Response from Stuart Bithell of ResourceSpace
I'm glad you were impressed with the software.
It is possible to resample videos in the same manner as images, through the configuration page (on the server). This is due to the reliance of an external library (FFMPEG), which also needs to be included in the installation process.
Through the configuration page, you're able to automatically convert uploads to certain file formats, based on your requirements. For example, you may need all uploads to automatically produce a H.264 format, ready for website distribution. Upon upload, these will be automatically created, and available to view on the resource view page.
The video extension and parameters are fully configurable from within the configuration page.
That's a good point RE: searching by orientation. ResourceSpace can automatically detect the orientation, so it would be possible to have that as a metadata option to search from.
Since this review, we have introduced a 'Media Search' on the advanced search page, that allows you to search based on file info (height, width, size, extension). It makes perfect sense to include the orientation to this, too.
We've included this onto our roadmap now. Thanks for the suggestion!