Hi Guys… at the risk of looking silly for asking such basic questions, my frustration level are outweighing my ego, so here I am… hahaha.
I am trying to get my app to allow a user to send a video message to other users that the receiver should be able to view on the app too, like a WhatsApp messenger. I am using the File Uploader for the Sender to achieve this. When a sender creates a video, I see that it uploads to Bubble’s Data and gives an S3 URL. I have read that Bubble storage will quickly run out and they will then threaten to take my first-born, so I have signed up with Amazon S3 AND a Vimeo Plan. I will go with whichever is fastest, most flexible and hopefully keeping in mind that I don’t have an endless budget.
Could someone who potentially has done something like this before, advise me if I should do Amazon S3 or Vimeo? I have read that going the S3 route would lead to long delays in playback, and possibly not playing at all. I know that .mov files (recorded on iPhone) don’t work very well, but also read that videos can be converted on the fly, in the process??? Vimeo would look like a good option if doing all that S3 stuff is difficult, but would this get stupid expensive? In both cases, I feel like upload times would be crazy as well.
Once I decide on who to go with, I’m then stuck in trying to understand something crazy basic… how to get the uploaded video to S3 and/or Vimeo, which will then likely give me a link to the video that I can then send to the receiving user of my app. It seems that all of the documentation I’m reading is about what to do with it when it’s in S3/Vimeo, but I see nothing about how to GET it there in the first place.
I’m looking for the Video Message to be quick… as if I was sending a WhatsApp video to a friend and just recording a few seconds of me talking. I whip out my phone, start recording, hit send, it compresses, gets sent, receiver gets it, watches it, done. I know so much goes into that.
If anyone can help, I would be forever grateful.