Video on webservers
kdk at daleco.biz
Sat Apr 1 22:17:17 UTC 2006
Darryl Hoar wrote:
>>"Darryl Hoar" <darryl at osborne-ind.com> wrote:
>>>I have my own freebsd box that is a webserver (running apache).
>>>My wife has a family oriented website on this server. She
>>>that she has taken with dvd camcorder. She used Ulead on her
>>>windows machine to create mpg files but 6 minutes generates 200MB
>>>What is a good technique to provide video's on a website ?
>>Putting it on the webserver.
>>However, I expect that there's another, hidden question here. What is
>>the problem that you're having? Perhaps I'm slow today, but it seems
>>like you're saying: "I'm going to do this, is that OK?" If that's the
>>case, then the answer is "yes".
>What I mean is that the video files she is generating from the dvd camcorder
>are huge for just a few minutes of video. Since these files are huge, you
>can't realistically view them from the links on the webserver.
>Since I am not a video guy, I was wondering if there was a better method to
>provide these videos from our webserver.
>Is streaming video the way to go? Or some variation of what I have tried ?
>I know it can be done as I view video from websites all the time.
>Thanks for any ideas ,
Probably not the best answer, and some details are lacking (furthermore
it's rather OT), but if she's using ULead on Windows, there's probably a
way around this there. I do know that the MSFT "Windows Movie Maker"
has various options for output type --- one of these might be more suitable
for 'net distribution.
To be slight more "On" topic for the list: running "make search key=video"
under /usr/ports does show a few programs that might be of assistance,
but I've not tried any of them, myself.
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