Fabrice pointed out Phanfare's new video support feature and I'm sold. It took me about 10 minutes of use to decide I was going to become a paying customer and that this is where I'm going to store all my videos from now on.
Basically, you drop your videos into a downloaded client, and then phanfare uploads them in the backround, and then after another little while, converts them to Flash on the fly. Its so mildlessly simple. I can then play them on my blog... and they come out so much nicer than YouTube, that butchers my video quality.
I'm going to get all my videos up there as soon as I can. The only issue is that it does not have Mpeg-4 support fully worked out yet, but I've been promised that its coming in the next few weeks.
I don't care if it takes an hour to get them all setup, because, that hour isn't spent waiting around, crashing, etc... I just drag and drop and poof, they show up on the web. In fact, the client works so well as a file management tool, which preview images of my videos, that there's really no reason to keep any of my videos on my computer. The $6.95 is a no brainer!!
Can't wait until Mpeg-4 support is done... so I can just go straight from my flash memory card to dragging and dropping, to the web in Flash.
Thanks Phanfare, you just saved me like 8 steps and a lot of headache.
The interesting thing is that Phanfare isn't built to create an entertainment site, like YouTube. Its not about having the most popular video... its about a better way to store your own videos. I've said before that I think this is a much bigger market, especially once people start converting their old VHS tapes to digital via a Media Center PC.