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who is the best media server host? - Macromedia Flash Flashcom

i am building a site that incorporates Flash streaming video. i will host the site on my own server but i need an isp specializing in streaming flash video to host the flv content. who should i use and about how much is it? i have tried to contact vital stream a number of times and never had anyone call me back or try to contact me at all, and this is after 4 months. and they come across as very shifty, imho. i just want a straight answer and i get the exact opposite. who does anyone recommend to ...

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    Default who is the best media server host?

    i am building a site that incorporates Flash streaming video. i will host the
    site on my own server but i need an isp specializing in streaming flash video
    to host the flv content. who should i use and about how much is it?

    i have tried to contact vital stream a number of times and never had anyone
    call me back or try to contact me at all, and this is after 4 months. and they
    come across as very shifty, imho. i just want a straight answer and i get the
    exact opposite.

    who does anyone recommend to satisfy my criteria? thank you.

    monstermash Guest

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    Default Re: who is the best media server host?

    so does everyone have their own media server installed? i would imagine that there are many of you that have a set-up like mine. any suggestions would be most appreciated.
    monstermash Guest

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    Default Re: who is the best media server host?

    Akamai, VitalStream, and MirrorImage are some of the bigger names. There are
    certainly others.

    Typically they charge per GB transferred and have minimums. You can expect to
    pay $2-$3 per GB, depending on total volume (high volume gets you a lower per
    GB rate). Some offer "cell phone"-like packages with "overages", "contracts",
    etc. You will also likely pay a monthly fee (that includes some amount of
    usage).

    It can be expensive, for sure.

    jeffbruce Guest

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    thanks jeffbruce.

    is anyone else using a development plan such as mine (linking to a separate host just for .flv content to be displayed at another website hosted at another location)?
    monstermash Guest

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    Default Re: who is the best media server host?

    I've been using Influxis hosting for a similar configuration. FLVs are streamed
    from Influxis. The SWFs calling the stream are from a variety of hosts. You
    have to configure your Influxis account to accept requests from the relevant
    host but it's trivial (host name or IP entered on a form).

    Influxis has been rock solid for us and reasonably priced. Of course, YMMV.

    dgrc Guest

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