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adding video (.mov)


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Kyle Donaghey · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2017 · Points: 425

How do I add a .mov file (video).  I tried once and it goes to 100% and then says "there was a problem" and the video doesn't upload.  Do I need to convert it to another file type?  Thanks

Abram Herman · · Grand Junction, CO · Joined May 2009 · Points: 20

Not sure, but I would guess they don't allow video uploads on MP because of the hosting costs for large video files. Upload it to YouTube and then post on MP, instead.

Kyle Donaghey · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2017 · Points: 425
Abram Herman wrote:

Not sure, but I would guess they don't allow video uploads on MP because of the hosting costs for large video files. Upload it to YouTube and then post on MP, instead.

Would be really bummed if that's the case.  Me no likey youtube.  Wonder why they couldn't just go to cloud storage for the videos?

Phil Lauffen · · The Bubble · Joined Jun 2008 · Points: 2,215
Kyle Donaghey wrote:

Would be really bummed if that's the case.  Me no likey youtube.  Wonder why they couldn't just go to cloud storage for the videos?

Cloud storage still costs real money

Kyle Donaghey · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2017 · Points: 425
Kyle Donaghey wrote:

Would be really bummed if that's the case.  Me no likey youtube.  Wonder why they couldn't just go to cloud storage for the videos?

right so if they limit the size to 15MB, and buy 99/month google drive storage that would allow space for 683,666 videos (based on 10240 GB for 99/month at current pricing).  Seems to me this would be worth it.  They could later figure out how to put short adds into the videos to pay for this or make more money off of hosting the videos.  I'm sure it's slightly more complicated than this but seems like in 2017 this should be a viable option

Big B · · Sin City, NV · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 0

Rei can afford it $$$

Nick Wilder · · The Bubble · Joined Jan 2005 · Points: 2,402

Sorry, we don't support video uploads.  If you enter a vimeo or youtube link, we'll convert the link to show the video inline.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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