[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #38172: Enable Video Headers in Custom Headers

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#38172: Enable Video Headers in Custom Headers
 Reporter:  davidakennedy   |       Owner:
     Type:  task (blessed)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:  4.7
Component:  Themes          |     Version:  trunk
 Severity:  normal          |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch       |     Focuses:

Comment (by kwight):

 The most recent patch, demonstrating support in Twenty Fourteen, looks
 great. I do find the Customizer UI a little overwhelming though; I imagine
 users wanting to have just one Header upload control, and if they happen
 to upload a video, then the second fallback/poster uploader could be shown
 (not sure if we already have a similar pattern in core yet).

 I also wonder about the same thing @mor10  mentioned:

 > I'm concerned about this feature because it puts the onus on the host to
 serve up video, and most hosts are not properly equipped to do so. Even if
 we limit the upload size of a video file to 8mb, its inclusion on the
 front page of a site hosted on a standard shared host can easily result in
 that site going down due to bandwidth overages or excessive data

 We don't really set a good example allowing people to throw up MBs of a
 video on any page load without any consideration of mobile and such. I
 wouldn't want to lose the feature because of it, but wonder if there is
 some sort of basic handling that could prioritize the fallback image in
 some situations.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/38172#comment:42>
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