I need to upload the audios and videos on server in a specific folder via FTP and then let the content managers to select them when they want to upload any of them in add/content path (because it takes a long time to upload them via the Add Content user interface). Is there such a capability in Drupal 7?

  • @FelixEve did you see the Image word in my question? I'm talking about videos and audios
    – M a m a D
    Commented Mar 26, 2014 at 15:58
  • Still just browsing the server for files. IMCE does all of that. File type is irrelevant.
    – Felix Eve
    Commented Mar 26, 2014 at 16:03
  • @Drupalist file is a file. Do you really think file browser will care what's inside the file?
    – Mołot
    Commented Mar 26, 2014 at 21:15

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Best option is to use https://drupal.org/project/imce_filefield This is specially made to upload files to sites/default/files and add them.

Just configure imce and the field.

Uninstall file field sources, because it's not compatible to have them at the same time

Old anwser

You could use the FileField Sources module. To browse the server it looks like you need to use this with IMCE. From the FileField Sources project page:

The FileField Sources module expands on this ability by allowing you to 
select new or existing files through additional means, including:

    Re-use files by an auto-complete textfield
    Attach server-side files uploaded via FTP
    Transfer files from a remote server (cURL required)
    Select existing files through the IMCE file browser

This question / answer was on another question: Image Field Browser Option

  • Does this work for video and audio?
    – M a m a D
    Commented Mar 26, 2014 at 14:59
  • I had to upload the file by imce, to get it seen, but there are some patches which can allow file field source + imce to see all file even if not uploaded with imce. I noticed some patches but patches aint so nice. EDITED ANSWER
    – d1m5n
    Commented Mar 26, 2014 at 18:00

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