Support » Plugin: WP Vimeo Videos » User uploads

  • Hi there. I’m looking to create a specific-purpose video sharing site, integrated with vimeo and want to know whether your pro plugin will enable us to achieve the following:

    1. If we make our vimeo site private, such that it’s not visible to the general public, will logged-in users of our web site, using your plugin, still be able to benefit from all the functionality of your plugin?
    2. When front-end uploads are implemented, do the video files actually sit on our wordpress server or they go straight up to the Vimeo servers? To what extent are we going to be limited by the max file size for our wordpress media? Incidentally we don’t need or want our video files to be hosted on our wordpress server. That’s basically the main reason for looking at Vimeo integration!
    3. Can you just confirm which version of gravity forms we need – the middle-priced one of their three options, right?
    4. Am I right in thinking that your plugin is simply to add upload functionality and does nothing with regard to our users’ ability to display, search, delete or manage videos of their own or those uploaded by other users? We’d need another plugin for that, right?

    Many thanks

    Bryan Waters

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  • Plugin Author Darko G.

    (@darkog)

    Hi Bryan,

    1.) The plugin aims to make the administration easier by integrating the admin dashboard with Vimeo, however as you may know it’s also possible to have Upload form in the front-end with GravityForms. So, if you use the GravityForm integration for the front-end upload form then it will work, however if you are looking to make a directory of videos you will need to code your own fucntionality for that because the plugin does not support directories at this time but the database organization makes it possible to have this functionality with some coding.

    2.) The videos uploaded via the front-end gravityforms integration are first uploaded to the server, then in background the server begins uploading the video to Vimeo and after it is uploaded the video is removed from the server. Unfortunately we can’t use Javascript upload on the front-end as it is security issue beecause we need to expose the access token for usage with the Javascript API. So this only makes sense if the user is logged in to avoid exposing it in the wild.

    3.) The base GravityForms plugin is enough for Video uploads only. However if you want to integrate auto-post creation from submissions you will also need the “Gravity Forms Advanced Post Creation Add-On” which comes with the Elite license.

    4.) The plugin does not provide directory functionality as i said but there are plans for this in future. For now it provides front-end upload form and extended management in the back-end for site editors and admins. You don’t have to use Vimeo.com site to upload videos or to share your Vimeo.com credentials with other authors on the site.

    Best,
    Darko

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Darko G..

    Thanks very much for your great reply!

    So as things stand, we will still be limited by the maximum media size of our wordpress server, right?

    B

    Plugin Author Darko G.

    (@darkog)

    For the front-end upload, yes! If you have a root access to the machine you can easily increase all the limits. For all other hosting account it depends of the provider. Some are limited to up to 250MB but can be increased to 1GB easily.

    For all the uploads in /wp-admin section the server side is skipped and the videos are uploaded directly to the server by utilizing the Javascript API.

    So as things stand, we will still be limited by the maximum media size of our wordpress server, right?

    Best,
    Darko

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Darko G..

    Thanks Darko. Your support is much appreciated. It all sounds good and we’re gonna go ahead and use your plugin for the site. I wanna know whether the following is possible and, if not, whether a custom solution could be created and at what price…

    Would it be possible to have a Gravity Form for upload, with your plugin, which then simultaneously auto-creates a post of type ‘video’ in the Videotube theme that we are using, populated with the title, description, URL and, ideally, a link to ‘download’ the video from Vimeo included in the description field? Failing that, would it be possible to set it up such that when someone uploads a video┬áthese elements are put together in an email either to the user, or to the admin, such that they could easily copy and paste them into the video post they will create manually? I hope this makes some sense. Videotube uses a shortcode for the video post creation and it’s not easily editable without getting into some heavy PHP that is outside of our scope, so I’d prefer not to modify that at this stage.

    Hi Darko. Is there any way to get around the hosting storage issue using something like AWS? In other words, could the plugin somehow be modified to upload to AWS storage (and, ideally, then to Vimeo) or that’s just impossible?

    Plugin Author Darko G.

    (@darkog)

    Hi,

    It is possible with some customization. But i wonder what is the goal? This will slown down the front-end upload even further.

    Best,
    Darko

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