A reader wrote in recently asking if we could index the video clips in our archives to make it easier to find a specific clip. If we were to approach things that way, the solution to this problem would involve the allocation of resources in the form of programming to provide this capability.
The difficulty with creating a proprietary solution for a feature such as this is not simply that a programer’s services would be required. The more complexity that is introduced into the website, the more difficult it becomes to maintain it and make later changes. Also, sometimes when new features are added, especially of an ad hoc nature, something elsewhere in a website can break creating sort of a domino effect.