Which means most people will get an error once they try to upload. It depends on the forum's size/user database, but let's say you limit 30MB per upload, most people will get an error unless the video is less than 15-20 sec.
A 720p video with a bitrate of 17Mbps is about 100MB/minute. A 1080p video with 28Mbps is about 210MB/minute.
Not practical in terms of hosting these days unless you get a VPS/Dedicated server just for uploads...
Example: 10 video uploads of 30MB/week = 300MB/week X 4 weeks = 1.2GB/month X 12 months = 14.4GB
If you increase the upload limit to 100MB/1 min 720p upload you're taking about 50GB/year. And that's only from 10 video uploads a week.
If you have a dedicated server, yeah no problem just stick there 1TB HDD and you're good to go. But most people don't need/have a dedicated server.... compression is doable, just needs more development. Pics compression would also be appreciated.
You dont need a vps or dedicated server to host your videos....you use a scalable cloud server
this is 2018 and data is CHEAP.....im using digitalocean spaces to host my videos
$5 per month
250 GB of storage
1 TB of outbound transfer
$0.02 per additional GB stored ($20 per 1TB)
$0.01 per additional GB transferred ($10 per 1TB)
And if you need cheaper storage space you can use Backblaze B2
Storage 1TB = $5
Bandwidth 1TB = $10