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How to store videos in SharePoint 2010

I need to find out how the videos are held in SharePont 2010, like a video library etc. and how they and streamed by the user
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shieldguyAuthor Commented:
Well I think this is not the correct way to do video streaming in SharePoint 2010. I have found a web part called 'Video and Audio' that does video streaming for you.

However, the thing I am trying to find out here is how the videos are held which I guess should be a video list and by clicking on the items the videos can be played.
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typerracerCommented:
Depending on the volume of video you need to stream and the amount of demand you anticipate, you may be better served building a Microsoft Media Server farm and providing links within SharePoint that redirect to streaming from the MMS farm.  That would offload a lot of the processing demand that streaming brings to the table.
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shieldguyAuthor Commented:
@typerracer: The MVP blog link was very useful. Thanks!

With regards to your suggestion of building a 'Microsoft Media Server farm' , could you please elaborate this a bit more. The demand of playing videos in my company is very high and I am just wondering if this will make a bad impact on the performance of the SharePoint server.

Also can you please tell me if SharePoint actually do 'Video Streaming' as I read somewhere that it doesn't instead it stores on the machine and then play. I am very confused with this.

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typerracerCommented:
Media server is a dedicated server structure intended to off load the space and bandwidth requirements for streaming videos from conventional servers. It has the ability to manage multiple streams simultaneously to maximize performance for all users. Typically, you want to implement this on stand-alone hardware and perform a full infrastructure assessment prior to implementation to ensure you do not have other bottlenecks that will limit streaming performance.  It can get quite expensive as you scale things up but if you have to have high-quality video delivery for a large number of concurrent users, it is the way to go (assuming you want to stay in the Microsoft application arena).

As far as whether SharePoint does true video streaming, I would concur with what you have been told.  That having been said, if you just need to serve up a few videos for internal training, it might fit your needs.
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