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  1. mediatagbase

    I have long wished to get the ability to be able to tag my media files. Please read in the context of educational audio/video lectures, e.g., a lecture series of 60 min audio files. Technology at its present state is still unable to tag such media automatically and that too considering the context of discussion.

    By tag I mean at least a title, some description, start time and end time within a media (audio/video) file, and the link to media file. By clicking such a 'taglink' the user can stream within a media file and listen/view only the section meant.

    If I can provide the ability to the users to create such tags, be able to search within them, present the user with search results, be able to stream relevant portion of the media by clicking a search result, ie a 'taglink' my purpose is well served.

    The database for such tags is what I term as tagbase.

    By presenting this idea here I wish expert users to help me do this using php/mySQL. Based on my searches till now I have failed to find any such implementation on the web.


    Posted: 4 years ago #
  2. Gestroud

    Sounds like a good idea, but it's something that may be better accomplished using a plugin. You may want to post the feature request in a more appropriate forum to get wider visibility and more responses.


    Posted: 4 years ago #
  3. Mark


    This does indeed sound like a good idea, but I agree with gestroud that it is more something for a plugin. I don't see the majority of WP users needing this type of functionality.

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  4. Andy Macaulay-Brook


    I tried to add taxonomies to media in a plugin and the core needs more support for this to get it to work.

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  5. jimisaacs


    There is a Media Tags plugin that works pretty well (props to the author).


    I believe this is something that should be incorporated into the core. It is basic functionality that should be incorporated by default along with the other built-in taxonomies.

    There are 3 public post_types buit-in the core by default, post, page, and attachment. But only 2 out of those 3 have taxonomies registered for them. This is of course is because attachment taxonomies adds a little more work and changes the codebase needed for a streamlined taxonomy/post_type registration. For this reason I believe this could be taken care of by starting at post_type registration. First I ask the question, what is the single boiled down difference of attachment and the other post_types? I say it is the relationship to a file. An attachment, and the attachment edit, add new pages all have to do with some sort of file relationship. While other post_types are about creating content and relating attachments to that content.

    I will add a new Idea based on this but I will continue as it relates to this idea:

    With that being said, I think we should be able to declare whether a post_type is content or file related. Which essentially defines whether it behaves like an attachment or like a regular post. With this piece of functionality in place, I believe it would make the brainstorm in adding media tags much more productive. Registering a taxonomy would be able to check automatically whether the post_type it is related to is related to a file (attachment like). Then the taxonomy registration would be built-in to the attachment edit, add new pages just as they are the post edit, add new pages.

    It is just common sense that attachments should have their own taxonomies by defaul. If a person never tags their attachments so what? It shouldn't mean the functionality should be dependent on a plugin just for that reason.

    The argument that most people don't use this functionality is pretty moot in my opinion. In that regard, I ask how many people would use this, versus Link management in WordPress? Pole anyone?

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  6. Ken Dirschl

    I agree with jimissacs. I've already come across several instances of needing to have media tagged, and I can see many advantages to it being part of the core; media management in the library certainly comes to mind.

    Also, mysql is a relational database and being able to pull media into posts/pages based on some kind of taxonomy only makes sense, rather than relating only to other posts/pages.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  7. Randy

    Tagging would also allow grouping of media with out the need for them to be associated with a post_type.

    However I could go round in circles about application. Including a taxonomy for media would pretty helpful.

    The plugin mentioned above looks pretty awesome, but if for some reason down the road things change and it breaks it could be trouble.

    Posted: 3 years ago #

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