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Ask HN: Open Source Video Hosting Platforms?
2 points by codegeek 11 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments
I understand this is a loaded question. Video hosting is a big business and companies like vimeo, wistia etc. are thriving and it is a tough problem to solve (bandwidth, network, performance, cost etc) .

However, I wonder if there is any Open Source projects that tackle the beast of video hosting. It could focus on components such as:

- Storage

- Transcoding

- Performance (CDN delivery)

- Experience (Players such as videojs etc)

Each of these are projects by themselves. Anyone know any specific projects that target some or ideally ALL of these components ? I am specially interested in the harder ones like transcoding and CDN.

https://mediagoblin.org/ tries to be a all-in-one multimedia hosting package.

https://github.com/voc/voctoweb is the webapp behind https://media.ccc.de, a pretty big conference video archive (but I think transcoding happens outside of that)

Interesting that you ask -- I was just researching this last night and this morning. I don't have an answer but I'm curious to see if there's anything like this out there.

I'm pretty much steeling myself to write my own youtube clone. I was thinking a "Wordpress" for video sites, something that could be easily re-used for numerous different vid sites.

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