There are now two real video components for Joomla. There's Seyret ([url removed, login to view]) and a new one called hwdVideoShare ([url removed, login to view]). Each one has features the other lacks. Seyret is more stable feature-rich but cannot handle MPEG4/MOV files very well (this is a BIG problem). hwdVideoShare isn't yet ready for production sites, but - and this is a HUGE plus - can upload and convert MPEG4/MOV files to flash using a combination of FFMPEG, Mencoder and flvtool2.
Here are the two things I really want for Seyret:
1) I want to use Seyret as our core component. But we REALLY need the MPEG4/MOV conversion capabilities of hwdVideoShare (so we can convert Quicktime movies to Flv format). Our host already has FFMPEG, Mencoder and flvtool2 installed and running, so this is not a problem.
2) I'd also like the ability to upload custom thumbnails for categories and subcategories in lieu of either a movie thumb or the default category graphic. However, this isn't quite as important.
Item 1 is REQUIRED. If I can only get one thing done, it's the first item. However, if you're capable of doing both in a timely fashion, please feel free to bid.
Attached please find the Seyret and hwdVideoShare components for your reference.