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Movies on website

Discussion in 'Programming Help' started by GeorgeB, Dec 30, 2012.

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  1. GeorgeB

    GeorgeB Chairman/CEO TMCG NLC

    Basically what I am looking to do is very simple....I am wanting to see if there is a way I can put my personal movie collection on a domain that I can access from any PC, and be able to watch my movies where ever I am.

    Basically I want to do is like this:


    Then once i go there, it plays the movie online.

    I use a shared hosting from hostgator

    i am not looking to do a movie site like others online. This is just for my own personal use, so I dont have to take my external hard drive every where.
  2. sander k

    sander k Well-Known Member NLC

    You mean like embedding it from Youtube? Or do you want to host the video's yourself?
  3. RubyRingTech

    RubyRingTech New Member

    What you want to do is very easy, all you really need to do is convert your movies into mp4 or flv and upload them. Check out jwplayer for many ways to watch/embed the videos.
    However if these videos are not yours, and I by saying not yours meaning your wedding video, kids birthdays, school events, what have you, then your breaking the law. You can't upload a copy of Avatar or Spiderman, just because you own the DVD. No host in the USA will allow this. Now if you have a good home connection something to look at would be Plex App, found at http://www.plexapp.com/

    Good Luck
  4. GeorgeB

    GeorgeB Chairman/CEO TMCG NLC

    Hosting them myself. They would be uploaded to my own server, then I go to a web address: http://www.domain.com/movies/nameofmovie/movie and then click play.

    It would be breaking the law if I had the intentions of selling access to view the videos I am uploading and keeping the money to myself, but that is NOT my intentions.

    The videos would be uploaded to a password protected subfolder on a domain name I own, and accessed only by me. Just makes it more convenient to watch them whenever I really want to.

    Thanks to a few nice programs, I can rip dvd's to where the files stay on the PC...so it is also not pirated movies either.

    Like I said, I just want to upload the videos, and then go to "domain.com/movies/nameofmovie/movie and watch it.
  5. RubyRingTech

    RubyRingTech New Member

  6. wswd

    wswd Premium Premium Member

    Remember that even though you take all the precautions, password protect, etc., (which is good) most shared hosts are not going to allow you to store files that are that big, or pull the kinds of bandwidth you are going to be pulling. That's definitely something you want to ask ahead of time.
  7. GeorgeB

    GeorgeB Chairman/CEO TMCG NLC


    How can I make the default player a little bigger? I am referring to when you first go to the page with the movie, and click play. I know you can click a button to view it in full screen, but I am referring to the default size?
  8. GeorgeB

    GeorgeB Chairman/CEO TMCG NLC

    okay, I have gotten the player to show up, and I have figured out how to make the default player bigger (was in a rush yesterday and tired so I didn't see how)

    Anyway, when I click on "play video" it just tells me "file not found"

    I opened Dream Weaver again, navigate to the html page, and the code shows that I inserted the url for the movie, so how come the player isnt playing it?

    Does the movie need to be in the same folder as the player or something?

    The instructions for jwplayer doesn't really give any instructions where to put the movie file.
  9. RubyRingTech

    RubyRingTech New Member

  10. Hypernia

    Hypernia New Member

    Are these copies of actual movies releases or something you made with your own camera?

    If you made them yourself, why not avoid the headache and just use YouTube and set the movies to private?

    Further, have you considered the possibility of using something like Google Drive or Drop Box? They would allow you to easily store your files and retrieve them as needed, the only downside is you will not be able to stream them directly, but by the sounds of it you still have a laptop or other device with you capable of downloading the file and watching it....just delete the movie off your device when your done.

    The amount of work you are putting into converting the videos to MP4/FLV, configuring JWplayer for every video, etc. seems like it will take longer than watching the movie itself.
  11. GeorgeB

    GeorgeB Chairman/CEO TMCG NLC

    I went there, but all I could see it talk about was setting the player up, mods, youtube videos (which is not what I am working with), etc.

    I have one of the videos uploaded, I have it referenced in the html code, etc. I can navigate straight to the video file to download it, but the player even though the movie is in mp4 format is not recognizing it.

    Just keeps telling me the file cannot be found.
  12. RubyRingTech

    RubyRingTech New Member

    View the source at http://silverknighttech.com/comtest.html Sorry man it can't get much easier then this.

    the file: location.mp4, is the key to the video in my example I used file: http:..... you can use file: /folder/folder/video.mp4,
  13. GeorgeB

    GeorgeB Chairman/CEO TMCG NLC

    Okay, all the code I have (below) I copied from their website and put it into my html file.

    I see you have different code. The code you used, I havent seen it in their guides

  14. RubyRingTech

    RubyRingTech New Member

    Odd, pulled the code exactly from the link I gave. Oh well.
    Does this load up for you?


    I just tested this on my 1Gbps connection, and I had to download almost 400Megs of this file before it would start playing.
  15. GeorgeB

    GeorgeB Chairman/CEO TMCG NLC

    I got it figured out now...I wasn't navigating to the html file. but if I navigated to the subfolder it would show the player.

    how come it is taking a minute or 2 before the movie plays?

    also the code you have, is that the code that it needs? should I use that and not the code from the jwplayer website?

    thanks for all the help!
  16. RubyRingTech

    RubyRingTech New Member

    It takes so long because your using Apache to stream out a massive 1+ GB File If you want it to play smoothly and more quickly you need to look for a streaming media provider.
    As far as the code, odd as it came directly copy/paste from http://www.longtailvideo.com/suppor...r-flash-v5/15995/jw-embedder-reference-guide/

    Truthfully due to the size of the files and since it just for you, I would just keep using your external drive, it will be cheaper, and your host won't kick you out for hosting files. ( just my 2 cents )

    Good Luck.

  17. oliviacis

    oliviacis New Member

    You can simply break the movie in chunks using any video cutter and upload each chunk in your account. You can use google drive to do this. They allow you to store 5GB of data for free and paid storage after that. That would be much easier.
    Rajbir Lorriet likes this.
  18. fuzzler

    fuzzler Member

    You also need to consider the amount of disk space that will be needed here since you will be dealing with movie files. [​IMG]
  19. wswd

    wswd Premium Premium Member

    You realize this thread is almost 3 years old, yes?
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