Update-friendly flash site

Hi all,

I’m about to redesign my website but I am lost. I’m looking to create a flash cs4 website that is easy to update. In the past I was using Flash MX and creating movie clips and embedding my data, which means it was a pain to update.

However I am a freelance VFX artist and need to be able to upload new videos and accompaning images regularly. If I was able to just upload it, either into a folder or some other means and it just updates a template I have coded and setup. Also it should create an addition to a menu, like an xml menu.

So whats my best option? Should I use XML? I dont know how to use it at all, but I can learn.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

PS: I have full webhosting with PHP server and all that.