Continuing the discussion from Approved video domain list?:
@trashHeap you run a static HTML site. You have images and videos you want to share. So do bunch of ya’ll! So how are we gonna keep up over time? The bulk of my file storage is taken up by images and videos that I didn’t know I’d be keeping 10 years ago.
I keep thinking I’d make a Hugo-based media library for myself. Maybe try out GitLFS? And then just make a super simple interface for it, and make it easy to shortcode link to assets.
The reason for that is because I personally don’t have a lot of success carrying over databases next to media. I am going to sort my images by date and tag them anyways, might as well use an archiving interface that exposes my data back at me.
But maybe things are changing. I used MediaGoblin for a while, loved it, but it is too complex for what I need, which is not federation. Or even comments. Nothing really, just an easy way to drop it and post it.
Video files get kinda weird, too, but I think maybe there is different process to sharing those. First of all, it is more data to share with the world, so while you have a single frame to spot check for problems, a video can expose all kinds of issues: background information, in the form of sound and visual information. Also, it’s just a ton of storage over time. Normal folks shouldn’t have to worry about that level of access.
Lot’s to think about video…
What’s the plan, folks?