I was looking for a simple solution to provide some private family videos (it’s this time of the year again) without uploading them to a video streaming platform and forcing my parents to log in with a google account to see their grandchildren singing christmas songs.
I already offered those video with some php-cms on my shared server, but since streaming is not supported, the whole video had to be downloaded before the player started.
I searched a bit and found the solution on lockergnome.
It is extremely easy:
- convert your video to mp4 (I used “permute” for this).
- Move the video to
- right click the video and copy the public link
- enter some HTML5 code in your page, using the link you just copied to the clipboard.
- you are done.
<videowidth="512" height="288" controls="controls"> <source src="https://www.dropbox.com/s/os60r63ogwfl408/your_video_here.mp4" type="video/mp4" /> </video>
Nice, clean, simple (ok, I used one american file hoster instead of an american video portal) and I can just remove the vids any time with a simple keystroke.