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What is FFmpeg in video sharing | Forum

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Pappy Jun 1
:? A hosting plan that includes FFmpeg can keep your bandwidth and disk space usage down. FFmpeg is free, open-source software designed to facilitate the creation,management, conversion, and streaming ofmultimedia content.If you think your multimedia-rich site will befine with your unlimited bandwidth hosting, you might want to recheck your terms of service: “unlimited" isn't always what it's cracked up to be.For a website full of multimedia, those video, audio, image files could use up tons of bandwidth. If you go over your allotted bandwidth, you could find yourself in violation of your terms of service, and in danger of getting yoursite shut down. If you're lucky, your host might allow you to download your files… but if they decide to deny you access, your website will just be gone.Luckily, there's a hosting feature called FFmpeg that will help keep your multimedia-rich site's bandwidth usage down.Created in 2000, FFmpeg is a free and open-source collection of tools and libraries that allows users to record, convert, and stream video and audio in a multitude of formats. These tools are extremely useful in optimizing files for online sharing and streaming.Video and audio files in their original, uncompressed formats are often enormousin size. For example, a high-quality MPEG2 file captured right from your DVD would be a huge file, into the hundreds of megabytes for just a few minutes. By converting it to a much smaller, but still viewable, VOB format, you could save tons of space and bandwidth—two critical considerations for any website owner in an age where “unlimited bandwidth" doesn't always live up to its name.
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