Hey everyone! Thanks for pointing out the issues with uploading videos. It looks like the most recent videos that are being uploaded are stuck processing indefinitely. We're aware of the problem and are working on it.
In the meantime, our apologies for the inconvenience! If you are hoping to publish Videos as entries in the Cookbook Contest, don't worry. You have plenty of time to get those published. The final deadline is not until the 28th!
How recent is this? I sent one last week and it finally processed, but I had to leave it working all night before it finished. How will we know when things are working as they should again? I have a few more videos I'm working on getting ready to upload.
i had uploaded a video couple of days ago .. i hope my video did not manage to crack your code .. the video was bit huge about 40mb .. i have mentioned the details in my hub ... i created another hub, and uploaded another video .. same issue .. hope u guys manage to solve it soon .. do let me know if i can be of any help ...
Unfortunately I hadn't seen this thread and in my blissful ignorance tried to upload a video to hubpages. I have now uploaded it to Youtube and copied it into my hub....but you know what I am going to say next, don't you?...........!
I can't delete the video that is stuck in hubpages processing limbo, and so cannot publish my latest masterpiece.
May I humbly make a suggesting to the hubpages html programmers. To please give us the option, to get rid of videos that fail to load in future.
I am so annoyed and rightly so, that the world will have to wait, who knows how long before they get the chance, to read my wonderful prose; as they can already see the video on youtube. http://youtu.be/waQ9R8ULpDU
I tried all the things you mention, but it would not delete. So I deleted the whole hub and republished it as an article hub, and just put the video in the first spot. I was not going to wait, who knows how many days while they figure out what the problem is. When it is quicker just to redo it. Thanks for the info though. Think I will pass on future video hubs and do it the old way until it;s sorted out.
Hi molometer; How did you put your video in the first spot in an article hub? I'm at the point where I only know how to upload my own videos into a HP video hub vs a regular hub with the video capsule for uploading YouTube videos (am not at the point where I'm going to publish YouTube videos yet)? Or is it not possible unless one uploads their own YouTube videos? Tks in advance.
I do have a Youtube account so I simply upload them there. The place the video capsule in the first spot on the article hub. That's how we did it before the new video format hub came along. Hope this helps.
That is a lot of work... I still have a video processing from March.... It looks as though this latest video will be stuck in video hell too.... I have since deleted my hub and published it elsewhere as an article with video...
Oh, how I know the feeling! I tried making a video for my gumdrops recipe. It's published, but it was difficult, and yeah--even on the tripod..you need someone to change the angles now & then. Even with a helper, they don't necessarily know the shots you want, and some things, such as those gumdrops, cannot be 'rehearsed."
I've had the same problem. I normally make my recipes for online sites when I'm by myself. On the other hand, I never watch recipe videos. I want to see hard copy. So I use still pictures alone to illustrate most recipes. I did get Hubby to record me kneading bread, since that's hard to get across in a still picture.
One thing I've seen people do is set up a pile of books on their kitchen counter and set their camera on THAT. It's hard to get good overhead shots of the cooking process that way, but one can still get the gist of the process.
Because of video problems in the past, I've taken to setting up all of the hubs where I know I'm going to use as video hubs. If the video uploads without an issue into HP's system, I just convert the hub during the writing stage. If the video has problems uploading like we're experiencing, I can still publish the hub and can convert it to a video hub whenever the video uploads.
That won't work for me, since most of the meat of my video hubs are in the videos themselves. Fortunately I have some uploaded videos I haven't used yet, so I do have some hubs I can work on while I wait for these to be fixed.
I had a quick question about this. I've had videos "processing" since 6/6. Should I remove them and try again? I've already done this once, but I'm not sure. Also, at this point, would it be better to use YouTube for uploading purposes? I don't want to do that, but I'm getting a little worried about those hubs not being published....
There have been problems with the video upload since the launch of the program. It has gotten much better than it used to be. There were many times when I had written a hub that needed to be published sooner rather than later and was stalled becaused of the video upload. Having faced this problem for a long while... I delteted my hub and published it elsewhere...
I have not used the HubPages video upload since the git go. I received a new Nikon for Christmas, and I could not load my video--no matter how many times I tried. What bothered me the most was that I was locked into using HubPages as my choice of using a video that I could not even upload. I allowed myself a few tantrums over this, then I moved onto using YouTube because it was much easier to use. I was able to delete that first HubPages video try that didn't work. For my sanity, I'm still using YouTube, and I'm happy with the results.
A warning not to publish them might have been handy. My deadline is the end of the month as per our secret agreement. I've worked for 2 days on this one. Had I known the issue about video Hubs, I would have written a normal Hub. Help!
Hi Sue, Do what I did (see above this thread) and just do a regular hub and place the video on the top. Drag the video in from youtube or wherever you usually post them. Hard to believe this glitch is still happening? Hope this helps.
Yes Molo, that's what I have just done. I used the YouTube version of my video, transferred all content from my new video hub into an article Hub and deleted the video Hub. It means though that HubPages cannot have exclusive videos that are not published elsewhere. And... even the videos that I did manage to upload prior to this glitch, those are all distorted, drawn out sideways (aspect ratio ignored).
Maybe HP's video venture ends here? If so, they should tell us before people waste a lot of time like you and I did. When you click on "Start a New Hub" video option, there should be a warning that it ain't working. Or temporarily remove that option.
That's weird because mine didn't work today for about 5 hours until I gave up and did what I described in my previous post. So it still seems to be up and down. I don't think I'll risk uploading another video until I'm sure it works properly.
PS: Just after writing this post I got an email message saying That my video (for the now deleted video hub) is ready! Sorry, too late. It's now 22:12, I wrote the original hub at about 14:00 this afternoon. That's been 8 hours to process a video. Come on!
When this thread started, I stopped uploading videos. In the past I'd had the long ones take several hours. On some I did have the maximum time. I upload with Quicktime from MAC's iMovie Program and choose standard rather than wide formatting. When I used wide screen format, my videos were over the size limit. This last video I uploaded in a few minutes was only about a couple of minutes long and in standard format. The only video which hasn't loaded for me of about 9 was rejected because of its size and I got it through by changing the format. No videos were uploaded between May 29 and June 26. The latest was uploaded very early this morning.
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