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I'm building a video sharing website and currently people have uploaded 200GB to my site.

I rent disk space storage but I only have 250GB and I've to manually encode the videos, which isn't easy as there are many different codecs, and many transcodings fail.

Can anyone list video hosting sites that take care of storing them, transcoding them to appropriate formats (mp4, flv, webm), and allows embedding them on the site.

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i found this site, it allows for transcoding ON the servers after the files have been uploaded and batchFTP protocols are in use, which i find pretty attractive. They seems to have a very professional operation in place. It also wouldn't hurt for you to mention how much you are willing to spend.brightcove.com/en/learning-center/online-video-hosting –  AlanTuring Oct 5 '12 at 20:41
I looked them up and they host up to 500 videos... I've a lot more. –  bodacydo Oct 5 '12 at 20:51

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If you can find a VPS with an appropriate amount of storage space you could set up Zencoder with Octopus Video (Social video sharing platform based on Drupal) http://octopusvideo.org/ http://demo.octopusvideo.org/

It also offers Amazon cloud storage integration. If cost ins't a barrier for you, this would be a very easy and automated process as once everything is set up, the transcoding is automatic.

You could also also use FFMPEG to transcode directly on the VPS.

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I also recommend using Amazon S3 and FFMPEG. VPSes are dirt cheap now a days. –  Nathan Adams Oct 5 '12 at 21:10
Would it produce videos that work on IE8, IE9, Safari, Ipod/pad/phone, Android, and like Firefox, Opera, Chrome, etc? –  bodacydo Oct 5 '12 at 21:16
Check out the demo site on the various platforms you mentioned. It should work on them all but it does't hurt to test. –  Mike Oct 5 '12 at 21:19

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