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*http://bazaar.eprints.org/454/ (YouTube Importer)
*http://files.eprints.org/773/ (Kultur)
==Video Players==
==Video Players==

Revision as of 14:10, 7 October 2016

This page is in development and will eventually contain information about supporting Video documents in EPrints.

Related Pages

Video Players

Depositors can upload video documents. Since EPrints 3.3, there is a lightbox/flowplayer in EPrints, under /lib/static/. However, EPrints does not embed any video player as a "preview" thumbnail or on the abstract page. To generate a video player for a document in EPrints, the Kultur plugin (http://files.eprints.org/773/) can be used to extend the preview with a video player.

Server Settings

The following file should contain a path to ffmpeg and ffprobe:


ffmpeg should be installed on the server.

Video Codecs

Are there particular codecs/containers required for the streaming/seeking to work (H264 in MP4 container)? EPrints performs the following tasks when generating "thumbnails" for videos:

  • generate an image thumbnail
  • transcode video to ogg container

Video Document Integration

Should the video player be integrated as an iframe embed code, document "preview" or as a part of the eprint_render? Most recent version of EdShare generates a video player directly on the abstract page, rather than a document "preview". It is also possible to embed a video player to stream content from another site, like YouTube and Vimeo.