I am extremly interested in writing a WordPress video gallery that uses local video, Google Video, and YouTube Video. I would like it to be used on sites ranging from personal to professional. If you did film for a living it would make a great showcase for your work, or maybe you just video blog and want to host your videos elsewhere.
The videos would need categories, much like your journal entries all have a category, or multiple categories.
So if you made film they could be “horror” and “comedy” and if you were a blogger they could be “videoblog” and “video critiques”. or something like that.
I am looking for any ideas and features everyone would want in something like this. RSS feeds? MySql Backend? What do wordpress users NEED from this plugin.
Blog support? as in a simple way of linking the video into a blog with either a link, or the player.
How should Thumbnails be handled? Would you like to create a thumbnail for each video yourself. Or just use the first frame of the video?
What format do you belive need to be supported?
Sidebar “random” or “newest” video thumbnail?
It will all come from the basic work in The Extreme Video Plugin but it needs to extend into a gallery now.
I truely invision it being the Falbum of Video Galleries.
So please let me know what everyone would like in this plugin and I will attempt to break it down.
Currently I am thinking:
-Hosting anywhere (local, google, yourtube.. etc)
-Local MySql Backend for Organization
-Admin Interface for Adding Videos to MySql
-Category based (like Falbum)
-Friendly URL’s (like Falbum)
-Blog access in one simple line
-MOV and FLV Support
-Customizable Flash FLV Player
-Customizeable Sidebar Add-Ons (random, newest, popular)
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