Today my public company broadcast around 30k videos hosted online on various pages, through a custom player based on video.js, embed in CMS (wordpress, drupal, typo3…) and LMS (Moodle), so in pages not always build the same way, and not always nicely recognized by the « import from url » feature i’v tested so far.
Right now, those videos are stored on the same location, and have some dependencies (in the same folder or subfolder) like :
- video_example.jpg (sometimes .png)
- video_example.srt (sometimes .vtt)
So how would you proceed to upload / import a large amount of videos ? I could accept in the process to transcode it again in HLS from the 1080 resolution (and loose some quality by the way) if I can also retreive the subtitle and thumbnail.
Concerning the metadata (title, description, keywords) : at this time, thoses videos are indexed in another database, from where I can extract csv or xls data. So my dream would be a « bulk import » feature that would take input from this excel.
(By the way, having some sort of feature or guide on how to do this could benefit to other people, and help the community to move to this great open source solution.)