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[resolved] Jetpack's New Videopress Questions (3 posts)

  1. tweakben
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi,

    A quick question on VideoPress functionality. A lot of the documentation for VideoPress is for the WordPress.com videopress, and this is a SELF-hosted blog.

    My site is a video website, where *paying* members can watch videos. So, before I fork over the $60, I have a few questions:

    1.) Can I block videos from bein watched unless they are logged in to the website?

    I'd like to "Post" each video on the blog, and only if the visitor is logged in can they actually play the video. I want the video window to show in each post as I add them for all to see, but just not actually play the video until they have logged in. I know I can restrict access to areas for members only, but I want people who arent members to see that there is content being added all the time, but only see the actual video if they are logged in. If VideoPress cant do this, is there a way to do this where non-members will still see that there is content being added all the time but just not play it?

    2.) I have 100GB of videos already on my web server in mp4/wmv format. Is there a way to tell VideoPress to use them rather than re-uploading each one painfully slowly over DSL again? If not, is there a plugin that would allow me to import the videos already on the server into VideoPress? I have "Add From Server" and I can already add mp4's this way but it doesnt have anywhere near all the features of VideoPress. But, Add From Server does import the movie into the Media Library. Can VideoPress choose from the media library?

    That's it! Thank you very much for your help and support!

    Ben

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/

  2. tweakben
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    After further review it appears that despite self hosting the videos still have to be on wordpress.com. WTF? That's a serious limitation. When this plugin allows everything on *my* server, then you've got a customer.............

  3. Jeremy Herve
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    After further review it appears that despite self hosting the videos still have to be on wordpress.com. WTF? That's a serious limitation. When this plugin allows everything on *my* server, then you've got a customer.

    VideoPress was developed for people who do not want, or cannot host or serve videos from their own servers. You seem to have some experience with videos already, so you probably already know all about the impact videos can have on a site's bandwidth.
    By uploading all your videos to the WordPress.com servers, you won't have to worry about bandwidth anymore.

    Of course, since you're already serving more than 100GB from your own server that's probably not an issue for you. In this case, VideoPress will be of little use for you.

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