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  1. voopress
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Running the latest BuddyPress along with BuddyPress Media.

    In order to allow more formats to be supported for user uploads, it looks like one would need to buy the BuddyPress Media addon called BPM-FFMPEG.

    What I am trying to find out is how I can use the tools I already have on my servers to convert/compress practically any format I already support to be uploaded by BuddyPress users.

    Reading about this plugin, it sounds like that is what this plugin will allow me to do, to use my own ffmpeg and other tools.

    Can you please confirm this.

    Thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-video-posts/

  2. voopress
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Really, another dead plugin?

  3. voopress
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There must be someone on here who knows the answer. Please, someone share. It is becoming more and more difficult to use open source if no one bothers to help others.

  4. voopress
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok, I'll wait patiently and maybe someone will reply :)

  5. voopress
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So, more than 6 days now. Guess I should be moving on.

  6. AlexRayan
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello Voopress!
    Sorry for delay with reply. This plugin is an open source and is written and supported in free time so you must understand that the developers can't always find time to check on or reply to posts.
    Our plugins provides you a way to encode videos using ffmpeg extension installed on your server. The encoded videos are displayed as custom post type, so this is not integrated with BuddyPress Media.
    In the future we may look into integrating both together, but for now this functionality is not supported.

    Best regards,
    Alex

  7. voopress
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the reply :).

    This is what I am trying to understand. I already have conversion and compression tools on my servers and am looking for something which would allow users to upload video on the site.
    I found an addon for BP-media but it seems I already have that since my servers have the tools installed. This is the integrated aspect that you speak of I am assuming.

    Either way, it sounds like you are saying that yes, this will allow users to upload video and use the tools already installed on the server.

    I guess I should have simply tried it by now.

    Thanks.

  8. AlexRayan
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Vooprss,

    If I understood you correctly, you are saying that you have ffmpeg extension installed on your server. In this case, yes, the plugin will provide the functionality of converting videos to mp4 format from any other uploaded and creating a thumbnail from the frame specified.
    The plugin registers custom post type - "videos" and allows you to have a front end interface for the users to upload the videos.
    Just follow the guidelines in the settings: create pages for uploading and editing the videos and copy paste shortcodes on these pages, then assign the pages in the options for the plugin.
    You would also be able to specify the allowed formats for uploading videos and the frame (in seconds) that show be used for the thumbnails.

    Please let us know if you have any issues with the plugin and if you need any further assistance with it.

    Best regards,
    Alex

  9. voopress
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Correct. It did not make any sense to me to have to purchase another plugin which would allow users to upload video when my servers are always configured for video conversion and compression. Instead, I was hoping to find something which would put to use the many tools, including ffmpeg already installed on the server.

    It sounds like your plugin will take advantage of the tools already on the server. I will give it a try then post some feedback.

    Thanks again for the reply.

  10. voopress
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh, one more question since I've not seen this anywhere. As the main site is a buddypress and the others are simply blogs, should this plugin be installed network wide or only on the main site.

  11. AlexRayan
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can activate the plugin site specific for each site since wp_posts table is usually site specific. Since the plugin registers custom post type and uses attachment hooks, it's using wp_posts table to store it.
    Hope it helps.
    Let me know if you need any other assistance with it when you install it.
    I encounter a lot of issues connected to either differences between ffmpeg extension configurations or permissions on uploads directory.

    Best regards,
    Alex

  12. voopress
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In other words, you mean don't activate it network wide then right? Sorry, just need clarification at times since I'm pretty new to WP.

  13. AlexRayan
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 1 year ago #

    No problem.
    Yes, it would be better to activate it per site if you need it on multiple sites since the options / settings interface is going to be different for each instance.
    I have network activated WP Video Posts before though and it didn't create any issues, so you should be fine either way.
    I would activate it per site though since I haven't tested Network Activate thoroughly.
    --Alex

  14. voopress
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'll do that then and make a post somewhere about blog users being able to have this option by contacting me.

    I now better understand why you would want to activate it per site but I suppose a network version would also be nice where main settings are controlled by the main site owner.

    Thanks.

  15. AlexRayan
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sure thing, let me know how it goes.
    Also, options under network would definitely be something to consider for the future updates of the plugin. Thank you for the input.
    --Alex

  16. voopress
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    BTW, I notice in the plugins section that it says not for the current version. I'm running 3.5.1. I'll install it anyhow as it looks like you've been updating it but thought I'd mention it :)

  17. AlexRayan
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, yeah we're aware of that. We didn't add 3.5.1 with the last update because we didn't test it thoroughly enough. I have installed the plugin on several sites with 3.5.1 and it was working as expected, still I would like to test it more before adding 3.5.1 tag. :)

  18. voopress
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Should it not allow mp4 and just bypass conversion? It's not allowing mp4 uploads.

    Also, the only allowed means to upload is to allow guests to upload.
    Setting guests to not allowed then picking any of the user roles fails allowing anyone to upload.

    Moderator shows up twice in the list.

  19. voopress
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    One more question, I hope you don't mind :).

    What I was looking for is a means for users to upload files into their own media albums and also in the main activities of buddy press. Is there a way of doing this?
    Would I have to edit those pages and add the shortcode?

  20. AlexRayan
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 1 year ago #

    It should allow mp4 to be uploaded. What error message are you getting?
    Are you able to upload mp4 from Media Uploader and does the conversion take place in that case?

    As for the guess upload, it would mean that the user doesn't need to be logged in to upload the video or access the pages with the uploader. The user roles are to determine how can upload videos. In case of community, you should probably check all the roles.

  21. AlexRayan
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 1 year ago #

    As for the albums, like I said before the plugin is not integrated with Buddypress at the moment. This is something we're planning to do in the future, but don't have enough resources right now.
    The plugin creates a custom post type which is stored in posts table.
    While buddypress, being a plugin to WordPress, has its own tables.
    It is possible to use this plugin to save to albums and post an activity update with that but this would require programming.
    Perhaps, what you're looking for could be achieved with only Buddypress Media installed. You would need to write code to allow for media extensions and convert uploaded files to mp4 format.
    It should be pretty straightforward but would definitely require a php programmer.
    -- Alex

  22. voopress
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    MP4 problem
    It starts by saying please wait as normal. Then about 30 seconds into it,

    The file is either not a video file or the extension is not supported.
    Currently supported extensions are: video/quicktime, video/avi, video/asf, video/quicktime, video/x-ms-wmv, video/3gpp

  23. voopress
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Roles
    I did check all Roles to enabled with guest uploads off and no one can upload.

    As to BP, yes, I know it's not integrated but wondered if I could do this in some way until then.

  24. voopress
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    >Are you able to upload mp4 from Media Uploader and does the
    >conversion take place in that case?

    Ok, so you mean test this using the Media uploaded when I upload media into a blog post for example. I'll test that.

  25. AlexRayan
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 1 year ago #

    The plugin is getting the array of extensions from either the default one which is ('video/mpeg','video/mp4') or from extensions specified in options. Did you check mp4|m4v in the check box for "Allowed extensions"?

  26. voopress
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, all extensions are checked. Right now, I need to figure out where the 1mb limit is in Media so I can test this.

  27. AlexRayan
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 1 year ago #

    >Are you able to upload mp4 from Media Uploader and does the
    >conversion take place in that case?

    No, I actually meant the default WordPress Media tab.
    You could try the following:
    1. Go to Videos tab in WordPress dashboard and click on "New Video".
    2. Click on Media Uploader and drag and drop the mp4 file that you are trying to upload.
    3. When it's done, click on "Insert into post".
    4. You should have a shortcode created in the post.
    5. Try viewing the post.
    Please let me know if either of these steps failed or everything was ok.

  28. voopress
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There must be a default setting I've not seen before since we've never messed with video yet. It's set to only 1mb and I have everything else including php set to 1gb. I need to find that limit so I can reset it then test this.

  29. AlexRayan
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok, no problem. Let me know when you do.
    I've just tested the plugin on a random buddypress site with all the roles checked and the guest upload disabled and none of the extensions selected (which means only flv and mp4 should be allowed) and it works as expected.
    It must be something else that's interfering.
    Another possibility I could think of would be if a user role for the user that is trying to upload the video is not detected correctly (which could happen if the cap for permissions in the database is not present).

  30. voopress
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Found it, raised it. Here is the error;

    ErrorVID_20121225_154632.mp4Sorry, this file type is not permitted for security reasons.

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