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Oct 2014
Shadab Mahbub
@SdShadab
Oct 04 2014 11:07

Hello everyone,

has anyone ever tried or has any suggestions integrating a video upload feature when a user posts? Which packages, libraries and storing options do you think would be best?

Helmi
@Helmi
Oct 04 2014 11:11
@SdShadab With Video i’d first worry about encoding and player. Do you really think you woul want to do selfhosted videos instead of youtube/vimeo whatever?
Shadab Mahbub
@SdShadab
Oct 04 2014 11:13
I am not inclined towards self hosting, youtube works fine for me.
However, users have to upload them while posting on the site
Helmi
@Helmi
Oct 04 2014 11:14
Well posting youtube videos is already possible and recognized by the built in embed.ly function which gives a preview thumbnail of the video and an inline player that works in a layer.
I don’t know if youtube allows you to have video uploads on your site from your users pushing them all in your account. At the end you would be responsible for what people upload.
Shadab Mahbub
@SdShadab
Oct 04 2014 11:17
The problem with that would be that people would need to upload the videos to Youtube first, and then post the link on the site.
Not exactly user friendly.
They should be able to upload the video files from their computers
Helmi
@Helmi
Oct 04 2014 11:18
Sure. The alternative would be to handle the YouTube Uploads on your site but you users must still have YouTube accounts then which again isn’t user friendly. In the case you want you should probably really better think about completely doing the video stack yourself but then again uploading should be your simplest problem. Encoding and having a good player would be a bigger issue i guess.
If that’s a money project you could still look for some „video hosting for business“ service providers that do exactly that i think.
http://vzaar.com/ is one i came across a while ago.
Shadab Mahbub
@SdShadab
Oct 04 2014 11:21
Thanks, Ill check it out
As opposed to youtube, what if I used S3 instead for storage?
Will embedly work with an s3 bucket?
Helmi
@Helmi
Oct 04 2014 11:24
embedly is just a service for creating thumbs for images/videos. That won’t help you so much. You can of course use any storage for videos but you still need to worry about what formats people upload, encode them, have a webplayer that is cross browser/device compatible and so on.
Shadab Mahbub
@SdShadab
Oct 04 2014 11:24
I could use popcorn,js for that
Helmi
@Helmi
Oct 04 2014 11:25
still doesn’t solve your encoding
https://sproutvideo.com/ may be another provider.
Sacha Greif
@SachaG
Oct 04 2014 14:00
I know a lot of businesses use http://wistia.com/ for video hosting
maybe they have some kind of API or widget that would let people upload videos via your app
Shadab Mahbub
@SdShadab
Oct 04 2014 19:47
I tried using Filepicker in the Telescope post_submit.html page for uploads, without much avail. It gives a simple input form, but it doesnt render
Thanks for the wistia suggestion Will try it out