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I want to duplicate the functionality of youtube

Postby ed » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:31 pm

How? What does it take?
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Re: I want to duplicate the functionality of youtube

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:33 pm

As a business venture, or just to have a free speech platform?

If the latter, there are already several choices.
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Re: I want to duplicate the functionality of youtube

Postby ed » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:36 pm

business tho revenue is not important for a while
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Re: I want to duplicate the functionality of youtube

Postby Pyrrho » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:44 pm

Vimeo might have what you need.

https://vimeo.com/business
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Re: I want to duplicate the functionality of youtube

Postby Mentat » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:44 pm

I haven't heard anything bad from vimeo, other than it has a smaller user base and not a lot of search traffic (compared to youtube). But as an web host it should be fine. There's been a lot of good quality stuff that's been put there.
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Re: I want to duplicate the functionality of youtube

Postby Pyrrho » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:20 pm

We're producing video for a client whose website we manage. Our internal team keeps talking about "housing" the video on the website. What we'll actually do will be to upload to Vimeo and embed from there, because they and YouTube, etc. already have the necessary backend for delivering different resolutions to different devices. When I get a chance I'll look at what's available from the web host we use, in case there's something useful for video.
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Re: I want to duplicate the functionality of youtube

Postby Mentat » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:34 pm

"Just how hard can scalable video hosting be?"
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Re: I want to duplicate the functionality of youtube

Postby ed » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:51 am

Problem is simple.

Youtube is going to restrict gun videos.
I just bought arms.video
WTFN Why the fuck not
A firearms video hosting service
Fuck youtube. I'll pay for it myself
Pansy asses.

Just need to have the damn thing front ended. If I build it, they will come.
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Re: I want to duplicate the functionality of youtube

Postby shemp » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:29 am

If you have video of morons blowing their own heads clean off, I'll be there.
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Re: I want to duplicate the functionality of youtube

Postby Grammatron » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:16 am

Mostly it's server capacity once you gain popularity.

Youtube is nothing but Google's search and suggestion algorithms mounted on top of a flexible network of flexible and versatile server clusters that are able to bring people content with none or very limited buffering issues.
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Re: I want to duplicate the functionality of youtube

Postby ed » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:29 pm

Fine and good. How?
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Re: I want to duplicate the functionality of youtube

Postby Mentat » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:04 pm

For the love of Cthulhu, if you value your sanity then do not do your own video hosting. Use an existing host.

If you don't believe me, the top result for googling "video self host" is an article explaining why that is a bad idea. Unless you have a lot of engineers and money to throw at it.
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Re: I want to duplicate the functionality of youtube

Postby Pyrrho » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:23 pm

I concur.

FWIW I have the cPanel open on Liquid Web where our agency hosts a client site. There are 4 open source scripts available "...that will let your start your own Video Sharing (YouTube Clone) website in a matter of minutes..."

ClipBucket

VidiScript

CumulusClips

videoDB

You could look 'em up. I don't want to post links because whatever.

Strongly recommend reading the article that Mentat linked. Especially item number 10.

We will be producing videos for this client. Those videos will be hosted on Vimeo, and we'll embed them on the site.
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Re: I want to duplicate the functionality of youtube

Postby ed » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:28 pm

In prcticle terms then ... some guy has a video. He goes to my domain? He creates an account or whatever and then uploads. Others can go to my domain and search?
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Re: I want to duplicate the functionality of youtube

Postby Pyrrho » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:51 pm

If you use ClipBucket and pay for various levels of features and for hosting, pretty much yes.
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Re: I want to duplicate the functionality of youtube

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:59 pm

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Re: I want to duplicate the functionality of youtube

Postby ed » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:40 pm

Pyrrho wrote:If you use ClipBucket and pay for various levels of features and for hosting, pretty much yes.


So I can have something that has my domain associated with it that anyone can access and upload to?
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Re: I want to duplicate the functionality of youtube

Postby Pyrrho » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:59 pm

ed wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:If you use ClipBucket and pay for various levels of features and for hosting, pretty much yes.


So I can have something that has my domain associated with it that anyone can access and upload to?

As I understand it, yes.
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Re: I want to duplicate the functionality of youtube

Postby Witness » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:51 pm

ed wrote:anyone can access and upload to
Interesting problems ahead… :)

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Re: I want to duplicate the functionality of youtube

Postby ed » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:08 am

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