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Questions.. Video LIVE Streaming

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by dahilan01, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. dahilan01

    dahilan01 Newbie

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    Hello guys I just want to ask how I can make a website streaming like this one colenak.eu
    And what video storage can you recommend and how much it cost per month?
    Thanks in advance..
     
  2. cledin

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    Well I believe they might use Flash Media Server, you can find the info here http://www.adobe.com/products/adobe-media-server-family.html

    I actually use this for one of my servers, PM me ill get you more info
     
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  3. closedCaption

    closedCaption Regular Member

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    Well, it all depends.

    First you have to get yourself a fast server with huge bandwidth pipe.

    If majority of your audience is in EU, I can recommend Leaseweb - since colenak is "file" streaming site and not live streaming site, I guess you are trying to do the same - go for something with large amount of RAM (16+)
    and unmetered bandwidth.

    Next, you don't need Flash Media Player as cledin suggested, as it is prolly an overkill at this stage. Mod_flv is enough, one random tutorial:

    Code:
    http://tperspective.blogspot.com/2009/02/apache-flv-streaming-done-right.html
    
    SSD's are not needed, Linux kernel does a great job caching everything in RAM. Bandwidth wise, your calculations are: bitrate*1.30. This 1.3 is 30% overhead of network protocol. However, keep in mind
    that this is borderline calculation, I would go with 40% just to be sure.

    Leaseweb has some crazy bandwidth options, like paying 95% utilization and that kind of things - make sure you investigate everything before embarking on this project.
     
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  4. ContentLockPro

    ContentLockPro Power Member Premium Member

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    It's better for you to place videos somewhere else not the hosting server that you are rolling with. Then just embedded and you got to go
     
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  5. Diesel2012

    Diesel2012 Newbie

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    Do you have any recommendations for US based hosting such as Leaseweb?
    Thanks!
     
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    qrazy Senior Member

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    I'd recommend you have a look at HTTP live streaming (HLS) which can be implemented just with Apache and requires no special streaming infrastructure and it also supports adaptive streaming(based on the client's network capability). You just need to have m3u8 file which will have information about different streams(profile qualities).
     
  7. Kiqui

    Kiqui Newbie

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    I'd recommend twitch
     
  8. closedCaption

    closedCaption Regular Member

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    Leaseweb is nice, since it is offshore, and almost behaving like that. You can try your luck with ovh.com or burst.net, but they are more stringent then EU hosts.

     
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    ovh.com seems to be Good! Let it give a try! Btw thanks for the info :)

     
  10. closedCaption

    closedCaption Regular Member

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    Anytime :)

     
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