Hypertwins Community:Plans/media hosting

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The key components of a media hosting service like YouTube are:

  • ability to upload very large media files (multiple gigabytes) - this could be done with OwnCloud
  • ability to play media files in a web browser - there are open-source JavaScript libraries available for this

Almost as important:

  • ability to maintain (edit, display) information about each media file
  • ability to search media files by data

Any modern media service that we would expect people to actually use should also:

  • allow grouping/ordering of files into playlists
  • allow some kind of collaborative contribution to media file annotations
    • in YouTube, this takes the form of comments (for anyone who doesn't "own" the video), but there are certainly other models which could be followed