Planning for Video Hosting

Last Updated: Jul 28, 2017 01:44PM PDT
Unlike images, audio files, and documents, even access copies of videos will have very large file sizes.
Mukurtu CMS provides two options for managing video files: direct upload and hosting, or external hosting.

Direct Upload and Hosting
  • If you choose to upload your video files directly to your Mukurtu CMS site, they will be stored with all your other media assets and database.
  • You will need to ensure that your hosting plan provides sufficient space for large video files.
  • Mukurtu-hosted videos will use the default HTML5 video player
External Hosting
  • Mukurtu CMS also support external hosting through three different providers: YouTube, Vimeo, and Daily Motion.
  • To use one of these providers, you will need to create an account with the respective service, and they all over a range of free and paid accounts, each with their own features and limitations.
  • YouTube and Vimeo both support some type of  "private" hosting, so your videos will not be shown on their own platforms, but can still be accessed through your Mukurtu CMS site.
  • Externally hosted videos do not use storage space on your Mukurtu CMS site, but if videos are removed from the hosting platform, they will no longer be available through your Mukurtu CMS site.
  • Externally hosted videos will use the native player provided by each platform.