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Stored video size much larger than the original uploaded video

    • 211 posts
    January 11, 2019 5:48 PM EST

    Hi,

    We did a test and uploaded a video as a user. (size = 13,231,587)

    we then checked the uploaded stored video size on the server (size=58,533,814)

     

    The stored video is way larger in size than the original video.

     

    #1 Why is this?

    #2 Is there any way to reduce or retain the original video size on the server

    The goal is to save space on video uploads/sizes.

     

    Thanks


    This post was edited by playmusician at January 11, 2019 5:49 PM EST
    • 3013 posts
    January 15, 2019 5:57 AM EST

    Ouch can't see your image. The text is way too small and enlarging causes pixelation. I will try a test on local.

    • 3013 posts
    January 15, 2019 6:12 AM EST

    My tests show it smaller after upload. 

    Before:

    After, on server:

    • 3013 posts
    January 15, 2019 6:12 AM EST

    Are you using default SE Video or third party?

    • 211 posts
    January 15, 2019 11:54 AM EST
    Donna said:

    Are you using default SE Video or third party?

     

    We are using SEAO Advanced Video plugin

    Thanks Donna

    • 3013 posts
    January 15, 2019 12:55 PM EST

    Please get with socialengineaddons and let them know I tested the default and it stores the file in a compressed format or at least it's smaller than original. Perhaps they can fix the issue.

    • 211 posts
    January 16, 2019 3:41 AM EST
    Donna said:

    Please get with socialengineaddons and let them know I tested the default and it stores the file in a compressed format or at least it's smaller than original. Perhaps they can fix the issue.

     

    ok will do. thanks

     

    • 207 posts
    January 16, 2019 8:34 AM EST
    playmusician said:
    Donna said:

    Are you using default SE Video or third party?

     

    We are using SEAO Advanced Video plugin

    Thanks Donna

    Hi Texter,

    Kindly reach out to us at support01@socialengineaddons.com for this issue. We would be happy to help you.

    Best Regards,

    Team SocialEngineAddOns

    • 207 posts
    February 1, 2019 9:03 AM EST
    playmusician said:

    Hi,

    We did a test and uploaded a video as a user. (size = 13,231,587)

    we then checked the uploaded stored video size on the server (size=58,533,814)

     

    The stored video is way larger in size than the original video.

     

    #1 Why is this?

    #2 Is there any way to reduce or retain the original video size on the server

    The goal is to save space on video uploads/sizes.

     

    Thanks

     

    Hi Texter,

    After uploading video to the website, the conversion process(to .mp4) takes place for the video on the website and the conversion is dependent on the dimensions of the thumbnail image you define in the admin panel of the plugin.

    Larger the height and width of the thumbnail images, bigger will be the size of the video. You can check this by modifying the Large Video Thumbnail Height and Width Dimension in the Admin Panel of the plugin.

    Our team has replied to you in the Support Ticket as well for this query.

    Best Regards,

    Team SocialEngineAddOns

    • 3013 posts
    February 2, 2019 5:45 AM EST

    Good explanation and thank you for updating this thread SEAO.

    • 211 posts
    February 2, 2019 6:40 AM EST

    Thanks seao.

     

    I do wish there was documentation that let us know the same with each plugin, it would help connect the dots for admin

    who are looking to control media and file sizes on their servers.

    I will test the settings in each plugins (music , video & photos) and verify the sizes.

    Thanks for the response:)


    This post was edited by playmusician at February 2, 2019 6:41 AM EST
    • 207 posts
    February 4, 2019 2:04 AM EST
    playmusician said:

    Thanks seao.

     

    I do wish there was documentation that let us know the same with each plugin, it would help connect the dots for admin

    who are looking to control media and file sizes on their servers.

    I will test the settings in each plugins (music , video & photos) and verify the sizes.

    Thanks for the response:)

    Hi Texter, 

    Although we try our best to be as informative as possible on the product description page but, I have still forwarded your above suggestion to my team and we will update you soon regarding this :)

    Best Regards,

    Team SocialEngineAddOns

    • 211 posts
    February 4, 2019 3:05 PM EST

    Thanks for the response.

     

    My 2 cents..

    I have gone through pretty much every product description and faq of nearly every 3 dp

     

    They are sorely lacking with technical info for admins ,

    Its generic stuff for shoppers , buyers and users - not helpful for people actually running and hosting social engine services.

     

    A technical document online with meat and bones - specs like the one I have displayed above - only for admins would make it much easier instead of opening tickets.

     

    most of the info is very generic info for users and doesnt explain the "backend" part of it

    example

    https://www.socialengineaddons.com/socialengine-advanced-videos-channels-playlists-plugin

    there is no info for an admin on how media/resources are stored exactly and what they consume.

     This community is the lifeline for that info and is very useful to glean info of that nature.

    Anyways,

    I will test these out and respond to you directly

    Thanks for the info:)

     

     


    This post was edited by playmusician at February 4, 2019 3:07 PM EST
    • 211 posts
    February 5, 2019 6:56 AM EST

     

    SEAO,

    After doing a battery of tests. heres what we found out about your various plugins

    - the original upload file size  vs the stored file size on the server

    Hope this helps.

     

     

     

    Adv. Photo Plugin uploads - compresses and saves perfectly
    ------------------------------------------------
    (Original file size ) 1010 KB >>> (Stored file size) 312.86 KB

     

    Adv. Music Plugin uploads - saves as is - same size (no compression)
    -------------------------------------------------
    (Original file size) 4.7 MB >>> (Stored file size) 4.7 MB


    Document Sharing Plugin Uploads - saves as is - same size  (no compression) 
    -----------------------------------------------------------

    Documents *.doc - Saves as is - same size
    (Original file size ) 100 KB >>> (Stored file size) 100 KB

    pdf - pretty much same size
    (Original file size ) 54 KB >>> (Stored file size) 53.55 KB

     

    Adv. Video Plugin uploads - depends on setting of Large Thumbnail Size (why??)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    https://playmusician.com/admin/sitevideo/settings

    Large Video Thumbnail Width (in pixels) : 720     << we changed this from 1600
    Large Video Thumbnail Height (in pixels) : 720    << we changed this from 1600

    (Original file size) 22.4 MB >>> after encoding/Stored file size >>> 24.83 MB

    **This setting(720/720) will retain nearly the same size as the original size of the video.
    *** Hope this helps someone.

     

     

    So the big question is

    #1 Why is the Adv. Video plugin

    the only one that needs the Large Thumbnail size to be adjusted to change the file size of the video being stored?

     

    #2 We have changed the Large size setting to 720/720, and it pretty much retains the same video size.

    Where and How does this setting of 720/720 affect Video thumbnails?

    - In advanced activity feed? which pages?

     

    Thanks :)

    Hope this brings clarity and helps in your future development.

    We love SEAO plugins and are analyzing and testing to better improve your plugins,

    as well as for our end users

    and help save space on the server, due to user uploads.

    Best~

     

     

     


    This post was edited by playmusician at February 5, 2019 7:02 AM EST
    • 207 posts
    February 5, 2019 7:10 AM EST

    Hi Texter,

    We will wait for your response at sales@socialengineaddons.com for this :)

    Best Regards,

    Team SocialEngineAddOns

    • 211 posts
    February 5, 2019 7:13 AM EST

    ??
     I just gave you the response.

    Its all there above...please read it.

     

    I will wait for your response to the info I have provided and questions above. thanks


    or even better Ill open a ticket at support

     

    Thanks:)))

     

     

    • 207 posts
    February 6, 2019 2:41 AM EST

    Hi Texter,

    Apologies for missing out your last response. I have gone through it now and forwarded this to our Support Team. They are working on it and will update you in the Support Ticket very soon.

    Best Regards,

    Team SocialEngineAddOns 

     


    This post was edited by SocialEngineAddOns at February 6, 2019 2:43 AM EST
    • 211 posts
    February 6, 2019 9:12 AM EST

    no worries !

    thanks for helping out:)

    Best ~