Putting an DivX mpeg4 video file on the internet

Posted on 2006-04-02
Last Modified: 2010-04-06

I have a couple of home movies I'd like to put up on the
internet so my family (far away) can view them over
the internet.   They are .mp4 mpeg DivX files.

I don't want to "send" the files (via email or file sharing
apps), but rather, just have them view them directly in
a browser.

Do I need any special server to stream it, or what do I
need to do to do this?  Are there different ways to
do this?  (I'd like to go the simplest way possible, but
still get good results).


Question by:johnstonf
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    You would first need to find a site to host your movies. If you don't have some webspace of your own you can use some free sites, but be aware that sites that provide free hosting for large files usually have lots of advertisments and are not very easy to use for the downloader. Examples of such sites are and which do not allow direct linking to the movie files.

    If you have a site to upload your videos where you can link to the videos directly you can use the DivX WebPlayer to let them play in the browser: This way they will also play if the divx codec was not yet installed.

    You can find a html code generator for the object/embed tags here:

    I'm not sure whether the DivX WebPlayer can also render videos in the mp4 container. Maybe you would need to remux them into the avi container to be able to play them with this player.

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