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Plone4Artists video add-on for Plone

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The p4a.plonevideo package is an integration component for integrating the framework with the Plone platform. It was inspired by the Plone ATVideo product and even borrows some UI.

Project Description

The p4a.plonevideo product lets you upload a normal File to your Plone site. It uses to: * auto-detect the object as a video file * auto-extract the video metadata * render an appropriate view (depending on the file format)

Watch the screencast to experience a nice intro the the product. Thanks to Jonathan Lewis for putting this screencast together!


Add these lines to your buildout.cfg file, and re-run your buildout. Then install the add-ons from the Add/Remove products page in the Plone Control Panel.:


eggs =


zcml =


Video Files

  • Upload a normal file and Plone auto-recognizes it as a video file, extracts metadata and chooses an appropriate player support for:
    • Quicktime (MOV, MP4)
    • Windows Media (WMV, AVI, WMA, ASF)
    • RealMedia (RAM)
    • Flash (FLV, SWF)
  • Upload a thumbnail image to represent the video
  • When clicked, the video will start to play video
  • edit form exposes metadata:
    • file type
    • author
    • height / width
    • duration

Video containers

  • Turn any folder into a video container
  • Turn any smart folder (collection) into a video container
  • Provides a video listing view with all videos in the folder, including:
    • thumbnail
    • title
    • description
    • metadata
  • Video listing also shows:
    • tags
    • ratings
    • comments about each video

Video feeds

  • Publish RSS feed of all the videos in a video container
  • Feed entries can contain a link to the video view page, or a link to the actual video file (enclosure)
  • Users can subscribe to a vodcast and have the videos downloaded to a desktop video player such as iTunes or Miro for offline viewing

Video feedback / commentary

  • Users can rate videos (1 to 5 stars)
    • Plone keeps track of user ratings vs. editor ratings
  • Users can tag videos
    • Plone keeps track of your tags and everyone’s tags
  • Users can comment on videos. Other users can reply to those comments in a threaded discussion


1.3 (2010-06-18)

  • Add p4a.subtyper as a dependency and load the zcml for it so that you don’t get ComponentLookupError when adding a file. [claytron]

1.2 (2010-06-18)

  • Remove references to p4a.plonevideoembed and functionality it provides. [davidblewett]
  • Updated README to include text from Product page. Changed setuptools’ long description to pull in text from README. [davidblewett]
  • mini redundancy cleanup [tom_gross]
  • added itunes-format of basesyndication [tom_gross]
  • added missing description to feed-adapter fixed path for ATVideo-class used by migrator [tom_gross]
  • test video container with links (p4a.plonevideoembeded) [tom_gross]
  • fix egg dependencies [tom_gross]

1.1.1 (2008-10-10)


  • Support for iPod video - video/x-m4v. TODO: tests. (Nate Aune)

Bug fixes

  • Include ZCML dependency. (Nate Aune)
  • Initial support for ATVideo->p4a.plonevideo migrations. (Nate Aune)

1.1 (2008-04-09)

Bug fixes

  • #26 - Remove ISubtyped on uninstall (Rocky Burt, Ross Patterson)
  • fixed issue where uploading video files to a Windows server running p4avideo would bomb (Rocky Burt)
  • Fixed issue where catalog wasn’t being updated on subtype change (Tim Terlegard)
  • Various blob fixes to work better with new zodb blob support (Ross Patterson)

1.1b1 (2008-02-14)

  • Now uses p4a.subtyper to expose video subtype action (Rocky Burt)
  • p4a.plonevideo is now installable using QuickInstaller (Rocky Burt)
  • Blob support fix (Ross Patterson) r1886
  • Fixed a bug which would break the view if allowed discussion was not enabled for File content type (Tim Terlegard) r1916
  • Make reupload of videos work (Tim Terlegard) r1789

1.0 (2007-11-28)

  • miscellaneous bug fixes

1.0beta1 (2007-07-31)

Various bug fixes and general improvements at the Plone4Artists sprint in Boston 2007.

  • #1 - Too many arguments to media_player
  • #2 - IVideoSupport utility is not loaded
  • #3 - All videos are automatically played
  • #4 - Video container view gives error
  • #6 - is not recognised as
  • #12 - Cannot Activate Video for FLV file
  • #13 - p4a video crashes when activating unsupported mime type

1.0alpha1 (2007-04-29)

  • First release.

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