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To build a video uploader - is it likely?

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Hello there! I have a bit of a challenge here; I was wondering if it is possible, and if so how difficult it will be. I would like to build a plugin of sorts for my site; it would have a video uploader, a video player, and an album for videos. The idea is that my members would be able to upload videos from their computer, where they would be stored in an album on their profile. I don't have the most extensive knowledge of coding, but I consider myself to be a fairly quick learner. My question is, how difficult would it be to create something of this sort, from scratch? The only plugins I've seen so far have been pretty expensive. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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The way I see that can be done is via a server side language like PHP, ASP, etc. If you have an idea as to how this is to be done, it's not that difficult. You'd just store the videos to a directory(folder) on the server when they upload, and save the video name in a database table, and depending on the user, you would retrieve the videos(file names; ie: myvideo.flv) from the database table and by doing that along with their video being in the directory, you can use the name to link to the file(video) and depending how you choose to allow them to play the video would be based on video player you will use, you link it to that.Perhaps others can suggest more ways but that's one way. :)

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Thank you very much for the prompt reply, and for the good news! I was a bit nervous when I posted this question in the first place, but now I actually have some hope that it can be done.

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