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Gallery Revisited

I've yet to create the video, but I came up with another way to create a gallery with Drupal yesterday. The problem comes down to a conceptual issue with the usage of Gallery. When I create dynamic galleries, they are usually based on taxonomy for sorting and calling back. But what about one-time galleries for events that could be called back, but since it was a single event I have no need to create multiple nodes every time I add pictures. I'm adding pictures once for this event, then I'm done with that until the next event. So, in this instance, the single node itself needs to be a gallery. I, acting as the Drupal gallery manager, need to be able to go back and sort those photos, add more, etc., but all in one node. Here's what I came up with: The Basic Setup:
  • Install the usual suspects (Drupal, CCK, Views, ImageField, FileField, ImageCache, ImageCache Actions, and any other dependencies)
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Boxee is Bad

This bug is the reason why I haven't moved to Boxee. After reading multiple times, I still don't understand why this issue can't be fixed. I have an assortment of shows that are sitting on my hard drive at home. Boxee likes to fill in the gaps of what I don't have with those that are available online. Great. But, it also likes to search for any online content first instead of any local content. What this means is that my full local collection of South Park videos takes ~30 sec to 1 min to load because Boxee wants to check if there are any shows available online as well. WTH? THEY ARE ALL LOCAL, I DON'T CARE IF THEY ARE ONLINE-VIEWABLE!
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