My company has need of a ‘proof of concept’ web site dealing with streaming video. The video content and site will not contain or be based on any pornographic material. We prefer to work with a mid or large sized company, but would still consider a small motivated group if their past performance is dependable.
My name is Henry and I am in charge of this project and my team. See the attached files for flowcharts of how we would expect the site to work, however we are open to suggestions and feedback. Basically we would like to test servers, storage requirements, hosts and players for different platforms so we can obtain a better idea of what the actual infrastructure costs would be for a ‘production site’ based on our needs. Should your company already have a site, or sites, which already are streaming video and able to playback recorded content then we would also be open to talking about how that site works, the project costs, hosting/storage/infrastructure costs and options.
Work to be Performed:
1 - A web page which will have a video player on it. Audio will be needed as well. The player should automatically detect the browser/platform is being used and compensate accordingly. We would prefer the player to be based on the Server (much like YouTube for example) so the user will not need to install anything. Player should only allow for playing and not allow for rewind or pause. The only option should be for video size and video/audio quality for testing purposes. A simple bandwidth calculator/estimator would also be a useful feature for our needs but is not required if it is going to take a lot of time to create or integrate.
2 – An admin page which allows for authorized login, and a control panel which allows for setting the IP address of an IP Camera (my team will supply), a schedule which can be set in order to play the live streaming video and switch automatically per the settings to hosted recorded streaming video and control how live and recorded content is displayed and other such related features. Please refer to the Admin Flowchart for the exact features and layout. Your quote should be for the features listed here and in both flowcharts and any extra work or features requested will be billable at the agreed hourly rate once approved by my team/company.
Please feel free to edit the flowcharts as needed and include them with your quote to better document/explain your quote and the work it would encompass. Please make sure the quote documents your hourly rate. Once my team and I are satisfied we fully understand all areas of the project, all questions have been answered and all milestones have been agreed to then the project will be rewarded and a deposit will be issued for work to start.
My team and I are very versed in cameras and related hardware so we can work with your team to fill in any information if needed. My company will be supplying all test hardware and necessary hosting, or are open to any hosting you may have to offer at an agreed price. In order to keep costs down my team and I would like to experiment with hosting recorded content on different services like [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view], etc. These tests will be considered ‘extra work’ and quoted separately as we request them and billable separate from this initial project.
Please submit your proposal at your earliest convenience. Thanks!