About FlashVideo

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Simple Plone product solution for streaming on-line videos using Flash Video format (*.flv).

Download

Current release FlashVideo-0.9.tar.gz
List all available releases.

Watch the demo – few fragments from Office Space movie.

About

This product’s goal is to make adding videos to Plone very simple. There are other solutions that are offering the same functionality. But non of them is as simple and intuitive to use.

It works in standard Plone way. Flash videos can be added as any other content, can have workflow, security settings ect.

Features

  • Easy to use. Creating content in standard Plone way
  • Supports batch upload via WebDAV and FTP. Integrated with PloneFlashUpload.
  • Optimized. Doesn’t overloads ZODB, stores FLV files in file system
  • Multiplatform. Supports Plone 2.1, 2.5, 3.0 and 3.1 (from version 0.8.1).
  • Multilingual. Can be translated to many languages. For now supports:
    • English,
    • Polish,
    • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Reliable and tested. All methods covered by unit and functional tests

Content Types

Flash Video

Most interesting content type. Just upload your FLV file and screenshot image that should appear in player if the movie is not playing. Unfortunately this product cannot “extract” the first frame and do it itself. But it can calculate the resolution. [Thanks to FLVHeader class. I’ve implemented parser myself instead of using existing libraries to save space and number of files]. In “view” mode movie will be displayed in nice Flash player (FlowPlayer)

Flash Video Playlist

This element can display many Flash Videos in consecutive order. This is not a folder, the videos can be selected using widget similar to “Related items”. In “view” mode we can see all thumbnails of selected videos, to play them use “play” link or tab. Playlist itself does not have image but for display purposes it uses image from first movie on its list.

Flash Video Folder

Folder that can contain only Flash Videos and Playlists. Has special view that displays thumbnails of movies or playlists.

Testing

Windows: /bin/test.bat -m Products.FlashVideo

Linux: /bin/zopectl test -m Products.FlashVideo

License

This product is free, distributed under GPL license – see ‘license.txt’. There are special conditions to use ‘FlowPlayer’ – see ‘flowplayer_license.txt’

Credits

  • Peter Michaels – sponsor (development of version 0.9)
  • London Deanery – Development
  • Capital Stewards – Development
  • Fry-IT – Development, Flowplayer license

Here is a list of valuable books I can recommend:

About FlashVideo

Simple Plone product solution for streaming on-line videos using Flash Video format (*.flv).

Download

Current release FlashVideo-0.9.tar.gz
List all available releases.

Watch the demo – few fragments from Office Space movie.

About

This product’s goal is to make adding videos to Plone very simple. There are other solutions that are offering the same functionality. But non of them is as simple and intuitive to use.

It works in standard Plone way. Flash videos can be added as any other content, can have workflow, security settings ect.

Features

  • Easy to use. Creating content in standard Plone way
  • Supports batch upload via WebDAV and FTP. Integrated with PloneFlashUpload.
  • Optimized. Doesn’t overloads ZODB, stores FLV files in file system
  • Multiplatform. Supports Plone 2.1, 2.5, 3.0 and 3.1 (from version 0.8.1).
  • Multilingual. Can be translated to many languages. For now supports:
    • English,
    • Polish,
    • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Reliable and tested. All methods covered by unit and functional tests

Content Types

Flash Video

Most interesting content type. Just upload your FLV file and screenshot image that should appear in player if the movie is not playing. Unfortunately this product cannot “extract” the first frame and do it itself. But it can calculate the resolution. [Thanks to FLVHeader class. I’ve implemented parser myself instead of using existing libraries to save space and number of files]. In “view” mode movie will be displayed in nice Flash player (FlowPlayer)

Flash Video Playlist

This element can display many Flash Videos in consecutive order. This is not a folder, the videos can be selected using widget similar to “Related items”. In “view” mode we can see all thumbnails of selected videos, to play them use “play” link or tab. Playlist itself does not have image but for display purposes it uses image from first movie on its list.

Flash Video Folder

Folder that can contain only Flash Videos and Playlists. Has special view that displays thumbnails of movies or playlists.

Testing

Windows: /bin/test.bat -m Products.FlashVideo

Linux: /bin/zopectl test -m Products.FlashVideo

License

This product is free, distributed under GPL license – see ‘license.txt’. There are special conditions to use ‘FlowPlayer’ – see ‘flowplayer_license.txt’

Credits

  • Peter Michaels – sponsor (development of version 0.9)
  • London Deanery – Development
  • Capital Stewards – Development
  • Fry-IT – Development, Flowplayer license

Here is a list of valuable books I can recommend:

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