Create YouTube-like website with FFmpeg hosting

October 10th, 2011 | Posted under FFmpeg Hosting, Internet Trends, The Internet, Web Hosting, Web Hosting Tips | No Comments »

Create YouTube-like website with FFmpeg hosting

Create YouTube-like website with FFmpeg hosting

The only solution to allow digital streaming of video and audio which can also be recorded and converted is an FFmpeg hosting site. This means that anyone can upload normal video formats to the server and perform a conversion to the flv or flash video format, which is essential to stream videos online. Many try to create a good video hosting site based on normal web hosting platforms, but it is very difficult to set up and loses the flexibility. With the help of an FFmpeg hosting site it is very easy to create and setup a private web page that includes streaming and online editing of video and audio.

Creating up a website with FFmpeg capabilities is not very difficult. Anyone with knowledge in webhosting can easily set up one.

 

Choosing a web host

The first important thing to look for is the features available in various hosting sites. Many hosting sites give a large amount of web space, others give more bandwidth, and some have many more capabilities than just simple hosting some static web pages. So according to the requirements, good choices should be made to get a good site.

FFmpeg capabilities

This is the next most important part to have a video and audio streaming website. There are many variations to what might be done with an FFmpeg web host. There are many popular libraries available like Mencoder, Mplayer,  Libvorbis, Libogg and Lamne MP3 encoder. PHP versions 4 or 5 may also be required to make dynamic scripts and give a good amount of functionality to the website.

Support for popular scripts used in video web hosting sites

Create YouTube-like website with FFmpeg hosting

Many popular scripts are available. These include clone scripts of Youtube, Clipshare, Vidiscript, Rayazz, vShare, Phpmotion etc. the web hosting server should be compatible with these scripts because these enable the webmaster to easily edit, modify and create video and audio files from any other file formats.

Other features

Many web hosts also feature many other extended capabilities like flash web builder, c-panel interface for easy administration of the web server, and other utility software. Though much of these may be unnecessary for an advanced user, but it would be very helpful for a beginner. For a beginner to know everything to setup a simple video hosting site is a waste of time and energy. Better it is, if the web hosts provide the services for easy setup of the site.

Reliability of the web host

This is one of the most important criteria for a good video hosting site. Since the videos are reviewed over tens and hundreds of times so reliability of the server is must for a good service.

Create YouTube-like website with FFmpeg hosting

For an inexperienced person it is very important that they pay attention to every detail and not take the things casually if they want it to be successful. This is because beginners cannot perform complex tasks or write scripts themselves, which makes them largely dependent on available codes to do their work. Hence, making the right choices will get a video hosting site up and running in a few hours.

Bounceweb provides cheap and reliable video hosting with FFmpeg hosting.


Five great applications based on PHP

May 17th, 2010 | Posted under Content Management Systems, Internet Trends, The Internet | No Comments »

Five great applications based on PHP

People often talk about how PHP is being slowly eclipsed by other upcoming APIs that are not only about programming, but provide a complete environment for application development. However, the fact is, most of the popular applications and software are developed on PHP itself. Here, we discuss the top applications that have been made using PHP

Drupal

One of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) is completely based on PHP, which gives users and developers the flexibility and the ability to manipulate the system according to their requirements

Joomla

Another CMS that uses PHP for its core libraries as well as the modules developed by thousands of developers worldwide. The simplicity and efficiency of PHP gives Jooma a great advantage.

FFmpeg

The video-sharing module owes most of its development to PHP, and thus faces no compatibility issues with most systems it is implemented on.

Wikipedia

The user-interactive section of the famous knowledge-sharing website has been written in PHP, and has facilitated millions of user entry, apart from filtering the unwanted ones.

Facebook

The most popular social networking website makes use of PHP for user interaction, and thus most applications developed on the Facebook API are also written in PHP


BounceWeb provides fast and efficient PHP hosting.


Why opt for FFmpeg hosting?

May 13th, 2010 | Posted under FFmpeg Hosting, Web Hosting, Web Hosting Tips | No Comments »

Why opt for FFmpeg hosting?

There are hundreds of websites that facilitate online video streaming for user uploads. It is amusing to see how different users upload videos of different format, and yet the video gets streamed in the same way. This is because most of these websites opt for FFmpeg hosting.

Features of FFmpeg hosting

1. Converts any video format

It can convert any video format (generally uploaded by the user from their local machines) to the web-optimized flv format so that they can be streamed on the website.

2. Collection of all necessary plug-ins

FFmpeg hosting contains all the necessary files, modules and plug-ins required for streaming of video, and thus no other software is required.

3. Easy to use modular approach

All the scripts and features are in form of modules that can be installed or deactivated easily without affecting other independent modules.

4. Porting external scripts is easy

Although FFmpeg hosting provides a lot of video scripts, more advanced video scripts obtained externally can be easily ported into the existing Ffmpeg hosting.

5. It is free

FFmpeg is a open source GPL licensed software and thus there would be no license or copyright issues, and can be modified as per the website requirements.

FFmpeg is the best option which lets website admins do a lot without getting into the intricacies or the technical details.

BounceWeb provides affortable and efficient FFmpeg hosting service.


Top 5 Video Hosting Scripts

August 29th, 2009 | Posted under FFmpeg Hosting, Web Hosting | 1 Comment »

Top 5 Video Hosting Scripts

ffmpeg-web-hosting

MediaMAX

With the MediaMAX video sharing script, you will not only be able to share videos but pictures, photo and audio as well.
MediaMAX is multilingual.
This script is available in both the Spanish and English language packs. You will be able to easily remove the ones you don’t want and can add new ones. You can easily add multiple languages. All the files are stored in single file for each of the language, so you have to add one file per language.

YouTube

YouTube is the site, which has taken the world by storms with its popularity for amazing videos and sharing. It’s not a script, but using YouTube video hosting script will enable you to host your own YouTube like website and can earn money as well. Using the YouTube script is very simple and easily you can create the website.

RAYZZ

It is a video hosting script, which is entirely different from other wannabes. It is different because, it is not limited to just hosting and sharing of videos but even photos, pictures, audio etc can also be hosted or shared and thus it makes Rayzz and ultimate video hosting script.

Features of Rayzz

It is all in one networking site along with forum, video, audio blog and many others.
While you are browsing, you will be able to add videos to the quicklinks and can be saved in the play lists so that it can be watched.
Search can be conducted for audio, photo and video at one place
Dedicated support is available
Easily customizable
Setting up is very easy.
Attractive user interface
Can earn money by putting up ads on the websites
Funny videos and pictures
Every one like to watch videos online as it will be the best way to catch the attention of many people. For this purpose, the funny videos and pictures hosting script will help you to build a video website allows you to share the videos and pictures with others as well.

Clip Share

It is one of the top video hosting scripts available and it is very easy to use. It helps to build the website and is very user friendly as well.

BounceWeb provides ffmpeg hosting for all the best video hosting scripts including PHPmotion Hosting


Installing FFMPEG, Mencoder, GPAC for 3gp video conversion server for CentOS

July 2nd, 2009 | Posted under FFmpeg Hosting | No Comments »

Installing FFMPEG, Mencoder, GPAC for 3gp video conversion server for CentOS

# install dependencies
yum -y install gcc gmake make libcpp libgcc libstdc++ gcc4 gcc4-c++ gcc4-gfortran subversion patch zlib-devel

# get encoding software
cd /usr/local/src

wget http://www3.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/essential-20071007.tar.bz2
wget http://ftp.penguin.cz/pub/users/utx/amr/amrnb-7.0.0.2.tar.bz2
wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gpac/gpac-0.4.5.tar.gz

tar xf gpac-0.4.5.tar.gz
tar jxvf amrnb-7.0.0.2.tar.bz2
tar jxvf essential-20071007.tar.bz2

svn checkout svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/ffmpeg/trunk ffmpeg
svn checkout svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/mplayer/trunk mplayer

# install encoding software

mkdir /usr/local/lib/codecs/
mv /usr/local/src/essential-20071007/* /usr/local/lib/codecs/
chmod -R 755 /usr/local/lib/codecs/
mkdir /usr/local/src/tmp
chmod 777 /usr/local/src/tmp
export TMPDIR=/usr/local/src/tmp

cd /usr/local/src/amrnb-7.0.0.2
./configure
make && make install

cd /usr/local/src/mplayer
svn update
./configure
make && make install

cd /usr/local/src/ffmpeg/
./configure –enable-libamr-nb –disable-mmx –enable-nonfree
make && make install

cd ./gpac
./configure
make && make install

# update library links
echo /usr/local/lib > /etc/ld.so.conf.d/ffmpeg.conf
ldconfig


Installing FFmpeg Hosting

June 8th, 2009 | Posted under FFmpeg Hosting | 1 Comment »

Installing FFmpeg Hosting – For Dedicated/VPS servers.

FFMPEG is an open source application that allows you to convert video and audio files easily between a variety of different formats. It supports most industry-standard codec and can convert from one file format to another quickly and easily. This guide is intented for the installatiion of ffmpeg, ffmpeg-php, mplayer, mencoder, lame mp3 encoder, flvtool2, libVorbis, and libogg and tested on CentOS5 and RHEL3 systems with Cpanel.

To start:

cd /usr/src

Download MPlayer and Codes, FlvTool2, Lame, and ffmpeg-php:

MPlayer codecs (check for latest release):

wget http://www3.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/essential-20071007.tar.bz2

MPlayer (check for latest release):

wget http://www4.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.0rc2.tar.bz2

FlvTool2 (check for latest release):

wget http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/17497/flvtool2-1.0.6.tgz

Lame MP3 Encoder (check for latest release):

wget http://easynews.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/lame/lame-3.97.tar.gz

FFMPEG-PHP (check for latest release):

wget http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/ffmpeg-php/ffmpeg-php-0.5.3.1.tbz2

Extract downloaded files:

tar -zxvf flvtool2-1.0.6.tgz
tar -zxvf lame-3.97.tar.gz
bunzip2 essential-20071007.tar.bz2; tar xvf essential-20071007.tar
bunzip2 MPlayer-1.0rc2.tar.bz2; tar xvf MPlayer-1.0rc2.tar
bunzip2 ffmpeg-php-0.5.3.1.tbz2; tar xvf ffmpeg-php-0.5.3.1.tar

Create and import the Codecs directory:

mkdir /usr/local/lib/codecs/
mv essential-20071007/* /usr/local/lib/codecs/
chmod -Rf 755 /usr/local/lib/codecs/

Install Subversion and Ruby using Yum:

yum install subversion (You may need to open SVN port 3690)
yum install ruby (If you’re on cPanel you can alternatively use /scripts/installruby)
yum install ncurses-devel

Get FFMPEG and MPlayer from SVN:

svn checkout svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/ffmpeg/trunk ffmpeg
svn checkout svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/mplayer/trunk mplayer

Install LAME:

cd /usr/src/lame-3.97
./configure && make && make install

Install libOgg and libVorbis:

yum install libogg.i386 libvorbis.i386 libvorbis-devel.i386

Install flvtool2:

cd /usr/src/flvtool2-1.0.6/
ruby setup.rb config
ruby setup.rb setup
ruby setup.rb install

Install MPlayer:

cd /usr/src/MPlayer-1.0rc2
./configure && make && make install

Install ffMPEG:

cd /usr/src/ffmpeg/
mkdir tmp
chmod 777 tmp
export TMPDIR=./tmp
./configure –enable-libmp3lame –enable-libvorbis –disable-mmx –enable-shared
echo ‘#define HAVE_LRINTF 1? >> config.h
make && make install
export TMPDIR=/tmp

Finalize the codec setups:
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libavformat.so.50 /usr/lib/libavformat.so.50
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libavcodec.so.51 /usr/lib/libavcodec.so.51
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libavutil.so.49 /usr/lib/libavutil.so.49
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libmp3lame.so.0 /usr/lib/libmp3lame.so.0
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libavformat.so.51 /usr/lib/libavformat.so.51

You may get an error about a library path not being found, if so, run:
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib

Install FFMPEG-PHP:

cd /usr/src/ffmpeg-php-0.5.0/
phpize
./configure && make && make install
ln -s /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg /usr/bin/ffmpeg
ln -s /usr/local/bin/mplayer /usr/bin/mplayer

Add extension to php.ini (find the correct php.ini file):
[ffmpeg]
extension_dir=/usr/local/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20060613/ffmpeg.so
extension=ffmpeg.so

Restart Apache and check that the module is loaded in PHP:

/etc/init.d/httpd restart

Test ffmpeg from command line and if you get this errors:

ffmpeg: error while loading shared libraries: libavformat.so.51:…

execute: /usr/local/lib >>/etc/ld.so.conf and reload library cache with ldconfig -v

Verify ffmpeg installation:

php -r ‘phpinfo();’ | grep ffmpeg

If you get the folowing results then FFMPEG and all it’s components are installed correctly:
ffmpeg
ffmpeg support (ffmpeg-php) => enabled
ffmpeg-php version => 0.5.3.1
ffmpeg-php gd support => enabled
ffmpeg.allow_persistent => 0 => 0
ffmpeg.show_warnings => 0 => 0


Steps to start a video sharing site using FFmpeg

June 7th, 2009 | Posted under FFmpeg Hosting, Web Hosting, Web Hosting Tips | No Comments »

Steps to start a video sharing site using FFmpeg

The last few years have seen a massive change in which websites are made. Today, it is more collaborative, making people come together under a community and sharing contents. Websites even allow users to upload content directly in its server, and let other users view it. This is a huge change from the way websites used to be few years back: the Webmaster created the contents for the site, and there was limited participation from the user.

The latest craze that has hit the web world is video sharing. People have been enthusiastic to upload different videos, and view other videos hosted on the site. Hence, a lot of websites enabling video sharing has cropped up in the last few years. And there is a set of software libraries that have been making it possible: FFmpeg.

So, how do we make a perfect video sharing website with FFmpeg, which is bound to attract netizens? In this article, we look deeper into the matter.

1. Firstly, a web host has to be located with FFmpeg installed on the server. Such hosting with FFmpeg installed is also termed as FFmpeg hosting. FFmpeg is responsible for converting one video format to another, uploading and streaming of video files. Such servers should ideally be dedicated, because in most cases, these sites are subjected to consumption of huge traffic, so there is a lot of pressure on the web server.

2. A database, preferably using MySQL must be set up as the website scripts of Ffmpeg would require a database to use. The database just needs to be created, as the configuration would be done in the settings of the video sharing scripts of FFmpeg during installation.

3. The video sharing scripts must be installed in the server. Some FFmpeg hosts provide a few scripts for free, while most of them can be bought for varying prices. Among many such scripts, the most used are PHP motion and vShare.

4. The other steps include uploading files to the web host, which can be done through the file manager of the website’s control panel or the FTP site, which is a lot quicker.

5. However, one step should be performed for maintaining the security of the video sharing website. The installation files should be deleted from the web server. This would prevent anyone from performing malicious activities in the site.

The above-mentioned steps should be enough for creating a video sharing website. However, one of the main steps is to find a good web host that provides FFmpeg installation. As the site gets popular, the web admin can opt for Virtual Private Hosting, which would take good care of the bandwidth problems.

BounceWeb provides FFmpeg hosting. Check out our support for YouTube Clone Scripts. Also we have video sharing demos.


Perian – The Quicktime component based on the FFmpeg project.

June 7th, 2009 | Posted under FFmpeg Hosting, Web Design Tutorials, Web Hosting | No Comments »

Today, there is abundance of video formats in the technology world, with each claiming to be the best. But for people dealing with videos, it has always been a problem to use different formats, download separate codecs to run them in their favourite players. However, Mac users can breathe a sigh of relief as, Quicktime, the Mac’s multimedia player has a video plug-in, named Perian, which is free (and also open source) and supports a huge range of multimedia codecs which includes DivX, FLV, AVI and many more.

The Perian plug-in is an implementation of the FFmpeg project. The FFmpeg is a software library that can record, convert, encode/decode, and steam video files in various formats. The FFmpeg software is made up in C, and comprises of several components, of which the Perian project uses two: libavcodec and libavformat.

The libavcodec is a library of different codecs for encoding and decoding of videos. It is free and licensed under LGPL. The libavformat is dependent on the libavcodec format and is also a library containing muxers and demuxers for different audio and video container formats.

However, the popularity of Perian lies in its ability to playback DivX formats. Without Perian, Quicktime users felt the problem of DivX files not playing in full screen, unless it is the pro version of Quicktime. However, with the installation of Perian, the Front Row, the Mac’s media center, would play DivX files in full screen mode. Moreover, with Perian installed in more than one computer, connected through a network, DivX files can be shared through the Front Row, across the network.

Although it enables Quicktime to play any video format users want it to play, it has some cons too. In case of MKV format, the user would have to wait for the buffering to finish in order to watch or export the file. However, the part that has already been buffered can be watch, and Perian normally buffers MKV files quite fast enough. Another thing that is considered to be a con for Perian is that it doesn’t support popular media formats like the OGG and Windows Media. However, Apple’s other product like Flip4Mac and XiphQT supports the Windows Media and the OGG codecs respectively.

The Perian plug-in is also used with Quicktime supported applications like NicePlayer and QTAmateur. The TV platform Miro and streaming application Airfoil also include Perian in their projects. The current version released by Apple is Perian 1.1.3.

Mac users never had it smoother. A player that can play most of the video formats is a great relieving thing for a user, and Quicktime have done with Perian as its component. And in turn, Perian has done it with the help of FFmpeg. In fact, Perian, branded as “The Swiss Knife of QuickTime” extends special thanks to the FFmpeg project.

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FFmpeg – an integral part of VLC Media Player

June 7th, 2009 | Posted under FFmpeg Hosting, Web Hosting, Web Hosting Tips | No Comments »

In the world of multimedia, video has evolved a long way in the last few years. There have been different formats coming up each day, with each bettering the other. However, the problem has been to use different formats in one media player itself. Mostly, it has been a frustrating experience for users, having to download separate codecs for different formats.

However, VLC Media Player has been able to solve the problem with the help of FFmpeg, a set of software library that enables recording, uploading, streaming of video files, apart from its main feature: converting one video format to another. FFmpeg is free and open source software, much like VLC, which has implemented parts of the project and is now reaping the benefits of it.

VLC is a media player that supports a lot of different audio and video formats, along with file formats like CD and DVD, and protocols like HTTP, UDP and RSP. Its main feature is to stream over the network and provides the user with the ability to transcode and save them in various formats. It is a cross-platform player, which makes it possible to be used in most operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, GNU/Linux to name a few. It is also licensed to GNU General Public License (GPL) which gives developers the freedom to view the source code, edit and then distribute the modified version without any copyright issues.

The feature to support so many video formats is due to the fact that it includes a lot of codecs from the libavcodec library of the FFmpeg project. However, it has its own muxers and demuxers and therefore doesn’t include the libavformat library of the FFmpeg project. However, VLC also supports a few codecs that are not included in the FFmpeg’s libavcodec. However, the inclusion of libavcodec allows the player to support DVD Video and MPEG-4 playback, along with MKV and OGG file formats without needing external codecs.

VLC also has certain features that set it apart from others in the market. It can play videos that are incomplete or damaged in nature. Thus, if an user is downloading video files using a torrent client, he or she would still be able to view the content in bits while downloading. Moreover, it also has the ability to play TS files while they are being transferred from the HDV camera via cable, which makes it possible to view the video while being captured.

This free and Open Source Software is the talk of the town with so many features associated with it. However, the best feature of the player is attributed to the FFmpeg project, and with the development of the FFmpeg project, the VLC Media Player is sure to get better. BounceWeb provides FFmpeg hosting. Please visit us at http://bounceweb.com/ffmpeg-hosting.html for more details. Here are some YouTube Clone Scripts that is fully compatible with our hosting.


FFmpeg hosting

June 7th, 2009 | Posted under FFmpeg Hosting, Web Hosting | 2 Comments »

In the last few years, the definition of a good interactive website has completely changed. Today, most websites are found to be streaming videos, or offering provisions for uploading and sharing videos to its viewers. There are certain software libraries available over the Internet that converts the user-uploaded video, which could be encoded in any form, into a single format, which is viewable from the hosted site, and also embeddable to a third party website. One such software library that is mostly used in websites is the FFmpeg and its usage in websites is termed as FFmpeg hosting.

FFmpeg is written in C programming language and is under the GNU General Public License (GPL), which allows its users to use, distribute, modify the software and redistribute the modified software without any fear of copyright issues. The software, which has been made under the Linux operating system, is actually a cross-platform software, meaning that it could be used in most operating systems like Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS besides Linux. It also supports different computer architectures like x86, SPARC, ARM, PPC and MIPS.

The FFmpeg project has several components, being continuously developed by FFmpeg developers, and the latest version to be released is version 0.5. The software contains a command line tool, named ffmpeg that actually converts videos of a format to another. Besides converting, it can also encode real-time videos from a TV card. The second component of FFmpeg is the ffserver, which is a HTTP multimedia-streaming server, and is basically used for live video broadcasts. It also supports time-shift live broadcasts. The project contains its own media player, named ffplay and is based on the ffmpeg libraries.

The most important component of the project is libavcodec, which is a compilation of the encoders and decoders of the FFmpeg audio/videos. A lot of codecs were developed completely the FFmpeg developers for better and enhanced performance.

There are other components too, such as the libavformat, containing the muxers and demuxers for different formats; other routines for video post-processing and image scaling and library of routines for different FFmpeg parts. Besides developing the software itself, which is used by a host of free media players, it has also developed two very important video codecs and a video container.

The video codecs are the lossy “Snow” codec, and the lossless “FFV1” codec, while the video container being actively developed is named as “NUT”. Other than the self-developed codecs, it implements external codecs like H.261, H.263, Windows Media Video codecs like WMV1, WMV2, MV3; Vorbis and many more. FFmpeg supports a lot of formats, including the famous AVI, ASF, FLV, MPEG to name a few; and protocols like HTTP, RTP, TCP, UDP etc.

FFmpeg is path-breaking software that is sure to find more and more use in the future, as more websites start using video streaming and uploading features.

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