x96.in - HD snippet sharing

edited January 2014 in Showcase
I would like to show you the site I built over the last few days using cumulus.
It's still a test platform.

The videos played in JW player are downscaled to 720p, a download link to the original full HD file is provided underneath each video.
I have made some adjustments to make it look different, it wasn't really hard and everybody with a knodwledge of HTML/CSS and a little PHP should be able to do it.

The main reason why I'm posting this here is for you to see that you can build a HD video website using cumulus and that it's pretty simple to modify it to fit your needs. I have done some ffmpeg testing and in my opinion the results are pretty good. I really like cumulusclips and it would be nice if there were more theme/plugin developers in the future.

If you experience loading/buffering problems or got questions/suggestions please don't hesitate to contact me.


I am still trying to find the best settings for quality without buffering.. I think this video is a good compromise:


  • Great job. The transcoding techniques using FFMPEG are very good. It really shows in the videos' excellent quality.
  • If you do not mind can you share what are the changes you made on the ffmpeg line
  • x96x96
    edited February 2013
    I am using these ffmpeg settings:

    -vf 'scale=1280:trunc(ow/a/2)*2' -ac 2 -ab 128k -ar 44100 -f flv -vcodec libx264 -crf 26

    I don't know if libx264 is supported by shared hosters and I think it's slower but my vserver manages it pretty well.
    The last number is important for the quality/file size. I found its best to use something between 24 and 28.
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