March 18th, 2013, 05:47 PM
Hi Everyone! I want some advice. (Live Video Streaming)
Okay, i am pretty new to HTML and have Dreamweaver 8.
I recently got a domain and have managed through trail and error to get SEO working, Adsense, Embedding Videos from Youtube and a few other simple protocols and have even managed to get a forum uploaded using mybb platforms.
I now wish to start getting a little more complex and I thought I would join this site to get information.
I want to start streaming live video for webinar - I am lecturer on astrology and want to have live video feeds ready for when my internet speed is increased next Monday.
I have had a look around, but there is either a link that needs to be off the site, or I have to pay to have what I want - I am not into that at all.
How can I do the following?
- To stream live video directly from my domain without using another server or site to embed and stream from
- Link my webcam to this code protocol directly to my site
So I don't want to use some code from somewhere else if I don't have to, I want to use my own that will link to my cam and then stream directly from my own site.
I also want to have embedded links that people can share on other sites, like youtube has.
If this is possible and you know how to do it, I would appreciate your help - if you want to, you can add me on skype : john.brownsill and go through it piece by piece.
March 19th, 2013, 11:44 PM
Streaming live video is a very complicated and difficult thing to do. I can almost guarantee you that it will be cheaper for you to pay for a streaming service than to try to set up something yourself.
If you're not willing to use a third party for it, then you at least need to be operating your own server. Streaming video yourself requires installing some type of video streaming server, which you can't do unless you have a dedicated server or high-end VPS. Additionally, the server requirements for running a video streaming server are very high.
March 20th, 2013, 10:12 AM
Thanks for replying!
Originally Posted by E-Oreo
Right - so I need a server of my own.
Will a virtual server work?
March 20th, 2013, 10:22 AM
As long as it's a high-end VPS, yes. Companies like SoftLayer [where I was a senior dev] have virtual servers and "bare" servers which come with some free bandwidth at first.
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March 20th, 2013, 02:41 PM
Well I normally use one.com - are you familiar with their VS?
Originally Posted by ManiacDan
What parameters do I have to look for to know I have a high end VPS?
March 20th, 2013, 03:02 PM
Here's one option for a media streaming server platform: http://www.wowza.com/
Their recommended minimum system requirements are:
You will also want at least a 100Mbps connection on the server.
Here's another one: http://www.red5.org/
For a development, staging or low traffic server they recommend:
For a higher traffic server they recommend:
Here's a third option: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobe-...er-family.html
They their mnimum/recommended hardware requirements are:
A server like this will probably run you $100 - $200 / month unmanaged.
April 17th, 2013, 11:37 AM
Can I stream webinars using these methods?
Originally Posted by E-Oreo
I have a vps Plesk 10 Domain Licenses with the specs you said.