i saw that vbgallery support multimedia files. that's the main purpose i want to use it for. i intend to port our pretty large video library http://www.pbatlas.de/?a=videos
to our new vb3 site http://www.pbportal.de
i played around with vbgallery. the features and integration are nice, but it lacks some very basic options for handling multimedia files in my opinion. so i want to suggest these for the next release:
- let multimedia files be added as a link
videos are often on other servers. in fact we have a whole box just to serve videos. it is accessed either via links to it (different domain) or apache redirection from a given directory on the vb3 server. i guess just entering links is an easy one.
- make files directory rsync friendly / fault tolerant handling
as a large site we use a custom file manager for our pictures. it does a similar job than vbgallery, providing us links to use in the forums for the images. at the moment we have something around 25.000 images. it would be nice if we could handle pictures generelly with abgallery because of it's integration with vb
accounts - brings some options to the users that we can't give them now. but the whole filebase is separated from the rest of the website. could also be on a different box, leaving vbgallery with no direct access.
i find it very smart what phpadsnew does for solving this for example. you can enter a ftp site and account there. the files are then maintained on that ftp space.
- let the category be viewed as a list
also more fpr the needs of multimedia files. the large icon, preview, the box... are details. it's hard to handle some hundred files with a layout like that. i guess it's just another template.
especially point 1 "let multimedia files be added as a link" would make us very, very happy. if you could take that into considerations.. the other 2 points are more like general suggestions.