[IMC-Video] [imc-uk-tech] global cms process, and experimental site
mickfuzz at rocketmail.com
Wed Jan 23 03:52:50 PST 2008
When talking about the requests for functionality on
an experimental indymedia CMS he is coding in Rails...
yossarian <yossarian at aktivix.org> wrote:
> I am thinking very definitely that I'd like to
> convert all video to
> Theora so that there's a consistent format for
> podcasts (and then I'd
> whack the original video). I think offering a link
> to download VLC
> straight off the video display page seems like a
> good idea in this case.
> Anything else on the video wish list? In theory I
> can get some of these
> tickets done this weekend.
we have a wish list for imc-video site as long as both
your arms! We just added loads to the wish list last
weekend at the vxmission gathering.
It's also interesting to think of how tactically,
techs can work together on CMS agnostic code that
might be useful for what ever MIR replacement site/s
Currently there is not a clear process for what work
should be done on what site, using what tools, by who.
It's just a big wish list without a plan to
implement it. There are parrallel process happening in
an ad-hoc manner to set up sand box sites with drupal,
and plone too. As well as occam seemingly happy to try
to add all this functionality to the custom ivdn code.
I had hoped we'd be in a clearer situation after the
weekend about some kind of tactic to avoid duplication
of effort. But I guess not.
The last think I want you to do is disuade you or
other coders from moving forward with video
functionality. But it might be worth thinking how much
of this will be implemented in the future.
Yossarian, As far as your code is concerned. It would
be a sad situation if we had an experimental london
site that fulfilled all of the functions that the
global indymedia video site was asking for but then
didn't get put into place for other reasons.
I'd be really interested in what people following the
situation on the imc-video list have to say about all
this as well.
wish list follows...
* Video uploads (via web browser and with java
uploader or ftp) for the distribution of High Quality
Videos (dvd quality) AND High Quality Videoclips over
* Publishing an entry for a video that lives on
some other site (this could be automated in many cases
so you enter url and it pulls in thumbnail, metadata,
embed code etc.),
* Aggregating rss 2.0 feed items from "trusted"
sites (indymedia and others) and search capacity
* Generating search based feeds
* Transcoding video files including 3gp output
* Subtitle Horse integration or similar ie
* Uploading torrents ( can be external)
* Archive.org link or other way of reducing
centralisation of bandwidth
* Moderation of site. More editorial structure /
moderation by issue
* Reporting for Moderation "Suitable" content by
* Timetable for public screenings
* Forum for discussion and commenting on content
* Web quality / streaming preview available
* Start page in different languages
* Tagging of content but users other than author
rather than categories
* Visual layout : A small screenshot of the video
and a short description in two or three sentences next
to general information (author, length etc)
unsure technical issues
* Tagging verses categories?
* Where to store details of screenings? How could
iCal feeds be used?
Non technical issues
Comments at vxmission:
* Those uploading should take responsibility for
the running of the site
* What is the vision of the project?
* What is the relation / integration between
video.indymedia.org and local indymedia sites?
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