Video on webservers

Richard Collyer richard at
Sat Apr 1 14:15:06 UTC 2006

Darryl Hoar wrote:
> <snip>
>> "Darryl Hoar" <darryl at> wrote:
>>> Greetings,
>>> I have my own freebsd box that is a webserver (running apache).
>>> My wife has a family oriented website on this server.  She
>> has videos
>>> that she has taken with dvd camcorder.  She used Ulead on her
>>> windows machine to create mpg files but 6 minutes generates 200MB
>>> files.
>>> 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".
>> --
>> Bill Moran
>> Potential Technologies
> 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 ,
> Darryl

A lot of it depends on what the videos are encoded with? What are the 
res, bit rates and audio streams in the files.

Try using a different codec or google for video compressors.


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