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Video Solution fo High School (5 posts)

  1. chargertech
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I teach Multimedia Design and will be adding a Video Production course. Plus, we are starting a school "TV show". I have came across phpmotion, kaltura, and now the wordpress video framework. I want some sort of "youtube" type functionality. I have a 2.8 Ghz quadcore xeon Xserve in my class that is the Web server. I know in an ideal world there would be a separate server for processing video.

    What solution would work in a setting like this? I am not a super guru, but I am figuring things out as I go.

  2. tmoorewp
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    If you're looking for youtube functionality, nothing's better than the source. Youtube EDU might be just right.

    You can upload your videos to youtube, then link back to them from your blog using Viper's Video Quicktags or another video plugin for WPMU.

  3. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Or WordTube may do what you like.

  4. chargertech
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I wanted something behind the firewall. Our Internet bandwidth is abysmal. Our local network is nothing to brag about, but the pipeline for the Net sucks.

  5. tdjcbe
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I have a 2.8 Ghz quadcore xeon Xserve in my class that is the Web server

    Aren't they nice? We use the old 14TB's ones as backup servers. :)

    In all honestly, best solution I would think would be allow endusers to upload those video files (Take a look at Dashboard -> Site Admin -> Options -> Allowed Filetypes) into their own space and create a shortcode to play them.

    I believe this will play localized files:

    http://www.daburna.de/blog/2006/12/13/wordpress-video-plugin/

    Look for the bit in the plugin labeled 'Generic Flash Code by Francisco Monteagudo' as that should be able to play the videos. At least I think it'll do it. We actually remove it.

    If needbe, you could write your own as chances are you don;t want to allow all those video sites anyway.

    I believe http://edublogs.tv uses phpmotion and, from James' occasional grumbling, it requires a fair amount of effort to keep running.

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  • Started 14 years ago by chargertech
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