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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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      51 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  ·  46 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).

        234 votes
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          27 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.

            120 votes
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              16 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…

                  89 votes
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                    12 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.

                    45 votes
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                      6 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.

                      22 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  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.

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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 →
                            • Full screen video should fill the screen

                              Please default full screen videos to "stretch on" so that the video fills the screen. This is standard and what is expected by the user.

                              14 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support larger video embed sizes without Stretch-ing

                                SmugMug video expert Sebastian emailed this: "We only support embeds in two sizes - web and dvd size. We don't support custom sized embeds and if you manually change our embed code, it would result in the video being stretched. The only way to ensure it doesn't stretch is by keeping the embed code as it is provided by us."

                                I understand what he's saying, but I want bigger video embeds.
                                I want them to look sharp (serve up HD if necessary).
                                More than anything, I want there to NOT be a big green "Stretch On" in the video player…

                                12 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow for 60p video to be displayed

                                  With a new line of cameras allowing for 1920-1080 60p video (Panasonic TM-900) it would be nice to allow users the option to display the video as we've captured it.

                                  12 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Retain the Metadata in videos

                                    It would be great, and probably a quick win, to retain meta data for videos (e.g. camera, date taken). The placeholders already appear to be in the front end of the web site, but the data appears as "n/a". It also appears as though there was a similar issue with resized photos that was fixed just this summer.

                                    12 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add slow motion playback to videos as it would be very useful for coaches/parents/athletes

                                      If you add slow motion playback to videos in SmugMug it would be most useful to help athletes become better players as coaches/parents/athletes can better see the task at hand without having to play the video over and over and over to point something out.

                                      11 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow us to replace an existing video

                                        Allow us to replace an existing video, just like we can replace an existing photo. If it is useful to replace photos, then it is useful to replace videos. Simple.

                                        If replace will never happen then at least give us the ability to copy meta data from one video to another. title, caption, keywords, location data.

                                        9 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Video editing

                                          Please include video editing features; basic cut e trim, color correction.
                                          I advice that you move towards cloud computing, hosting services that are heavy on the single user pc.

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