I've read through a couple books. I've installed, tweaked, uninstalled, and given up on Drupal a couple times now. However, my most recent read has encouraged me to re-think the Drupal direction.
I've got experience with PHP-coding ( used to love Zikula ), CSS, DHTML, etc.
I'm going to start slowly.
What I want to do is create a Lynda.com-like clone.
I want to create a set of topics, make videos about those topics, and set those videos in collections ( training courses ) for people to search through, find and watch.
I will store all videos on MY server ( eventually I will start charging for access to some of them ). I would like to stream them directly to the user. Whether they are mobile, tablet, laptop, desktop. I want them to be able to access these videos.
I'm assuming I will create the categories via taxonomy.
I'm assuming I will create the content-type through the admin panel.
My problem becomes... how do I reference a video once it's a node?
I was thinking of using the built-in book Content-type, and create one book per 'class.' But how do I create the link in the book to a specific video? How do I set the books up with tags so that users can search for topic XYZ and find all of the books with that listing? What about finding individual videos based on categories? What about a huge video menu similar to Lynda.com so that users can browse through all available books?
Does anyone have any tips? Tricks? Ideas? Hours to devote to my personal question and answer needs? lol