Now I have to think and find some video link myself, only for testing. Which I am too lazy for, so I just skip that and might then forget about your great idea ;-)
In the meantime, I've compiled some URLs that you can paste into the text field!
Where's Google going next? | Larry Page
The surprising habits of original thinkers | Adam Grant
The Art of Letting Go | The Minimalists | TEDxFargo
Thanks for the feedback!
Overall it's a great idea if it can generate a useful/consumable summary.
The reason the link you provided isn't working is because there aren't English automated or manual captions for the video. https://imgur.com/a/aNNvS I'll try and clarify this in the about section as soon as I can.
I recommend trying it out with some of your favorite TED talks that have manual or automated captions in English. With some of the ones I've tried, with the default length reduction setting, I usually get a <= 5-minute output from a ~ 20-minute video.
Furthermore, you can check out the code on my GitHub: https://github.com/rkindi/vidDistill
Unfortunately, this is the first time I've ever tried to deploy something to Heroku, so I must admit, the quality of my code could be better. I appreciate any feedback I can get!
Good thing I can code.
Definitely put in a "Click Here to Try A Sample Video" as others suggested.
Another big thing I've put on my todo list (in addition to a "Click Here to Try A Sample Video" button) is a section where you can rate the quality of the summarization out of 5 stars. That way I can go back and identify the videos that don't work well with the service and see what I can do to improve the quality of those summarizations.
Update: Done (with one item on that todo list)! I've added a 'Random' button that loads in a random URL (from the small set of 3 TED talks I posted elsewhere in this thread) so that it's easier to test the app out quickly.