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  1. #1
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    Coerting to downloadable format

    Hello guys!

    I am running a site where we sell dvds for snail mail delivery. No other option is available.

    I am getting a lot of requests from customers to make the dvds avaialable as a download (and/ or as a streaming movie).

    My question to you is; how do I do that? how do I take a mpeg file (for instance) and convert it and host it on my server?

    Thanks and best wishes!
    Last edited by blaug12; 05-06-2011 at 11:07 PM.

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    If you're asking these questions, you'd be better off utilizing a streaming service like bitsontherun.com, where they take care of all of the technical stuff for you and just give you the embed code for your website.

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    Make sure you check the copyright laws first!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatScriptGuy View Post
    If you're asking these questions, you'd be better off utilizing a streaming service like bitsontherun.com, where they take care of all of the technical stuff for you and just give you the embed code for your website.
    Thanks I signed up for a free trial.

    Is there any web resource that gives the breakdown of the process? I'd rather not share the revenue, if possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iTom View Post
    Make sure you check the copyright laws first!
    thanks, i am only going to sell the stuff i already sell, but in a downloadable format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaug12 View Post
    thanks, i am only going to sell the stuff i already sell, but in a downloadable format.
    A DVD is a tangible product that comes with a license for home/domestic viewing. You cannot use that license to stream it over the internet, you would require a seperate license for this purpose.

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