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.