I recently imported a large Photopost system into XFMG. Generally it all went very well and I am very pleased with the results.
I do have a couple of things I have not been able to solve that I think I should mention/ask about.
Firstly, none of the ratings seem to have imported. I have tried rebuilds and so on but I don't think the data ever transferred across. At a push I could live without this info but it is a shame not to have it.
My other problem, and the one that I really want to solve is re my videos.
My 100+ videos all seemed to have made it over to XFMG. At first I didn't see any having come across but when I looked later there they all were, so that looked great. However when I came to run them all but 5 said they could not be run due to their format.
So the videos have transferred over, and 5 play fine. The rest all say they are not in a format that can be displayed.. I found I can download the original video using the download button in all those cases, and they seem to be things like .WMV or .MOV All the videos have their correct owner, views, and other info (apart from ratings).
I downloaded a few and tried uploading them afresh and they went off into the transcode system as expected. I got some alert messages back a day later saying they failed. Others I have tried since have not gone live and have so far not produced any alerts either. None of this has produced any server error messages.
So, I tried downloading some and using Movie Maker to read them in and then publish them as .mp4 files. That worked very quickly and the .mp4 uploads into the system that I tried also worked just fine. Sadly though with my name not the owners, a new date, and none of the old wanted info and details of course.
So I seem to have the following problems:
No way to update the videos from their old files to new .mp4 ones
No working transcode system
When I did the import I had entered the path to my php install by entering whereis php into my server and using the first path info that provided. When these video problems came up I tried which php on the server and entered that different path instead. FFMPEG seems OK as it is making thumbnails. I only installed the one file for that.
I hope this all makes sense and you can help. For now I have made video uploads .mp4 only and I have hidden all the non working videos, so this isn't causing me massive grief that needs a very fast solution.