Uploading videos with Laravel 4 and DropzoneJS

Does anyone already set up a video upload using Laravel 4 and DropzoneJS on DigitalOcean?

I just did and everything works fine on my localhost, but when I try to upload a video on my online application (hosted on DigitalOcean), I have the following issues:

line: 45
message: "Call to a member function getClientOriginalName() on null"
type: "Symfony\Component\Debug\Exception\FatalErrorException"```

This is my code on this line:

$file = Input::file(‘file’);

	$video = Video::create([
			'name' => explode('.', ucfirst(strtolower($file->getClientOriginalName())))[0],
			'file' => $file,
			'extension' => $file->getClientOriginalExtension(),
			'size' => $file->getSize(),

	return count($video->validationErrors) == 0 ? Response::json('success', 200) : Response::json($video->validationErrors->first(), 400);```

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!


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I know this was posted a while ago, but in case anyone runs across this and is having the same issue, make sure that you set enctype="multipart/form-data" on your HTML form tag or set the files option to true when using Form::open as per the Laravel documentation: