Netflix style video streaming?

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?

PS: This forum has a few bugs. If you post a question before signing up, and use google as the account sign up method, the user name change popup that follows next cannot be submitted and the whole site erases your question text field content entirely.


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. ;)

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?

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

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.

Regards, KDSys