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[resolved] serving the right file (5 posts)

  1. miketopher
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Im going over all the settings and i see
    Newer mobile devices can display HD video (iPhone 4/iPad 1/some Android play 720p, iPhone 4s/iPad 2+ play 1080p) but many older devices (iPhone 3Gs/older Android) can't play higher than 480p. Increase at your own risk.

    So my thought is, what the big guys do at least is to encode into several formats, and sizes
    so, if device can play 1080p, then serve the 1080p file, if only 720p, then serve that file.

    any thoughts?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/video-embed-thumbnail-generator/

  2. Kyle Gilman
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    This is a great idea. I'm going to implement it in the future. I can use media queries to server different videos based on the device's capabilities. YouTube encodes files into about a dozen different formats. I don't think it's necessary to go that far, but I like the idea of at least offering different resolutions.

  3. miketopher
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    yeah it does seem real far to go for all of that, but on a business note, not a damn person is doing this, and some people could use this and save tons of money on bandwidth there for, your plugin would be pretty advanced, and you might consider charging for it.

    i know id pay for it.

    i love how youtube does it cause its like fit for the person watching.. with a button that allows you to select the different quality/res

    Thanks for awesome plugin

  4. Kyle Gilman
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I don't have the programming skills to make a player that allows you to select your resolution manually like YouTube does, but I do have the CSS skills to set it automatically. I think this will be a really useful feature.

    I can't charge for the plugin because of the licenses of various pieces of code the plugin incorporates, but you are welcome to use the donate link on the plugin page.

  5. miketopher
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    understandable.

    im working on some things that might actually give me an income and i certainly intend on donating... your plugin is seriously the most useful one ill be using soon. on top of everything else, video is the only thing thats not easy to get just right on wordpress since theres no real video functionality.

    Thanks!

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