I'm working with a church that uses WordPress to manage their website and podcast. So far, they have a 200-step process every week for publishing the podcast (I exaggerate, but it is a huge step-by-step list).
Among other things, they have to:
- Record the sermon
- Master the sermon recording
- Create an MP3
- Upload the MP3 via FileZilla to their server
- Create a Sermon (custom post type) in WordPress
- Link the uploaded MP3
- Publish the post
There's not much WordPress can do about steps 1-3 at the moment, but I'd like to simplify steps 4-6 if I can. I know some online applications are capable of very large uploads (GMail, Dropbox, and the like). Each sermon is 70-80 MB and far too large to process in a simple HTML upload form.
Is the Flash uploader capable of managing massive files like this if I max out the PHP filesize restrictions? Is there a better way to handle a large upload within WordPress?
Ideally, they'd be able to create a new Sermon (custom post type), upload the MP3 from the edit Sermon page, and have WordPress automatically parse meta information (ID3 tags, duration, etc.).
This would lead to a lower barrier of entry for new tech guys ... and I might be able to take a weekend off for once :-)