Website software that allows multiple users to upload videos?

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Forum topic by Rob posted 08-01-2014 05:38 PM 778 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-01-2014 05:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: website software video resource

I want to build a woodworking site with very targeted content that allows users to upload videos which I then curate. Of course, YouTube comes to mind for the video uploads but I may want to make minor edits such as cropping out segments from the videos, so I’m thinking I need to host the uploads myself—either directly on the server or via a cloud service like Amazon S3.

The site will be very video-heavy, and I’ll also want to let users and moderators tag and categorize videos.

I’ve looked at WordPress but I’m not sure it will be flexible enough. I’ve also looked at Drupal which has some promising plug-ins but I’ll still need to do some heavy tweaking to make it do what I want. Any recommendations?

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#1 posted 08-02-2014 02:46 PM

Do the videos need to be outward facing on upload or is there a vetting step (where editting etc. would happen) before the consuming audience could see them?

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#2 posted 08-02-2014 04:16 PM

Good question! I don’t have a strong preference right now but I’m leaning toward vetting the videos before other users see them. The vetting will mostly be to make sure they conform to the same formatting.

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