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A way to compress uploaded videos?

Moshe1010

Well-known member
#1
I want to let my users to upload videos, but these days videos, especially videos uploaded from high-end cellphones, can take dozes of MB/min.

Is there an add-on or an easy way to compress videos like WhatsApp/FB does?
 

RobinHood

Well-known member
#2
I beleive that compression is done client side in the app.

To get a similar result you'd need to compress it in the app before sending the data to the server.

I don't know if there's any native browser tech that can do that?

So it's unlikely to be able to get that to work in a mobile or desktop browser.

I'm guessing the only way to do it all client side is you'd need your users to be using a native forum app that does the heavy lifting video conversion on the phone before uploading it to the post.

The other option is to use ffmpeg server side to convert it.
 

Moshe1010

Well-known member
#3
I beleive that compression is done client side in the app.

To get a similar result you'd need to compress it in the app before sending the data to the server.

I don't know if there's any native browser tech that can do that?

So it's unlikely to be able to get that to work in a mobile or desktop browser.

I'm guessing the only way to do it all client side is you'd need your users to be using a native forum app that does the heavy lifting video conversion on the phone before uploading it to the post.

The other option is to use ffmpeg server side to convert it.
What about using ffmpeg?