I used create-transcoding-job.js to try either a manual a specific resolution or hls playlist. When I check as root the jobs are completed :
« type »: « new-resolution »,
« videoUUID »: « 40d4a041-7107-4bf5-88df-1cfb2dff7476 »,
« isNewVideo »: false,
« resolution »: « 720 »
yet when I access the video https://video.benetou.fr/videos/watch/40d4a041-7107-4bf5-88df-1cfb2dff7476 I only see the original 1080p60fps.
New file seems to be there
root@ns3031697:/transition/peertube/peetube# ls docker-volume/data/videos/40d* -lrth
-rw-r–r-- 1 systemd-coredump systemd-coredump 238M Apr 21 15:28 docker-volume/data/videos/40d4a041-7107-4bf5-88df-1cfb2dff7476-1080.mp4
-rw-r–r-- 1 systemd-coredump systemd-coredump 120M Apr 21 16:14 docker-volume/data/videos/40d4a041-7107-4bf5-88df-1cfb2dff7476-720.mp4
PS: After my server upgrade I switched transcoding to 4 threads and using
top I noticed they were indeed used. My goal now is to transcode in batches some older high resolution videos over night. Unfortunately I want them to also become viewable.
Well… I must have made mistake and maybe overwrite some files with rsync because … after trying another transcoding job it’s all there.
PS : if you need to batch transcode after an update and can handle more formats here is an example
for V in $(ls docker-volume/data/videos/ | sed "s/-[0-9]\+.mp4//" | sort | uniq | head -3); do docker-compose exec -u peertube peertube npm run create-transcoding-job -- --generate-hls -v $V ; done
If you are confident that it works well remove
| head -3 and instead of doing only 3 videos it should go through all videos on your server. Make sure you have enough threads to both transcode and serve existing content before starting this!
PS : be cautious, as far as I can tell the transcoding job makes no attempt at verifying if videos have already been transcoded. Consequently if you run the same transcoding job twice, it will done twice even though it is not needed. You have to keep track yourself of what still have to be done.
PPS : it seems I misunderstood the CLI tools. I haven’t tried yet but from what I understand I have to use
create-import-video-file-job otherwise the transcoded video file is on the filesystem but not accessible. Due to a server backup issue I’ll try this method relying on https://docs.joinpeertube.org/maintain-tools?id=create-import-video-file-jobjs
In fact as I’m trying to merge 2 partial backups I assume whenever I find a video that is transcoded but unavailable via the interface I’ll try
create-import-video-file-job to make it available again.
From what I can tell it adds to the queue the
video-file-import task which in turns call
processVideoFileImport handler and finally
updateVideoFile https://github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube/blob/master/server/lib/job-queue/handlers/video-file-import.ts#L53 setting metadata and copying the file.