iZAP-Videos, Full featured videos plugin v1.0

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  • Hey, I have some questions:

    1. is it possible to disable the option to upload videos or to limit the space every user might use?

    2. I saw an elgg site which used some custom plugin which enabled the users to directly upload to youtube, vimeo whatever through the site. All looked like they were actually uploading to this site but videos were hosted elsewhere. This would be a nice feature to have!

    3. Are videotags stored separately or within other the other site tags?

  • Izap, Ithink you had forget to add the notification hooks in thae start.php file. to work with latest elgg's notification sysytem

  • I just want to say this plugin works beautifully....

  • @Dahaniel:

    1. is it possible to disable the option to upload videos or to limit the space every user might use?

    You can choose to switch between offserver and onserver videos. Even you can enable both from plugin settings.

    2. I saw an elgg site which used some custom plugin which enabled the users to directly upload to youtube, vimeo whatever through the site. All looked like they were actually uploading to this site but videos were hosted elsewhere. This would be a nice feature to have!

    Actually, there are lots of video sites, some of them are offering developer API and some of them not. And we are trying to consider all common features they have.

    3. Are videotags stored separately or within other the other site tags?

    VideoTags are stored with other site tags. When you browse video pages, you will get only video related tags. We are filtering them for videos only.

  • Hi, I am having two problems:

    1) The categories section I see in your screenshots is missing.

    2) I am getting the the same "Error converting video" message that others have written about.  My server has the latest ffmpeg version installed.  My admin says the problem is the path hasn't been assigned in Elgg.  I saw that Frank on your Izap website made a similar request for path info for:

    ["path_to_mencoder"] = "/usr/local/bin/mencoder";
    ["path_to_ffmpeg"] = "/usr/local/bin/ffmpeg";
    ["path_to_flvtool2"] = "/usr/bin/flvtool2";

    I did not see a response.  I am not sure if this is the correct way to write this code, or where it should be placed.  PLEASE GIVE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CODE AND WHERE I SHOULD ADD IT IN MY ELGG INSTALL.  MY ADMIN SAID ELGG SHOULD HAVE ASKED FOR THIS DURING INSTALL BUT THAT NEVER HAPPENED. YOUR HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!

    P.S. I did not have any luck with your instructions for using "timymce extended" with this version.  What has seemed to work so far is to install "timymce extended" first and then copy only the izap_video folder from 1.0 unzipped into MOD.  Please let me know if this will cause any functionality issues.  Thanks again

  • I have done further tests.  I am able to download a FLV file to my server using the regular Elgg Upload/Imbed plugin (the first two tabs).  When I click on the file it then plays in the player installed on my computer.  This would seem to indicate that ffmpeg is working.  It is only when I try to ember a video using the Izap Video Gallery tab that I get the error message.  Hope this helps.

  • This is more then fantastic, thanks.

  • thanks and very very great plugin!!!!

    how can i remove videos for my index page?

    or how can i modify it, because i don't want it on the right column?

    thanks in advance

  • Hi, I've just set up this great plugin at http://MYsittingbourne.co.uk. How do I change the top 'Videos' title border on the front page video widget, so that it conforms to the same format as the other front page widgets?

    Looks like a great plugin so far!

  • I'm trying to upload a .flv and a mp4 video file that was converted using ffmpeg and AVS software respectively. I get the error message "error converting video" while trying to upload both videos. Videos taken from youtube work fine.

    The izap plugin is 4th plugin from the bottom. The only plugins below it are the theme_simplebluewhite, customstyle, and the custom_index plugins. Video settings are set to "both" with colors 993300, 993333, and CC9900.

    Any ideas as to what is wrong?

  • when i try to upload a video i get this error:

    Form is missing __token or __ts fields

    I dont know what this is can anybody help?

  • @raven:

    Here is reply of your queries.

    1) The categories section I see in your screenshots is missing.

    Categories section is working exactly like for other modules defined by core elgg. You can see, All categories will be listed if they are defined corresponding to video. All pages like video listing, video detail page have these categories if defined. We extended the default functionality of categories for video plugin.

     

    2) I am getting the the same "Error converting video" message that others have written about. My server has the latest ffmpeg version installed. My admin says the problem is the path hasn't been assigned in Elgg. I saw that Frank on your Izap website made a similar request for path info for:

    ["path_to_mencoder"] = "/usr/local/bin/mencoder";
    ["path_to_ffmpeg"] = "/usr/local/bin/ffmpeg";
    ["path_to_flvtool2"] = "/usr/bin/flvtool2";

    Raven, every server has different configuration and different environment. But like if we install packages with "yum" or "apt-get" utilities they tends to install utilities in "/usr/bin" directory. And in this case there is not need to refer paths. They can be directly called in php or in shell like "ffmpeg --v". But like you are saying, your most of the utilities are installed in "/usr/local/bin/". So i think, if you create soft links using "ln -s /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg /usr/bin/ffmpeg". I hope, This will help you. Let me if still you have some problem with this.

    Thanks

  • Obviously, when I say format I actually mean CSS style. The problem is that the style of the 'Videos' title bar needs to be the same style as the title bars of the other front page widgets. How can I correct this style? I could probably work it out myself, but I'm travelling and busy with meetings again!!!

  • Hi,

    is it possible to remove the widget from the home page ?

    thanks

  • I have a problem, I get the videos correctly but I can't add them to comments, pages .. etc ..

     

  • @Andalucia:

    Did you upgrade tinyMCE packed in our package. If so, than only caching seems to me the cause of this issue. Also remove your browser cache. It may be possible if javascript is loading from the cached version of script from your machine.

  • hi Izap,

    about to change/remove the index_box of videos in home page?

    i didn't find it in the script sorry, can you give an answer?

    thans in advance

  • @lord55:

    Go to "mod/izap_videos/start.php". Line number is: 34.

    extend_view('index/righthandside', 'izap_videos/customeindexVideos');

    So comment this line. it will remove that box from home page.

    Thanks

  • Thanks a lot Izap that was the problem, I uploaded your tinymce again and now it's working fine. I think that there was an error in my previous upload.

    Thanks a lot and congratulations for your great work.

    ( and sorry for my broken English ).

  • @AndaluciaRS:
    I am happy, our efforts are serving you, the way you want.
    Thanks to evaluate our job!

  • Great plugin!

    Are there plans to enable users to paste raw video embed-tags from any site (dailymotion.com, personal sites, etc.), in addition to the current feed fetching feature from pre-defined sites?

    If it would be a good idea that I'd add this feature to the plugin, then I'd be glad to give it a try (I'm a web programmer with no php experience, but I'm sure I'll pick it up quickly) - then any hints on what files to modify wold be much appreciated :)

    The tumblr.com interface for this feature is a good example:

    tumblr.com video interface

    /Björn

  • where can something like your patch for the overlapping issue be done so you get the same effect when using the embed for a blog or elsewhere on a site?

  • Hy Izap,

    first, gz for this very good plugin.

    Second, i don't know if anyone already mentioned it, but you should include the widget "share_widget" styles into izap_css, because if u're disable the bookmark plugin(which contains this style definitions) the icons+text will show up as different line for non-selected videos.

  • Hi there,

    This looks like a great plugin but I am having some difficulty with it. Whenever I try to add a new video I get a HTTP 500 error. When I look in the apache2 log I see the following errors. For now I am setup to use just off server videos. Any idea what might be causing this problem? Thanks for the help!

    [Tue Jun 02 09:00:42 2009] [error] [client 192.168.199.101] PHP Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$language in /srv/www/htdocs/engine/lib/languages.php on line 87

    [Tue Jun 02 09:00:43 2009] [error] [client 192.168.199.101] WARNING: 2009-06-02 09:00:43 (MDT): "Missing argument 1 for ElggDiskFilestore::__construct(), called in /srv/www/htdocs/engine/lib/filestore.php on line 623 and defined" in file /srv/www/htdocs/engine/lib/filestore.php (line 156)

    [Tue Jun 02 09:00:44 2009] [error] [client 192.168.199.101] PHP Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$language in /srv/www/htdocs/engine/lib/languages.php on line 87, referer: http://testelgg.blackgold.ca/

    [Tue Jun 02 09:00:48 2009] [error] [client 192.168.199.101] WARNING: 2009-06-02 09:00:48 (MDT): "Division by zero" in file /srv/www/htdocs/mod/tagcloud/views/default/output/tagcloud.php (line 47), referer: http://testelgg.blackgold.ca/

    Jordan

  • Thanks for a great plugin!  I have this plugin working flawlessly on my Ubuntu server (9.04).

    However, I am having the exact same problem (and log messages) as Jordan (previous post to this one) when trying to add a video entry on a SuSE Linux server.  I do have php-curl installed.  At this point, I also just want to be able to embed videos at this point so I don't have ffmpeg installed.

    Any clue, suggestion is much appreciated.

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  • Category: Media
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2015-3-13
  • Downloads: 60478
  • Recommendations: 95

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