Start a Boonex Dolphin Community

June 13th, 2009 | Posted under Content Management Systems, FFmpeg Hosting, Web Hosting, Web Hosting Tips | 1 Comment »

Start a Boonex Dolphin Community

Did you wanted to operate your social network just like Facebook or MySpace? It might be because you might have thought regarding that and might have assumed that you will require million dollar software or the massive computer networks to do it. But is it is not true and actually you can create any kind of social network that will be dedicated to your school or city etc. below are the tips on how to start a Boonex Dolphin community .

Starting a Boonex Dolphin Community

– The first step to create the social networking with the Boonex Dolphin community is by logging into the control panel provided by your Web Hoster and you have enter into the MySQL section. Here you need to create your new MySQL database in order to use the Boonex Dolphin. Enter all the details in the script of Boonex Dolphin Social Network.

-To download the latest version of the Boonex Dolphin, visit Boonex.com and the download will be free of cost and make sure that you take note of where you’re going to download the files to as it will be easy to trace the file.

-The Boonex Dolphin Files have to b uploaded to your Web Host. This can be done manually through control panel of Web Host but it will be easier for you if the 3rd party FTP program is used such as Filezilla or SmartFTP.

-start the installation of programs fro Boonex Dolphin community network script. This can be done easily just by surging to your website. There you will have the starting screen and just click on the Install button.

– you have to know that the subsequent screen will be showing you numerous folders and files that will need to have their permissions to change temporarily so that installation program will be able to write the information into them. If you want change the permissions, just right click on the folder or file in the FTP program and click on where it says CHMOD/properties and after that type in the number that will in the instructed by the program installing Boonex Dolphin.

-Ensure that all the scripts and paths are entered correctly. Do verify all of your information and click next button.

-Enter the appropriate database name, user name and also the password in the MySQL database that you had created earlier.

-provide some of the information on general configuration. The information includes name of the website, E-mail id, user name and password for the administration and then click next.

-Now view the information to copy it into the Cron Jobs. The Cron Jobs will run automatically the maintenance scripts in order to help up your website current. Using the supplied information, you will be able to set up Cron Jobs just by logging into control panel that is provided by the Web Host and there you have to click on the Cron icon.

-Now displays the folders or files that might have the permissions to change back into the original settings. This is just a security measure. You have to click the next button to install the Boonex Dolphin and thus the Boonex Dolphin community can be started.

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Cool Things you can do in Boonex Dolphin

June 13th, 2009 | Posted under Content Management Systems, FFmpeg Hosting, Web Hosting | No Comments »

Cool Things you can do in Boonex Dolphin

Boonex Dolphin is a smart community builder and it is free universal open source software that will help you to build any type of community. With the help of this software you will be able to launch quickly the successful and unique website with a variety of options and features that offers some cool things to do such as

Boonex Dolphin Cool Things

Boonex Dolphin is 100% open source software. It offers to do
Blogs (uploading the photos, can create different categories, comments and permissions as well).
It provides the ability to sort out the groups and member menu and also to approve “n” number of member profiles simultaneously.
Recording and sharing of audio/video files.
Cash profile info
Able to convert any type of video formats
Can get the RSS feeds support
Smiles pack and Sticky topics
Provides support for multiple languages
Offers registration security images
Photos auto scaling
Will be able to make up profiles of the day, week and month as well
Provide links, about us, FAQ, contact us, terms of use, privacy and services page.
Will be able to affiliate systems along with commissions tracking routine with security tools as well
Advanced and quick search
Search narrowing and sorting
Search options for ZIP codes and Matching
Cupid mails
Searching for online members or communicating
Integration of PayPal by default and also supports billing recurring from PayPal and also will be integrated with other mode of payment processing company.
Automated billing system
Offers profile and page building options
Offers multiple and tabs in video chat
Private rooms for video chat
Will be able to do floating video panels in video messenger and video chat
Flexible layout for music player, video player and shoutbox
Tracking of friends or online members
Customizable profile view
Browse for profiles along with narrowing ability
Routine for e-mail confirmation
Unique checking of e-mails
Form for member’s registration
Cart for smart shopping
Inviting a friend
Integration for merchant account
Can do personal media gallery or shared media gallery
Can have personal Blog, guestbook, friends list, conversation archive for Gmail like mailbox, classifieds, events etc
Can conduct dating polls
Can upload the photos automatically and also can rate the photos as well.
Comments for the personal weblogs
Can build navigation menu
Can customize the number of photos the member will be able to upload

Can create any type of membership

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Installing FFmpeg Hosting

June 8th, 2009 | Posted under FFmpeg Hosting | 1 Comment »

Installing FFmpeg Hosting – For Dedicated/VPS servers.

FFMPEG is an open source application that allows you to convert video and audio files easily between a variety of different formats. It supports most industry-standard codec and can convert from one file format to another quickly and easily. This guide is intented for the installatiion of ffmpeg, ffmpeg-php, mplayer, mencoder, lame mp3 encoder, flvtool2, libVorbis, and libogg and tested on CentOS5 and RHEL3 systems with Cpanel.

To start:

cd /usr/src

Download MPlayer and Codes, FlvTool2, Lame, and ffmpeg-php:

MPlayer codecs (check for latest release):

wget http://www3.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/essential-20071007.tar.bz2

MPlayer (check for latest release):

wget http://www4.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.0rc2.tar.bz2

FlvTool2 (check for latest release):

wget http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/17497/flvtool2-1.0.6.tgz

Lame MP3 Encoder (check for latest release):

wget http://easynews.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/lame/lame-3.97.tar.gz

FFMPEG-PHP (check for latest release):

wget http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/ffmpeg-php/ffmpeg-php-0.5.3.1.tbz2

Extract downloaded files:

tar -zxvf flvtool2-1.0.6.tgz
tar -zxvf lame-3.97.tar.gz
bunzip2 essential-20071007.tar.bz2; tar xvf essential-20071007.tar
bunzip2 MPlayer-1.0rc2.tar.bz2; tar xvf MPlayer-1.0rc2.tar
bunzip2 ffmpeg-php-0.5.3.1.tbz2; tar xvf ffmpeg-php-0.5.3.1.tar

Create and import the Codecs directory:

mkdir /usr/local/lib/codecs/
mv essential-20071007/* /usr/local/lib/codecs/
chmod -Rf 755 /usr/local/lib/codecs/

Install Subversion and Ruby using Yum:

yum install subversion (You may need to open SVN port 3690)
yum install ruby (If you’re on cPanel you can alternatively use /scripts/installruby)
yum install ncurses-devel

Get FFMPEG and MPlayer from SVN:

svn checkout svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/ffmpeg/trunk ffmpeg
svn checkout svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/mplayer/trunk mplayer

Install LAME:

cd /usr/src/lame-3.97
./configure && make && make install

Install libOgg and libVorbis:

yum install libogg.i386 libvorbis.i386 libvorbis-devel.i386

Install flvtool2:

cd /usr/src/flvtool2-1.0.6/
ruby setup.rb config
ruby setup.rb setup
ruby setup.rb install

Install MPlayer:

cd /usr/src/MPlayer-1.0rc2
./configure && make && make install

Install ffMPEG:

cd /usr/src/ffmpeg/
mkdir tmp
chmod 777 tmp
export TMPDIR=./tmp
./configure –enable-libmp3lame –enable-libvorbis –disable-mmx –enable-shared
echo ‘#define HAVE_LRINTF 1? >> config.h
make && make install
export TMPDIR=/tmp

Finalize the codec setups:
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libavformat.so.50 /usr/lib/libavformat.so.50
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libavcodec.so.51 /usr/lib/libavcodec.so.51
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libavutil.so.49 /usr/lib/libavutil.so.49
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libmp3lame.so.0 /usr/lib/libmp3lame.so.0
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libavformat.so.51 /usr/lib/libavformat.so.51

You may get an error about a library path not being found, if so, run:
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib

Install FFMPEG-PHP:

cd /usr/src/ffmpeg-php-0.5.0/
phpize
./configure && make && make install
ln -s /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg /usr/bin/ffmpeg
ln -s /usr/local/bin/mplayer /usr/bin/mplayer

Add extension to php.ini (find the correct php.ini file):
[ffmpeg]
extension_dir=/usr/local/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20060613/ffmpeg.so
extension=ffmpeg.so

Restart Apache and check that the module is loaded in PHP:

/etc/init.d/httpd restart

Test ffmpeg from command line and if you get this errors:

ffmpeg: error while loading shared libraries: libavformat.so.51:…

execute: /usr/local/lib >>/etc/ld.so.conf and reload library cache with ldconfig -v

Verify ffmpeg installation:

php -r ‘phpinfo();’ | grep ffmpeg

If you get the folowing results then FFMPEG and all it’s components are installed correctly:
ffmpeg
ffmpeg support (ffmpeg-php) => enabled
ffmpeg-php version => 0.5.3.1
ffmpeg-php gd support => enabled
ffmpeg.allow_persistent => 0 => 0
ffmpeg.show_warnings => 0 => 0


Steps to start a video sharing site using FFmpeg

June 7th, 2009 | Posted under FFmpeg Hosting, Web Hosting, Web Hosting Tips | No Comments »

Steps to start a video sharing site using FFmpeg

The last few years have seen a massive change in which websites are made. Today, it is more collaborative, making people come together under a community and sharing contents. Websites even allow users to upload content directly in its server, and let other users view it. This is a huge change from the way websites used to be few years back: the Webmaster created the contents for the site, and there was limited participation from the user.

The latest craze that has hit the web world is video sharing. People have been enthusiastic to upload different videos, and view other videos hosted on the site. Hence, a lot of websites enabling video sharing has cropped up in the last few years. And there is a set of software libraries that have been making it possible: FFmpeg.

So, how do we make a perfect video sharing website with FFmpeg, which is bound to attract netizens? In this article, we look deeper into the matter.

1. Firstly, a web host has to be located with FFmpeg installed on the server. Such hosting with FFmpeg installed is also termed as FFmpeg hosting. FFmpeg is responsible for converting one video format to another, uploading and streaming of video files. Such servers should ideally be dedicated, because in most cases, these sites are subjected to consumption of huge traffic, so there is a lot of pressure on the web server.

2. A database, preferably using MySQL must be set up as the website scripts of Ffmpeg would require a database to use. The database just needs to be created, as the configuration would be done in the settings of the video sharing scripts of FFmpeg during installation.

3. The video sharing scripts must be installed in the server. Some FFmpeg hosts provide a few scripts for free, while most of them can be bought for varying prices. Among many such scripts, the most used are PHP motion and vShare.

4. The other steps include uploading files to the web host, which can be done through the file manager of the website’s control panel or the FTP site, which is a lot quicker.

5. However, one step should be performed for maintaining the security of the video sharing website. The installation files should be deleted from the web server. This would prevent anyone from performing malicious activities in the site.

The above-mentioned steps should be enough for creating a video sharing website. However, one of the main steps is to find a good web host that provides FFmpeg installation. As the site gets popular, the web admin can opt for Virtual Private Hosting, which would take good care of the bandwidth problems.

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Perian – The Quicktime component based on the FFmpeg project.

June 7th, 2009 | Posted under FFmpeg Hosting, Web Design Tutorials, Web Hosting | No Comments »

Today, there is abundance of video formats in the technology world, with each claiming to be the best. But for people dealing with videos, it has always been a problem to use different formats, download separate codecs to run them in their favourite players. However, Mac users can breathe a sigh of relief as, Quicktime, the Mac’s multimedia player has a video plug-in, named Perian, which is free (and also open source) and supports a huge range of multimedia codecs which includes DivX, FLV, AVI and many more.

The Perian plug-in is an implementation of the FFmpeg project. The FFmpeg is a software library that can record, convert, encode/decode, and steam video files in various formats. The FFmpeg software is made up in C, and comprises of several components, of which the Perian project uses two: libavcodec and libavformat.

The libavcodec is a library of different codecs for encoding and decoding of videos. It is free and licensed under LGPL. The libavformat is dependent on the libavcodec format and is also a library containing muxers and demuxers for different audio and video container formats.

However, the popularity of Perian lies in its ability to playback DivX formats. Without Perian, Quicktime users felt the problem of DivX files not playing in full screen, unless it is the pro version of Quicktime. However, with the installation of Perian, the Front Row, the Mac’s media center, would play DivX files in full screen mode. Moreover, with Perian installed in more than one computer, connected through a network, DivX files can be shared through the Front Row, across the network.

Although it enables Quicktime to play any video format users want it to play, it has some cons too. In case of MKV format, the user would have to wait for the buffering to finish in order to watch or export the file. However, the part that has already been buffered can be watch, and Perian normally buffers MKV files quite fast enough. Another thing that is considered to be a con for Perian is that it doesn’t support popular media formats like the OGG and Windows Media. However, Apple’s other product like Flip4Mac and XiphQT supports the Windows Media and the OGG codecs respectively.

The Perian plug-in is also used with Quicktime supported applications like NicePlayer and QTAmateur. The TV platform Miro and streaming application Airfoil also include Perian in their projects. The current version released by Apple is Perian 1.1.3.

Mac users never had it smoother. A player that can play most of the video formats is a great relieving thing for a user, and Quicktime have done with Perian as its component. And in turn, Perian has done it with the help of FFmpeg. In fact, Perian, branded as “The Swiss Knife of QuickTime” extends special thanks to the FFmpeg project.

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FFmpeg – an integral part of VLC Media Player

June 7th, 2009 | Posted under FFmpeg Hosting, Web Hosting, Web Hosting Tips | No Comments »

In the world of multimedia, video has evolved a long way in the last few years. There have been different formats coming up each day, with each bettering the other. However, the problem has been to use different formats in one media player itself. Mostly, it has been a frustrating experience for users, having to download separate codecs for different formats.

However, VLC Media Player has been able to solve the problem with the help of FFmpeg, a set of software library that enables recording, uploading, streaming of video files, apart from its main feature: converting one video format to another. FFmpeg is free and open source software, much like VLC, which has implemented parts of the project and is now reaping the benefits of it.

VLC is a media player that supports a lot of different audio and video formats, along with file formats like CD and DVD, and protocols like HTTP, UDP and RSP. Its main feature is to stream over the network and provides the user with the ability to transcode and save them in various formats. It is a cross-platform player, which makes it possible to be used in most operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, GNU/Linux to name a few. It is also licensed to GNU General Public License (GPL) which gives developers the freedom to view the source code, edit and then distribute the modified version without any copyright issues.

The feature to support so many video formats is due to the fact that it includes a lot of codecs from the libavcodec library of the FFmpeg project. However, it has its own muxers and demuxers and therefore doesn’t include the libavformat library of the FFmpeg project. However, VLC also supports a few codecs that are not included in the FFmpeg’s libavcodec. However, the inclusion of libavcodec allows the player to support DVD Video and MPEG-4 playback, along with MKV and OGG file formats without needing external codecs.

VLC also has certain features that set it apart from others in the market. It can play videos that are incomplete or damaged in nature. Thus, if an user is downloading video files using a torrent client, he or she would still be able to view the content in bits while downloading. Moreover, it also has the ability to play TS files while they are being transferred from the HDV camera via cable, which makes it possible to view the video while being captured.

This free and Open Source Software is the talk of the town with so many features associated with it. However, the best feature of the player is attributed to the FFmpeg project, and with the development of the FFmpeg project, the VLC Media Player is sure to get better. BounceWeb provides FFmpeg hosting. Please visit us at http://bounceweb.com/ffmpeg-hosting.html for more details. Here are some YouTube Clone Scripts that is fully compatible with our hosting.


FFmpeg hosting

June 7th, 2009 | Posted under FFmpeg Hosting, Web Hosting | 2 Comments »

In the last few years, the definition of a good interactive website has completely changed. Today, most websites are found to be streaming videos, or offering provisions for uploading and sharing videos to its viewers. There are certain software libraries available over the Internet that converts the user-uploaded video, which could be encoded in any form, into a single format, which is viewable from the hosted site, and also embeddable to a third party website. One such software library that is mostly used in websites is the FFmpeg and its usage in websites is termed as FFmpeg hosting.

FFmpeg is written in C programming language and is under the GNU General Public License (GPL), which allows its users to use, distribute, modify the software and redistribute the modified software without any fear of copyright issues. The software, which has been made under the Linux operating system, is actually a cross-platform software, meaning that it could be used in most operating systems like Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS besides Linux. It also supports different computer architectures like x86, SPARC, ARM, PPC and MIPS.

The FFmpeg project has several components, being continuously developed by FFmpeg developers, and the latest version to be released is version 0.5. The software contains a command line tool, named ffmpeg that actually converts videos of a format to another. Besides converting, it can also encode real-time videos from a TV card. The second component of FFmpeg is the ffserver, which is a HTTP multimedia-streaming server, and is basically used for live video broadcasts. It also supports time-shift live broadcasts. The project contains its own media player, named ffplay and is based on the ffmpeg libraries.

The most important component of the project is libavcodec, which is a compilation of the encoders and decoders of the FFmpeg audio/videos. A lot of codecs were developed completely the FFmpeg developers for better and enhanced performance.

There are other components too, such as the libavformat, containing the muxers and demuxers for different formats; other routines for video post-processing and image scaling and library of routines for different FFmpeg parts. Besides developing the software itself, which is used by a host of free media players, it has also developed two very important video codecs and a video container.

The video codecs are the lossy “Snow” codec, and the lossless “FFV1” codec, while the video container being actively developed is named as “NUT”. Other than the self-developed codecs, it implements external codecs like H.261, H.263, Windows Media Video codecs like WMV1, WMV2, MV3; Vorbis and many more. FFmpeg supports a lot of formats, including the famous AVI, ASF, FLV, MPEG to name a few; and protocols like HTTP, RTP, TCP, UDP etc.

FFmpeg is path-breaking software that is sure to find more and more use in the future, as more websites start using video streaming and uploading features.

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FFmpeg – The perfect tool for hosting video sharing sites

June 7th, 2009 | Posted under FFmpeg Hosting, Web Hosting | No Comments »

With the introduction of Web 2.0 standards, websites are now completely different from what it used to be a few years ago. Each day, new ways of being interactive are being discovered and implemented with the help of a host of languages and APIs. Websites are now more collaborative, with users given the power to add content directly in the sites. Naturally, there have been a huge number of sites that offers video sharing and live streaming. Allowing video sharing makes it more engaging and interesting for the user to visit a site, which in turn gets converted into a huge traffic volume for the site.

The web admins of such video-sharing sites are now choosing FFmpeg hosting plans to meet their needs. FFmpeg is a free and open source software library containing tools and plug-ins that can convert video files from one format to the other, upload and stream video files. The use of this software library in the hosting server is termed as FFmpeg hosting. Most FFmpeg hosting providers have the software tools and plug-ins preinstalled in the servers. The servers should be fast and enhanced for video sharing purposes.

Video sharing websites take up a lot of bandwidth and also puts a lot of pressure on the server, so unless it is a new site with very less popularity, it is not wise to have a shared hosting plan. For a site, which is relatively famous, and has a good volume of visitors must go for an upgraded hosting plan. A virtual private server would actually help the cause for a high volume website.

There are few websites scripts that are required for enabling community video sharing. While a few of those scripts would be provided in the hosting plan, they have to be installed in the server to make use of them. This provides web admins with a great option, as the scripts can be installed and configured according to the desires of the admins. The scripts also enable admins to set such community websites with video-sharing capability in very short time. One such website script is PHP Motion, which is provided for free in most FFmpeg hosting plans.

There are lots of FFmpeg hosting providers who provide such services for a varied range of fees. Generally the amount lies between 50 US dollars to 250 US dollars. The additional service offered depends provider to provider, as some might offer automated installation of certain website scripts that enable video sharing.

The market of video sharing has just started moving towards its peak. There is a long way to go and in the future we are sure to see more and more sites coming with FFmpeg hosting.

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Hosting With ClipShare

May 25th, 2009 | Posted under FFmpeg Hosting, Web Hosting | No Comments »

Hosting With ClipShare

Clipshare is an extremely useful and popular program that enables its users to share video clips across an operating system based on the cross platform standard. ClipShare is software that allows the users to build websites that are based around the process of posting, viewing, linking, sharing, and sending etc video clips across a mass medium. The ClipShare software is created using the MySQL database and it is built with the help of the computer writing and scripting language PHP.

The application comprises of libraries of software built using ffmpeg. This allows one to upload and manipulate video clips and audio signals in a variety of ways. One can use the application to record the sound and video bytes and also to transform it in a number of ways by adapting the settings, before streaming it across the platform.

You can use either the elementary ClipShare software that is easily available or the more recent version that is ClipShare 4.0 Pro which was released in the year 2008. Let us discuss the requirements for being able to use either of these applications on one’s computer system.

In order to be able to use ClipShare 4.0 Pro your computer system will need somewhat advanced facilities. These functions are needed along with those we will discuss further on for those are the basic necessary requirements for both Basic ClipShare and Clip Share 4.0 Pro.

One of the primary needs is access to CGI- Bin. You also need to enable the functioning of the Apache mod_rewrite. The settings regarding the configuration of PHP, the computer scripting language should be activated as well, at the specific level of register_argc_argv = On. Your computer system, in order to be able to use ClipShare 4.0 Pro should have the facilities required to be able to allow PHP to function using the CLI command line along with exec (). Background processes using exec should be allowed to run on the computer unhindered.

Now let us discuss some of the more fundamental prerequisites that are need for both the basic ClipShare and for Clip Share 4.0 Pro. One of the primary requirements in this category is a Linux Server. It is important to have a Linux server as it is the minimum level that is needed to be able to run ClipShare and servers that are older or less advanced than the Linux category tend to be unsuitable for using ClipShare as many of them are not designed to be able to support the software and this can lead to complications.

The next minimum requirement is an Apache web server as well as a MySQL programming which should be of the minimum level of version 4 +. The configuration enabling the use of the scripting language PHP should be adapted to turn off the safe mode settings and the version 4.3+ should be in use. The software application has not been tried with the PHP 5 version and hence the compatibility regarding the same has not been determined.

The GD Library 2 is the minimum requirement. Levels higher than number 2 can be used to but it is the base minimum.

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