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izap_videos is a full featured videos plugin for elgg. It can handle YouTube videos upload, On server upload if you have dedicated resources to process videos and off server videos (YouTube, Vimeo, Veoh, Blip, CollegeHumor, 5min etc.).
Recommend izap-videos if you really like what we did.
This release is more concerned to the bugs we are getting requests to get resolve. I would request to all of you to get involve in this testing.
In the previous release we added the support to monitor the actual ffmpeg process to be sure about if queue is running or not. But that was behaving different on different server configurations (dual core, cord core). Number of cores effect on the number of threads of ffmpeg and hence background processes. So that's why it was behaving differently on different flavor of servers. To over come this, we stop this monitoring and start to see the queue status via sqlite db. And i tested it alot here, and it's working perfectly and now we also restored windows support. WAMP is tested with this version.
In the previous release, We got so man y queries regarding intense database load of background process. And even some shared hosting providers having ffmpeg support banned some accounts because of eating of lots of database resources by the background processes. Reason of this was obvious, Queue is working in background and we were saving all queue elements as elgg object in database. And used elgg framework, we all know. Database is the thing where we need to take it seriously. And more over izap_videos plugin need to be optimized according to the demanding feature in almost every social networking site. So we solved this by using Sqlite queue management. To see result you can just try http://elgg.izap.in
How do we planned stability in this version:
In this version we have removed complex video conversion preset command and use simple ffmpeg command "ffmpeg -y -i [inputfile] [outputfile]". I setup a testing lenny instance of a server. than simply install ffmpeg using lenny package manager. And setup elgg with izap_videos. And it was working perfectly there was not any issue. Please post your feedback. And if it works for you. than post your server environment and give us one recommendation. As we will reach to the recommendation of 20. We will change this beta release to stable one.
Upgrading from previous release:
Optional plugins will give you better control over izap_videos plugin. These optional plugins are only required for ONSERVER support. If you leave them, izap_videos will yet to work with its basic functionality.
Operating system compatiblity:
We are releasing beta release so we could collect feedback from all of you. Post your tickets at https://izapvideos.googlecode.com
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