Video and movie storage solutions for your film collection
"Video" means different things to different people – it can mean your DVD or Blu-ray disc collection, or it can mean your online home video collection. Either way, storage can be a problem, especially if you don't have a lot of physical or digital room in your home or on your computer.
Thankfully, there are plentiful storage options available for even the newest forms of data storage. Whether you choose to burn your information to disc and put them in a video storage unit or upload videos to your favorite media hosting site, these tips will help you decide the best way to preserve your files and memories.
Online Video Storage Options
The best thing about the Internet is that it lets you share your life with the people you care about, be it photos of your new baby or a play-by-play of what you had for dinner at the restaurant last night. If you want to store your videos online, here's how to do it.
Pick a site that offers a bandwidth calculator. Bandwidth is the rate of data transfer that can be used on a website. Videos tend to take up a lot of space, and they use a lot of bandwidth when people watch them, especially if multiple users access the same file at the same time. There are many free Web hosting sites out there, the most popular being YouTube, but if you want to ensure that your bandwidth won't run out and that you'll have enough digital storage for your videos, you may consider buying space on a membership site instead.
Social networking sites offer video options for those who just want to share videos on an occasional basis. If that's your situation, consider joining such a site to keep in touch with friends and store pictures and video for free.
Physical Video Storage
Multimedia storage is important when it comes to entertainment – DVDs and Blu-ray discs are expensive, and it's important to preserve them properly. Luckily, stylish options are available for storing your entertainment without leaving cases piled all over your recreation room.
Consider a media tower, video storage cabinet or shelf to store up to 200 discs. Conversely, you can buy media centers that hold your DVD player and TV, and include drawers for video storage. In a pinch, even a basket or box will do if you don't want to spend a lot of money on a fancy video storage rack.
Video is the new way of communicating, and it's a great way to preserve memories. Proper video storage will ensure that you can share with as many people as you like while you keep your discs safe from scratches and breakage.