Q: Can I calculate how much storage will my video consume?

Since it depends on the video quality and resolution, codecs, format, there is no algorithm which can calculate how much space your video will consume in vooPlayer.
According to our experience,
1 hour video takes approximately 1 GB of storage space.

This illustrated calculation can give you an idea of the possible size:

Uploaded Video + Optimized resolutions + Small Picture Files = Total Used Storage

Q: How can you check how much storage each video is consuming?

Every uploaded video will have these files:

  • Video file in .MP4 or .M3U8 
  • Splash Screen Poster image in .jpg format
  • Email Preview image in .gif format
  • Optional: .vtt file (subtitle)

To check how much storage each video is consuming, go to your account settings (small wrench icon, next to your username) and chose My Files.

Click here to open this GIF in a new tab in order to view it in the higher resolution.

To make sure that you have selected the desired video, just click on the item in the column "Used on" and the name of the video will be shown.

There are options to download or delete the selected video, in the same row.
Only .MP4 videos can be downloaded.

Q: Why I can't download the .m3u8 file?

  • Recently, an option to download HLS encrypted files is implemented, so now it is possible to download your secured files.
  • In order to download your videos from vooPlayer, it is necessary to activate Enable Video Download option under Player Controls for desired video(s).

Q: Will the linked videos still consume my storage space?

  • Linked videos are not physically hosted by vooPlayer, so they are not consuming the storage space. 

Q: I do not understand why are my uploaded files 2x the size of my original file?

  • Your original videos are converted to several different resolutions, therefore, they consume more space.
  • This is configured in that way, in order to allow better streaming according to the available internet bandwidth. You can read more about this process here.

Q: Why is the .m3u8 file much bigger than my original source file size?

  • All encrypted files ".m3u8" contain your original secured video+lower resolution videos, which explains why these files are several times bigger than the original.
  • For example, if you upload some 4K video (4096 × 2160), the .m3u8 container will consist of these videos:
    2160p + 1080p + 720p + 360p

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