69 responses on “Introducing VideoPress for WordPress”
May 14, 2009 at 2:49 pm |
“The Video framework itself is open source and available for download at the WordPress.org extend site.”
Could you provide a more explicit pointer? Should I be looking under “Plug-Ins”, “Themes”, “Ideas”, “Kvetch!”, or what?
May 14, 2009 at 10:32 am |
I wish WordPress.org saw these same kinds of cool features. Or that WordPress.com offered more control/customization for hosted accounts. I told Matt I’d rather give him $40/mo than MediaTemple.
May 14, 2009 at 10:38 am |
Can we add a watermark to the video too?
May 15, 2009 at 9:25 pm |
I think you could if you edit your video on a program that provides for this…I think!
May 14, 2009 at 3:47 pm |
I cant seem to find where you can subscribe to this service if you have a self-hosted blog.
May 14, 2009 at 4:14 pm |
amazing, does it mean it is time to get rid of youtube on our wp blog?
May 15, 2009 at 9:24 pm |
Yes! Way better quality and quicker…at the moment.
May 14, 2009 at 4:29 pm |
This looks like really neat – I’m going to have to give VideoPress a go.
May 14, 2009 at 5:07 pm |
This feature is tempting me to shift from WP.com to WP.org!
May 14, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
@Nutronic. You should use Cam Twist, you can add it there. You then run the Cam Twist first, before hitting record.
Hope that helps.
May 14, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
Looks very cool! thanks mate!
May 14, 2009 at 5:42 pm |
WordPress.org blogs might want to check out Kaltura’s open source video plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-video-pack/
May 14, 2009 at 6:32 pm |
What is the advantage of using this over say, You Tube to host and then play videos from within my hosted .org blog?
May 14, 2009 at 9:03 pm |
Seems to me what would be helpful and simple is a plug-in that allows users to add video/embed from the interface on a self-hosted WP, but is actually is uploading to a wp.com account with the video upgrade. That way you wouldn’t have to go back and forth between the two to manage your videos.
Know of anything like that available yet?
May 14, 2009 at 11:14 pm |
I like the idea of being able to put HD videos on WordPress blogs. This is a really great idea. Being open source makes it even better – I’m sure people will be building on the capability of this ‘upgrade’ to do even more cool stuff.
May 15, 2009 at 4:29 am |
I couldn’t play/tolerate your video because of the buffering pauses. I only have Extended DSL (500kbps download) If you’re really savvy, you would tweak your video for a wider audience. That is possible, you know. DSL is the very best I can get where I live (I’ve had Hughes net sattelite and their ‘fair use policy proved unacceptable to me, especially in light of what I was paying them for my small business).
Of course, if you only want to address users with very high speed internet, then I would appreciate an up front announcement to that so as to save me time and bother with YOU.
May 15, 2009 at 7:03 am |
Is this real streaming type or progressive download type?
May 15, 2009 at 9:22 pm |
I am using this…was one of the lucky ones who got the year for free..and I must say…brilliant! The coversion time is quicker than that of vimeos plus, which I am a member of! Good job people! Absolutely worth it…would rather have paid here than..well..there!
May 16, 2009 at 1:01 am |
About time, this should be good it’s important for wordpress to have their own media player, now its the most popular open source, and its important to have good video streamers and even audio, cant still believe they don’t have proper MP3 player.
come on guys, what about the music lovers, not everyone is good at writing essays of BS on blogs.
May 19, 2009 at 2:29 am |
I am glad to see wordpress finally, and I mean finally thinking about video. I’ve spent the last number of months really torn about whether or not to actually launch my mu network.
At first I was going to use my socialmedia setup as it’s video converting system is fantastic. However the blog portion sucks.
Then I found wpmu and for obvious reasons I like the blogging aspect better than any other software avail.
I just don’t understand how a husband wife team of two can put together a complete video/audio/photo system utilizing streaming servers, and video conversion, yet a company the size of automatic can’t.
Anyhow, I hope to see this plugin made available. There are a number of us out there with dedicated video conversion servers as well as flashcomm clusters for true streaming.
Thanks for finally getting around to media with wordpress.
May 20, 2009 at 5:08 pm |
Hailin – wonderful! This is just what I’ve been looking for. Do you have an approximate timescale for when it could be available for self-hosted users? I mean, to the nearest month?
May 24, 2009 at 9:33 am |
upload your files they host it not us
May 24, 2009 at 11:36 am |
wow..m so pleased with that..
May 27, 2009 at 4:29 am |
What program did you use for the screen cap? The text is so amazingly sharp!
Thanks for putting this together. Fantastic!
May 27, 2009 at 8:47 am |
How can I remove or change W watermark logo from player?
May 28, 2009 at 8:33 pm |
niiiice… will be interesting to see how this stacks up against http://vimeo.com/plus down the road. love the lil jazz touch though. brings memories of good ol’ classic wordpress =)
June 2, 2009 at 2:39 am |
Great find. Its going to great.. One thing is for sure..Bandwidth will become a factor for many small companies is hosting cost may soar or this could also keep the wanna be hoster at bay.
Anyway, I think its just another cherry on top for wordpress!
Keep up the great work.. now its time to prevail..
June 2, 2009 at 11:54 pm |
can i ve an rss playlist with videpress?
June 24, 2009 at 5:48 pm |
Streaming HD has been the holy grail of video on the internet. The only one I have seen done right are the HD streams at abc.com (watching LOST episodes). Custom s/w and dedicated servers and network means a costly solution (to have a real stream, not a buffered download). I was excited to see videopress, but it looks like the HD bandwidth is not there. We have broadband at the office and the stream did not adapt to the bandwidth. I went to abc.com and tried one of their HD episodes and it played nicely.
June 25, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
Does anyone know how to get in touch with Videopress customer support. I tried last week and have heard nothing.
July 4, 2009 at 3:47 pm |
i still can’t figure this out. installed the plug in. no information about how to upload the videos? any help or a how to video?
July 6, 2009 at 10:41 am |
Nice plugin!! Not sure I want to spend $59.97 just yet but the player is very cool.
Be nice if they offered 1 video for FREE, at least we could test it out and try it before we spend 59 bucks. If I could test it with one video or screencast and I liked what I saw, I would probably purchase it right away.
I’ll stick to using the JW player for now.
July 25, 2009 at 5:36 am |
If this video is any indication of smooth play, I think it needs lots of work , cause this video isn’t exactly playing smoothly right now . Its stopping and going so much its difficult to even know what this guy is trying to explain.
August 10, 2009 at 4:58 am |
Wow, I didn’t know this feature was a possibility with WordPress. I’m gonna seriously consider adding it to my WordPress Blog. I wish the plugin price was a little more appealing…$60 isn’t what I wanted, but hey, if it does what it appears to, then it will be a $60 well spent. Thanks for posting the VideoPress clip. Gives me something to think about.
August 18, 2009 at 3:00 am |
Great new stuff for our wordpress blogs. Thanks for sharing.
August 29, 2009 at 9:05 am |
Thanks mate , looks nice
October 30, 2009 at 7:05 pm |
When are you going to make it effecient enough of a stream that a dsl user can stream even the medium quality video? Right now if you have a dsl connection only the lowest quality 400px wide version of the video will stream without interruptions.
November 2, 2009 at 6:56 am |
How do you add ‘description’, ‘flavor’, ‘date’, ‘categories’ to the videopress videos like on wordpress.tv??
November 27, 2009 at 3:56 am |
Hi, Can i subscribe in iTunes on a wordpress.org blog, taking videopress?
January 20, 2010 at 6:57 am |
This is a good idea but… its only at 720p from what I gather from thr promo video above so not the best HD but close. I do think its a shame that you HAVE to host the videos with WordPress and cant just use the plugin fully on your own server, I dont see the point of paying all that money when its not the only service for wordpress that does video. Its a good start but I think I will wait till its either a full plugin thats free or is better than other options already avalible free.
Keep it up guys
February 10, 2010 at 1:17 pm |
Is a user able to use the plug-in on multiple owned sites via one purchase, or would purchases need to be made for each site?
February 19, 2010 at 5:19 am |
I have my video stored on a wordpress.com blog, and I embed it on a self hosted wp blog.
Why can’t I get rid of the embed option when I post to my self hosted blog?
I don’t want to share it with the public, just myself. 😉
March 5, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
@Yoav: The link is dead for the VideoPress Server plugin. I couldn’t even find it while searching either.
Any idea on when we’ll be able to host our own videos?
May 12, 2010 at 7:56 am |
Great new stuff for our wordpress blogs. Thanks for sharing..
July 21, 2010 at 3:19 pm |
If other users embed my videos, is my web site credited for the viewer in stats and by Google ads etc…?
August 18, 2010 at 8:54 pm |
Can you post videos in a sidebar so they can be a thumbnail look and then click and play over the page? Like a shadowbox type thing?
January 5, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
Hi Ryen – can you (or anyone) recommend an optimal setting for exporting from Final Cut Pro in preparation for ingestion into VideoPress?
March 1, 2019 at 1:08 am |
Does video press in wordrpess themes help me to upload videos for courses, I mean can I teach online courses on wordpress video press option or plug in, and just launch them to students and how many students it allows? I mean the quota and number of attendees?
May 14, 2009 at 6:43 am |
Awesome! Is there a possibility that this feature will soon be WordPress.org plugin? Millions of other users need this!