We are http://www.yooplay.fr , teaching music
We would like to have différent audio tracks on the same video (Guitar only, Guitar with the rest of the music, etc..).
We are using Vimeo Pro.
It seems that we need to use HLS stream ? So, is it possible with our configuration ? Is there any tutorial to do it ? Or another easier way to do it ?
Thanks in advance
Thank you for reaching out to us!
Indeed, the best solution would be to use the HLS stream. With it, you can serve a single video with multiple audio tracks, such as in this demo: https://foliovision.com/player/demos/multiple-audio-tracks.
In order to set up the encrypted HLS stream, you’ll need to encode the HLS videos with multiple audio tracks in it. It is possible with the AWS MediaConvert: https://foliovision.com/player/securing-your-video/hls-stream by adding audio tracks within the Advanced Audio Coding stream settings.
Please be aware of the fact that this feature will work only with browsers that does support HLS playback with HLS.js library. For example with iOS on Safari the audio track will be chosen automatically, based on the phone’s operating system localization settings.
- This reply was modified 4 months ago by Chiara Rendekova. Reason: Added info about the Multiple Audio Tracks feature working only with browsers that support HLS playback with.js library
We found out that the multiple audio tracks aren’t supported on YouTube or Vimeo, unfortunately. It seems that Vimeo will encode only the primary or default audio stream.
We will do the testing of using the FV Player Coconut with an MP4 file with multiple audio tracks that should result in creating an HLS stream with multiple audio tracks in the next days, and we’ll let you know the results.
finally we were able to add multiple audio tracks support into FV Player Coconut. It detects everything automatically. Until now we used to provide audio and video in each HLS variant playlist, from now on there is a separate stream for audio and then the remaining quality variant streams are video only.
To get the new version please go to https://foliovision.com/my-licenses and download FV Player Coconut ZIP file from there.
To do that you will have to first deactivate and delete the current FV Player plugin you are using. WordPress will warn you that you might loose settings and data, but it’s not the case with our plugin, no settings now videos will be lost. Or you can just replace the plugin files via FTP.
Once you confirm that it works we can release it as a new version, so if you have a bit of time it would be great.
FV Player Coconut integrates with the Coconut video encoding service. Perhaps we could improve it to also support conversion of Vimeo videos.
Vimeo does store different quality video files for all the videos which you upload and then also the original MP4 file. So if this sounds interresting to you please start by downloading one of these orignal MP4 files and checking if they do come with the different audio tracks.
that’s true, but the source video MP4 files which you were uploading to Vimeo should really have all the audio tracks if that’s what you uploaded. FV Player Coconut could be improved to let you use these files to give you a chance to move your videos off from Vimeo more easily. The source video for conversion would be the Vimeo video URL and it would use the original MP4 which you uploaded to Vimeo – downloading it directly from there.