We double checked on Hostgator.com specification page and found out the video streaming feature is only available in shared and dedicated server. It’s not available in Hostgator reseller or VPS.
All their web hosting plans that support streaming video are come with GD2 graphic library and ImageMagick. With these features in place, the plans are supporting streaming audio and video. It also includes free module, apps and tools for supporting this feature. Here is the main specification (from Hostgator.com website) that allows video playback in their hosting plans.
With our own Hostgator Baby plan, we are testing this and confirmed video streaming is a supported feature. What we did is uploaded a small video files to our hosting space and later add the video into this Hostgator review blog via flash plug-in support. With these, we can add any video in here; view it and playback directly online.
The latest WordPress blog allow us to import the media file into gallery and integrate it into website directly. In this type of setup, there is no additional plug-in require. And we have checked the Hostgator video hosting performance with this and its playback speed is even better.
You can view the video below and check the playback speed. If you want to host even more video content or having an even larger website, what you need is the latest Hostgator VPS hosting that be able to serve more traffics.