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Stream video on an hosting
If you occasionally wish to provide streaming video on your site (launching the video without prior download, then downloading the video gradually while the file is being read) using your existing shared hosting, the following file formats are supported: .flv, .mp4, .wmv and .mov.
Actions to be carried out
Here's a method among others:
- To begin with, convert your video to the .flv file format (there are websites that offer free conversion as well as software)
- Place the video (in .flv format) on the server via FTP for example
- Place a video player (in the Flash .swf format) on the server. You can find one here: http://flv-player.net (including instructions)
- Publish your .php/.html page and preview it on the Internet using your browser. The script should start, displaying the Flash player which will in turn read and display the video
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