August 25, 2009 in Feedback
I'd like to see some sort of support for uploaded video streaming added in IPB. That is, if the user attaches a video file to the post, the video could be processed into flv or H.264 video (using FFmpeg - which would have to be installed by the server admin) and played in a free third-party Flash player (like the JW Player). FFmpeg could be used to generate a thumbnail for the uploaded video to show as the attachment (like photo thumbnails do now for photos).
Video streaming is becoming a standard feature of many sites and I see no reason that it shouldn't be supported by IPB like photos are supported.
Of course, the feature should be optional since this could eat up a lot of bandwidth and disk space.
I dare say that is outside the scope of the software to be honest..
Because only so many people would be able to benefit from such a feature, we've not bothered. As you said, ffmpeg would need to be installed, and the majority of our users don't have the ability to do this. Given the abundance of other suggestions that most users CAN make use of, this remains low on a prioritized feature list.
[quote name='bfarber' date='25 August 2009 - 03:16 PM' timestamp='1251227769' post='1848878']
Given the abundance of other suggestions that most users CAN make use of, this remains low on a prioritized feature list.
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