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So Im building a website that plays mainly videos, what do i need in hardware/programs to make this happen? i'm new to this so i'm confused on what type of server i need and space, what kind of converter i need things like this, please help me out here i know im the right place to ask this particular question thanks!!

asked Feb 15 '12 at 00:16

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edited Feb 15 '12 at 00:19

Are you looking to host video or embed it?

Is the site a video hosting site? Or a blog where you are posting videos to.

As for server. When doing video sites you need lots of space.

Videos take up a lot of room unless if you know how to make good codecs.

We have a whole server rack just for hard drivers.

You also need good servers for converting video. Good to have ones with super fast CPUs. You also need bandwidth. Fine a host who sells by the TB not GB.

If you do need a server. Talk to serverguys.biz They sorted us out on our site.

answered Feb 15 '12 at 00:42

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thanks for the info! i really appreciate it, may i ask what type of website you have? i was just curious ! thanks again!

(Feb 15 '12 at 01:00) FlavioGomes FlavioGomes's gravatar image

It is a video host like YouTube but for teachers. It is private atm an in testing. Still has about 500 videos though.

(Feb 15 '12 at 01:03) Jackster1337 Jackster1337's gravatar image

sweet man! , i have another question, do you have a video converter as well for the videos i was asked by someone that i needed one is this necessary?

(Feb 15 '12 at 01:04) FlavioGomes FlavioGomes's gravatar image

There are converters on servers. You use the codecs and they will convert the videos with commands.

(Feb 15 '12 at 01:06) Jackster1337 Jackster1337's gravatar image

oh! okay thanks again

(Feb 15 '12 at 01:19) FlavioGomes FlavioGomes's gravatar image

A good place to start is ClipBucket. It is great for beginners.

(Feb 15 '12 at 01:23) Jackster1337 Jackster1337's gravatar image
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If possible use a service like vimeo or youtube for video hosting, and keep a backup copy of each video on your FTP server and put the links to them in the html code of the site (just comment them out)

keep in mind that you can do private and unlisted youtube videos and channels

I don't recommend allowing other users to upload videos as if they post something copyrighted, then you can find your self being sued by some random company

also creating a site like youtube or something along the lines of it requires someone highly skilled at web design and the various other back end programming, but a blog like site can be simple especially if the users are adding their own content and using sites like youtube for content hosting (you can even allow for users to post their own HTML then use the premade templates from youtube for embedding the videos)

answered Feb 15 '12 at 01:49

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