This page is in development and will eventually contain information about supporting Video documents in EPrints.
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.
The following file should contain a path to ffmpeg and ffprobe:
ffmpeg should be installed on the server.
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 a 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.