I am asking this here should someone in the future run into a similar issue:
I have teachers who have already uploaded HD videos into Studio. Is it possible to have those bulk compressed to the recommended Gmail Large 3 Minutes 720p30 setting on the Studio side?
I looked around and there is mention of a “ricecooker” program that can be run, but that looks like something done on the LE end and not the local end.
As a point of note: I installed Kolibri on Windows as a test, and installed Handbrake with the CLI. I attempted to bulk convert the files found in the “Content” folders after importing them from Studio, but the info I had found for bulk compression via folder recursion failed despite multiple edits to the command line for Windows. I can, however, compress one video at a time, delete the exiting video, then move the compressed one into the same folder on the Kolibri server. Since the filename is the same, the database finds it and is none the wiser, so far as I can tell. That’s just a laborious and time-wasting effort, I feel.
Thanks, as always, for any help and guidance.