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[–] bikergang_accountant 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They are always welcome to come to gvid. I probably couldn't handle their traffic, but it would be fun trying.

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[–] CarpetDime 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Have you looked into using web torrent?

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[–] bikergang_accountant 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Something similar, webRTC p2p cdn. I want to build my own cdn first (not that hard) and then run the p2p cdn as a layer above that if I do go that route.

I have how I want it to work. There is an api available that does basically everything I need but I suspect one aspect is wrong for my needs. It uses the p2p and if the p2p is unreliable (which who knows precisesly what that means) then it falls back to your own cdn. The problem is I don't want it to wait to find out that the p2p isn't good enough or for it to resolve peers before the video can start playing.

I want to break the video into packets and store it in indexeddb (what I already do for uploads), then any video piece that is loaded within 10 seconds of the current player position always uses the normal cdn, then the peers for extra buffering. That may be a tall order though so I'm not describing the way it will look in the end.

Also I need to look at how the pre-packaged system handles mobile. So in the end I may have to build my own webRTC system.

The problem is though I'm taking a break from major development to do normal work. Taking a break from fake work to do real work (in larger amounts than I was before). I'm looking at taking on some new responsibilities in my life so it may go on for a while during the transition. If I got a big youtuber like prager to upload though I would drop everything and just work on that. I would love to work 16 hours a day trying to take on traffic. I could only dream of that.

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[–] 0x4F 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You host a video site? Cool. I was going to say they could use vid.me, that seems to be one of the more popular alternatives to YouTube right now.

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[–] Dark_Shroud 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Vimeo, Liveleak, & Dailymotion are well known competitors. There are several others, I have a list somewhere that I'll have to find.

I'm not sure why the popular Youtubers do not mirror their channels to the other services. Or why these other services do not use p2p or HEVC/h.265 video yet to cut costs.