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I built a video sharing platform for a popular french podcast I contribute to.

  • Initially I used S3 and linked directly to it, bad idea.

  • Then I used a pull CDN to better optimize my bandwidth, but s3 is still solicited a lot.

  • Now I'm compressing video better (from 1.7gb to 400mb each) which should help but I still think it's going to cost a lot monthly and it's voluntary so I'd like the cost to be as minimal as possible.

So now I'm thinking about using a push CDN and upload my content there but I'm worried about the storage costs. Would that be a good idea?

Every morning when I put the new show up, it gets about 2000 requests which cost about 100$ of S3 data transfer so far. I'm looking for the cheapest way to host video and share it (bandwidth).

Any suggestions would be very welcome, thanks.

  • A youtube channel is one option used by a fair number of video podcasters. – Brian Mar 28 '15 at 0:43
  • AWS is great for a lot of things, but not for high bandwidth low budget content distribution. Using a server/VPS from a traditional provider with an unmetered connection as your CDN source is probably something to consider (even if your originals are still stored in S3). – thexacre Mar 28 '15 at 23:20