Video documents

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

Video Players

Depositors can upload video documents, but currently, there is no video player as a part of EPrints. Some repositories that use the Kultur plugin ( have also integrated a video player into their repositories (for example, ( , but the video player is not part of the plugin. A suggestion on the list was for one potential video player that could be integrated into EPrints:

Server Settings

Are there required settings in Apache to allow it to stream (play/seek rather than download full video)? For example, these:

   # MIME types for Video
   AddType video/mp4 .mp4 .m4v .f4v .f4p
   AddType video/ogg .ogv
   AddType video/webm .webm
   AddType video/flv .flv

Are there other server settings required?


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)?

Video Document Integration

Should the video player be integrated as a document "preview" or as a part of the eprint_render?