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I want to duplicate the functionality of youtube

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How? What does it take?
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As a business venture, or just to have a free speech platform?

If the latter, there are already several choices.
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business tho revenue is not important for a while
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Vimeo might have what you need.

https://vimeo.com/business
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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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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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"Just how hard can scalable video hosting be?"
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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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If you have video of morons blowing their own heads clean off, I'll be there.
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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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Fine and good. How?
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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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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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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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If you use ClipBucket and pay for various levels of features and for hosting, pretty much yes.
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Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

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

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