Need media sharing web-app, control access by group


I am trying to find a good media sharing web app. Something that will let instructors upload audio or video files easily. And I need to let restrict access to the files to only the students in the class.

I have tried PHPMotion, and it's great for the uploading and sharing part, but it's a way of sharing files with everyone. I need to restrict access by groups.

This is my wish-list:

Web based.

Open source or inexpensive


Flash player.

Automatic conversion to FLV

Easy to use for non-technical people to upload files (people for whom FTP is too complicated)

Accommodate streaming large media files, not live streaming but letting the user jump to the middle without having to download the whole file.

Ability to limit access by group.

Allow download of media onto portable devices.

LDAP authentication

Easy HTML embedding of player

I know I want everything.

PHPMotion is the closest thing I have found so far. It's easy to upload and does conversion to FLV. I suppose I could hack it with some access controls, but I'd rather not.

Is anyone aware of a flavor of wiki that could handle media file sharing using groups?




You did forget "256 bit Encryption" :) :) :)

Not shure if you know that at Youtube you can have:

"private" mode.
"unlisted" mode.

or both

ThereĀ“s also a way to have them upload
to/trough your website (to Youtube) without the need for them to go to Youtube itself.
cant remember the right terminology for that...check the Youtube-developers and api pages.

Youtube will meet most of your other requirements.

I see you choose Flash...for your knowledge iPhones, iPads dont do Flash
so you will need at least one more format also. Youtube does both Flash and Html5 it will create (online/automatically) up to 6 versions of your video for you and serve the right one depending on a visitors browser or device.


By : dutchguy

PHPMotion was probably the closest thing I could find.

In the end we went with Adobe Flash Media Server and we'll write our own access controls.

reposting from the hibernate forums... not sure if it is relevant to nhibernate or up to date

from: max Hibernate Team

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 7:12 am

it is a very stubborn folklore that criteria translates to HQL. Criteria goes directly to SQL, but there is no direct public api to get it programmatically.


translating twice isn't very efficient ;)

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