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Video Management System (VMS)

A video management system (VMS), provided by a video hosting service, enables users to upload, convert, store and play back video content on the Internet, often via a structured, large-scale system that may generate revenue. Users generally will upload video content via the hosting service’s website, mobile or desktop application, or other interface (API). Video Management Systems (OVP) are platforms for providing live and recorded content on a website.

The video management system is responsible for hosting this for you and able to stream it on your behalf so you don’t have to worry about building any data centers or infrastructure. VMS’s are essentially cloud applications that end users ultimately interact with.

The type of video content uploaded might be anything from shorts to full-length TV shows and movies. The video host stores the video on its server and offers users the ability to enable different types of embed codes or links that allow others to view the video content. The website, mainly used as the video hosting website, is usually called the video sharing website.