Best way to do streaming video?

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Hello, I have been asked to research some info for my church about a better way to view our service videos on the web... Currently, we are using a company that designed and hosts our website. We ftp what we want on the website.... Currently, we put our WMV files (Most are around 115mb or so) onto the site.. Then the clients come and click on the link for the file and it opens in windows media player.... If you try to download it, it only downloads at about 12kbs to 20kbs on average no matter what ISP they have... I was wondering if it is a problem with the format of the video, or is it a problem with the people hosting our website not allowing enough bandwidth? I have heard about TFTP to do our videos on the web, Is that a viable option??? I was also charged to look for answers about Podcasting our services on iTunes... If anyone has any Ideas i would appeciate thier imput... I know how to setup the podcast in iTunes, it is the RSS feed that must be included that is fouling my brain up... Thanks, Josh

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If the files are being streamed through a media streaming server it may not allow you to download the file. It may only allow you to view the stream.

It’s probably an issue which you need to address with the hosting provider. If you can view the file before it’s uploaded then the file should be fine.

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    First and foremost is the resolution you are making the video, then, the compression. Resolution = pixels( frames per second ) times frames dropped squared/buffer. Second, ISP. Even if you host the video you would have to work-out the throttles yourself. Even on an OC48, if you have 100 users trying to stream 150kbs... worth mentioning, 1000 users trying to stream 20kbs... how many users do you expect? and keep in mind the classical conditioning on times. It may not be "bricks and mortor" but Sunday @ 11 still has a play. The closer to the end user, the better for increasing bandwidth and reducing hops. Like a chain, streaming, downloading, or tranfering files is only as good as the weakest link. I am guessing the weakest link is going to be the internet or internet server. Drops and retrys kill the best laid plans. Podcast, ITunes, Quicktime. MPeg 4 and download then view = huge buffer(100%).
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