Usage instructions

This on-line video summarization service lets you submit videos in various formats and generate summaries for use in various social media channels. To submit a video for summarization the user can either provide its URL or upload a local copy of it from his/her machine (please notice that the maximum permitted video size is 200MB, and duration up to 10 minutes). The supported on-line video sources include YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, DailyMotion, LiveLeak and Dropbox (beware though that not all videos from these platforms are accessible to our service, due to platform-specific or user-defined restrictions about the use of each specific video; moreover, the provided URL should always point to a single video, rather than a playlist of videos). The service can handle videos in mp4, webm, mov, wmv, ogv, and mkv format. The complete service runs at high speed (i.e., it is several times faster than real-time video processing, on a PC - though delays may be noticed if multiple video processing jobs are in the queue). After submitting a video, the user can monitor the progress of the summarization. When the analysis is completed the summary result (the webpage refreshes automatically to show the result) is presented to the user through the user interface. Optionally, if the user provided an e-mail address s/he may close the web application and be notified by e-mail when the summarization results are ready. This e-mail contains a unique link to the summarization results, that is active only for 48 hours; after this time period, the link, the submitted video, the summarization videos results and the e-mail address (if provided) are automatically deleted from our server. All video rights remain with the uploader, who is assumed to have the right to submit the video to this service for summarization.
Any feedback you may have on the on-line service is most welcome; please send it to