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:

 

Cord-Cutters Rejoice: CBS Joins Web Stream - New York Times

Wall Street Journal

Cord-Cutters Rejoice: CBS Joins Web Stream
New York Times
Reed Hastings, the chief executive of Netflix, said in an interview that the new wave of streaming options from traditional outlets validated his company's long-held belief that the Internet was replacing traditional television, apps were replacing .
CBS offers streaming service, a day after HBO's actionLos Angeles Times
CBS Launches Online Subscription Video ServiceWall Street Journal
New CBS All Access joins streaming-service trend, but many strings are attachedTechHive
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Patent holders cut streaming fees for next-gen video tech - CNET

Patent holders cut streaming fees for next-gen video tech
CNET
Eliminating fees for things like paid video streaming services could mean a faster adoption of HEVC, and therefore better image quality and video performance for consumers. So far, HEVC is a rarity, in part because it's too new to be supported in .

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Envivio Named in Streaming Media's 100 in Online Video - SYS-CON Media (press release)

Envivio Named in Streaming Media's 100 in Online Video
SYS-CON Media (press release)
To create its rankings, Streaming Media focused only on companies that create products, technologies, and services that enable either end users or other vendors in the industry to improve a piece of the online video value chain, whether for image .

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The Streaming Media 100: The One Hundred Companies that Matter Most in . - StreamingMedia.com

The Streaming Media 100: The One Hundred Companies that Matter Most in .
StreamingMedia.com
This year's Streaming Media 100 marks the fourth time we've put together our list of the most interesting, important, and influential companies in the online video industry, and the only consistent thing about it has been how significantly it changes .

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In home video war, HBO hits Netflix where it hurts
HBO and others appear to be moving into direct competition with Netflix. Investors should brace for a bloody battle...


 

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