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.

Questions

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?
sandshakimiAsked:
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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.
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adiga123Commented:
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
  this may help
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa981226.aspx
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sandshakimiAuthor Commented:
adiqa123,
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."
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OestoneeCommented:
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)
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adiga123Commented:
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"
                classid="CLSID:6BF52A52-394A-11d3-B153-00C04F79FAA6"
                width="540" height="525"  
                codebase="http://activex.microsoft.com/activex/controls/mplayer/en/nsmp2inf.cab#Version=5,1,52,701"
                standby="Loading Microsoft Windows Media Player components..."
                type="application/x-oleobject">
                <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">
                </embed>
        </object>
  </div>

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

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Jamie McAllister MVPSharePoint 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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