[plumi-discuss] Large video files (200+MB) support?
datakid at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 10:43:28 EST 2008
> On Thu, 2008-10-16 at 08:40 -0400, Corey, Stephen
>> Iâ€™m looking for a solution to host sites for large
> video files. A user
>> wants to be able to upload 30 minute videos (approx
> 200MB). I tried it
>> with Drupal and FlashVideo, but the transcoding
> takes place DURING the
>> PHP request, and will require about 12 minutes for
> each video. PHP
>> doesnâ€™t like to serve requests that long (yes, I
> know I can keep
>> bumping up the request time).
>> Does Plumi handle things this big, and is the
> encoding handled outside
>> the scope of a request???
Yes, the transcoding happens after the video file has been uploaded -
so the upload process is just that - an upload. Nothing more.
And yes, a 200MB upload is fine with plumi, although it depends on
relative speeds and distances and servers of course. It takes a longer
than 12 minutes to upload 200MB to engagemedia.org (for instance)
_but_ I'm in Australia (and use the Aust equiv of "broadband") and the
engagemedia.org server is in Germany....
But, if you are at a university, and are setting up a site for a
professor in the dept across the hall and using the local
intranet/WAN, well, 12 minutes would be "long".
Hope this answers yr question.
There's a dignity in being able to control your environment that our
minds deeply crave, and rules that prevent us from reconfiguring our
tools strike at that dignity.
More information about the Discuss