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Wouldn't there be a huge time gap required in between the first and second view of the video? How are you going to charge people and pay amazon (for bandwidth)? Do you use Amazon Elastic Transcoder or ffmpeg?

That is of-course dependent on the size and resolution of the source file. But, when it is being processed, a temporary video file will be streamed - with the text "Processing" written on it.

Could you provide some more information on this? How is the temporary file generated and what are the tradeoffs against the final, properly transcoded file?

Hello David, The temporary file is not generated and its preloaded. A default tiny video file which will be streamed till your original video is ready.

I imagine so - but if you spidered your site as part of the dist process (or just your video URLs) this could be neatly eliminated (and you could eliminate the transcode stage from the process, which is usually a pretty crazy stage.)

Hi! Could you please explain this a little more!


I believe nmcfarl's saying that if someone was to use your service and automatically make have every page of their website loaded (by an instance of a headless browser, javascript running manually in a web browser, anything really) after each time they uploaded new code then the videos would have already been transcoded and be cached on your end, fixing the issue with delays for first views.


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