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  1. Increase video file size to 5GB with no time limit

    20 minutes and 3GB is nice, but it's not enough. A site like Vimeo allow for 5GB with unlimited time length for their power user accounts. I have an account here and on Vimeo so I can host longer videos, but I would like to have everything in one place. If file storage is a problem, than perhaps only allow users to have a x amount of videos up at a time, or an surcharge for anything over that limit, but I need to be able to put up an hour or two of video if I want to use…

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      53 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Play videos when in slideshow mode

      When using slideshow mode, it would be nice to be able to actually play the video rather than just seeing the first frame and it goes to the next picture. Ideally you are walking through the slideshow and when you hit a video then you can watch that video before it goes to the next picture or video.

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        Planned  ·  51 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support the concept of "date taken" for videos

        This has been discussed on DGrin.
        Here's the link to [my] last posting in the appropriate thread:
        http://www.dgrin.com/showpost.php?p=1196247&postcount=9
        Basically the idea is that date taken plays a major role in both sort and search, and the fact that it's lacking for videos as a concept makes both sort and search [by date taken] behave unexpectedly (to viewers).

        236 votes
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          28 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Unfortunately, date taken video for videos is more difficult that one would initially imagine because there’s no metadata standard for videos. Even most of the cameras and editing apps that do add nonstandard metadata to videos don’t typically add Date Taken for some reason.

        • Set Custom Default Video Size

          Let us have the option to set the size a video starts to play and then let the user select a larger size if they want. The current auto detect size system often selects a larger video size that prevents it from playing quickly, well or at all.

          For instance, I would prefer to have my 1280x720 (Mid-Def) videos start with 960x540 (Ipod/Dvd). Then if the user wants, they can go to the larger size.

          Smugmug attempts to auto detect the largest size video – Web, Ipod/DVD, Mid-Def or Hi-Def, a user’s network connection can handle. I often find that…

          220 votes
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            40 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Extract still from a video to use as preview image

            It would be really useful to be able to pause a video and then select the 'thumbnail' for video automatically.

            123 votes
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              17 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Ability of custom placement of watermark on video

              Anyone else need to watermark their videos with ease?

              119 votes
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                32 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow us to skip your video re-encoding procedure to maintain quality

                I think SmugMug should specify the expectations (codec, bitrate etc.), and let us upload the encoded versions, possibly for all supported viewing sizes. It'd be a good compromise; users who are happy with the current (low) quality would retain the simple procedure of uploading and letting SmugMug deal with encoding; those demanding the highest quality, on the other hand, could tweak encoder parameters and burn CPU cycles to their liking (people serious about video would have the required software, knowledge and powerful computers anyway).

                115 votes
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                  10 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Start hosting 4K video formats on Smugmug please

                  Originally posted on Digital Grin:

                  4K is not just creeping up on us, it's stepping in front of us and blowing one of those party ******* in our face and there is a demand for 4K footage out there. Not just mind blowing Red files that use an entire hard drive in 30 seconds but good quality 4K format in compressed form.

                  Wouldn't it be nice if we could upload this gorgeousness on Smugmug. Even better if we could sell it and put a premium price on it.

                  So a couple of questions I'd like to put out there to…

                  105 votes
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                    14 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow 60FPS Video

                    Support 60 Frames Per second 1080p, all of the videos recorded at 60 FPS are downsized to 30 FPS currently.

                    48 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow us to Rotate Videos

                      We have videos coming form older cameras that are not having their rotation properly detected. A fallback feature ought to be to allow us to manually rotate videos if needed.

                      43 votes
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                        5 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Option to limit display size for videos

                        If watermarks for videos are not coming, could we at least have the option to shut off the "Auto View" feature. By default, the client, viewer is presented with a very large, un-watermarked version of the video, by default, based on, as I understand it, the size of the viewers, monitor?? In gallery settings, I can choose "Medium" as my largest display setting, it does limit the size of video that is played. When a viewer selects IPod/DVD, Mid Def, High Def, or Full HD they get the same size. But then when they press Auto, it goes to a…

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                          6 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add an HD on button to the small embedded video player

                          To have a little more customizability when embedding videos into Wordpress, if we could:

                          1) Choose to enable HD by default
                          2) Have a clearly visible HD enable button available on the smaller video player
                          3) Have a wordpress plugin where we could simply choose such params to be set by default and have some sort of shortcode to insert directly into a blog post to embed a video directly in.

                          34 votes
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                            6 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Auto Play and Auto Loop Video

                            It would be great if 2 improvements could be made available as options for videos on SmugMug:
                            1) Automatically play the video as soon as it's loaded enough video to start
                            2) Continuously loop the video once it's finished.

                            27 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Video playlists

                              What if we were able to teach the Flash player to play files we select in sequence, sort of like a playlist in Youtube, except invisible to the viewer.

                              Original idea by Troubled here: http://dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=146814

                              27 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Increase supported video resolution

                                With such great photo service, the video service is falling behind only allowing 1080p video. Higher resolution video is so widely available now, and so easy to capture and view, but not supported in SmugMug. This would be a huge benefit to members.

                                25 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Preview Only for video until customer buys.

                                  Since my customers can watch the entire video without paying... they don't pay unfortunately. I would love to have a "preview" only for videos.

                                  22 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow AutoPlay on Embeded Video Clips

                                    Allow Embeded Video Clips to AutoPlay when selected on a page. Create a FlashVAR that can be passed to the player. The default can be NO as to not effect any installed/embeded clips. But allow for the ADDITION of autoplay=true; for newly embeded videos. Just a thought. Thanks.

                                    21 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Play Button Overlay for Video Thumbnails in Links or Slideshows

                                      Currently, when a video thumnail or still image is shown in style smugmug, it has a little play button overlay to help indicate that it is a video. This is lost when a link to the thumbnail is used via get a link or when the video still image is part of a slideshow.

                                      Please add the button overlay for all video thumbnails so people know they're looking at a still from a video, not a crappy picture.

                                      18 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add a video play icon to thumbnail image of videos

                                        It would be nice to have a video play icon on thumbnail images of videos. Right now there is just a small video icon in the bottom left of the thumbnail when you hover over the thumbnail with the mouse. When I share galleries with friends and family they usually never notice that there are videos to watch within the gallery.

                                        18 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow subtitles in video

                                          It would be great to have the option to upload subtitles for the videos (similar to youtube). The thing is I generally put two or more languages to the video so I can't render the video with so many subtitles. I think that showing a text with the time mark from-to is not any difficult feature.

                                          16 votes
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