I want to do a "near-lossless" video conversion, if that is even possible, in keeping the proportion of the original video. Veoh seems a little bit better / at a higher quality than youtube, and I want to achieve higher quality than that. Literally speaking, I want the converted flv video's quality to be as close as the original video. What ffmpeg command exactly do I need to achieve this? I currently use ClipShare and is experimenting with Ostube for the php script. The default "high-quality" setting for both scripts are not that good of a quality either, with choppy images.
Prior to installing FFmpeg and its dependencies, I want to know about FFmpeg server-side conversion without the php script. Does it require those php scripts in the first place or I can just run an ssh command?
Also, does this FFmpeg have a configuration file in which you can set the quality of the converted .fla videos?
How about a lossless quality conversion and keeping the size proportion of the video the same?
Meaning, for example, from .avi to .fla without sacrificing/loosing the quality much or noticeably.
I'm about to start a premium VPN service provider, i've found that far too many people in this area are content with providing 100kb/s download speeds and poor reliablity, and think I can provide something better.
I'm currently evaluating options for the hosting i'll need. Initially i'd only be looking at 1 or 2 high bandwidth servers from a quality provider(in the US), on a monthly contract - obviously with the capacity to increase this as and when business becomes a little more established.
I've looked at 10tb.com, and a few uncapped 100Mb providers (Sharktech and others). Obviously I can see the 10tb cap on a gigabit port being a potentially expensive issue - how do they measure this bandwidth? I've noticed that several companies are now only counting the upload which would help me alot, is this standard? Additionally, and considering that i'm specifically NOT going to permit p2p usage in my TOS, would I be correct in assuming that providers will have no issue with this form of service over their network?
Finally, to the more experienced folk here, who would you choose... and why?! Given that i'm marketing this as a premium service, cost isn't the most important factor, but obviously it is one of the considerations.
it was quite a while since the last time i was using some of the shared/reseller hosts. As far as i can see, there's A BUNCH of new shared/reseller hosts here at WHT everyday. So i can't really distinguish what host to choose.
This shared account will be used to host just one site/one domain. The site is very light, diskspace and traffic can be very low. It can be plesk or cpanel control panel. Linux OS, PHP5.
What i'm actually looking for is a European host WITHOUT overselling, with high quality bandwith and uptime, accepting paypal/moneybookers payments. This website does not require a lot of traffic, less than 1gig a month, but it really needs to be fast europe bandwith with HIGH uptime.
The host does not need to be years in business, it can be new host as long as the quality of service is very high.
There are no price limits, as far as the price justify what host has to offer.
I've looked at some shared offers from europe hosts in which i usually rent dedi's, such as leaseweb, netrouting, eurovps, hetzner... Does anyone have experience with their shared hosting offers?
quality shared hosting solution for a WordPress-powered multi user blog. The blog currently has around 1000 posts, 5000 comments and around 2000 unique visitors every day, but those numbers will grow grow exponentially in future, so the hosting in question needs to be expandable since I will eventually have to move to a dedicated server.
Right now, however, I want a quality US-based hosting company that has good connection to EU, with fast support and basic features: PHP5, MySQL5, shell access, ~10GB HD space and ~50-100GB traffic.
First and foremost I am looking for quality and am prepared to pay as much as $25-30 per month.
I know this is the Web Hosting Forums; but I'm hoping you guys can help me out with a related problem:
I am looking for a good, high quality email host. My wishes/requirements:
- IMAP [required] - SSL encryption [required] - Good, server-side filtering/sorting [required] - Procmail/Sieve [both pluses] - Hosting on an OSS stack [a plus] - No bandwidth limits  - No message transfer limits 
 I have 350-400 Mb of email stored at the moment, and I take backups. I hear good things about Fastmail; but I fear their bandwidth limits wouldn't cut it, even at the Enhanced plan (three backups, and it'd be done, basically).
 I am not referring to attachment/message size limits. I mean caps on how many messages I send or receive in a given timeframe. If the limits are really high (in this, Fastmail is fine), then I don't mind. But I've seen some hosts that have pretty low ones. Subscribe to a couple mailing lists and...poof.
I currently am running an email server on a VPS (Postfix/Dovecot/Procmail). But if anyone has any suggestions, I'd really like to hear them.
how to translate this into what would be needed in port speed to cover this server if converted to colo, in Mbps ? Is it 4.5?
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The statistics were last updated Wednesday, 14 February 2007 at 10:50, at which time 'XXXXXXXXX' had been up for 362 days, 17:47:15. Last 30 days usage (Metered 95%): 4670.57 kb/sec Last 30 days usage (Metered 95%): 1477797.53 MBytes Total Utilization ( Last 30 days ): [In 637187 MBytes] [Out 65140 MBytes]
Max Speed: 12.5 MBytes/s ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Also, is there a real need to be on a burstable connection, or are flat rates OK most of the time? Just looking for the advantages and disadvantages of it.
Nirvanix offers "Image manipulation such as image resizing, thumbnail generation, and rotating, video frame extraction, video conversion to Flash video". Is there any competitor? I guess building one on top of S3/EC2/SQS from Amazon would be a no brainer.
to create an .htaccess rewrite so that all urls in a given directory have their files rewritten so that the %20 spaces are converted to dashes. I'd also like to convert my upper case words to lower case, to stay consistent with other conventions we use in the url.
/directory/Example%20Link.aspx to /directory/example-link.aspx
I would like to know if there's any way we could reduce "conversion times" for videos while converting them with "mencoder" and "x264 codec"?
Is it possible to cluster 2-3 or more servers (Quad core/8GB RAM) so that I can reduce the conversion timings effectively?
The original video sizes are around 500-700MB on an average and I'd like to convert them using mencoder in x264 codec @ 500Kbps bitrate and 2pass settings.
Ofcourse it'll take atleast 1-2hours to encode 1 such video at these settings on a 'single' such server, so is there a way to reduce the conversion times to around 10-15minutes/video by using "parallel encoding" with x264 codec?P.S: I know how to form a cluster, using beowulf/rocks, etc...what I need help with is 'using' the cluster with x264 codec
I'd like to ask for some help in choosing a webhost. I want to host a website that will be a sales database. It will use a MySQL database and PHP. I will not need large amounts of disc space (I can't estimate exactly but probably less than 10GB) and relatively low amounts of bandwidth. What's important is a high uptime and security and quality bandwidth. I am very sceptical with all the webhosts offering unlimited services since I know they are overselling. Do you know of any quality webhosts suitable with the above characteristics?
I have a site that is eating up my server resources and need to know what the best solution for this is. I'm thinking of getting another server just for mysql but do not know what specs the server should be to handle the current traffic/database load and have the site run smoothly without slowing down to a snail's pace.
An alternative is to get another server just for the videos being served and leave the database and html on the current server. This is where I'm stuck and don't know what route to take with this.
I've attached screenshots of top and bandwidth usage per day. Hopefully with this information you could tell me if I need another server or if there are any things I can do to the current server to help things move faster.
Used ThePlanet for ages and well not to impressed with them in the past 6 months. Not reading tickets fully is a big issue or not following instructions. Response times to tickets absolutely unacceptable with some being 3-4 hours others ranging in the days and most requiring calls to get responses. It really seems like they're more focused on their dedicated server market.
So any suggestions on quality providers for people in need of a few cabs and 45mbit or so and want actual decent response times and knowledgeable staff who read tickets fully?
Some applications are of the ping sensitive nature while others are just your normal web, mail, misc services. So things like cisco guards available and friendly with regards to fixing bad routes would be nice.
I've heard people suggest Colo4Dallas but are there any other suggestions?
After researching a lot of the webhosts that are more geared towards quality in a shared server, I've narrowed it down to a few different providers. I haven't been able to find much in the way of reviews on Utropicmedia and wanted some input on them. I see they have phone support, not sure if they have a ticket system also. They don't have a forum on their site to check feedback either.
I like the fact that their servers are close to me and the majority of my customers (Detroit). They also seem to be concentrating on quality, so I'd like to find out more about them. Any first hand input would be appreciated.
The short list also includes Medialayer, Precision Effect and Rochen. I want reliability and fast page loads for my customers. Medialayer seems to be about twice the price for equal bandwith and disk space. The others are quite comparable. I'm sure there are several more that would do fine, but I decided to quit looking and choose from this group.