VideoPress, Take 3

We promised you “more is coming” in our latest update—and now more is here. More features that make the finest video service for WordPress even more powerful. You can upload more content with less effort, reach more audiences, and keep sharing more of what inspires you. In this video, we’ll show you what’s new in VideoPress.

Let’s dive deeper into five of the new features that make VideoPress more powerful than ever:

  • Higher Resolution Videos up to 4K – Watch crisp images on any display and screen size. We’ve added support for displaying your videos in 1440p and 4K formats. 
  • Adaptive Streaming – Videos now play back much faster by automatically adjusting video quality based on bandwidth and display size. The viewer can still choose the quality they’d like in the menu.
  • Progress Bar Color Match – The VideoPress seekbar now adapts its color to match the scenes in your videos. This makes your content really pop.
  • Resumable Video Uploads – You no longer have to restart your uploads if they get cut off for some reason. Simply drag your video into the editor, and the resumable uploader will take it from there, even if a network error occurs.
  • Subtitles, Captions, and Chapters Support – Simply upload your text tracks via the VideoPress block and they will be available on the video as soon as you publish your post.

The most exciting times for video are yet to come. We are committed to keep evolving VideoPress so that you can keep delivering high-quality content, flawlessly and ad-free, to millions of users around the globe.

VideoPress is included in our WordPress Pro Plan on WordPress.com. And if you have a self-hosted site, you can get VideoPress through Jetpack as a standalone product.


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  1. Annette Rochelle Aben

    And what’s up with the email notifications? The new format is pretty creepy…

    Liked by 8 people

  2. Finding Grace

    How fun! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    Liked by 12 people

  3. windowcolquhoun810

    I particularly like the ‘resumable upload’ feature. Nothing worse or more frustrating than having to start over again. 👏🏻👏🏻

    Liked by 19 people

  4. Adebayo Grace

    Nice

    Liked by 8 people

  5. lorendeandavis

    I can leave a comment that no one will read, let alone care about. Why would I pay for no support ?

    Liked by 9 people

  6. JenT

    While I think VideoPress and the new features are fantastic, I could also imagine that Videographers (and Photographers, Podcasters and Musicians) looking to host on WordPress.com might be deterred by the current 50GB storage allowance with the Pro plan, let alone the new free plan with 1GB storage. We really do need information soonest about those a la carte storage upgrades y’all been talking about. Thanks.

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    • Dan

      Thanks for the feedback on storage! You can store many hours of 4K video without coming close to reaching the storage limit. I recommend encoding videos using the H.265 codec to save space and still have excellent quality!

      Liked by 6 people

      • JenT

        Hey Dan, I see that the VideoPress support guide mentions that “VideoPress converts your uploaded video file into the MP4 format. Our MP4 files are encoded with H.264 video and AAC audio lossy compression codecs.” So do customers need to manually encode with H.265 before uploading? TIA

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        • Dan

          Yes, converting before would be ideal to save space but it is not required. Note that the MP4 files that we create do not count towards the storage space used 👍

          Liked by 6 people

  7. Niabarisenewo

    Nice one keep it up

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Anjali Baxla

    Nice

    Liked by 1 person

  9. deepanilamani

    Good to see the link if anytime I need help. Thanks!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Moto Koharam

    Good

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Angelina

    Been noticing some updates real time

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Allan LEONARD

    Any change to the maximum 1GB file size upload? If not, then these higher resolution features just translate to shorter video clips.

    Liked by 3 people

  13. Allan LEONARD

    Can someone clarify the maximum video file size upload please? Is it 2GB for the legacy Business accounts? And what for the new Pro accounts? https://wp.me/pf2B5-bLy

    Liked by 2 people

  14. T. Lukas Ntinda

    Great work

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  15. Mutebi Bashir

    Awesome. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Lois ideh

    That’s nice thanks

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  17. heyblfred

    Beautiful Great Job

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  18. sakibmiya

    wow really nice post

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  19. Lois ideh

    Hi please I will like to get a custom domain how do I do that

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