Part 2 of our series about hosting and playing videos in Drupal explores hosted video solutions in detail, and offers some basic information about using video sharing sites. See part 1 for a short explanation of the most popular Drupal modules for video handling, and an introduction of CDNs and cloud storage services.
Cloud-hosted video solutions
Hosted video platforms are specialized for video storage, transcoding and playback. Unlike CDNs and cloud storage services, they already include the transcoding software, and also have additional features like players (for different devices), playlists, ads, live streaming or DRM (Digital Rights Management).
As they are highly optimized solutions for video hosting and playback, we’ll introduce one of the most popular solutions... Read more