[OT] Best Flash/QT streaming provider
paulo at digitalcraftsmen.net
Wed Sep 27 16:40:45 BST 2006
Thomas Busch wrote:
> Hi all,
> I know this is off-topic but can anyone recommend a
> good UK-based streaming provider to stream high-quality
> videos ? This is meant for a film production company
> that needs to stream examples of their work (music
> videos, company showreel, short films, etc).
I'm curious as to why they need to stream them ? Most players now start
playing the file before it's downloaded, so unless you're talking about
a large volume of people accessing one file constantly then I'd just
have them available to download off the site. You just need a server
with fast (low hop) access to the linx backbone. One of our clients
(http://www.monday9am.tv) serve all of their videos in this way from one
of our servers.
> Also what encoding do you recommend ? It seems that
> everyone is going for Flash these days.
Monday9am use flash for several reasons, one of which is that it's
harder to copy a flash embedded movie that it is to right-click -> save
as a wmv or mpg movie. Flash also plays while downloading the rest of
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