[Video] NGINX and FFMPEG. Explained

Hey everyone! This video is a bit more technical, so if you are just a beginner – feel free to contact us to know more.

Let’s start off with Ustream. In case you want to have all the functionality of Ustream and even more, and at the same time you don’t want to pay for the service, you may use the combination of NGINX server and FFMPEG library. The thing is if you want to implement this solution, your standard website hosting won’t be enough.

You’ll also need a virtual server, say, DigitalOcean. In fact, this is the simplest free custom solution. FFMPEG processes your video and NGINX distributes a video to your users. Although this method is free, it needs constant support, and without technical knowledge, you won’t be able to set it up yourself. So when do you need such solution?

Firstly, to be able to use your own player without being dependant on Youtube or Ustream;
Secondly, you have absolute control over streaming content; you can make open or closed streams and you don’t need to worry about security, which is a hot issue right now.

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