Lightroom: Publishing and exporting trimmed video in LR4

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Here's my use case and problem:

1) I take a video that is barely over SmugMug's 20 min/2 GB limit
2) Using the new video features of LR4, I edit the in and out points
3) I attempt to publish the 'slimmer' video to SmugMug
4) The publish status process gets to 100%, then RAM usages spikes to ~4.5 GB, and processor (quad) jumps to 100%. The video never posts before I close the process in the task manager to get my computer back. I suspect the problem is that LR is still trying to send the entire oversized video file.

I've researched the issue in a few places that mentioned the video is not trimmed for export unless H.264 is used. I exported the file locally as a high quality H.264 and then reimported it into LR4 and attempted another export to SmugMug...same behavior.

So, my problems are:
1) Why don't the LR export and publish services export the trimmed version of the file even without changing the Video Format from original.
2) Since LR doesn't write XMP metadata to video files, can we have an option to save an exported video's original date taken (or equivalent) date and time to a stacked virtual copy of the reference video? As it stands now, the export creates a new video that is stacked as the newest file in the catalog and not alongside it's reference file.
3) Does anyone else experience issues with uploading videos to SmugMug through the LR publish service?
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afgoody

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Dorin Nicolaescu-Musteață, Champion

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Is Lightroom 4 shipped with a SmugMug plugin? Is it a third party plugin?
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afgoody

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It's a third party plugin (SmugMug), but I don't think it's a limitation of the plugin.

OK, I'm willing to eat crow on this one. I tried to publish the same video using Jeffrey Friedl's "Export to SmugMug" plugin and it worked. Hopefully I can get SM to implement a fix.

Anyways, I think 2 of my original 3 problems are still valid:
1) Why doesn't LR export export the trimmed version of the file even without changing the Video Format from original.
2) Since LR doesn't write XMP metadata to video files, can we have an option to save an exported video's original date taken (or equivalent) date and time to a stacked virtual copy of the reference video? As it stands now, the export creates a new video that is stacked as the newest file in the catalog and not alongside it's reference file.