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[Plugin: FLV Gallery] Help with using (38 posts)

  1. central_park
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Great plugin idea! Could i get some more help on how to use this?

    Thanks so much!! :)

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/flv-gallery/

  2. strawbleu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have to admit - the concept of this gallery looks great; but I cannot see instructions on how to embed the files.

  3. philpeeps
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    interested as well!

  4. russell.todd
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    First off, thanks for your interest - this was my first plugin so I had no idea if anyone would ever be interested.

    I have submitted version 1.1 that has a few changes that should make the plugin work better:

    - I changed the way that some of the dependencies were being referenced to better fit with the WP plugin standards
    - I updated the README with more details about how to use the plugin

    My initial use of the plugin was on a WP MU site, but I tested this new version on a fresh 2.7.1 install (not MU) and found a few issues. Those have been fixed, so this should work up to 2.7.1 now.

    Please reply if the instructions aren't clear or if you have any issues using this.

  5. Moonworks
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This is a great plugin. I'm now using it ont he Virtual Film Festival.

    I've had no probles except for a couple of things, but quite a major thing.

    When I bring up the screen, it doesn't show me the close button (as it does on your demo). It's strange, because if I go to the area where the X would be, it does actually close it, but it can be a bit hit and miss and I can't ask my users to do that.

    Secondly, I'm not sure what to put in the Modal Player Style in admin.

    For a first plugin, this is a major player. Thanks for providing it.

  6. russell.todd
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Moonworks - if you view source on your page you should see some CSS styles added to the header, including one for the X to close the window. The code is:

    <!-- FLV Gallery Styles -->
    <style type="text/css">
    #modalContainer a.modalCloseImg {
    background:url(<?php echo WP_PLUGIN_URL; ?>/flv-gallery/x.png) no-repeat;
    width:25px;
    . . .

    The url to the file should be something like "http://mydomain.com/myblog/wp-content/plugins/flv-gallery/x.png".

    There should be a file called "x.png" inside the plugin folder - to make sure you can get to it just copy the location from your source into the address bar of your browser and see if you can get to it.

  7. russell.todd
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    As for the modal player style, start with something simple like this:

    backgroundColor: '#ffffff', border: '3px solid #75001b'

    This is what I'm using on the "demo" page, for a white box and a dark red border.

  8. Moonworks
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Problem solved :o)

    There was no x.png file in the plugin folder, so I just went ahead and created one, now it shows up no problem.

    Thanks for the help.

  9. jimmylocust
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Great plugin.

    I have one problem though: my video is not centered inside the window. it is off to the right side.
    Is it a CSS problem?
    here is a link to my site: http://www.jimmylocust.com/News/?page_id=15

    thanks.

  10. russell.todd
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Jimmy -
    I've updated the main PHP page with a slight change to the javascript that sets the width & height of the modal dialog. This should fix the issue you were having.

    Thanks for the feedback.

  11. jimmylocust
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It is working great now.
    Thank you.
    and thank you for your quick respond.

  12. seattlemagician
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi Russell,

    I, too, LOVE your plugin...simply wonderful ! I am having a small spot of trouble getting the <optional click to> to actually display. You can see a sample page in which I'm having the "non-display of URL <click to> at:
    http://endowinguniversity.com/?page_id=2
    ...I used there the following code with two different approaches to try and get the <click to> to display:
    ` [flvgallery video="http://endowinguniversity.com/images/SlowMeDown.flv" title="Title for Video 1" caption="Optional Caption Video 1" thumbnail="http://endowinguniversity.com/images/SlowMeDown.jpg" url="http://endowinguniversity.com/?page_id=2" url_icon="http://endowinguniversity.com/images/Arrow.png" width="400" height="225"] [flvgallery video="http://endowinguniversity.com/images/SpeakingofLove-1.flv" title="Title for Video 2" caption="Optional Caption Video 2" thumbnail="http://endowinguniversity.com/images/SpeakingofLove-1.jpg" url="http://endowinguniversity.com/?page_id=44" url_text="More" width="400" height="225"] '

    I also noticed that in the file "flvgallery.php" there seems to be a typo in this URL area:
    url_text="<optional link text"> ..notice the "quote" is on the wrong side of the bracket...but that probably does not matter because fixing that has no effect on my problem.

    Also, you can see on my homepage at http://www.endowinguniversity.com that I use the Mixpod.com player for music, and that uses JQuery, and the Mixpod player covers up the Flv Gallery such that you can't click the "X" to close it out. I was wondering if there's a way to adjust the FLV Gallery to always display "left of center" so that the Mixpod player would never cover it ??

    Kindest Regards and Highest Respect,

    Jeffrey!
    Seattle, WA

  13. seattlemagician
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Pursuint to my last post above, I finally figured out that in the WordPress Dashboard I needed to click the "HTML" tab instead of the "Visual" tab to insert the code for FLV Gallery. When in "Visual" mode extra characters are inserted that disable the display of the URL <optional click to>.

    So, I'm now able to get it to work with the url_text option but I still can't get the url_icon option to work. You can see this at http://endowinguniversity.com/?page_id=2

    Here's the code:
    [flvgallery video="http://endowinguniversity.com/images/SlowMeDown.flv" title="Title for Video 1" caption="Optional Caption Video 1" thumbnail="http://endowinguniversity.com/images/SlowMeDown.jpg" url="http://endowinguniversity.com/?page_id=2" url_icon="http://endowinguniversity.com/images/Arrow.png" width="400" height="225"]

    And Mixpod still covers the Flv Gallery :)

    Kindest Regards,
    Jeffrey!

  14. sijocyber
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello,
    I am very glad to know about this plugin. I interested in it and downloaded and followed the installation procedure. After per all the instructions, I started to play the flv file by clicking on the thumbnail on my page. But it is not playing, instead it is asking whether the file is to be saved or played. By chosing the play option, there is only a blank white screen window. I had uploaded the flv file and preview image in to the uploads folder of wordpress.

    Please help me to enjoy this wonderful plugin as it is required for me. I had visited the demo and so I am appreciating the team behind this pluggin.

    Thank You,
    Sijo P Jose
    sijocyber@gmail.com

  15. nazzman
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am experiencing the same thing as Sijo -- only with IE. My friend's IE/PC has the exact issue described above. My IE8 /PC Vista goes through the save or play boxes and actually will play the video, but it's not in the FLV Gallery player.

    Everything works as advertised Firefox Safari.

    Is there a fix for this? It is a terrific plug-in otherwise, would hate to have to abandon it.

  16. csharrar
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    sjocyber & nazzman - I had the same issue. In my case the fix was easy. Make sure the closing single quote (') is at the end of the Modar style configuration line as shown below:

    backgroundColor: '#ffffff', border: '3px solid #75001b'

  17. marchak
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi, I'm getting a strange error message on the header of my site whenever this plugin is enabled:

    Warning: Division by zero in /home2/illyamar/public_html/wp-content/plugins/flv-gallery/flvgallery.php on line 173

    Warning: Division by zero in /home2/illyamar/public_html/wp-content/plugins/flv-gallery/flvgallery.php on line 174

    Is there anything I can do to fix this?

  18. nazzman
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Me, too: I get error lines across the tops of all pages that say:

    Warning: Division by zero in /home/drno/public_html/hollywoodinhidef.com/wp-content/plugins/flv-gallery/flvgallery.php on line 174 (and line 173)

    Here are the offending lines, apparently:

    $num_cols = floor($cw / $tw );
    $horiz_space = $cw % $tw;

  19. Dan
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Is there any way to use this in the widget sidebar? Thanks.

  20. db92120
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello

    plugin works well on 2.8.6
    Have same question as jimmylocust
    my video is not centered inside the window. it is off to the left side.
    What is the modification

    My second question : is it possible to stop player and window (same action as when clic on x.jpg) but when clic outside player?
    thanks.
    Daniel

  21. b15ginz
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i like this plugin, but my videos lag when im trying to play it. I have plenty of bandwidth... could I add something to this and put only play when video is x% loaded?

  22. psperkins
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Marchak, nazzman:

    Warning: Division by zero in /home2/illyamar/public_html/wp-content/plugins/flv-gallery/flvgallery.php on line 173

    Warning: Division by zero in /home2/illyamar/public_html/wp-content/plugins/flv-gallery/flvgallery.php on line 174

    Evidently this error is thrown when there is no thumbnail being called.
    Putting a valid thumbnail link and .jpg got rid of the errors for me.
    Plugin doesn't play nice when it's fields empty.

    Other than that, great plugin.

    Is there a way to add bulk videos by FOLDER instead of individual URL's?

  23. whitesphynx
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Looks like a really nice plugin. Can't seem to get it to work though. All I get on the page where I implemented it is a weird flashing void!
    I've tried reinstalling it several times and even going to your website to get it and upload manually.
    I've read through the readme file and faq etc and I see no other places I am supposed to do any setting adjustments. Simple set up a carrosel and add .flv videos to the folder where I point to. Sounds simple but doesn't work.
    I am trying to use it on THIS page and so you can see the problem.
    Any suggestions appreciated.
    THX
    WSX

  24. whitesphynx
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    No one?
    I am using Adobe Media Encoder to convert my MPEG vids to flash. I've tried several versions of .flv files and I get the same results.
    If anyone can pls read my last post and check the page I am getting the error on that would be great.
    Thx

  25. whitesphynx
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I apologize for the first post I was getting your plugin mixed up with another that I had been testing.
    The instructions from the readme are pretty straight forward however I am not being successful getting it to work.
    I eliminated the url sections as I don't need the thumb to link to another page.
    The only thing that happens is I get a link for the filename and then it is made available for download.
    My paths are correct for the video files and the thumbs but no success. HERE is the link to the page I am attempting to put the galleries into.
    Any help getting this great little plugin running would be greatly appreciated as I am trying to get a family site up and running for relatives to come and see some home vids.
    thx for the plugin Russell
    WSX

  26. ssgupta
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have another weird problem. Everything works fine when on the archives page but not on the 'single' post page - it starts downloading the video instead of playing it. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

  27. ssgupta
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The script doesn't seems to be registering on the 'single post page'. Missing links to swfobject.js and jquery.simplemodal.js on this page. Most likely reason to start downloading instead of playing.

  28. russell.todd
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    All -
    Thanks for your interest in this plugin! I apologize for the lack of response - to be honest, I thought my little plugin had gone into obscurity, so I'm pleasantly surprised by the usage, and I am sorry for the troubles using it.

    I've traced most of the problems to the Modal CSS property - if the syntax on that isn't exactly right it completely throws off all of the JavaScript and jQuery, rendering the plugin useless. I have a simple fix that will resolve that issue and also add a few more usability fixes.

    As for the ability to use this in a sidebar, that wasn't really the purpose of this plugin. If you could provide any more detail about that I might be able to figure something out.

    Shyam, I was able to re-produce the error you're seeing on the single post page. I'm not sure why those scripts aren't being added to the page - I'm using a core WordPress function call, so I'll have to figure that one out.

    I will do my best to post a fix for all of these issues in the next few days.

    RT

  29. russell.todd
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    All -
    I've updated the plugin to version 1.2 and addressed several of the issues mentioned in this thread. Please let me know if you continue to have questions or issues using the plugin.

    -RT

  30. ssgupta
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Many thanks. All working fine although I do have an issue still. I have a Flash in the header and the player goes "behind the Flash" - completely in Internet Explorer and partially (about 3/4th of X button only) in Firefox. I have to scroll horizontally to get a full-view of the player. Not sure how to set this right.

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