New Feature, Web Uploader

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New Feature, Web Uploader

Post by Kariudo » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:56 pm

Happy new year everyone!

Since June of 2015, I've been working on creating a web-based alternative to uploading videos through FTP. Until now, FTP has been the only option for uploading a video. While FTP works, it's not the friendliest to use, and required you to download and install another program.

It took a lot longer to complete than I had expected, but I'm now pleased to announce that web uploading, requiring nothing but your web browser, is now available for all members to use.

With this, the org takes its next step towards the future. Well, the future relative to where we were at least.

There are a few reasons why this took me the better part of 6 months to complete. Besides the boring stuff (working a full-time job, and a part-time job on top of it, family medical issues, etc...), there were 2 main reasons why this took as long as it did.
  • The web server needed to be updated for my code to be able to run
  • Writing reasonably secure code, and writing code to work within the constraints of our servers, takes time
I'd like to emphasize that uploading via FTP is still an option. For some people (like those who need the ability to pause and resume uploads) FTP may be the better option. I do, however, hope that the web uploader will take care of most of your needs.

Features of the Web Uploader
  • It doesn't require any other programs to use
  • It will tell you if your file is too large to upload, before you start uploading
  • It will stop you if you try to upload a project file rather than the video itself
  • It accepts UTF-8 file names
  • It has a progress bar, and shows your average upload speed
I've personally tested the uploader with multiple versions of multiple browsers on Windows (7 & 10), Linux (Ubuntu 12.04), and Android (Lollipop and Marshmallow). iOS 9 is less cooperative, but I suspect that's due to my lack of experience with iDevices (would only allow me to attempt to upload pictures). Basically, the web uploader should work with any browser that isn't Internet Explorer 9 or below. This link to caniuse.com probably gives you the best idea about browser support. Any browser that's not red should work.

What the web uploader does not (currently) support
  • Large upload requests. For these, you'll still need to use FTP
  • Pausing and resuming uploads
The upload process is still largely the same
That is, you will
  • Enter your video information
  • Request upload permission
  • Upload your video via the web uploader, or FTP
  • Confirm your upload
I hope I covered all of the important bits here. I'll be moving into a new place over the next few days, but I'll try to pop in and answer any questions that pop up. Just as with every other site feature, if you run into problems or errors with web uploading, please make a thread in Site Help & Feedback

Happy uploading |:>
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Re: New Feature, Web Uploader

Post by CrackTheSky » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:34 am

Dude. Awesome.

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Re: New Feature, Web Uploader

Post by Radical_Yue » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:40 pm

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I've been waiting for this one :D :D :D :D So freakin' happy to see it announced and made available to the public!
It's a major step in making this site what it needs to be. |:> |:> |:> |:> |:>

You're awesome and all the work you put into this is greatly appreciated! HAVE A TACO. :taco:
Edit: I made this a global announcement. Fuckin' shout it from the rooftops, mang! :D IT'S PARTY TIME.

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Re: New Feature, Web Uploader

Post by Phlashbak » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:23 pm

Yes! we've finally started to move forward! |:>
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Re: New Feature, Web Uploader

Post by Kiriforce » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:27 pm

Thanks for the effort, much appreciated~ |:>

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Re: New Feature, Web Uploader

Post by Pie Row Maniac » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:51 pm

Damn Kariudo, thanks for putting this together! :up: This is exactly what the site needs :D
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Re: New Feature, Web Uploader

Post by ZephyrStar » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:20 pm

Just wanted to say thank you, thank you very much for all your hard work on this.

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Re: New Feature, Web Uploader

Post by Shin-AMV » Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:10 pm

sweet
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Re: New Feature, Web Uploader

Post by ailynerie » Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:24 pm

Thank you for your hard work!
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Re: New Feature, Web Uploader

Post by Kisagi » Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:41 pm

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Re: New Feature, Web Uploader

Post by MycathatesyouAMV » Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:24 am

THANK YOU!
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Re: New Feature, Web Uploader

Post by seasons » Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:06 pm

Thanks for your work.

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Re: New Feature, Web Uploader

Post by Replay Studios » Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:29 pm

thank you for your work ^^

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Re: New Feature, Web Uploader

Post by Pic4 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:24 pm

PARTY TIME!!! :bzz: :bzz: :bzz: |:> |:> |:> :bzz2: :bzz2: :bzz2:

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Re: New Feature, Web Uploader

Post by Pic4 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:27 pm

Now fix the edit function!
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