I’m having problems creating a video post. I am trying to write a post with video and images. And arrange them on the page in a way I like. I’m trying this in both the web interface and the Mac app.
Ideally, I want to upload a video, copy the HTML and choose my own thumbnail. But I just can’t seem to do this without losing the upload. I’d like to save a draft as well, without losing it.
When I upload a video in the Uploads page, it uploads a thumbnail (the first frame I think) only, and no video.
If I upload a video when creating a post and publish it immediately, it does successfully create a video post, and the video can then be found in the Uploads page. But when uploading, the progress bar doesn’t seem to complete, it’s stuck at 100%. And I don’t get a thumb of the media, like with photos. I’m just publishing it blind (the preview button doesn’t show me the video either).
The video I’m uploading is a 1080p mp4, 47MB and pretty good quality with text, and graphics. But micro.blog is converting it to a 50MB file at 360p that looks really awful. It seems better to embed a YouTube video in this case, but I would rather have the original file hosted on micro.blog as I have found a suitable compression that works for the video.
Is there a problem with video uploads? Can I force Micro.blog to leave my video alone if it’s under the 75MB limit?