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I have a .MOV file that I need to embed on a private wiki-style website. The upload limit for files on this site is 2 MB, and the file(s) I need to share here get up to about 4 GB.

I've determined that there are probably a few options I have for making the video accessible:

I can covert the video to a much much lower quality and cut the video size to a more manageable level
I can upload the video to another website and embed the video
I can upload the video and then just post a link to it
I can post a link to the file on a shared drive

My goal for this is to just have a page where anyone with access to this private wiki-site can go and view the video with moderate picture and audio quality. I also need to make sure that the video is private, so it might not be the best option to upload to youtube.

Can someone advise me on the best (read:fastest & most effective) method for embedding a video on a website with the size restriction I'm facing?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Consider using Vimeo (or YouTube).  This area of technology has already "been done" and it will be easier to use a hosted service than try to build your own.  I'm fairly sure that with Vimeo you can make a video private.  You can also set up your own client authentication and hide the link to the video behind your protected pages.
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by:Catherine Burow
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Ray,

Thanks so much for the advice! I'll try out Vimeo and post back with the results :)

~Cburow
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Good luck.  It will be good to hear your opinion, especially if you do a free trial of the service.
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I tried the upload with Vimeo which was time-consuming but it worked! The only issue was that I had some trouble embedding the video. Turns out that wiki-style website I'm trying to embed the video on doesn't actually support that functionality. :(

The method I ended up going with was posting a direct link to the file on a shared drive so that users of the wiki-style site could easily download the video. This allows the file to be 100% private, and still provide an easy way for users to access the file.

Thanks for the recommendation, Ray, and this would definitely work with most of the commonly used wiki sites/software.

~Cburow
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by:Ray Paseur
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Uploads that are time consuming are usually hampered by the speed of the internet connections.  But you might also look into converting the .mov into a .mp4 file.  The compression might be better.  I don't know that, but it's worth a test for a 4GB file.

Best of luck with the project, ~Ray
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by:Catherine Burow
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After some experimentation, I discovered that the Google Chrome browser will allow you to run a QuickTime .mov file in the browser itself rather than downloading the file and then playing it. I just added the suggestion to the wiki page for anyone viewing the video to download QuickTime and to use Google Chrome for added convenience.

Ultimately, that produced the experience and I originally wanted :)
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by:Catherine Burow
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Using Vimeo (or YouTube) to host the video content and then embed the video on most wiki-style websites work using a YouTube widget in the toolbar. The type of wiki-style site I'm working with doesn't have that widget option, so I used an alternative route in this circumstance.
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Thanks for using EE and thanks for the feedback.  Best regards, ~Ray
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