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  • Avatar of Flynn
    flynn
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    @flynn

    Hey all,

    So my last project died (read: was killed), and the reincarnation of it, at the request of the powers that be, needs to have some kind of Ted.com like video page.

    If course creating a plugin to do this would be wonderful, but I don’t have the time or skills. Integration of PHPMotion would be lovely, but it seems that with V3 no one has had any success (or seems to think it’s worth while).

    So, the solution that seems simplest to me:

    Users can already upload videos via the media library or in a post. Is there a way to create a page (template or included code) that will display those videos. I don’t need (or really want) the posts, the title would be nice, but whatever. Kind of a site-wide video feed?

    Thoughts?

    Thanks for the continuing awesomeness everyone,

    ~ Aaron

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  • Avatar of bpisimone
    bpisimone
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    @bpisimone

    Sorry a bit offtopic here, but what happened?

    Avatar of Flynn
    flynn
    Participant

    @flynn

    … hmm, yeah, the dev section probably isn’t the place for this… we were out of coffee…

    [cough]

    Basically, I just need a hint or two to get going in the right direction. There’s got to be a way to display videos uploaded to member blogs on a buddypress site’s page, yeah?

    Basically, I need a way to display all the videos posted across my BP/WPMU install. So when user X and user Y post videos (and so on) they all show up (say 10 or 20 a page, or thumbnails, formatting is the easy bit) on a page of the main site. We could make a youtube channel I suppose, but we’d never get the academics on the site to use youtube, it just doesn’t have that old-stuffy-academic feel [sigh]…

    Update: Something like this: http://tubepress.org/demo/ except instead of drawing videos from youtube, using the videos my users upload.

    Again, I’m a pretty solid server guy, and a bit of a code hacker, but writing this from scratch… well, not sure. I’m going to keep plugging away, but any help from the community would be greatly appreciated!

    Update2: Ok, beginning to feel a bit silly, but yeah… Found this plugin: http://wpmudev.org/project/post-from-all-blogs-category-filter which might be a better solution. If newly created blogs all have a “Shared Videos” category for teachers to post lecture video to, they can exclude videos of cats doing funny things… now the only question is how to strip away all the text and so on they might post with it, so only the video comes up…

    Thoughts?

    Avatar of Travel-Junkie
    Boris
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    @travel-junkie

    Well, if they all upload their videos to your webserver, you’ll have the urls and additional data like title, length, viewed,… in your database. then you just need to grab that information, display it nicely on a page, plug the url into a flash player, paginate everything, sort it by upload date and you’ve got yourself a video wall. You could take a look at WordTube. I used that on a nomal WP install to make something like a videowall. Not sure if it works with WPMU, but you could modify it.

    Or you could use YouTube and use their API to enable uploading to YouTube from within your site. Your users would still need an account, though…

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