Server limit for video upload in to post

hdrcweb

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I'm looking for your help. This question is about video uploads into posts but having looked I can't find a topic before in the same vein as this.

I've got a usergroup which is trusted. I'd like them to be able to upload video in to posts. It would be video from their pc or direct into a post from their phone.
There would be no copyright issues as it's from the user only. Used mainly to show a vehicle, a mechanical part in motion etc
I want to restrict it so that overly long vids can't be uploaded - perhaps 1 minute max.
The server limit set at 32mb [32,768] at the moment but most vids are rejected as too large.

I realise that different camera settings will give different file sizes but .....In your opinion what sort of server limit would be necessary to allow about a minute of phone video ?

Thanks
 
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Muddy Boots

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It would depend on the quality of the video being uploaded and on the format they are uploading in AVI,Mpeg4 etc etc

Its kind of how long is a piece of string.......
 

hdrcweb

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It would depend on the quality of the video being uploaded and on the format they are uploading in AVI,Mpeg4 etc etc

Its kind of how long is a piece of string.......
thanks. Yeh, I was just trying to see if anyone came back and said what they have as settings. It's easy to just open the settings fully but I want to restrict file size while giving a short time allowance. I've tried to take video on a timed shoot. I guess I'll have to alter the server settings and keep trying it.
 

Muddy Boots

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Here are some m4v files with details, I fond the m4v compressed format to be best for compression etc

May give you an idea

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rdn

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Use XMG and force transcoding to 720 or 1080p to have smaller file size output.
 

hdrcweb

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Live demo: https://xenforo.com/community/media/

XenForo Media Gallery I mean :).
You can force transcoding of videos uploaded on XMG.

Thanks again rdn.

At the moment we haven't got XMG so I don't know much about it. We don't really need any form of gallery. The issue we have is lets say, when you have a problem with your vehicle so you start a thread describing it and attach a small video of the problem into the post.
I could just open up the server limit setting but I don't want to do that and end up with 15min videos in posts. So I was looking to see if anyone did a similar thing in allowing very short videos in posts and what their settings were.
 
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