Originally Posted by Punctual
Thank you for responding. I think the lack of support of FFMPEG has more to do with the fact that people are less and less hosting their own videos instead using hosting providers like youtube and vimeo. I Will also use youtbe and vimeo but in some cases I would like the ability to host my own videos as well
FFMPEG support is great and even the big sites like youtube use it to convert videos. FFMPEG support just sucks for windows 8 because its a home operating system not designed to use things like this.
Every system has bugs, Microsoft just likes to call them "Features", in all honesty I never liked any of the debian or ubuntu distros except for PXE booting a small office environment where all they needed were basic GUI terminals to get to the internet. I have had really good experiences with CentOS 5.8 running on my home win 7 pro system that I have dynamic dns running and serving an external site with Apache.
That system has 8 GB of memory an i5 and nothing else really special, it runs perfectly. I honestly dont think you are setting yourself up for success here, even if you do get your system running great with the site you will still have bandwidth issues for people trying to access it.
Drupal and the other open source CMS apps are enormous, I believe that Joomla is 300+ http requests and over 2MB of data for just the default page on the default theme with nothing added to it. That is a whole hell of a lot of data to rely on your internet provider to upload consistently to people accessing your system.
You may also want to consider posting in a windows support forum to see if anyone has any input from that side. You won't get a whole lot of love for Windows hosting web sites on the LQ forums lol.
For $5.00/month you can pay someone for space to host this site, get the bandwidth you need for good download times, and have them turn on ffmpeg for you. Just a thought...