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The Open Beacon MP4 Conversion and Compression plugin converts and compresses video files to the popular MP4 format using the powerful FFmpeg tool.



Over the past 10 years, the stunning rise of video on the internet as a way to communicate and disseminate ideas has made it a platform that EVERYONE has needed to get familiar with and master.  With this rise, came incredible tools like FFmpeg and video file formats like MP4, that has become the de facto video format on the web.  FFmpeg is a powerful open source video conversion, compression and streaming tool used by top services like YouTube and Facebook. Because of the current zeitgeist, it is important to use video on your site to interact with you visitors in ways that they can relate to and understand.  Communicating in a standard way using the MP4 video format and making sure those videos are small in size but good in quality is therefore absolutely imperative.

Open Beacon MP4 Conversion and Compression combines WordPress with FFmpeg to easily convert files from the popular FLV and MOV file formats to the even more popular MP4 file format.  Existing MP4 files can be radically compressed without any perceptible loss in video quality.  In short, Open Beacon MP4 Conversion and Compression is what any WordPress aficionado needs if they want to use FFmpeg.

Below is a video demonstrating how the plugin works:



1. Install the plugin like it is commonly done, either by uploading it via FTP or by using the “Add Plugin” function of WordPress.

2. Activate the plugin at the plugin administration page.

3. Go to the “OB MP4 ConComp Central” and click the “Settings” tab.

4. Enter the FFmpeg path. Put in a local FFmpeg path for a local WordPress installation or one provided by your host for a remote one.

5. Go to the “Central” tab and start converting.



1.Go to the “OB MP4 ConComp Central” menu and click it. Click on the “Settings” tab.  Make sure that the FFmpeg path has been entered correctly and that FFmpeg has in fact been found.



2. Click on the “Central” tab.  You can the select the video you want to convert, assign it a category and write a short caption.  After all the data has been filled out, click the “Convert and Compress Video” button. After the video has been converted and compressed, You can view it by going to the “OB MP4 ConComps” menu.



3. The “OB MP4 ConComps” page shows all the compressions and conversions you have made, titled with the caption you entered.  Click on one of the titled links to open your output video.



4. The “Open Beacon MP4 Compression and Conversion” page contains metaboxes with metadata pertaining to the video output. This is the same data you captured when you uploaded the original video. To get your compressed and converted video, go to the bottom “Video” metabox and right click the “Download” button; you can then save the output video wherever you please.



Open Beacon MP4 Conversion and Compression will be available on soon.

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  • Ernestina

    Hey there just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know
    a few of the images aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking
    issue. I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and
    both show the same outcome.