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Video sharing website experts

Hi Everyone.

Anyone who is having experience on video sharing website please do help me.

I have built a video sharing website using phython. Not used any CMS and Its a new start-up.

Now I couldn't able to decide what encoder/transcoder and streaming server to use.

What server should I rent, Dedicated or amazon cloud.

100 videos of 1gb already in hand and users can upload more.

So what would be bandwidth usage? Can a dedicated server can handle 100 concurrent users?

Very much confused here..

A help is very much appriciated. Can contact me @


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In reply to: Video sharing website experts

You didn't reveal your video bitrate so no one can help you. But here's the Netflix bitrates for various quality videos. Read

So let's call it 1080p video. Your servers and internet would need 500 megabits to stream to 100 clients. As your in house tests can reveal, you may need a cloud solution if your single server can't keep up.

Try this question over a Daniweb as well.

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Video bitrate

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Thank you for your reply.

Its 720P videos.

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That does not tell you bitrate.

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Looking for opensource video encoder and streaming server.

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any open source video encoder and streaming servers to use for my website.

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That's too vague. And conflicts with your top post.

In reply to: Looking for opensource video encoder and streaming server.

Here I use google to search for such things. You also need to think about what your site is hosted on. Windows is usually a dead end as to get 100 connections even the Pro versions top out at so many connections. Microsoft does this for many reasons but you are looking at Server versions and Linux.

Your claim above is "I have built a video sharing website using phython."
This means you have it all working and the question is about bit rates and host capacity, not much else.

Maybe you overstated what you have working?

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PS. There are folk that get hit with huge fines.

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If the copyrights are unclear on the video content. Be sure you are not sharing movies or content you scraped from the web.

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