amount of money. With that amount of money, a regular blogger won’t buy it, and furthermore, professional editors won’t buy it either because for that amount of money you can build your own hardware and software solution for video hosting.
Be more down to earth guys. Don’t be ridiculous. And most of all – don’t try to rip off people. If you try to sell something, say it IN OUR FACES – “we’re gonna charge you 4000 dollars for using our plugin”. Just don’t lie. No one likes liars.
Anyway, I’ve been using this plugin for quite a while, but not anymore. I’d rather just pay for additional bandwidth on my own hosting server.
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