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2012-01-14 10:15 pm EST

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How do I get started in streaming live video?

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2012-01-16 10:58 am EST
Hi facobaker,

When referring to streaming video, there are generally two approaches:

1. Streaming the video live as it is being recorded
2. Prerecording the video and uploading it to your account. The video will then stream to the user, playing while it is downloading the content

Our servers are not setup by default with any software to handle live streaming. If you wanted to stream live from our servers, you would need to have either a VPS or Dedicated Hosting account, and you would need to install the necessary software server side to handle the streaming. A VPS or Dedicated is required as live streaming can be quite resource intensive on the server.

If you'd like to stream live video, I would suggest looking into using a 3rd party service in conjunction with your InMotion Hosting account. For example, if you Google stream live video you'll get hits for 3rd party live streaming services (some are free and some are paid services).

The second option I referred to above, prerecording your video and then streaming it would simply require that you embed your video onto your website.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We're more than happy to answer any follow up questions you may have.

- Brad

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