One of the deprecated features of Known is video support. This was build in to the Audio plugin back when it was the Media plugin, but it didn’t really work very well.

The missing component was video transcoding – converting the uploaded video into something that can be played in the browser. This plugin attempts to fill that hole…


  • Drop VideoTranscode into your IdnoPlugins directory and activate
  • Install ffmpeg sudo apt-get install ffmpeg x264
  • Configure the location of ffmpeg and qt-faststart

Now, when you upload a video, it will be queued and transcoded.

It is strongly recommended that you use the Asynchronous Queue in your Known configuration as this will do the transcoding in the background.

You should also run the service queue as the web server user, so that it can read and write files, e.g.

sudo -u www-data KNOWN_DOMAIN='your.domain' ./known.php service-event-queue

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Scratching even more itches, this on behalf of our lovely people using the latakoo service to host video on their blogs.

So here is a WordPress plugin that simplifies embedding latakoo video on your blog by adding a latakoo shortcode. Simply install it and you will be able to link to videos directly on your account without the need to cut and paste the embed codes.

Later, when I have time, I plan to add some other cool stuff to it.. but that may have to wait for now.

Please note that this is in no way an “official” plugin.

» Plugin page on Github

So, in preparation for some changes coming later in November we have made latakoo completely free to use!

All you need to do is create an account, download the tool (available for Mac and Windows) and begin sending video about faster than you ever could before. Privately or to as many people as you like.

I should also point out that we place no restriction on commercial use, so feel free to use it commercially. Get in touch if you want more details!

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