The simple problem I have: In the board header, in addition to the link to the gallery, I want a link to 'Videos' (which points to the videos category in the gallery). This is fine, I can do this by editing the skin.
The problem is that I want this tab to remain active while the user is browsing within the 'Video' category of the gallery, giving the impression that the users are in a dedicated 'video' section of the site. Currently the active tab flicks back to gallery (as you'd expect).
To get around this, I wanted to know if I could install the gallery twice, which I can't, thats not a problem.
The other, side issue, is that users are not forced to upload videos into the dedicated video section (they can upload them into their own personal album), so its not currently possible to see 'Latest uploaded videos' from anywhere within the system, so in this case, Matt, it would be nice to have a 'video only' album :)
But to keep the tab active when viewing a video requires being able to detect an 'image' in the gallery as being a video, or as belonging to the video category - which isn't so simple (unless you know?!)
I have, but most of all I want one tab for 'Photo' and one tab for 'Video'.
The other problem with using categories is that members can choose to upload videos into their own albums, and at this point there is nothing in place where you can view all videos uploaded into the gallery - regardless of category :(
EDIT: however, I do agree, its not as fast as it could be. For want of a better word, its not 'snappy'.. its not slow either, but it really should load pretty much instantly every time. I wonder what yslow says.
Handles videos well. I've just imported 1900 of them from ip.content (previously imported to ip.content from ttVideo mod) to gallery. Looks much better!
The hook that displays albums in posts is awesome. Just discovered it by pasting a link to an album/image into a new post :)
Suggestions: It would be great if that magic hook that displays images in posts could also display videos in posts.
FURL for videos would be better if 'image' was replaced with 'video' http://xxxxxxxx/gallery/video/25144-title/
Use the original full size image thumbnail as the 'start image' on flow player. At the moment its just a black screen- i assume this is possible.
Ability to mark an album as media/videos only. Change locale text so it says 'X videos' instead of 'X images'. Bypass max post size for uploads in this forum.
There was talk of this previously, but if there was some built in method of being able to pass the uploaded videos to mencoder/ffmeg so I can convert to .flv would be fantastic - what are the plans for this?
Ability to use random cover image instead of an assigned one. My members seem to love random videos, so if the cover image was randomised it would keep them happy.
Upload images hook. I reckon the gallery would get a lot more use if there was a small 'upload images' button on the forum index.
If I rebuild the thumbnails for my videos, will it add the arrow icon to the center of the thumbnails?