What are the things that affect the speed of video streaming?
1. Internet connection speed
2. Size of the video file
3. Media file format
4. Website script
Am I missing out something else?
Well I started doing some research about this because members of my network complain all the time about the streaming speed of videos on my ning networks as compared to other video sharing websites. These complaints have become so disturbing that my admins and I have adopted a new method: Uploading the videos on other more powerful video sharing websites that have embed options, then getting the embed code onto our ning network. This works. The video plays faster but as a NC I feel sad about it because the credits go to another website even though the video is made by me and for my website. Having all videos showing logos and ads from other websites doesn't communicate well.
So the question is: What is it that can be done to make video streaming on our networks better?
Or am I the only one having this experience?
BTW: While looking around online for a solution to this problem I found this link. Still to see whether it is useful.
Thanks for any helpful suggestions.
All the above is a good base but in the past 15 years I've found that its really the server speed that decides the overall quality.
I mean really, today internet speed is usually not a problem. Everyone pretty much has wifi or some form of high speed. File size is generally irrelevent unless your on Ning lol, file format viewing is also generally decided for you... usually flash. And finally the script shouldn't play a factor on speed.
We run a multimedia production company with photos and videos uploaded daily. We've already got over 250 video clips uploaded. Theres another 14gb of video footage that we can't upload because of the file size restrictions as well as streaming experience.
I'm told that a video update is not on Nings priority list as of yet... despite Nings video option being on the poor end. (Sorry Ning, I'm not being mean. Originally you were the best even when compared to youtube... but now your really far behind.)
They say that if your hosting company is not ready for HD, then they not ready to host video... I think Ning is ready for video, they just haven't caught up yet. Maybe not enough of a complaints...?
Do you have a link to your company's website Nate? I might be interested.
Ning video streaming is far down the list. At a time when lots of websites can stream live TV and whole movies, it's still very hard to play even a movie trailer on our networks.
Recently NCs mentioned here about having hundreds of videos on their networks. With those impressive numbers are the videos all 3-5minutes videos recorded from cellphones or well shot videos with high definition?
To say the least, all the videos we embed from other websites simply promote those websites. If you have a nice video from You Tube, you can be sure your network member will prefer to go watch it on you tube.
Why can videos made by NCs and uploaded on their networks not carry their network logo too? I'd like to uploaded a video on my network then embed it on other social networks.
Why can't we have an opt in feature to watermark pictures on our network? These are nice promotional tips that we don't have at Ning.
Imagine your video playing on another website with your logo or website url stamped on it.
Imagine pictures from your network found on google images with your url source stamped on them.
We also very much need the ability to upload videos in HD - and cannot work with the under 100MB limit. If Ning would allow uploading of FLV video files, then we can upload many of our HD videos that are around 5 or 6 minutes long. However, several of our videos we plan will be about 30 minutes. It looks like we will have to host them on vimeo and paste the code.
We searched high and low for a website that offers good video website along with community and there is no such thing.
There are two HUGE problems that we hope ning will overcome very soon:
1. Ability to organize videos into playlists
2. EVEN MORE IMPORTANT: videos today MUST be able to be watched on ipad and iphone!
Please let me know if this will happen in the future.
It looks like something has been said recently about video categories.
May be there will soon be some attention on Videos.
Having the same problem with my network.
Videos not playing?