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Create Your Own YouTube Clone Website

Posted by Alex Bailey On November - 10 - 2006

Websites like YouTube or MetaCafe are starting to shoot up all over. Some sites such as DailyMotion are basically dedicated to delivering copyrighted shows hours after they air. It’s only about time that someone took advantage of the huge popularity for video sharing websites, and made it into a CMS. Now everyone and their mother can copy YouTube!

Video Share is a YouTube like CMS. This one however isn’t open source it costs $300 dollars per year. For $300 dollars you do at least get the source code. It’s coded in PHP using a MySql database, so the needed things to run it are in fact open source. It was made for a UNIX/Linux environment only. The software comes with a built in flash player which will convert videos as the user is uploading them. It has a comment section, and like YouTube you can rate videos. Video Share appears to use a bit of Ajax for the rating process. It seems to offer a lot of features including customizing the flash player via admin interface. The default theme is user friendly and similar to the YouTube interface. It has a feature unique to itself, and that is the ability to bill users for use. Of course this can be turned off and used as a free website as well.
Video Share
The administrative panel looks decent, and highly configurable. You can change advertisements, limit bandwidth to certain users, edit all videos as well as censor some, add polls etc.

The project was released August 10th, 2006 so it’s fairly seasoned code. For $300 dollars you get one year worth of updates for free, but you can use it forever.

All users have RSS feeds to their recently submitted videos, which can come in handy to track certain users. You can sort videos by category, time submitted, most views and a wide variety of other options. Users have the ability to flag videos as inappropriate, as well as add them to their favorites.

All and all it has a lot of the same features of YouTube, and other clones. It’s a pretty cheap price for all the work they’ve done, and it seems to be running quite efficiently. If you’re looking to clone YouTube this is definitely for you; if you want something unique, you’d better hire someone.


6 Responses to “Create Your Own YouTube Clone Website”

  1. Morgan says:

    Hey guys,
    I have an iMac G5 running tiger 10.4.7 and I an having a wierd problem. Whenever I go to a site that has an embedded youtube, flash or some kind of video, there is no sound. If it a quicktime file there is no problem. There is not sound no matter what broswer I use, firefox, camino, safari, or shiira. And keep in mind that about a week ago I was not having this issue.

    Help Would be awesome
    Thanks!

  2. Rub3X says:

    [quote comment=”2662″]Hey guys,
    I have an iMac G5 running tiger 10.4.7 and I an having a wierd problem. Whenever I go to a site that has an embedded youtube, flash or some kind of video, there is no sound. If it a quicktime file there is no problem. There is not sound no matter what broswer I use, firefox, camino, safari, or shiira. And keep in mind that about a week ago I was not having this issue.

    Help Would be awesome
    Thanks![/quote]

    I had this problem with firefox on Gentoo Linux before. I used linuxforum...fox-2.html that link to help me fix the issue on firefox at least. Might help you.

  3. Rdanger says:

    Do you know of any hosting service that provides all the requirements for a youtube clone? thanks

  4. Alex Bailey says:

    [quote comment=”3611″]Do you know of any hosting service that provides all the requirements for a youtube clone? thanks[/quote]

    You will most likely need a dedicated server, or a VPS. The package requires some things that you’ll need to be root (admin) to install. Any VPS or dedicated server will work.

    [quote]
    MySQL (version 4 or higher)
    PHP (version 4.2.3 or higher)
    FFmpeg (ffmpeg.mplayerhq.hu)
    FFmpeg-PHP (ffmpeg-php...eforge.net)
    Mplayer + Mencoder (mplayerhq....dload.html)
    flv2tool (inlet-medi...e/flvtool2)
    Libogg + Libvorbis (xiph.org/downloads)
    LAME MP3 Encoder (lame.sourceforge.net)
    [/quote]

    From there site.

  5. keagan says:

    hi everyone , can anyone spot out hosting that already have those modules , akiraweb.com/
    is a good one but there ordering line is down
    lol , it sux

  6. alex says:

    Many YouTube clone sites are coming up as Google brought YouTube. Check domainstob...sting.html for YouTube clone hosting.

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