v3.6.0 – HTML5 Video

Posted May 6, 2013 by Raymond Benc
We took some time to work in a built-in solution for PHPFox to get HTML5’s video element into the picture.

With v3.6.0, if you have this new feature enabled your site will automatically attempt to create 3 different video formats. They are MP4, WebM and Ogg. We still provide a flash fallback that will play the MP4 file in case the browser that is being used to view the video does not have support for HTML5’s video element.

In addition to that you can setup multiple servers to receive and transcode a video. This would fully separate the transcoding process from your website and your user would only have to wait around for the video to upload. Thereafter they can browse the site and wait till their video is ready. Your transcoding servers would need a cron job to execute a script we created that will work on the videos and notify your PHPFox site when the video is ready to be shown.