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Google/YouTube Style Video Service

Senior Project: 2007-2008
Andres Cabrera Jr., Evan Gates, Daniel Michaelson and Marc Nackowiz
Denver, CO

ReadyTalk provides audio and web conferencing services to allow their customers to conduct business more effectively. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Denver, Colorado, ReadyTalk strives to provide ever evolving technologies to its customers and strongly supports open-source software.

Following this goal ReadyTalk desired to create a proof of concept "YouTube style video service" that could be used in business applications. YouTube and other similar services are deficient for business applications in that the videos generally hosted on the service are of lower quality, the videos are not downloadable, often have numerous advertisements, and the services are generally designed for the purpose of entertainment. Adding video services to their current business model would help ReadyTalk provide the range of services their customers require.

The system provides the basic functionality necessary for a video site -- uploading, searching, viewing and rating videos -- but also improves on those features to provide the quality of service that ReadyTalk desired. Videos are downloadable; all videos are encoded in the high-quality H.264 format, which makes them compatible for playback on mobile devices; and the entire service is ad-free. In addition, the user interface is straightforward and consistent with other similar video services, so users can quickly get started with the service. The service was implemented in Java and developed using all open-source technologies, such as Apache Struts, FFmpeg, MySQL, and Hibernate.

Video Search Results
Video Search Results
Download a Video
Download a Video
Play a Video
Play a Video
 
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