[thelist] the expense of handling video uploads

Jack Timmons codeacula at codeacula.com
Sun Oct 10 10:11:49 CDT 2010

On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 9:53 AM, Bob Meetin <bobm at dottedi.biz> wrote:
> I'm working on a project in which members will have the option to either
> embed videos or do video uploads.  If we go with uploads we can set limits
> in terms of both video size and quantity per account (perhaps total space
> but that's not yet relevant).  Simple math tells me that if the project is
> successful, space requirements could get out of control very fast, bandwidth
> as well.  100MB or 10 minutes has been common (yes I know they don't
> equate).
> Thinking conservative math:
> 100MB * 1000 members = 100GB
> Some members will never upload a video and others many.  I think the
> platinum VPS hosting package tops out at around 250GB disk space plus an arm
> and a leg in monthly fees. Your suggestions and options appreciated.
> -Bob

Assuming you're converting those videos, or are you hosting as-is?

Jack Timmons

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