@amtar You can enable regular file uploads, but this would not show the uploaded file in an embedded media player.
Out of the box we do not automatically embed video files.
Is there any way to get the uploaded files meta data and show it in the topic?
Ideally, I would like to create a sidebar which will show all the uploaded files from the current topic. And in this list I want to have:
Is it possible to make purely as a front-end function which will get this information from the NodeBB API?
@aleksei Sounds like potentially a cool idea. But also potential for abuse. For e.g. many forum admins invest significant effort to foil file scrapers, etc. and this could facilitate/exacerbate. Maybe mitigated to some degree by permission restrictions to logged in users but..... then the bots just create a sock puppet account.
Another potential issue: long running threads sporting hundreds of images, etc. How to display? Could be a UX conundrum, eh?
Hmmmm... Still could be interesting for some situations.
Not a dev but will hazard a guess that this might should be a plugin rather than core front end function as you suggest. Sorry I cannot offer more targeted insights.