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How to start a live streaming website ?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by chris187, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. chris187

    chris187 Junior Member

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    Hi Guys

    How would you go about starting a live streaming website ? For any sport out there ? Do i have to get a video platform ? or can i do it some other way ? Would it be best for me to get it on my tv at home and then link to my pc and then to my website ? Any tips would be great

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  2. boussena

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    use fms server
     
  3. Gofobu

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    The hardest part is finding a good hosting. It depends if the vidz you offer are all legal - if not it might mean offshore hosting.

    Otherwise you need hosting that allows sufficiently fast connection and loads of bandwidth.

    After you solved the hosting best use wordpress with a premium theme for video hosting.
     
  4. chris187

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    Hi thanks for the replys

    Im not looking to host videos, im looking to stream live sports. For example i got the the boxing on saturday night for free on my satellite. I have been doing research online and it seems i can transfer my tv picture to my computer. Whats the best option then to get it live onto a website ? I am looking for the best quailty i can get so if there is special leads that anyone knows of .

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    I think thats illegal watch out with it. Even tho its a free channel they can get pissed if you stream it on the net without their permission. Go for offshore hosting.
     
  6. chris187

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    Yea thats what i seem to be getting on the net aswell that its illegal, how come sites like sopcast, justin.tv etc get away with it ? There quality is piss poor tho lol

    I take it you mean A.dobe F.lash M.edia S.erver boussena ? Have you used this urself ? Is there anyone on here that connects there tv to there computer and shows live streams ? I red about a guy doing that for the boxing the other night but he didnt respond in his thread in the bh lounge.
     
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    They might have permission from the channels I guess...
     
  8. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    I do it at the moment.

    Best way is to connect your TV up to a media player and stream it through ustream. Then embed this on your page. That way you don't need offshore hosting as you are merely embedding a 3rd party stream.

    Make sure you have a DMCA note up saying I don't host videos blah blah.

    Hosting the streams on your site without a third party is lots of bandwidth, lots of hassle and legal issues to avoid.

    Drop me a PM if you need a hand!
     
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    Linking to warez is still illegal. And still your transferring it from your own TV thats the part you should be careful with.
     
  10. chris187

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    Is it possible to put a logo over whichever broadcaster i am using and put my own ? I am not that savey with videos ,live streams etc

    Thanks to all that are helping out
     
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    I think you will need to host it on your site to do that. Or else check javascript. Get the position of your embedded iframe, and using javascript show a logo on the position that suites you.
     
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    Just seen your post il pm you shortly :)
     
  13. meathead1234

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    Yes, but if you add that these are user-submitted links you are okay. They should send you a DMCA first before taking action anyway, in which case you change your link.

    Ustream are okay - they sometimes ban streams, but that's alright. It's not economical for Sky etc to chase you, just be careful, use proxies and have a good internet connection.

    It's by no means a safe market to enter, but can be extremely lucrative if you know what you're doing.

     
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    What about your ISP, Once they find out you are transferring copyright material on their server your gna get in trouble as well.
     
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    Just make sure your ISP can't see what you are doing.

    Can anyone suggest a good offshore hosting for this?
     
  16. meathead1234

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    Possible. I've yet to have a problem and I only stream when big games are on (fight last weekend was excellent) so you should be able to stay under the radar

     
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    Cool this is quite an interesting idea, do you get a lot of traffic from the streams and are you using a gateway to monetize them ?
     
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    I've struggled to find a good offshore - mainly because you need an excellent dedicated server, not shared or anything like that. I had 70k UV's in about half an hour with the fight last weekend, so you need something that can handle a lot of traffic.

    If anyone has any recommendations I'd love to hear them :)

     
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    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    I get between 20-70k UV's for a decent Premiership match or the boxing. Only monetized with Adsense at the moment. I get a few links from big forums and they don't allow sites with gateways. So it's either - 50k UV's with adsense, or 2k with a gateway and struggle to get traffic. Yet to decide which is best.
     
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    Nice I wanna look into this. But I might just iframe other sites as transferring all that bandwith is a bit too much for me.