Where You Host Your Videos

Feb 26, 2009

where you host your large videos google, blip.tv, ... etc ?

I personally like blip.tv, just because it is simple and there is not time limit (but within 1GB size).

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Streaming Videos

Aug 29, 2008

I have a VPS server and was trying to figure out the best way to stream videos...its running CentOS 5, any recommendations?

Will VLC work?

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Hosting For Videos And Mp3

Jan 8, 2009

I'm making a website with image galleries, music videos and mp3. There will be about 20-30 music videos and mp3 files for playing online from server. So, I guess I should look for hosting companies offering large monthly bandwidth.

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Streaming FLV Videos

May 30, 2009

I have a website that users can download software (~150 MB).

I currently have a VPS server with Liquidweb.
20 GB RAID protected storage, 384MB dedicated RAM (maximum that can be achieved is 528MB on this package), 200GB Monthly Bandwidth Transfer. I don't use much of the 20GB disk space, but every month I use about 60 GB Bandwidth.

Now I plan on incorporating video files into one of my software packages. Because there will be about 1000 video files (each being about 3-4 MB), that would take up 3-4 GB drive storage; hence, I don't think it's feasible that the users can download the software package. Instead, I can keep the software package size to a minimum and the solution would be to STREAM the videos from within the program.

At this point, I can do one of two things:

1) Keep my VPN for my website and find a hosting provider that has STREAMING services for the videos

2) Upgrade my VPN to a Dedicated Server (Pentium 4 3GHZ Hyperthreaded, 2GB DDR SDRAM, 120GB 7200RPM SATA/8MB Cache, 2000GB Monthly Bandwidth) and have my website and streaming videos on one server.

Also, if I choose option #2, would you recommend upgrading to Dual 120GB SATA / Hardware Raid 1 [add $40/month] or 73GB 10,000RPM SCSI / 8MB Cache [add $60/month]

Again, I just need a server that will play the videos. I will have users that will be simultaneously connecting to the server to watch the videos from within the program so I would like the most stable and seamless choice.

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Embedded Videos

Dec 21, 2008

I am no computer genius, but I am trying to learn.

I have a question concerning embedded videos.

When you embed a YouTube video into a web page, does that not use bandwidth of the host of your website?

Again, please forgive my ignorance, I'm trying to learn. From what I've seen on WHT so far, I should be up to speed before too long.

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A Server With 100+ HD Videos

Mar 22, 2008

a new dedicated server for a new site we will be launching very soon. We have been weighing our options as far as server configurations and because it is a startup our budget is limited.

But the one thing I wanted to ask about is our primary hard drives. We were going to go with 2x250GB RAID1 SATAII's for their price and reliability. Our total server budget is around $400/mo... so money is tight.

But this site will have about 100-150 High Definition Videos in a certain section (averaging about 200mb each) that are viewed in progressive-download. The daily traffic is about 8,000 uniques and we can't really be sure how many people a day will watch a video, or how many videos they will watch.

With that being said... do you think RAID 1 SATA's are fine? We don't want any problems with people having slow download speeds, since fast transfer speeds are important to us. Or would the SATA's be a problem for sure and you'd recommend faster SCSI drives or RAID 5/10/etc.?? We are not even sure if we can afford faster drives... but if you guys thought SATA's would be a problem.. we'd go back and sharpen our pencils some more.

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Converting Videos

Nov 29, 2007

I got ffmpeg, mencoder and flvtool2 installed on my server (centos 4) but when I try use them, the size comes off substantially bigger then what I can do on my PC.

For example I've been using Sorenson Squeeze (using Sorenson codec) and say at 240brate(video) and 32 (audio) and at 320-240, it comes to about 100 megs for a 50 min video.

Is there some good strategy on using these free tools effectively? or do the free codecs just can't compare to the paid ones?

What would be the commands that you guys would run to get the best size for those specified options I mentioned? On mencoder and flvtool2 that is. I have the latest versions installed.

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Offshore Hosting For Videos

Dec 2, 2008

I have a website that embeds anime videos hosted on websites like youtube/veoh/megavideo.

Is there a country/place a can host this type of site where it is legal to do this kind of embedding/linking. (none of the videos are hosted on website)

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Server For 4000 Videos 10 Mb Each

Aug 27, 2007

I have a requirement for a server with a need to store 4000 entries each having a 10 mb video clip. No indication of popularity of site as this is a startup. Thats my headache part, normally for such a server would it be advisable using SCSI / SAS and expecting a huge bandwidth requirements? Or should it be done implemented as a cluster?

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Hacked - Can Mysql And Videos Be Saved From This?

Oct 13, 2007

My server was hacked, they destroyed some of it, but alot was intact. My provider swiftly changed the original HD, put in a new one and have attached the old one to allow data transfer. I cannot see the Mysql section and about 900 videos from a particular folder are missing.

Is there ANY way I can recover anything in this situation?

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Dedicated Server For Adult Videos

May 15, 2009

for hosting our adult video projects looking for a suitable dedicated server. Data we have primarily located elsewhere, therefore, regards the site that will serve as a cache.
Then just one HDD and 2 gigabytes of RAM, and virtually any processor, what is most important for us is the connectivity and traffic.

Therefore looking for dedicated server (unmanaged) with the lowest possible price for the most transmission. any specific recommendations?

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Videos Not Showing With Mencoder & ClipShare

Jun 13, 2009

I have problem with clipshare script. when i upload videos, they are successfully uploaded into video dir and thumbnails are also generated.

But when playing them, it constantly say loading....

I checked the flvideo dir, and it converted video(flv) is not there.

I searched a little and found a small changed needs to be done in convert.php. which i did but still it does not convert.

I wanted to know

* Where can i find conversion logs or more information on what exactly is going on, to further debug the issue.

* In convert.php i have replaced -lavfopts

i_certify_that_my_video_stream_does_not_use_b_frames -vop

WITH

-ofps 12 -vf
but still not fixed. should i roll back to previous state?

From siteadmin panel

system check

Code:
FLVIDEO Directory
writable (0777) (/home/hell2006/public_html/flvideo)

VIDEO Directory
writable (0777) (/home/hell2006/public_html/video)
THUMBS Directory
writable (0777) (/home/hell2006/public_html/thumb)
CHANNEL Directory
writable (0777) (/home/hell2006/public_html/chimg)
PHOTO Directory
writable (0777) (/home/hell2006/public_html/photo)
TMP Directory
writable (0777) (/home/hell2006/public_html/tmp)

Safe Mode

Open Basedir .....

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Mp4 Videos And The Downloads Made From Cellphones

Oct 29, 2009

I have a problem with some mp4 videos and the downloads made from cellphones.

I have a plain LAMP server (centos 5, apache 2, php 5), the customers download the videos from a web, mobile section, and play on their cellphones.

The strange thing is that when they opened the video to play it on the cellphone, the video shows itself as a binary, although the extension remains mp4.

Tried moving the same video to another server, and it was played ok without any changes.. so, tested another server and after making this changes, it was able to reproduce the mp4 format:

I changed the Default mime.types from text/plain to application/octet-stream

TypesConfig / etc / mime.types

# DefaultType is the default MIME type the server will use for a document

# If it can not otherwise determine one, such as from filename extensions.

# If your server contains mostly text or HTML documents, "text / plain" isnte

# A good value. If most of your content is binary, such as applications

# Or images, you may want to use "application / octet-stream" instead to

# Keep browsers from trying to display binary files as though they are

# Text.

#

DefaultType application / octet-stream

When the videos out in binary, with a lot of strange characters, leaving just this: application / octet-stream

I see in /etc/mime.types and there is support for many formats, including. Mp4

However, on the original first server even if I change the above code, I can not reproduce mp4.

On any laptop or pc from the three servers I can reproduce the videos, the problem itís just on one server playing from cellphones.

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Videos Require Site Space

Oct 2, 2009

But would one of those embedded Youtube-videos take up space (or bandwidth), if I had one on my site?

I don't know what they are called (that is why I called them Youtube-videos), but I mean videos that you can view on sites other than Youtube, but still have the Youtube-interface and can also be found on Youtube.

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Selecting A Hosting Company For Videos

Jan 11, 2008

I own a small company specializing in the production of science education videos we sell to public schools. We would like to begin to deliver our videos to schools over the Internet. Our collection includes about two thousand video clips with accompanying metadata. We hope to gradually build a customer base of several hundred schools by June 2009. I need advice on how to find a good company that offers the colocation server option, and I need to know what kinds of questions to ask when shopping for a company.

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Bulk Renaming Videos Already On Server

Apr 14, 2008

I uploaded over 100 videos only to realise the way they are named is stopping FFMPEG from converting them. Is there any way to bulk change the names?

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Linking To Copyright Videos On Veoh, Dailymotion...

Jul 17, 2008

We have a portal which collect videos from all the video sharing sites such as Dailymotion, Veoh, YouTube,etc... No actual videos are hosted on our servers.

Recently, We got a letter from the lawyer of the copyright owner of some videos, stating that we are not allowed to link to these videos on our sites. If we dont remove those links they will take legal action on us.

So, my question is that can they actually sue us for linking to videos on youtube,dailymotion....?

The server is located in Chicago, if that makes any different?

As far as i know, if we dont store the actual copyright content on our servers then it is fine, at least with US law?

And i think they are just trying to scare us since there are like hundred of sites that doing the same thing and i see keeping doing it.

Part of the letter:
[url]

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Optimize Server For Playing FLV (Flash) Videos

Jun 18, 2008

how to optimize a server for playing flash videos?

Here is our website: operationsports.com

In the right menu you'll notice an embedded flash video player.

Often, we receive complaints that our videos are buffering slowly at the beginning causing the movie to stop/pause for a few seconds. After this pause the remainder of the video buffers lightening quick.

I'd like to remove the pause if possible.

The server is a dual processor linux based server dedicated entirely to our video files.

It has plenty of power.

how to optimize a server for playing flash videos smoothly?

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Lighttpd Hosting Videos :: Cannot Display Page

Aug 31, 2008

we have a site, x.com and it hosts videos, we want to serve these videos using lighty, however, we can't seem to get it to work at all, The current setup is Cpanel with Apache so we want Cpanel + Lighty(only for flvideo.x.com) and Apache for everything else, im running lighty on port 8080, we've tried different ports for the sake of trial and error.

This is the configuration that we have:

# lighttpd configuration file
#
# use it as a base for lighttpd 1.0.0 and above
#
# $Id: lighttpd.conf,v 1.7 2004/11/03 22:26:05 weigon Exp $

############ Options you really have to take care of
####################

## modules to load
# at least mod_access and mod_accesslog should be loaded
# all other module should only be loaded if really neccesary
# - saves some time
# - saves memory
server.modules = (
# "mod_rewrite",
# "mod_redirect",
# "mod_alias",
"mod_access",
# "mod_cml",
# "mod_trigger_b4_dl",
# "mod_auth",
# "mod_status",
# "mod_setenv",
# "mod_fastcgi",
# "mod_proxy",
# "mod_simple_vhost",
# "mod_evhost",
"mod_userdir",
# "mod_cgi",
# "mod_compress",
# "mod_ssi",
# "mod_usertrack",
# "mod_expire",
# "mod_secdownload",
# "mod_rrdtool",
"mod_accesslog" )

## a static document-root, for virtual-hosting take look at the
## server.virtual-* options
server.document-root = "/home2/x/www/flvideo/"

## where to send error-messages to
server.errorlog = "/var/log/lighttpd/error.log"

# files to check for if .../ is requested
index-file.names = ( "index.php", "index.html",
"index.htm", "default.htm" )

## set the event-handler (read the performance section in the manual)
# server.event-handler = "freebsd-kqueue" # needed on OS X

# mimetype mapping
mimetype.assign = (
".rpm" => "application/x-rpm",
".pdf" => "application/pdf",
".sig" => "application/pgp-signature",
".spl" => "application/futuresplash",
".class" => "application/octet-stream",
".ps" => "application/postscript",
".torrent" => "application/x-bittorrent",
".dvi" => "application/x-dvi",
".gz" => "application/x-gzip",
".pac" => "application/x-ns-proxy-autoconfig",
".swf" => "application/x-shockwave-flash",
".tar.gz" => "application/x-tgz",
".tgz" => "application/x-tgz",
".tar" => "application/x-tar",
".zip" => "application/zip",
".mp3" => "audio/mpeg",
".m3u" => "audio/x-mpegurl",
".wma" => "audio/x-ms-wma",
".wax" => "audio/x-ms-wax",
".ogg" => "application/ogg",
".wav" => "audio/x-wav",
".gif" => "image/gif",
".jar" => "application/x-java-archive",
".jpg" => "image/jpeg",
".jpeg" => "image/jpeg",
".png" => "image/png",
".xbm" => "image/x-xbitmap",
".xpm" => "image/x-xpixmap",
".xwd" => "image/x-xwindowdump",
".css" => "text/css",
".html" => "text/html",
".htm" => "text/html",
".js" => "text/javascript",
".asc" => "text/plain",
".c" => "text/plain",
".cpp" => "text/plain",
".log" => "text/plain",
".conf" => "text/plain",
".text" => "text/plain",
".txt" => "text/plain",
".dtd" => "text/xml",
".xml" => "text/xml",
".mpeg" => "video/mpeg",
".mpg" => "video/mpeg",
".mov" => "video/quicktime",
".qt" => "video/quicktime",
".avi" => "video/x-msvideo",
".asf" => "video/x-ms-asf",
".asx" => "video/x-ms-asf",
".wmv" => "video/x-ms-wmv",
".bz2" => "application/x-bzip",
".tbz" => "application/x-bzip-compressed-tar",
".tar.bz2" => "application/x-bzip-compressed-tar",
# default mime type
"" => "application/octet-stream",
)

# Use the "Content-Type" extended attribute to obtain mime type if
possible
mimetype.use-xattr = "enable"


## send a different Server: header
## be nice and keep it at lighttpd
server.tag = "lighttpd"

#### accesslog module
accesslog.filename = "/var/log/lighttpd/access.log"

## deny access the file-extensions
#
# ~ is for backupfiles from vi, emacs, joe, ...
# .inc is often used for code includes which should in general not be
part
#### accesslog module
accesslog.filename = "/var/log/lighttpd/access.log"

## deny access the file-extensions
#
# ~ is for backupfiles from vi, emacs, joe, ...
# .inc is often used for code includes which should in general not be
part
# of the document-root
url.access-deny = ( "~", ".inc" )

$HTTP["url"] =~ ".pdf$" {
server.range-requests = "disable"
}

##
# which extensions should not be handle via static-file transfer
#
# .php, .pl, .fcgi are most often handled by mod_fastcgi or mod_cgi
static-file.exclude-extensions = ( ".php", ".pl", ".fcgi" )

######### Options that are good to be but not neccesary to be changed
#######

## bind to port (default: 80)
server.port = 8080

## bind to localhost (default: all interfaces)
server.bind = "flvideo.x.com"

This is the weird part, if we lynx x.com:8080 it will display the html file inside the docroot, if i go x.com:8080 on firefox or internet explorer the connection gets reset and internet explorer throws a "cannot display page" error,

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Jun 3, 2008

I will be launching a video website like youtube and I have put all the DMCA requirements on it, I'm still not sure if I can get in trouble if someone uploads copyrighted videos, would it make a difference if I get a dedicated server located in Netherlands?

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Jun 28, 2008

I am paying around 15 bucks for 1.0TB bandwith in a shared hosting.

i thought of getting a vps for the site, and just stream videos from the shared hosting server....

the problem would be users uploading videos, is it possible for them to upload files through VPS, and onto the shared host ?

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New Hard Drive Deleted Over 1200 Videos For No Reason

Apr 14, 2008

I got a new hard drive. After just completing the wonderful instructions on how to rename video files on the server, the new hard drive has just "misplaced" over 1200 of my exclusive videos!

I didnt erase anything, but now the hard drive can only see upto a certain letter, all after that has gone.........is there any way this hard drive can restore these files? its getting ridiculous now

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Dec 5, 2008

I have been having soooo many issues with this new server

It is nothing against my host; but now the videos aren't loading or loading so slow

What could be the issue? It would have to be a server issue, correct?

The site is nsfw but it is ftw (hint hint) , it is an adult site and I don't know if

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Apr 11, 2008

I'm configuring a website for a client who has moved their web hosting to downtownhost, but is keeping their email hosting with their current provider. They do not want to configure an MX entry on DTH to autoforward email back to their current provider because they don't want their email to pass through DTH.

In order to do this, do I keep the nameserver entries on the current provider the same, and configure an http redirect to point to DTH? Or is there something else I should configure on the current provider?

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May 21, 2009

I'm wondering if you can tell me something about your experience with a host/server in a different country or overseas.

My webpage will be mostly frequented by Australians.

What do you think is the advantage and the disadvantage of having a host in your own country and having one overseas?

I'm thinking about stability, traffic speed, peak hours in different time zones, customer service, ....

What are your experiences?

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Aug 3, 2008

I was with Blue Host and their support and service was pretty bad. Servers going down all the time, and chat support was terrible. Then I moved to Host Monster and received the same kind of service/support. I later then figured out that Blue Host and Host Monster is runned by the same people. For example, I opened up a tech support ticket with Host Monster and then they replied signing their signature with Blue Host. So I got the same service: terrible tech support and servers kept going down. Now I'm looking for a new web hosting. I a few people here gave Host Gator some good reviews. I hope Host Gator is not run be the same people that runs Blue Host and Host Monster.

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Does anyone have a preference for Host Excellence compared to Blue Host?

Do you think their basic offers are the same?

This is for just a couple of simple domains and sites to be hosted.

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Also I would want to register with 1&1 as to register privately is free but with godaddy it costs around $15 and I've heard of godaddy stealing persons domains when they haven't even expired yet i.e. familyAlbum.com?

Is it allowed for instance to register my domain name with 1&1 and host my site with godaddy?

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I have just made a personal website using photoshop, html, css and php. My site contains an index page, a gallery page with 8 photos, a contact page with a form and an extra page with some quotes. I am planning to use a paid host for the first time. Based on feedbacks from some of my sitepoint friends, I decided to go in for shared hosting. I thought of using Hostdogs.com as they have the option of a monthly billing cycle. I thought that I have the option of changing my host after a month if I am not happy with them. I have also read a lot about Hostgator.com. A lot of sitepoint members seem hooked to it.

1. Can anyone give an opinion as to which host I should go in for? Hostdogs also give a free domain. Is there any reason I should go in for Hostgator instead of Hostdogs?

2. One more question, I have heard that once I have a site running, I can earn money through the advertisements placed on it? How do I place advertisements on my site?

3. One last and very important question is whether it is right to go in for shared hosting at this point of time. I just read this

Quote:

When you look for a suitable host, be sure to check out the amount of bandwidth that will be available to your site. Even a site that doesn't require a great deal of data transfer per month could run slowly if you're hosted on a shared server; particularly if you are on the same server as a more popular or bandwidth-intensive site.
The more sites hosted on a server, the more likely they are to compete with each other for available resources, including bandwidth. This is why you may notice a reduction in server response times during busy periods, or during a sudden peak in traffic at a busier site on a server that you share.

This made me wonder whether I should go in for shared hosting. But then mine is a personal home page which may not have so much of traffic.

4. What does the paragraph below mean? How does one handle ones registration manually?

Self-Management (no cost)
Select this option if you prefer to handle your registration manually.Your web host can establish service with any Top-Level Domain (TLD), international or domestic.

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Dec 31, 2007

I will be setting up a site which uses ASP.NET 1.1. I know versions 3.0/3.5 are available, but they are not yet V2.0 compliant. Anyway thst is not the issue - just context.

Would like your advice as to whether it would be better to host this site with a company who looks as though they are specialising in ASP; such as DiscountASP, or Softsyhosting, or go with a general Windows hoster such as Steadfast, Fluidhosting, or 3Essentials?

I know nothing about ASP, so I don't know whether it is not at all neccessary to have a host specifically knowledgable about it, as I am unlikely to ever have problems with it, OR; I will most certainly have to address ASP issues sometime, so it would be essential to have support who really knows ASP.

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