[EP-tech] Video Document Support in EPrints

Denis Pitzalis denis.pitzalis at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 16:52:58 BST 2016

Hei Tomasz,

I handle videos in my new repository here:

In the repo, at the moment, there are no videos yet, but I can pass you all the configuration asap.


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> On 28 Sep 2016, at 16:40, Tomasz Neugebauer <Tomasz.Neugebauer at concordia.ca> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> What is the best (current) practice for supporting video documents in EPrints ?
> Is there a place on the wiki that would contain the relevant settings/options for supporting video documents in EPrints?  Video documents can be large (over 2 GB) and so not easily downloaded.
> ​My understanding is that there is a video player as a part of KULTUR plugin.  What video player is that?
> 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?
> Are there particular codecs/containers required for the streaming/seeking to work (H264 in MP4 container)?
> How does the video player (in KULTUR) relate to generating the "Document Preview" in EPrints?
> In addition to whatever was done in KULTUR, there are also HTML5 video players that could be integrated into the abstract page display, such as this one: http://videojs.com/ <http://videojs.com/> , although EPrints isn't currently on HTML5 doctype (http://www.eprints.org/tech.php/21896.html <http://www.eprints.org/tech.php/21896.html>)
> Thanks in advance for any information and advice about best practices for streaming video documents with EPrints.
> Tomasz
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> Tomasz Neugebauer
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