Building a personal video streaming website... Need some help!

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by jdl8422, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. jdl8422 macrumors 6502

    jdl8422

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    I had an idea to use all my movie files that I ripped from my DVD collection and put them on a website so that when I am at work or anywhere I can click on a thumbnail and begin streaming that video. I guess it would be similar to netflix instant streaming. Has anyone tried this? I do not want to make this a public thing, just a site that I can log into and stream some videos. Is there anything I need to consider? Any input is appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    There are many apps that let you do it.

    You also need enough uplink bandwidth at home.

    What about a thumb drive?
     
  3. jdl8422 thread starter macrumors 6502

    jdl8422

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    I thought of a thumb drive but I figured a nice website would be cooler :)

    My hosting account is unlimited storage so I could just upload the videos to that.

    What apps are you referring to?
     
  4. designguy79 macrumors 6502

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    If you read the fine print, you may be surprised what "unlimited" really means!

    I use Phanfare for my videos, and can set any albums to private if I want to. Works pretty good!
     
  5. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Bandwidth would be your biggest issue. Unless you're paying good money for a private server, it'll take forever for a movie to be streamed, especially in higher quality formats.
     

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