[wp-hackers] Concept for a community video plugin
pauli.price at gmail.com
Tue Nov 22 21:06:07 UTC 2011
I can foresee using such a plugin in my work.
I like that WordPress roles and capabilities provide the potential to
enable access controls for video publishing on the 3rd party site that may
not otherwise be possible.
I also like that pipe-lining the submission simplifies the publishing
process to a single point of entry, creating a post on the site and a video
submission on the video hosting site in one pass instead of two.
I'll be following your progress with interest.
On Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 4:29 PM, Carl Roett <carlroett at gmail.com> wrote:
> You should get in touch with the BP-Media team.
> On Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 7:06 AM, Mark W. Kidd <mark at stardart.net> wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > I am interested in creating a pool of funds (bounty) to build a community
> > video plugin or add new features to an existing plugin to achieve the
> > functionality. Sometime soon, I anticipate circulating a description of
> > project to some Wordpress developers to gauge the cost and complexity for
> > the work.
> > I would be very grateful for any ideas or feedback on my draft
> > description, which I'm pasting below. I'm hoping in particular whether
> > there are key aspects of creating a plugin I've overlooked, or unanswered
> > questions that come to mind when you see this.
> > Also, maybe the most important feedback would be: do you as a developer
> > see any value in this kind of plugin for your own clients or projects?
> > Best,
> > Mark
> > *
> > What*
> > This project will put video blogging and video podcasting in easy reach
> > community artists and organizations with limited access to technical
> > expertise or funding. This will take the form of a open-source Wordpress
> > plugin and companion website to explain its features and provide examples
> > of the plugin in use.
> > The community video plugin will enable organizations to build free or
> > low-cost websites with Wordpress where posting video is as simple and
> > accessible as uploading and embedding photos has become via WYSIWYG
> > editors. In order to make sites using the plugin scale with surges in
> > traffic or without financial resources for media hosting, the plugin will
> > make use of the YouTube API to store user-submitted videos on YouTube.
> > *Community Video Wordpress Plugin*
> > *Key Features*
> > * Enable the front-end creation of new posts featuring an embedded
> > video by registered or unregistered users.
> > * The user is presented with a button (or other interface element) for
> > uploading their video directly from the submission form where it
> > will be hosted to YouTube. The plugin passes the post's title,
> > excerpt, tags, and body from the Wordpress form to YouTube so that
> > this content is also present on the YouTube page for the video.
> > * Users do not need a YouTube account - the site owner designates a
> > YouTube channel on the back-end and all videos are uploaded there.
> > * Allow the site owner to specify which license(s) is/are available
> > for users to submit their videos
> > * Optionally allow a safety/archival copy of the video file to be kept
> > on the local web server
> > * Must be installable and maintainable by a broad base of users. The
> > documentation should be written for a similar technical proficiency
> > to consumer electronics. Framing question: Could the
> > technical-minded niece or nephew of the family install this plugin?
> > * Open-source licensed
> > * Distributed alongside a simple WordPress theme and recommended
> > configuration which demonstrate the plugin features
> > *Why*
> > Web media offers the promise that people and communities who are the
> > subjects or consumers of media can be involved in its development from
> > inception through publication; fulfilling that promise requires
> > collaboration between media organizations, technologists, artists, and
> > members of these communities to ensure that the web offers equitable
> > platforms for community speech and creativity. As a baseline for such
> > platforms and tools to be equitable, they must be accessible to those
> > affected by pressing issues, whether local or international, regardless
> > technical expertise or financial resources.
> > The story-gathering processes long employed in community media are often
> > an expression of the same cultural values that open source and Creative
> > Commons (or "copyleft") practitioners are advancing today on the web.
> > Technologists have created a vocabulary and the intellectual property
> > framework to support equitable and innovative creation, collaboration,
> > movement-building as they are practiced online. This project seeks to
> > bridge these two ways of knowing about media to produce a democratic tool
> > for the web.
> > *How*
> > _Inspirations_
> > Integrated YouTube submission form at
> > submissions/add/ <http://www.kitescampaigns.org/submissions/add/>(ExpressionEngine/PHP
> source available upon request)
> > We Are the 99 Percent photo submission form:
> > *tumblr.com/submit/ <http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/submit/>
> > _Extend an existing plugin?_
> > Quick Post Widget: http://wordpress.org/extend/**
> > plugins/quick-post-widget/<
> > --
> > Mark W. Kidd
> > Roadside Theater - Thousand Kites - Appalshop
> > 606-536-0115 (cell)
> > roadside.org
> > thousandkites.org
> > appalshop.org
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