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Old 24th May 2011, 19:26
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Originally Posted by chris2011 View Post
Hi friend
Servers are often dedicated, meaning that they perform no other tasks besides their server tasks. On multiprocessing operating systems, however, a single computer can execute several programs at once. A server in this case could refer to the program that is managing resources rather than the entire computer.
This is a general description for a server, but the topic of this page was "Video Streaming".
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Old 1st October 2011, 03:16
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You may want to check out the NGMSMgr part of Nex Gen Media Server (http://ngmsvid.com). Its basically a Web Portal to all stored media. Users can click and play media regardless whether they're coming from a browser or mobile phone. The server handles both live and static media and creates thumbnails of all the content. When I installed it it was a bit esoteric configuration-wise but once I got it down it worked well.
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Default Setup your own video server

If waht you want is just to setup a backend video server where host your own videos in order to be embeeded in other interfaces (like WordPress or similar) you don't need a specific server just for some videos, you can use HTML5 for embeed the object and the video will be delivered to the modern web browsers.

If you are looking for something professional where store, convert and server the videos using flash or HTML5, with an administrative interface, etc... then you need something like Kaltura CE

Take a look at the system, it's Open Source. It's complex to setup but you have courses in Udemy if you need help for configuring: https://www.udemy.com/how-to-create-...eaming-server/
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One of my customer who is operating a TV organization and now enthusiastic about creating a web page, where the community could perspective his TV Applications via the web page.
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You should make sure that you really require a streaming server, for most of the posts here that does not seem to be the case.

1. You already have the videos you want to show to your costumers / You want to upload them dynamically but will make sure they are already formated correctly

a) Use flash-videos. First you convert your videos to flash and put them onto your webserver so they can be downloaded for instance by using a url 'YourServer.com/YourVideo.flv'. THen you create a HTML file that embedds a flash-player and point that flash player to the video URL. Just google 'flash video player', there is quite a lot to choose from. Your done.

b) Use HTML5. First convert your files to ogg and/or mp4 and/or other formats and put them on your webserver so they can be downloaded using a url like 'YourServer.com/YourVideo.mp4'. Create a HTML page and use a video tag with inner source tags pointing to the video files. html5demos contains examples on how to do that. Your done.

Instead of putting the files on your webserver you can also create a php page, java-servlet or other server sided technology that pull the files from a database. This has the advantage that you can write a page to upload video files as well. In any case you dont need a streaming server for that.

2) Your files are demos for your product, commercials, original content like music videos you create, lets plays, video tutorials.
You should consider creating a YouTube channel that links to your Website, post the videos there and then also embedd the videos on your side. That has the advantage that people that watch the videos on your side will raise the view-count for your YouTube channel which will generate additional awareness of your website. Also costumers have a higher chance of stumbling upon your content which might raise the visitor count on your Website considerably.

3) You want to live stream specific content like video game footage. Consider using a pre-existing website that specializes in this kind of content. You have a much higher chance of potential viewers finding your stream there. In most cases you can also embed those sites players into your website.

4) None of the above cases apply to you. For instance you might need the ability for users to upload videos to your site which your site must then automatically convert into different formats, generate thumbnails for them or apply a watermark. You might also want to only share the live-stream with specific people. In that case your really do need to set up your own system for streaming/video conversion/thumbnail creation. You should however be aware that setting up such an environment is much more time consuming than the first three solutions. If you can afford it there are solutions like Kaltura. Otherwise you should follow the links in previous posts which seem promissing.
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