This is my first time posting, I’m quite new to all this but enjoying it very much.
I have some .avi and .mp4 video files online, they are not on a video hosting site such as youtube or vimeo… the files are just directly on my online server. I would like to be able to display them in some kind of video player on my website by linking the player directly to the files. I know it’s easier to use hosted sites like youtube but i want the videos to be as clean looking as possible and if i use youtube you get adverts popping up, other suggested videos etc… and on vimeo you can’t customise the player and hide all the buttons etc unless you have a paid account.
So my thought was to get around this by just finding a video player stack which can play videos via a direct link to where they are hosted.
First thing you need to do is check with your host if they allow this. I woke up one morning to find all my media files had been deleted. I contacted my host who informed me they have a policy about not hosting media that is streamed.