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Streaming Player Question

Discussion in 'General Scripting Chat' started by Niiub, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Niiub

    Niiub Junior Member

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    Hi guys, i'm just looking to build up a streaming portal. My Problem is to find a Streaming Player, so anybody can say me what kind of player youtube, xvideos, Vimeo or something other is using.
    And how to build up a website with this.
     
  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    2 seconds later in Google: http://flowplayer.org/

    For the how to make a website question, well, start by learning how to program for the web :)
     
  3. CodingAndStuff

    CodingAndStuff Regular Member

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    You'll probably want to look into RTMP and similar protocols if you're thinking about running a live-stream website.

    As for just generic video players, most websites use a re-skinned JWPlayer, and fall back on HTML5's "<video>" tag (which allows for pseudo-streaming, btw!) if the client doesn't have flash installed.

    Another REALLY good HTML5 video player (if you're not interested in using clunky, stinky Flash), is called "VideoJS", and can be found here: http://videojs.com/ .

    The demo is actually pretty sweet, and it's really easy to skin and script for custom animations, events, and interacting with the video itself.
     
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    SonicSam Registered Member

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    Nice I actually haven't heard of this. I would have suggested FlowPlayer like I used years ago (before HTML5 was becoming standard), but this seems like a much better option!
     
  5. CodingAndStuff

    CodingAndStuff Regular Member

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    It would be a viable global option if more browsers supported the <video> tag, however I think it will be another year or two before it's the new standard. Unfortunately there isn't really a way to protect your intellectual player with that technology, unless you splice the video itself into parts and hash the shit out of it. Another large issue is the encoding of the video. As of right now I believe it only supports MP4 and 3gp or whatever. Both of those formats are HUGE when compared to other media formats. It's a shame not every codec has the compression ratios of mkv's :[.
     
  6. SonicSam

    SonicSam Registered Member

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    MKV is not a codec though, it is a container. You're confusing the two.

    VideoJS seems to support WebM encoded MP4s, and OGG see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Use_of_Ogg_formats_in_HTML5

    WebM encoded MP4s are very good, compared to H264 MP4 (for example, in an MKV contianer), good enough for the web.
     
  7. qrazy

    qrazy Senior Member

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    I'd suggest you to use Jwplayer which supports many formats. Also if you buy a commercial license, you can display ads like pre-roll ads & overlay ads just like youtube player.

    And for website development, check the video sharing scripts like clipbucket, phpmotion etc.
     
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  8. CosmicSoundz

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    jwplayer all the way