I have already programmed a webinar portal interface whereby I can program any video to play at a certain time of day/week. For instance I can schedule a webinar to play at 9:00PM every Wednesday night and have people signup and attend that webinar. Once they arrive to watch the webinar at 9:00PM they are asked to enter their email address and once they enter the email address the video will begin. The video does not start before 9:00PM.
When each new person (attendee) arrives to watch the video at 9:00PM the existing system will activate another instance of the video and it will play from the very beginning (this is displaying my own video player from my own server and I need to keep my own video player to display the videos). Therefore if an attendee arrived late to the webinar at 9:15PM, then the webinar would not already be in progress like a regular webinar and the attendee would view the video starting from the very beginning. Therefore if 100 people attended the webinar, there would be 100 separate instances of that same video playing all at one time. The attendees only have 1 hour to login to the webinar and then they can no longer view the video. This is how it is programmed right now. This program works very well right now but I would like to see if I can improve on this by adding the following:
Would you know how to program it so that the video I choose for the webinar will only have to play once instead of (multiple individual times) for each individual attendee? In other words, is there a way to create a session that everyone can login to to view that one video? This would mean if someone actually showed up late at 9:15PM for a 9:00PM webinar that they would see the video playing already in progress. In other words, they would have missed 15 minutes of the webinar. This will make the webinar appear to be more of a "live" webinar and I will not have to engage so many instances of the same video playing simultaneously.
Would you know how to create a session that everyone can login to to view the same video as opposed to me having to engage multiple instances of the same video for each attendee?
All the backend programming is completed for the Webinar interface that allows us to create the webinars, choose the times dates and to choose the video in question. All we need integrated is the session ability.
Please let me know if you have any questions.