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8.2. Enable Video Upload


This feature allows you to upload a video with a listing or a review. All you need to do is create a custom field of 'video type' and associate it with your given listing type. As many of you must already know that custom field can be associated to a listing or a review – like that, video can also be associated with either of them.

You also need to make sure that your server has FFMPEG installed.

Video Uploads Gotchas

Here are some reasons which could result in improper working of video uploads:

1. FFMPEG might not available on your server.In such cases you can ask your hosting provider to install FFMPEG.

2. FFMPEG is installed, but video didn't got converted to flv. Internally Crowdvox uses exec function to convert videos to flv, some hosting provider restrict use of exec function. Also check Log file ffmpeg_exec.log in /app/tmp/logs folder in such cases.

3. Uploaded file size is greater than upload_max_filesize and post_max_size : PHP limits size of a uploaded file through upload_max_filesize setting in php.ini file. If uploaded file size is greater than upload_max_filesize a validation error will be shown to user notifying this. Another configuration to look for is post_max_size, which the setting for total size of data that can be sent through a form. If size of uploaded file + other information in a form is greater than post_max_size then in such cases PHP will be generate warning internally and will send empty information to the script. It is recommended to have a sufficiently large value for upload_max_filesize and post_max_size setting and a tooltip in form field telling user to limit size of file according to your server limitation.

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