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Usability And Video Autoplay With Wistia | GoRails - GoRails

Chris Oliver asked in General
Fritz Rodriguez Jr. Fritz Rodriguez Jr.

Hey Chris,

First and foremost! Thanks so much for all the excellent content you bring to the rails community!!! I'm very appreciative as a rails developer and have learned a greatly deal from your screencast!!

I'm including videos for the first time in my rails app and see that you use Wistia? I briefly check out their site, but was hoping you could shed some light as to why you use them?

Thanks and have a great say!


Great question Fritz and thanks for the compliment! :)

So I'm using Wistia because they're really the best video hosting platform for paid content (in my opinion). They have a great API, lots of awesome features like email capture during the video, and do a good job around protecting paid content. Overall, they can be a bit pricey but it's a great service for the business related features if you're looking for something like that.


I'm wanting to upload videos using the paperclip gem - any links you may have that can point me in the right direction? Thanks Chris!


You should be able to just upload them! Just make sure you don't include any validations that force images or styles that try to resize them. You'll just want to have raw uploads in that case. That's really all you need to do.

Manuel Quintanilla Manuel Quintanilla

Hey Chris, I've got video uploads working locally(ffmpeg&paperclip)

I've pushed it up to heroku and for some reason i'm getting an error about a missing library - I'm guessing there is some buildpacks i have to set in heroku - I've tried couple options but it then pulls an error in my logs that says duplicate table - any suggestions?


Duplicate table as in database table from a migration?

Jordano Moscoso Jordano Moscoso

Hey Chris, it seems i need wistia premium plan for using those features right?


I think every Wistia account offers the same features for the player stuff. You can try it on their free account to be sure though.

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