In the last three years some hosting companies have started to offer ffmpeg on some of their hosting plans. Although offering ffmpeg and related libraries means high quality servers and availability of large bandwidth the quality of the new servers available means that it is now possible to offer it.
This trend is due that ffmpeg hosting is a necessary component for video streaming, and it has become popular on community sites, users spend hours watching video chat type sites which offer 2 way video chat or conference video.
The software’s on this servers offering red5 hosting are essentially ffmpeg, Mencoder, Mplayer, Libvorbis and Lame MP3 Encoder. With ffmpeg hosting the users are also bestowed with quick, near perfect and secure conversion of their video files to flv format which is then show on the browser with no need to upload anything on your computer.
Red5 is a free open source software which when installed on a server allows the streaming of videos, the recording of it from the user computer camera, it is also used on video conference and video chat. Another use of red5 is broadcasting TV directly from a user computer. That is why streaming video hosting is the latest trend.
Adobe has FMS but it is expensive, Wowza is also an alternative but it is also expensive even if not at the levels of Adobe FMS. The hosting companies providing streaming video hosting are few and expensive, this is due that red5 although is free uses too many server resources and this means that it is necessary to use very powerful servers, Hosting Marketers uses only the best servers each with 8 CPUs and 24 giga of RAM on each server.
Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) is a protocol for streaming audio, video and data over the Internet, between a Flash player and a server. Special software is required to run on server side for accepting and serving the rtmp connections from flash clients. We provide managed RTMP hosting based on RED5.