Keep all videos and photos in SharePoint library?

As an Admin, I promote the uploading of images to a Picture LIbray on our SharePoint Intranet, so my Users can do slideshows and keep their files organized.

When it comes to videos, I tell them to upload to a Document Library.


1) Is there a Web Part to get a true "video library", with some video interface controls?

2) Is SharePoint compromised when there are a lot of videos on our Intranet? Is is better to have the videos hosted elsewhere and link to the Intranet?
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adiga123Connect With a Mentor Commented:
put the dll in bin. that should work..
very simple solution is to use html and javascript and play how many videos u want, in a variety of ways...
this code will help u.. simple and effective...

<div id="videos" align="left" style="display:none" >
        <object id="VIDEO"
                width="540" height="525"  
                standby="Loading Microsoft Windows Media Player components..."
                <param name="autoStart" value="true"/>
                <param name="url" value="" />
                <param name="wmode" value="transparent" />
                <param name="uiMode" value="full" />
                <param name="loop" value="false" />
                <embed id="EmbedmediaPlayer" type="application/x-mplayer2" src="" autostart="true" width="540" height="525">

write a  java scrip like this
function PlayMedia(VideoFile)
         document.getElementById('frame').src= VideoFile;

call javascript wherever u want in aspx page.
no need to use c# code only

Jamie McAllister MVPSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
1. I've never found a really good video control. Some of the Silverlight ones are getting fairly whizzy. I recently produced a 'video control' simply by creating a custom item style for CQWP that embedded the latest video in HTML OBJECT tag. Simple and free!

2. If the video is accessed by a few people occasionally SharePoint can handle it. If the video is accessed frequently the server will struggle and you need to look into getting a streaming media server on a different box.
i also faced lots of problem wit this.

1. Sorry to say, share point doesn't offer any good web part to render videos.
 2. Bette to write a custom control with video class in a aspx page
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sandshakimiAuthor Commented:
Where do I do this? (I need access to SharePoint's backend?)
"Add the assembly to the global assembly cache or to a bin directory that is accessible to Office SharePoint Server 2007."
You need to add it to the application server.... where central administration resides. If you are using server 2008 you can't just drop and drag into the GAC (use a command prompt with elevated privileges)
Jamie McAllister MVPConnect With a Mentor SharePoint ConsultantCommented:
This code is similar to the markup I put in my custom itemstyle for the CQWP. The CQWP was used to retrieve the latest video from the list.
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