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I'm starting a cloud based video platform. I'm expecting new

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I'm starting a cloud based video platform. I'm expecting new videos to be loaded at about a rate of 1000 per month in mid to high res, avg length of video is 7 minutes. Growth to be 1k/ month for three months.
How much room will I need for running the site + storing all this video?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Kamil Anwar replied 11 months ago.

Hi G

What would be the avg video size and length?

A 2 minute HD Video in .mp4 at 1280x720 running at 30 frames per second (323kbps) would be 5.0 MB. So if you are going to be accepting mp4 format for the videos, so a 7 minute video would ideally be between 16 to 17MB.

1000 videos x 17MB (3 months) would be 51000MBs which is around 51GB.

If the format is avi, then a 1 minute video would be 9.42 GBs, 7 minute video would be 65.94.