I have a job lined up requiring something new for me. The client wants to have the ability to put daily videos up on his website. All these videos will be converted to flash before putting them on the website. He tells me each video will be approimately 10-15min. I've been doing some searching, but so far haven't really found what I'm looking for.
I do know that I can purchase a "PHP UPLOAD2" from DMXZone program that can do this, but I was thinking this should be something I can do myself.
So here's what I'm trying to do.
1) Create a page to upload the file. This will include an HTML based page with a name field and also the file upload, and then submit it.
2) Then a PHP page will dump the file into a 'video' folder, and place the name and location into an SQL database.
3) Over on the display page I have a different problem.
3a) I will place an imageholder on the spot where the flashvideo will play
3b) Under this video spot, will be an entire list of the videos given by name (the name field from the upload). This would be done by a pull from the SQL database
3c) Upon clicking one of this links, it will play that video in the video holder spot.
This upload section will be in a sql-based "user authentication" part of the website. So there is some security there, and I will make it so it only uploads flash files.
Some direction would be most helpful. Perhaps pointing to some tutorials that you think best fit this scenario. I've been finding tutorials on 'picture uploads' similar to what I'm going for, though I know I'd have to increase the size limitations that they have placed in those. Just trying to get some further insight on this.