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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 →
Acknowledged  ·  AdminSven Hoffmann (Product Manager, 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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  • Michal Korcak commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Didn't posts with attached mp4 video files have already a preview of the video? In the Coyo 9.x versions. Couldn't it be brought back again? Just a file-name-link is very user unattractive (mp4 playback works, when the user clicks on the file, but they overlook it).

    Support for additional formats like .MOV, or .GIFV would be nice too, or may be mp3/mp4 audio for 'podcasts'.

  • Sarah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I assume every bigger company has an internal CDN. So an API to root videos via the CDN as soon as they are watched internally would be great. Saving a copy of the video on an internal server. In our case, colleagues are watching mainly within our network. I'm not IT, but maybe this could be a way... And extra videostreaming platform has always the problem with accessing videos with the mobile Coyo app.

  • Christoph commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We urgently need previews of videos. A file looks completely unsexy and nobody clicks on it. It would be also good to play the video directly in the timeline.

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

    @Thomas: In my opinion, re-rendering videos is something that should be done by specialized video platforms. This is a very complex (and CPU consuming) topic. Therefore I would like to avoid doing this on COYO servers.

    @Stephanie: Right now it should be possible to upload MP4 files to a timeline. There will be no preview, though. You will see a link and when clicking on that link you will see the file detail view displaying the video. The support for MOV files will be part of the next major release.

  • Stephanie Zobel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We also have the same problem with the video presentation.

    Within android devices there is not even a possibility to upload the .mov files or the .mp4 files to timelines. This is only possible with iPhones. We do have a lot of users only having android devices and they have then no possibility to upload videos.

    As we are using timelines to enable users to show is their daily routine at work this feature would be very important for us as well. Video content is already very important and getting even more important from my persepective.

    Are any plans on making it possible showing (maybe only static) previews at the timeline of videos uploaded directly to Coyo timeline.

  • 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 Manager, 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.

  • Kira 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 Manager, 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 Manager, 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.

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