A video hosting service allows individuals to upload video content to share or place on a website. Users generally will upload through the hosting service’s website, mobile or desktop applications or APIs. The type of video content uploaded can be anything from short video clips through full length movies. The video host will then store the video on its server, and show the individual different types of embedded codes or links to allow others to view this video. This website is usually called the video sharing website.
With the increasing popularity of technology and the internet in everyday life, video hosting services serve as a portal to different forms of entertainment. This medium is used by the entertainment industry to release music and videos as well as movies and television shows directly to the public. Since many users don’t have unlimited web space, either as a paid service, or through an ISP offering, video hosting services are becoming increasingly popular, especially with the explosion in popularity of blogs, internet forums and other interactive sites.
We’ve established ourselves as one of the most experienced providers of vShare Hosting services. vShare allows you to run video sharing websites, by converting the videos users upload into a format, playable in a flash video player. Our service fully supports all the popular video sharing scripts.
We support all the major vShare modules, and libraries for full compatibility with our software. We guarantee fast video and audio streaming, or your money back. Along with our hosting we offer an ultra fast Content Delivery Network for content caching in servers around the world at absolutely no additional cost.
Additionally, we support all major codecs required to convert software, including:
An extension for PHP that adds an easy to use, object-oriented API for accessing and retrieving information from video and audio files. It has methods for returning frames from movie files as images that can be manipulated using PHP’s image functions. This works well for automatically creating thumbnail images from movies. ffmpeg-php is also useful for reporting the duration and bitrate of audio files and can access many of the video formats supported by ffmpeg.
A free software and open source media player which is available for all major operating systems. MPlayer can play a wide variety of media formats and can also save all streamed content to a file.
MEncoder is a free command line video decoding, encoding and filtering tool released under the GNU General Public License. It is an offshoot of MPlayer, and can convert all the formats that MPlayer understands into a variety of compressed and uncompressed formats using different codecs.
FLVTool2 is a manipulation tool for Macromedia Flash Video (FLV) files. FLVTool2 can calculate a lot of meta data and insert a onMetaData tag. It can cut FLV files and add cue points (onCuePoint).
A free software codec used to encode/compress audio into the lossy MP3 file format.
Libogg is a library for manipulating Ogg bitstream file formats. It supports both making Ogg bitstreams and getting packets from Ogg bitstreams.
A free and open-source software project headed by the Xiph.Org Foundation (formerly Xiphophorus company). The project produces an audio format specification and software implementation (codec) for lossy audio compression.
A video codec library following the MPEG-4 standard, specifically MPEG-4 Part 2 Advanced Simple Profile (ASP). It uses ASP features such as b-frames, global and quarter pixel motion compensation, lumi masking, trellis quantization, and H.263, MPEG and custom quantization matrices.
Theora comes from the proprietary VP3 codec, released into the public domain by On2 Technologies. It is broadly comparable in design and bitrate efficiency to MPEG-4 Part 2, early versions of Windows Media Video, and RealVideo.
FAAC or Freeware Advanced Audio Coder supports MPEG-2 AAC as well as MPEG-4 AAC. It also supports several MPEG-4 Audio object types (LC, Main, LTP for encoding and SBR, PS, ER, LD for decoding), file formats (ADTS AAC, raw AAC, MP4), multichannel and gapless encoding/decoding and MP4 metadata tags.