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Re: Streaming Video Server

depends entirely on what the client means by video streaming. there are many vague and widely varying ideas of this.

most types of 'live' streaming require a specific server software (like Real Player streams and windows media streams).

And for anything more than casual usage, they require a boatload of bw...most places charge based on peak concurrent users and quality/bandwidth multiplier metrics... exactly the ratios depends on what it costs you for bandwidth.

--On Thursday, July 08, 2004 21:00 -0500 Rod Rodolico <stargazer@rodolico.org> wrote:

I just talked myself into a corner. A client called and asked if we can
do a streaming video server and I said "Yes, of course." He then asked if
I'd have a bid ready by the end of the week. So:

1. How do I do it. I am running a web server that is very under utilized
(only about 60 web sites and a couple of hundred e-mail accounts). Do I
just set up the site and the files the client puts out there are MPG or
something? Or, do I need another server.

2. Any special hints on how to bill for this? I charge $25/mo to host web
sites so long as the traffic is below a gig a month. I told the client
I'd have to look into billing, but are there any caveats I should look

3. Any other information would be very appreciated.

I'll be researching this myself, but hope some pointers will come from
the mailing list also.



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