What is the best way to play videos, hosted on amazon s3

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Hi, what is the best way to play videos on wordpress, that are hosted on amazon s3? I have found a few free and paid plugins, but they all have mixed reviews.

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  • Profile picture of the author jrimshot
    Best in what way? Easiest for you to get into your post? Most presentation features? Best cross platform compatibility (eg. mobile)?

    If you are hosting large videos like webinar replays or a membership site full of video content, you may want to consider using CloudFront on your S3.

    Cloudfront allows you to setup either a 'download' or a 'streaming' distribution. The streaming solution can save you storage costs because you only transfer what they watch. A download distro (or S3 which is download only) requires the user to download the whole file even to watch the last 5 minutes.

    Streaming does require a streaming capable player however, like jwplayer. I would also lean toward something that supports html 5 and not just flash -- so it will play on iphones and ipads.
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