How to solve speed issues when hosting own videos?

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I am planning to build a community for sharing videos from members who can upload their own videos or sharing Youtube link on posts. In the case if users upload their own videos, How to improve the speed of video loading on my webpage? I need more ideas to optimize hosting and videos, if you have done so, please share any tips.
 

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Good morning,

The best way is to use CDN. You can also encode all videos in the lightest format that your web media player can read (but you'll probably need dedicated/VPS server with high memory and CPU).
 

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The best way is to use CDN.
I used CDN on my websites but I didn't see any options to optimize videos with CDN. Which options are you mentioning to? or is it already integrated on CDN?

You can also encode all videos in the lightest format that your web media player can read
Can you elaborate this? how to encode all videos in the lightest format?
 

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You can build a community for sharing videos without having to host them, because it could be pretty expensive to process videos and to deliver them.
Currently your CDN deliver your website assets, but there are plans for videos delivering.

To encode your videos, the most popular tool is https://www.ffmpeg.org/
 

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Most basic CDN plans will not cache video content due to their size and the bandwidth usage.

As mentioned, having a server with plenty of ram and a good port speed will be important.

Other then that, it all depends on the # of videos your going to host, their file size, and how often their viewed.
 

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Good morning,

If you choose to use CDN, you need that videos will be cached on their network to increase video loading. I think that your best option is Cloudfront from Amazon Web Services because they allow to host video on their CDN network.

But another option is to make a peer-to-peer CDN video hosting, like Peer5.
 

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maxCDN has good prices and is a bit easier to set up than AWS Cloudfront
 

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You clarify with web host, whether there servers are able to handle web traffic on video website. Also, you have alternate option of CDN, which can make your work more better.
 
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