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Hosting own videos

Speed issues



12:28 am on Nov 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Are you hosting your own videos?

Have you taken any steps to improve the speed of video loading on your webpage?

I need more ideas to optimize my videos, if you have done so, please share any tips.


12:59 pm on Nov 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member

The one thing I would do is to make sure the page is loaded before exposing any objects/embeddings. And activate the video on a click event with some js instead of having it automatically play right after page load.


1:59 pm on Nov 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Are you hosting your own videos?

No we're not. We thought about it and then realized there is just too much involved and ended up using a third party video hosting service in addition to YouTube and Ustream. We have 10+ TB of data being served. Not something you'd want to do yourself unless you were a video hosting expert.

How many videos are we talking about? How large are the files? What's wrong with using a professional video hosting service?

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