Hi, one page of my site has a lot of short videos (about 1-3min for each) that I uploaded directly from my computer [not from Youtube or so] , but when people in Mainland China tried to open it, most videos could not even show on that page, or the loading speed can take forever. I just wanna know is this because they are located in Mainland? But again, I didn’t choose to put an external platform like youtube link, all my videos are stored in media library.
thanks for the reply!! I just checked the videos in my library.
Only a few of them are around 300MB while the rests are only about 40MBs… I have compressed some of them, but still, it’s nearly impossible to open or watch the these videos when people land my site/page from Mainland China.
Those videos are really too large to serve them from your WP Server.
You’re better off using a streaming service such as Vimeo for them or look for a Video Player plugin that provides a CDN streaming service.
I see. Since I’m hosting a university’s website and we only have Youtube channel, so it’s not our first choice to register/open a Vimeo account at this moment… may I know how much should I compress for my videos in the media library? Is there a recommended size of the file so that videos could be played smoothly?