Uploading videos

Travel Forums System Talk Uploading videos

1. Posted by Carso (Budding Member 9 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Right now the only option is to embed from Youtube or Vimeo. I would happily be a supporting member if I can upload videos to my blog straight from my computer. I don't want to have to start another account on another website and do a whole extra 194987239 steps just to put a video in my blog, especially after all the trouble of creating the video in the first place.

I'd also like to embed TikTok videos into the blog. I guess this is a feature request--if a dev reads this, can either of these options happen?

Thanks!

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 7102 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I understand it's not ideal to have to go off somewhere else to upload the videos. Unfortunately video hosting / processing is not really something I'm keen to get into as costs could balloon trying to host and serve those files. Not to mention the extra complexity of processing a video as it's being uploaded, etc.

I do need to spend some time cleaning up how the videos are integrated though and adding TikTok to the mix certainly seems a valid improvement at this stage. I consider video to be a broken part of the system currently, so it's pretty high on my to-do list to sort this out. But I don't think I'll attempt to handle direct uploads myself at this point sorry.

3. Posted by Carso (Budding Member 9 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Peter

I understand it's not ideal to have to go off somewhere else to upload the videos. Unfortunately video hosting / processing is not really something I'm keen to get into as costs could balloon trying to host and serve those files. Not to mention the extra complexity of processing a video as it's being uploaded, etc.

I do need to spend some time cleaning up how the videos are integrated though and adding TikTok to the mix certainly seems a valid improvement at this stage. I consider video to be a broken part of the system currently, so it's pretty high on my to-do list to sort this out. But I don't think I'll attempt to handle direct uploads myself at this point sorry.

Thanks for your response, Peter! That's definitely understandable about the uploaded videos. I have no idea if $3 a month would cover that but I guess it could very well go over, especially over time.

I just made a TikTok for my travel videos and tried to embed one but it just showed up as the plain text lol. Would love to share those with y'all!