There are some video sharing programs available now by companies making full featured video portals giving viewers, content creators and site owners a comprehensive tool to upload, view, share, manage, comment and moderate videos. Users are people that manage video portals under their own web site address and branding. They can work in conjunction with these site owners to provide their users a complete video service. The system is fully customizable to suit the website owners logo, branding and design. The administration area handles the complete system easily
What most wont tell you is the easy part is getting some systems to run the site, the hard part is getting the site hosted where the encoding works and the servers can manage the load. Most are not equipped for whats needed to convert the files, or enough horse power to run several accounts on one server (shared hosting)
Most will eventually need a dedicated server, or even a string of servers, better known as a cluster.
MAKE SURE you have a hosting company that can handle the usage if your site takes off and gets busy. You dont want it to crash. Encoding video takes a LOT of processing and storage.
Video Sharing OverView
The technology used for viewing the clips is a very popular one, namely Macromedia Flash, while the format used is the *.flv, which can be very easily viewed with compatible software players such as the FLV Hosting Free FLV Player, currently available. Moreover, the video clips using this format can be very easily embedded in other websites, thus increasing customer base. However, practically, video sharing is a service which lets the users upload just about any type of video material, representing some sort of crossbreed between the file sharing networks, blogs and social networking websites. Oh, and it’s also free and very user friendly.