I am giving Omeka another go after suffering through an unsuccessful migration across platforms and 22,000 items needing to be redone. Pardon staring off like this but it is important to add context.
Am now facing a systemic unsuccessful series of videos and using Omeka to display them, to play them, with and without using the HTML5 plugin.
Super simple question. Can anyone recommend savings parameters for video files that will end up playing nice with Omeka? I have gone through a litany of Save As methods in Linux and Ubuntu and no matter what I do, the HTML5 player does not convert and play, anything.
I am on GoDaddy hosting platform. I have saved, well, in a litany of methods. I can list them all but that would be boring. Instead, can anyone provide a method to save a video file and have it play, nicely?
Additional context. I have a gobfull of videos to present. The most recent... Obama mentioned my father in a speech on Saturday and it would be nice to pull down this video file (already done), splice and merge the portions of the speech (also done), save them as .mp4 and a slew do variations (also done), and NONE of them play in Omeka.
I really wanted to give Omeka another go, and pressing forward after having to face 22,000 objects is not small. I started this again... but facing this ability to present videos yet again presents the delicacy of Omeka... I'd like to make this successful as I present to others and make recommendation, but after years of trying to finesse Omeka to have it perform, well... help me make this successful please. I wait to give the benefit of time and development. But this most straightforward task at this stage of the game should not be causing so much grief.
Sorry for the blitz. But Omeka really needs some energy on some very core functions and figured I would come on strong and try, one more time.
Help???? Energetic help?? I can supply details, but figured I would start here.