Netflix style video streaming?

Posted October 16, 2019 2.8k views
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Good day, everyone.

Has anyone successfully set up video streaming using Digital Ocean? This is for a small educational platform. I’m looking to stream video content instead of hosting it directly on the platform hosting and playing back using HTML5 video player tag.

What tools did you use, what Digital Ocean services did you install?

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  • Hi there @MilesThatch ,

    I haven’t setup anything like this before on DigitalOcean, but I got some experience with streaming etc. Maybe we can figure out something together.

    Have you already found something?
    What specifically are your questions here?
    How would you like to setup your system including all other platforms, software etc. you got?

  • Unfortunately [for me], I did not see anyone explain anything - which is why the OP threw in the towel and self-suggested Vimeo. But, someone, please prove me wrong by telling me how it can be done and/or even what DO services are required to pull it off. ;)

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Hi @MilesThatch,

You should be alright streaming videos on the DO droplets as long as the copyrights are yours or if you are allowed to show it.

As for the how to, you can use different CMS platforms to built your website or you can just built it up from scratch, it’s entirely up to you.

Thank you as well for the reported bug, we’ll look into that.


  • So the main aspect is that I already have a website, databases and hosting set up with Godaddy. However video playback has to be streamed and it has to be done off a separate platform because playing video right from go-daddy will immediately load the server and the entire site will go down.

    I am really looking for something like Vimeo and from the looks of it, perhaps DO is way too raw for me. I’d have to set up my own streaming infrastructure so it’s not as easy as I came to believe with these sorts of solutions like AWS and DO. I think it would just be easier if I go with Vimeo instead since video hosting and streaming video to a player is all I require.

Nicely explained. Thanks for sharing. I will try it.