[TYPO3-english] Video conversion in TYPO3

Lorenz Ulrich lorenz-typo3 at visol.ch
Tue Nov 29 14:39:40 CET 2011

Hi Christian

As you could read in the previous posts, such a feature doesn't exist 
yet. If you want to have a cool solution, you will need to write your 
own extension for it. And you won't be able to run it on a virtual server...

You could use some HTML5 & Flash uploader (e.g. Plupload [1], but when 
the TYPO3 guys wanted to integrate it to the core, it wasn't very 
stable, no idea how it works now).

Once you have the video online, you need to convert it to other formats, 
ffmpeg is a good tool for that [2]. It will take quite some time to 
encode videos so users must wait until the video is ready.

Someyou you also may want to integrate a feature that lets the user 
choose a thumbnail.

To play the video, you could use native HTML5 playback in browsers (see 
[3]) with a Flash fallback.

Best regards,


[1] http://www.plupload.com/
[2] http://ffmpeg.org/
[3] http://www.w3schools.com/html5/html5_video.asp

Am 28.11.2011 17:06, schrieb Christian Zenker:
 > Hi everyone.
 > I was planning to allow editors to upload videos to be integrated into a
 > webpage. As I have never done this before, I just figured out that the
 > Media CE of TYPO3 is only capable of displaying already converted videos
 > (if I did not miss something!?). But for editors it would be much nicer
 > just having to upload (almost) any video like they can do with images.
 > So the idea came to mind that it should not be too difficult to have
 > maybe a scheduler task and some tool like ffmpeg or mencoder to convert
 > videos.
 > But before I start writing something from scratch, I'd like to ask how
 > you deal with this? Which tools do you use? Or is there an easier way
 > for editors to convert videos?
 > I'd very much appreciate any related comment.
 > Christian.

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