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Uploading web movie.

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Msg#: 3687275 posted 12:09 am on Jul 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi, I'm making a site which will host short-films I have filmed with friends and have entered in contests and things.

I want a < site where we can upload our > videos on to their site and it streams on their site. I also want to have a list of episodes with a thumbnail which when clicked, will take you to another video operating like Youtube.

For example: There is a place where you can view the video on the left of the screen - and on the right, it lists the episodes, which when clicked it begins streaming. I'm not exacly sure how I can do this without having to create a new page for every video.

So, in short, its basically like a music players on websites, except it plays movies except music.

Can anyone help me out with this?

[edited by: tedster at 10:12 pm (utc) on July 1, 2008]
[edit reason] removed example domains [/edit]



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Msg#: 3687275 posted 8:08 pm on Jul 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hello and Welcome to WebmasterWorld!

You might have some luck at an open source repository such as hotscripts. This search [hotscripts.com] seems to bring up some results you should probably check out.


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Msg#: 3687275 posted 8:27 am on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanks, that the Video CMS thing in the search was exacly what I was looking for - Unfortunately it is very pricey apparently. I'm hoping there is a cheaper way to this and a similar result =(


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Msg#: 3687275 posted 11:09 am on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

I've seen a program called phpmotion mentioned before. It's a free download but support is not and it's not going to be very friendly to the novice. You will need some applications installed on your server that are not typically available on a shared hosting account.


You can do the "poor mans" version and probably the easiest to implement an either embed the player in a iframe or a single page. If you embed in a single page you'll have use JS to switch videos. Downside is embedding is not reliable for different browsers and platforms (specifically the user needs the codec installed) and you'll have to create all the HTML and thumbnails yourself. Any code for a "music" player you find would be just as suitable for this with a few small changes.


Use a flash or silverlight player which would be cross browser and cross platform friendly but you'll have to find a media player suitable for your needs or build one yourself. Note that I haven't checked it but I'm pretty sure phpmotion will use a player like this.

Bottom line is there is no simple one-click solution.

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