My Movie streaming website journey

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After months of discussing with my self i decided, against all odds, to start a new movie streaming website.

I don't know why but i just can't seem to drop it. My interest started a year ago and it's still here. Why? Because i know i can build the best movie streaming website out there.

What makes me different than other movie streaming websites:
- Always a minimum quality of 720P, considering 1080P
- 100% free
- No pop-ups/unders
- No banner ads
- Nice layout like Netflix
- A movie player like Netflix
- Create account > Add movies to a "watch later" list
- Series and movies with "Start next episode"

How i will be cutting my costs:
I will be using webtorrent technology. I will be hosting some different seeding servers. As people watch movies they will also start seeding. Once there are enough seeders my servers will stop seeding and people are watching movies peer-to-peer shared. This system is pretty awesome but, strangely enough, i need massive traffic to actually use less bandwidth on my own servers.

How i will monetize my project:
To monetize this project i will be cutting movies with video ads. I think this is a fair and less anoying part of advertising instead of pop-ups and other bullshit all over the website. I still have to find the right amount of ads but i was thinking of 3 video ad breaks with a total lenght of 30 seconds each piece. As second method i want to use in-browser crypto mining. To make sure it won't be bothering any other tasks on your PC i will be using a CPU miner which will use 30/40% of the total CPU usage.

Tasks to do:
[ ] Build the design for the website
[ ] Cut the design into a working website
[ ] Finish the website with some test movies and make it fully functional
[ ] Create a bot to download all movie info and torrent files
[ ] Add all movies to the DB
[ ] Set up all seeding servers
[ ] Test and go live
[ ] Market the website and let the traffic roll in

After this project i might follow up with another project, a webtorrent movie database to use for other developers. This means that we all work together. You can use the movies as long as you set up seeding servers. If enough people join we can all bring back bandwidth to it's bare minimum! We are talking about reducing your bandwith to a few GB's a month! The more people join the less intensive seeding servers can be deployed. Meaning some people can join the project with 10 dollar vps'es while having access to 1000's of movies at 1080P quality or even 3D.

My final words:
I am very aware of all risks and work involved in this project. I know it's hard to become the best but I'm sure i can do it. I am also fully aware about all the rules involved. As far as DMCA going i am located in The Netherlands which will make things a little easier for me. I know this isn't a free pass but it's helping a little. As for hosting and domains i will make sure i am anonymous at any point. Therefore i will never go public with it online or even to people i know. Yes you can follow my journey and you know my intentions but for example you will never see the link posted here and i will even deny any question if a specific url belongs to me.

The reason for this journey:
I've got atleast 3 ideas daily and i need a progress bar for myself hence this journey. If not i am easy to slack off and start another project. And another one. And another one... I hope that with this journey i'll make sure to update it so i keep busy at this and to see my own progress. Get opinions and maybe ideas.

Thanks for the long read and i hope you will enjoy this journey and maybe even inspirate you.
 
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I was thinking about using webtorrent as well instead of uploading videos to openload and all to avoid popups
 

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I was thinking about using webtorrent as well instead of uploading videos to openload and all to avoid popups

Yes it's not easy to set up and if your project isn't getting much traffic you will still be using a shitload of bandwidth. So it pretty much is a all-in but if you can manage to get a lot of traffic it will give amazing results. Hence the part i might want to start a webtorrent DB so we all work together. The more people join the less bandwidth we use.

If you think about it it's pretty sick. All the traffic from all different movie sites will work together to keep the movies in the air.

The thing holding me back tho is that i don't want to give everybody the ability to join. Sure call me an asshole but if it works there will be 100s if not 1000s of new movie websites. That's like killing your own project.
 

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Yes it's not easy to set up and if your project isn't getting much traffic you will still be using a shitload of bandwidth. So it pretty much is a all-in but if you can manage to get a lot of traffic it will give amazing results. Hence the part i might want to start a webtorrent DB so we all work together. The more people join the less bandwidth we use.

If you think about it it's pretty sick. All the traffic from all different movie sites will work together to keep the movies in the air.

The thing holding me back tho is that i don't want to give everybody the ability to join. Sure call me an asshole but if it works there will be 100s if not 1000s of new movie websites. That's like killing your own project.
That shit’s amazing, so instead of the traditional more traffic = more bandwidth usage = slower servers we can manage to get more traffic = less bandwidth usage = faster servers and websites load, without even needing to host the movies
 

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That shit’s amazing, so instead of the traditional more traffic = more bandwidth usage = slower servers we can manage to get more traffic = less bandwidth usage = faster servers and websites load, without even needing to host the movies

100% correct. That's exactly why i can't drop this project. With this set-up you could even host 3D movies. Talking about Movie streaming 2.0 right :).
 

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100% correct. That's exactly why i can't drop this project. With this set-up you could even host 3D movies. Talking about Movie streaming 2.0 right :).
I thought about using webtorrent some time ago, but I didn’t think about the DB and collaborating with other movie streaming websites to ensure a better bandwidth usage. I like your creative sense
 

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I thought about using webtorrent some time ago, but I didn’t think about the DB and collaborating with other movie streaming websites to ensure a better bandwidth usage. I like your creative sense

Yes of course i want to try it myself first but if it turns out i still use a lot of bandwidth my next step will be sharing resources. It's kind of sharing the resources but it will still be a free for all as promoting your website.
 

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Yes of course i want to try it myself first but if it turns out i still use a lot of bandwidth my next step will be sharing resources. It's kind of sharing the resources but it will still be a free for all as promoting your website.
Are you going to build your website yourself or outsource it?
 

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I must agree, the whole idea of working together is pretty awesome, considering thay some of the big guys are getting 300k+ users a day.
 

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Are you going to build your website yourself or outsource it?

I am going to build it myself. From start till end.

I must agree, the whole idea of working together is pretty awesome, considering thay some of the big guys are getting 300k+ users a day.

Yep and i hope i become one of those guys. If i would hit 300K a day i would be able to run it all myself with probably only a TB of traffic a day.
 

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I am going to build it myself. From start till end.



Yep and i hope i become one of those guys. If i would hit 300K a day i would be able to run it all myself with probably only a TB of traffic a day.
It’s better since you have programming skills, that way you get all the options you need without having to struggle with explaining everything you need to a developer
 

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Since the website will take a good amt of time to build... I would suggest you set up the web torrent database first and sell it as a service to the big boys as I'm sure they would like the luxury of not having to worry about hosting/bandwidth again. This idea is in the air now and only the first person to bring it to the market matters.

You don't want while you're building the site, someone else is developing your idea and pitch it to them before you even get a chance.

Just a suggestion...
 

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Since the website will take a good amt of time to build... I would suggest you set up the web torrent database first and sell it as a service to the big boys as I'm sure they would like the luxury of not having to worry about hosting/bandwidth again. This idea is in the air now and only the first person to bring it to the market matters.

You don't want while you're building the site, someone else is developing your idea and pitch it to them before you even get a chance.

Just a suggestion...

Well I'm not really afraid of that. The technology is out a pretty long time already and no one took action yet. I know it will take some time but when i set my mind to something i go mad. I think i will finish this project within 4 weeks.

Normally i am pretty paranoid by posting this kind of stuff online because i am actually afraid of people taking the idea. In this case i did it on purpose so I'm sure i'll have to work for it and don't slack off.

But i get your concern. Maybe i am a little nervous myself but hey it only makes me want to finish it even more.
 

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DICK I stream movie/tv-show daily. And I'm a potential visitor to his website. It's not a cpa/niche site I will steal his kw & idea.
1. Using insults only shows how weak you are
2. Did you see anyone sharing their website on this forum during the years you spent lurking it? Even if it’s not a niche/cpa website, you still can get some ideas that he would prefer to keep to himself since you’re a competitor, not a potential visitor, he said he’s starting on his own then he’ll see whether or not to collaborate with others.
3. He clearly said he’s yet to develop the website
 

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Good luck. I gotta ask though. How are you going to advertise yourself?
 

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Good luck. I gotta ask though. How are you going to advertise yourself?

I got some plans for that and I'm pretty sure it will work but that's the part i keep hidden. But the ideal situation is of course people sharing the website with people they know.
 
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