A Brief Guide To Video Streaming Websites

A popular innovation on the Internet today is that of streaming video. There are all kinds of video streaming websites you can explore. On them are videos of all kinds, on every subject imaginable. Many of the streaming videos out there are made by companies. They use video to train employees, entice customers, give presentations to business associates and more. Others are made by website owners who want a way to drive traffic to their main site and promote their product and/or service.

Then there are amateur videos, which people make for entertainment. And there are web cams, designed to capture and stream live action. These cams can be puppy cams, day care cams, zoo cams, security cams, and so on. These types of streaming video cams can be used to promote the sale of the puppies, encourage visitors to come to the zoo, and allow parents to check in on their children from any computer. And as previously mentioned there are security cams, which can protect both the interior and exterior of your home. There are so many possibilities to consider with web cameras.

In order to show the world your video or cam footage, you will need one of three things: your own streaming video server, a streaming video host or a streaming video site that allows members to upload their videos for public viewing. The right option for you depends on the size of your website and amount of traffic. Only the biggest websites will require their own video streaming server, which is expensive and requires professional installation and maintenance. Host providers will host your streaming video on their server and place it on your site, saving you the expense and effort of having your own server. This is a much more affordable option.

Video streaming websites like Ustream and Stickam offer you the free option to host your video on their server and site, all you need to do is send visitors to your page. Sites like Hulu let you watch up to date clips and television shows from major networks. YouTube is the biggest video sharing site in the world, and is also free for users to upload their videos. There are quite a few stories about unexpected clips from everyday people becoming Internet sensations. You can always promote your site by uploading video to all the major streaming sites for the most exposure.






 

Video Streaming News:

 

Comcast, Charter, 14 other companies form Streaming Video Alliance - FierceCable

Broadband TV News

Comcast, Charter, 14 other companies form Streaming Video Alliance
FierceCable
Conspicuously launching without the two biggest operators in the Internet video market, a group of 17 MVPDs, programmers and technology vendors have formed a new industry trade group, the Streaming Video Alliance. The group, which was partly .
17 streaming video firms form an alliance. without Netflix or YouTubeThe Next Web
Streaming Video Alliance launchedBroadband TV News
Streaming Video Alliance Trade Group Launches, Without Netflix or YouTubeVariety
TechSpot -informitv -MarketWatch
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Watch Out, Netflix: Amazon may offer free Prime Instant Video service
Amazon is preparing a free ad-supported video streaming service to accompany Prime Instant Video according to the New York Post. Although Amazon is yet to make anything approaching an official announcement, the New York Post claims the company is set to launch a free video streaming service, supported by adverts. This would accompany Amazon's current offering Prime Instant Video, which comes as ...


Gift Guide: 3 ways to watch streaming video on TV
Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV. For about $100, you can get a great streaming TV device to do that. Or for about a third of that, you can ...


10 Companies Changing the TV Industry - Forbes

10 Companies Changing the TV Industry
Forbes
There may be no other industry outside television whose start-ups have so fully earned the description of EURśdisruptive.EURť Whether it's companies manufacturing high-definition antennas, streaming video-on-demand, offering OTT content, or capturing .

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Chromecast vs Roku vs Fire TV: which streaming stick should you buy? - Gigaom

Gigaom

Chromecast vs Roku vs Fire TV: which streaming stick should you buy?
Gigaom
Are you still looking for a gift for the TV fan in your life? Or maybe you are looking to upgrade one of your own TVs to finally watch online video in the downstairs den? The streaming sticks that bring Netflix, YouTube and other apps to any TV are a .
Gadget deals like Fire TV Stick point to subscription servicesThe Seattle Times (blog)

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Wowza Media Systems Shares Live Video Streaming Benefits and Best Practices at Streaming Media West 2014
Wowza Media Systems, LLC, provider of Simply Powerful Streaming„˘ software, today announced that vice president and streaming industry evangelist, Chris Knowlton, will be among the experts discussing the ...


Streaming TV companies might soon play by cable's rules EUR” and that's a good . - Washington Post (blog)

International Business Times

Streaming TV companies might soon play by cable's rules EUR” and that's a good .
Washington Post (blog)
As Americans begin watching more of their TV online, federal regulators want to even the playing field to make new Internet startups EUR” such as the recently announced CBS streaming app or Aereo EUR” more competitive next to their bigger rivals in the .
Proposed FCC Rule Changes Could Help Streaming Companies CompeteStreamingMedia.com
FCC's Tom Wheeler Puts Cable Bundle On Death Watch, Seeks To Include .International Business Times

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