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Video uploads without a separate video streaming platform

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    Bernd Wickermeier shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Under review  ·  AdminSven Hoffmann (Product Owner, COYO) responded  · 

    We are planning to support mov videos as well to make it easier to upload videos from mobile devices. We are checking the technical impact to display a preview in the timeline right away. This could affect the overall performance of the platform since it takes a lot of bandwidth to stream videos.

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      • Thomas Casari commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What do you think about video rendered to lower resolution after uploading?
        (reducing bandwith problems by presetting the low resolution by customer)

      • AdminSven Hoffmann (Product Owner, COYO) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I see. But providing a video upload / streaming solution within COYO is not solving the problem of the bandwidth. If the connection is limited it doesn't really matter were the video is streamed from.

        Additionally, from my point of view COYO should not be a video streaming server. This is a super complex topic that other platforms have already solved and so it would be smarter to use those technologies. Also, the additional bandwidth that would be needed on the server could and probably will have a negative impact on the overall performance of the platform.

        Though, something we are working on right now is a video preview / streaming for mp4 / mov files so that videos from mobile devices (mainly iPhones) can be uploaded and previewed in COYO more easily.

      • AHOL commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Especially with regard to the DSGVO, it would be helpful to have the files on your own server.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        To upload videos from other sources is not an option for us. We have many supermarkets in rural areas with a low bandwith making an access to Youtube etc. pretty much impossible and impractical. Yet we have to make sure to reach all our employees in all our locations. An integration similar to Facebook would be the best for our needs.

      • AdminSven Hoffmann (Product Owner, COYO) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hey Christoph,

        totally agree. Video is getting more and more important in internal communication (actually it is in all ways of communication). Therefore we are planning on providing a better integration of video platforms for the future. I agree that the main tasks are 1) to offer an easy way to integrate videos (for everyone) and 2) consider the privacy of internal videos.

        That being said and considering the technical limitations (of COYO not being a streaming server) - from my point of view there is only the option of a good and seamless integration of one or more streaming providers.

        For example we are thinking about integrating Microsoft Video / Streams or other services like movingimages, Kaltura etc. Unfortunately I can't really tell you right now when we are going to be able to implement this, but we are aware that this is an important issue.

      • Christoph commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hey Sven, thanks for explaining. Youtube and Vimeo work very well and the workaround is okay for public content. Afaik Youtube has no option for real private content as Vimeo does. The workaround also requires that any employee needs to know how to upload on YT or V etc. pp. which is too incovenient, especially for people not working online everyday. And because video communication is increasing everywhere there should be a way to a) upload a file easily with the smartphone like you do it on Facebook or other network (open the file, choose the app you want to share it with, go) and b) to display a preview of the video file in the timeline/rte andpreferably also play it there just as it works with YT and V.

      • AdminSven Hoffmann (Product Owner, COYO) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hey Christoph,

        problem with that would be that you would need a lot of bandwidth for that feature. The COYO server would act as a video streaming server which could interfere with the overall performance. As a workaround it would be better to add Youtube or Vimeo links to display the video. Would that be an option for you? Can we broaden the support for video streaming services?

      • Christoph commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Video upload Timeline: show a preview image and play it in the timeline like with youtube and vimeo

      • Christoph commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It works with mp4 now. You can watch mp4 videos in the preivew. Unfortunately you cannot watch them directly on the timeline yet.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree, please include that asap. Please include the possibility to upload a video in the app, too.

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