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  1. #1
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    Streaming Full Screen Video :: HD Quality

    hello.

    I need to have 3 movies ( 6 minutes each ) streaming at my website at Full Screen and with DVD Quality (HD).

    I saw on the net hosting companies that host videos and some flash players software.

    Wich is the most easy way to stream full screen video in hd quality?

    Can you recomend a software (im willing to pay) or some good european streaming hosting company?

    thanks

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    http://www.ooyala.com/backlot - they should fit your needs.
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  3. #3
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    Streaming full screen HD quality video?
    That need very good connection between the hosting provider and your users. I think it's not easy for most providers.

  4. #4
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    Live streaming or on demand? You may be looking for something around 16 mbps to 18 mbps.

  5. #5
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    Talking

    hi,

    remember that streaming is more expensive than progressive download. Most of the companies will offer you progressive download but not streaming. I mean, they will offer you to put the file on a traditionnal webserver (apache or whatever) and you will play it through your flash player (jeroen flv player for example) This is not streaming !

    If you want to stream your movies, you'll need a streaming server such as Adove FMSS or Wowza. I already performed some tests on wowza plateform with a hd file (720p) at 3.5 Mbits and and you have a quality near bluray or hd-dvd, the quality is way far from dvd...

    Then, your file can be encoded 2 ways :
    - on2vp62, 720p, at the bitrate you want (1.5 mbits is a good compromise between bandwidth and quality but it's not perfect), seekable, it is the poor man HD

    - h264, 720p or more, at the bitrate you want. This codec enables you to have a better quality at lower bitrate than on2vp62. (no seekable)

    Remember that HD is bandwidth consuming.

    But, some alternative exist :

    stage6.com : up to 1080p but your visitors will need a plugin !
    vimeo.com : up to 720p, flash, on2vp62 at 1500 Kbps.
    and probably other website but I give you those I know.

    thanks to those website, no bandwidth issues because you don't need to bother about it...

    2 examples I did on both plateform :

    http://www.vimeo.com/679125
    http://www.stage6.com/user/Phach/vid...nce-(HD---720p)

  6. #6
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    Vimeo is generally considered the best free service for doing this, and it serves them via Flash too which is superb for compatibility. Unless you piece together the components yourself (encode it as Flash video, etc), you're probably better off with going with a service.

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