In the world of Virtual reality, people are more inclined towards video content which is evident with the popularity of video streaming sites such as YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu etc. This trend of video streaming sites is expanding with each day. Before going further on the programming languages let us first understand what is video streaming all about and what are the requirements to create such websites.
It is the concept where the user does not have to wait to download a video and then watch it; the data streaming process compresses the video data and sends it to the device in bits and pieces. Although, there are various requirements to make this work effortless. You need a very strong server that can manage the heavy load along with the compatible video player which can connect to this remote server. Organizations also prefer shared hosting which is a good alternative but it may cause performance issues due to high bandwidth requirement. Moreover, if you cannot compromise with the quality (which obviously you won’t) then you need to pay a higher cost. Cloud can be an option but still, you would have to pay for it too.
Now Let us discuss the languages that can be used:
On the top comes C++ which is object-oriented programming language where if you want to use the concept of video streaming then you need to know Next gen Media Server. You can create video media and telephony application using this media library which uses many streaming protocols including Apple’s HTTP Live, RTMP and RTSP to capture the stream of live video.
Next comes the famous language PHP which has readymade PHP scripts to build live video streaming site conveniently with a lot of functionality. Additionally, you will get various free plugins that can be added without writing any codes.
Further, you have a language called Java- a class-based object-oriented programming language which helps you to create the video streaming website through its inbuilt class library. All you have to do is write once and use as many times as you want and run it on any other platforms too. This code reusability saves a lot of time.
In nutshell, knowing just the programming language isn’t enough, there is a lot more to building a video streaming website. You need to learn development process, market strategies, custom solutions and a lot more. If you have other queries or information that you would like to share do let us know in the comment section below, we would love to hear.