March 17, 2009

Streaming video for your website: practical points

I run a Website through a web hosting company which is said to offer "unlimited bandwidth". The bottom line is however that this essentially is meaningless! To host large medical examination videos (i.e. 80megabytes plus) without a dedicated server to 750 plus users is virtually impossible.

Having now negotiated new hosting, our customers will  hopefully be much happier, however it does seem to be a bit misleading as a non IT professional when you look at whats on offer from some hosting firms. However, apart from the download issue, our hosting providers have been first class, and initially ewe did not specifically ask about video hosting.

Not withstanding our wonderful VLE (see Robert OToole's site for his perspectives!), having high quality video material is essential.

You can watch a video here, which was that was first hosted on YouTube.


Now our speeds are pretty similar to that found on YouTube.


My Masters in Medical Education is continuing apace and I hope to be able to accredit some of the experiential learning from the site towards my future qualifications.

At the site, on the quesitons and videos and also on our blog our videos now run quite seamlessly. Hopefully when we encourage feedback from our use base, we'll be able to concentrate more on the content than providing a high quality service.


If you have any comments I'd love to hear them.


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  1. Sarah

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Sarah

    http://www.clpostingguide.info

    28 Mar 2009, 09:05

  2. Managed Hosting

    dude, what is that video, nearly made me lose my lunch

    13 May 2009, 16:50

  3. Dark

    Its a way of sampling blood directly from someones artery (usually you sample it from a vein). Can be a touch painful, but a very useful test, in the right hands… you can find them on youtuibe, this is one of the most watched ones

    13 May 2009, 19:31


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