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I'm looking for ideas and guidance -- I'm in new territory here, and the client obviously wants to keep costs down.
It seems to me that they must consider dedicated or co-located hosting. How can this be best handled?
Would either co-located or dedicated server require them to have a server admin in house? Is there a possibility for staying with shared space for the web site and somehow hosting just the MM files somewhere else?
The economics of the situation just don't seem workable to me. I think they'd be better off burning some cd's and mailing them to every client they have for free.
They're trying to do an upgrade for the software these files plug into, so that compressed files will work. But that's proving to be a real pain.
THE BEST solution I've seen for streaming anything yet is Flash. It will compress to MP3 and there's even video encoders now. It doesn't require a plug in because most people already have Flash ( lets not get into the "I hate Flash discussion" ) .
It beats RealPlayer and it's crashy, porky, slow piece of crap software self and Windows Media Player is.... well Windows.
There an open source codec called Ogg Vorbis thats taking shape but I really don't know much about it yet.
I have complete confidence that you know what you're doing tedster :)....I just thought I would throw that at ya.
Today I was really getting frustrated by this. They only need a chunk of disk space, no big functionality. The files could be anywhere at all on the web and the HTML links to the files could on their shared space.
But every deal I can find quite naturally has all kinds features they wouldn't use, but would be paying for. They really just need a kind of warehouse.
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