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Videos and Video Optimizations

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Similar to imgix for images, we work with Mux for videos, and they're among the best Video APIs out there!

Videos are treated sliiiightly differently than images, but your overall experience as an editor should remain unchanged:

  • Videos can be uploaded in any format - mp4, mov, flv, mkv, whatever.

  • Mux also offers a lovely experience with their streaming API, so you can use DatoCMS to livestream video rather than just uploading static video files.

  • Similar to images, we extract all available metadata for you to work with, including the dimensions, durations, frame rates, and any copyrights and tags that can be extracted.

  • You also have the option to replace names, titles, and alttext fields per file and per locale, just like with images.

  • We'll also bring in all the fun metadata from the file's EXIF, like any credits, lens details, copyrights, MME type, etc.

  • The ๐Ÿช„ magic ๐Ÿช„, however, really comes down to how Mux handles them after you've uploaded videos. While you can definitely manually select things like quality of delivery and resolution (all the way from 240p to 4K), you can also just forget about it. Mux's delivery can be optimized to serve people the best format and quality for their bandwidth and device, making videos extremely efficient to serve.