Maximum online video manipulation size Request limit increase 100 MB

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    Eric Pasos

    Hi Emmanuel,

    The maximum online video manipulation is not a limit on the size of videos you can upload into your account but is the maximum size of a video that can be transformed synchronously/on-the-fly.

    For videos larger than this limit you must request that the derived versions are created before they're requested, which we call 'eagerly', and that the processing takes place in the background ('asynchronously'). When using asynchronous eager transformations you can manipulate videos as large as your account's maximum video file size limit.

    Eager transformations can be requested for new videos in the upload API call or configured in an upload preset, including an upload preset that is used when you upload to Media Library. For existing videos, you can request eager transformations via the explicit API method. Once the video is transformed eagerly/asynchronously it will be available via the URL as normal.

    Hope this helps.

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    Emmanuel Ruiz

    Hi Eric,

    So does this mean that we would be limited from extracting thumbnails via normal transformations on the fly if the original video exceeded 100MB?  And is converting a whole video versus extracting a thumbnail treated differently?

     

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    Eric Pasos

    Hi Emmanuel,

    It is possible to generate the thumbnail for a larger video as long as you do not perform any transformation on it and for as long as the transformation of the image is within the limit of the 'maximum online image transformation size'. For example (i.e., using my demo account):

    • Video size: ~400MB
    • Max online video transformation size: 40MB
    • Max online image transformation size: 300MB

    https://res.cloudinary.com/ecpdemo/video/upload/demo/LargeVideo.jpg

    And adding an on-the-fly to the video before the final thumbnail is generated, the operation will be restricted by the limit set on the 'maximum online video transformation size'. For example (i.e., with the limit properly set on my demo account at this time):

    https://res.cloudinary.com/ecpdemo/video/upload/c_scale,w_400/demo/LargeVideo.jpg

    Hope this helps.

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