I am using the Video module on my site, and would like a would like to bypass video conversion and a user uploads a file in MP4 format.

Is there any way that the bypass video conversion?

The reason for this is that due to the high volume of video submissions, and the fact that most often the video is already mp4. The conversion takes a lot of hard drive space, and also required a lot of RAM and CPU resources. I am hoping that bypassing some of the unnecessary conversions will help alleviate this problem.

  • Are you using a module? a regular file field shouldn't be converting anything. – Geoff May 18 '14 at 5:20
  • @Geoff yes I'm using video module – user1630 May 18 '14 at 5:27

If you haven't already, look at these options under admin/config/media/video

  • Bypass video conversion

    (Bypass video conversion when creating videos.)

  • Video convert on node submit

    (Convert videos on node submit will enable by default for all users.)

  • i know. this option bypass all video conversion. i want when user upload mp4 file bypass conversion i do not want conversion mp4 to mp4 – user1630 May 18 '14 at 5:41
  • So it converts anyways?, even to the same format? does it do this imediately upon submitting the node or as part of a schedule some time later? – Geoff May 18 '14 at 5:46
  • My problem is that due to the high volume of video submissions And how often the video is mp4. It takes a lot of hard drive space . The problem of conversion video RAM and CPU consumption is too high I consider that the solution to my problem i think bypass converting mp4 videos and most videos that users upload to mp4. – user1630 May 18 '14 at 6:23
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    Oh, I understand now. Video looks like it has Rules integration - you could try doing it that way - upon node publish, if the field contains .mp4 do nothing, and if not, force it to transcode. – Geoff May 18 '14 at 6:37
  • Can you explain more? – user1630 May 18 '14 at 7:23

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