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Although our primary business is producing streaming video from VHS, S-VHS, Umatic or Beta SP video tape for under $100 per video clip we digitize, we can also arrange for streaming video hosting for our customers as well. Before you call us for a quote, you may want to check with your existing ISP. If they definitely don't want video on their servers, we can certainly get you set up with an ISP who does. Please call us at 630-690-7611 if you have an unusual video hosting need. We work with a number of ISP's who specialize in video hosting. Flat rate, bytes transferred, and by the stream pricing is available.

We've arranged streaming video hosting for companies as large as Hewlett Packard, so we're quite capable of handling any size project.


No Expensive Hardware or Server Software Is Required

Depending upon the volume of simultaneous video streams you'd like to broadcast, you probably won't even need video hosting, a dedicated video server or a software server package in most cases. Although all of our customer's videos are prepared to stream off of either a dedicated video server or a standard web server, on this particular website for example, we don't use a dedicated video server or any server software systems to stream our own videos. All of our own streaming video is broadcast using standard HTTP. A server software package provides additional functionality in terms of load balancing, automatic bandwidth negotiation, and the ability for your visitors to fast-forward through your movies. For most video applications, these additional features aren't required. Please feel free to call us at 630-690-7611 if you'd like to discuss whether you can stream your own video without any additional hardware or software.

Benchmark streaming video hosting costs are approximately $50 per 70,000 minutes of video watched per month at 56K speeds.

The Top Four Choices For Hosting Streaming Video

There are many ways that streaming video can be deployed. The most popular methods don't require any additional cost.

CyberTech Media can provide your company with high quality encoding and outstanding customer service no matter what method you choose to host or deploy your streaming video.

  • Host directly from your existing web server - either internally within your company or through your existing ISP. This is not only the most popular method of hosting streaming video, but also the preferred method for most companies with low to mid-range streaming video hosting needs, as it does not require any additional expenditures and works just fine.
  • Host from your existing ISP's video server. If your existing ISP has a video server that is part of your hosting package, this option will allow you to use the functionality of the video server software if you have a specific need or reason to do so.
  • Host from an ISP specializing in high bandwidth throughput or video hosting. If your actual hosting needs exceed the bandwidth you're already paying for, you may want to consider any number of ISP's who have bandwidth suitable for larger scale usage such as streaming video.
  • Host from company with a network of distributed server locations. For companies with extremely high bandwidth needs and the necessity for extremely high levels of service, a new breed of ISP exists to fill this need. These ISP's actually maintain numerous data centers across the country to improve reliability of service. If your situation justifies the high cost, this method of deployment provides high quality streaming video in high bandwidth usage situations.

Discussing Video Hosting With Your ISP

Many ISP's are under the impression that they need a video server in order for their clients to have streaming video on their websites. This is simply not the case. As part of our full-service approach, we will provide your ISP with the complete information they'll need to allow for streaming video on their sites. The adjustment they'll need to make on their server will take approximately 30 seconds to complete. Additionally, some ISP's flat out refuse to allow their customers to have Real Video, NetShow or Vivo because of their bandwidth concerns. If you're having trouble discussing video hosting with your Internet Service Provider, you have two options. You can either move your entire site elsewhere, or simply put just your video files with a different ISP.

Making Streaming Video Inexpensive And Easy To Use

When you choose CyberTech as your streaming video producer, we make the process simple and inexpensive. Unless you have the need for hundreds or thousands of video conversions each and every year, your investment in new equipment and product training will exceed $10,000 per year if you decide to produce and convert on your own.

When we handle your streaming video production, you will receive:

  • Choice of formats - Windows Media, Real Video, or Vivo format.
  • Choice of delivery speeds - Video can be encoded to be delivered at 28.8, 56K, ISDN, T-1 or over a LAN.
  • Choice of movie size - You pick the how large you want your movie to look.
  • Complete HTML code - We totally eliminate your learning curve by providing you with the complete code to paste right into your pages for instant video.
  • Fast service - On most projects, we can furnish you with your completed digitized video within 48 hours.
  • Affordable pricing - Our full-service rates are under $100. There are no other ongoing fees or hosting charges of any kind.
  • Subcontracting source - If you're a website developer yourself looking for a way to add video to one of your customer's websites, we'll extend you our same low rates and prompt service.

Simply send us your Beta SP, Mini-DV, Umatic, Hi-8, VHS or S-VHS video clips using our mail-in submission form. Please call us at 630-690-7611or e-mail us at if you have any questions.

Watch Our Own Videos

Each of our six presentations have been prepared in Real Video, Vivo and Windows Media streaming video format for your convenience. We invite you to watch any of these movies at this time by following these links to our pages which display our video presentations:

More Information

For additional information and actual demonstrations, don't forget to visit these pages or our new site at

When you're ready to visit with us about including video presentations on your web site, please call us at 630-690-7611 or E-mail us at

We also do video conversions for web developers.


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