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  • PlayerDIY Video4Web Converter V1.9 Is Released with Optimized Functions

    Posted on July 29th, 2009 admin 49 comments

    Shenzhen P.R.C, July 29th, 2009, PlayerDIY Software Co., Ltd. (http://www.moyeamedia.com): PlayerDIY Software officially announces that a few problems related to RMVB format of PlayerDIY Video4Web Converter has got perfectly solved, and releases PlayerDIY Video4Web Converter V1.9 to get the more stable and optimized functions.

    PlayerDIY Video4Web Converter offers excellent solutions to convert almost the fashion video files in WMV, WMA, AVI, RMVB, RM, RA, MOV, QT, MP4, M4V, DV, 3GP, 3G2, DAT, MPG, MPEG, MP3, etc. to flash video files in FLV, H.264 coded MP4, MOV, 3GP, 3G2, etc, which is supported to play by PlayerDIY Web Player and other flash video players.

    In this freshly-released V1.9 version of PlayerDIY Video4Web Converter, PlayerDIY Software has perfectly solved the following problems to make this converter smoother and more convenient to convert RMVB to other flash video formats.

    1. The optimized RMVB decoding process works more stable and the encoding process occupies less memory and solves the problem of program crash when only convert RMVB videos. There is nothing worse than the encounter of program breakdown. And that’s why PlayerDIY software has put much effort into finding methods for preventing program crash. This enhanced function both for RMVB decoding and encoding brings a smoother conversion experience from RMVB to other flash video formats without any unpleasant program breakdown.

    2. Perfectly solved the problem of unabling to resume the conversion from RMVB to WMV after pause. It’s very important that the users can resume what they are doing from where exactly they stop. This people-care improvement will definitely make the RMVB to WMV conversion more flexible and also save a lot of time and trouble caused by accident that you have to convert from the very beginning.-

    3. Optimized the output style menu (interface). The output style menu was updated to a more professional and complete list with vivid picture illustrations and more details this time. There is a main menu on the left and a sub-menu with the detailed description and portrait of all the formats on the right. Sometimes the customers don’t know too much about different formats, so the picture illustration and necessary explanation in this updated output style menu really works for those.

    4. Integrated the conversion interface into the main window which makes the software more convenient to use. PlayerDIY Software is always working on the purpose that the customers deserve the best operating experience brought by the neat and clean software. That’s why some separate windows are integrated into one this time in order to make it simpler and easier to use.
    All in all, with those problem solutions and improvements, PlayerDIY Video4Web Converter V1.9 becomes more and more stable and functional for those who want to convert common video to flash video.

    Further Information
    Company website: http://www.moyeamedia.com
    Product web page: http://www.flash-video-mx.com/video4web-converter/
    Product Download Link:
    http://www.moyeamedia.com/download/video4web/video4web_setup.exe

  • Encyclopedia of Life

    Posted on July 28th, 2009 Toby 41 comments

    Earth is beautiful.
    Earth is complex.
    Earth is fragile.
    Earth is a delicate inter-dependent web of ecosystems that provides the basis for all life forms.

    Constantly reconfiguring, morphing, decaying, the natural world is at once confounding, sublime, brutal, and unspeakably elegant.

    There are 1.8 million species that we know of.
    And many millions more we don’t even have names for.
    Countless are going extinct before we even glimpse them.
    Despite serious efforts to catalog Earth’s species, the task has barely begun.

    It’s time we embarked on a bigger, bolder effort together.

    Let’s call it-Encyclopedia of Life(EOL).

    The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is an ambitious, even audacious project to organize and make available via the Internet virtually all information about life present on Earth. The EOL staff is made up of scientists and non-scientists working from museums and research institutions around the world.

    The Encyclopedia of Life is an unprecedented global partnership between the scientific community and the general public. Its goal is to make freely available to anyone knowledge about all the world’s organisms.

    Everyone can contribute to this encyclopedia via the following ways:

    I want to share my knowledge about a group of organisms.

    I have images or videos I’d like to share.

    I’d like to help improve EOL content.

    I’m a professional scientist, and I would like to help curate EOL pages.

    I have an online database I’d like to share.

    I am part of a community of scientists who would like to assemble information about the organisms we work on.

    I’m already contributing information to another project, and I’d like to see this information integrated into EOL.

    I’m a scientist, and I would like to devote a considerable amount of my time to working on contributions for the Encyclopedia of Life.


    I’m a teacher or college faculty member and would like my students to contribute to the Encyclopedia of Life.

    I’m a student and I would like to contribute to the Encyclopedia of Life.

    I am a scientist who has compiled an authoritative classification that EOL should be using for a group of organisms.

    I have a database of species information, but it is not yet online.


    I want to have an Encyclopedia of Life that focuses on the organisms in my part of the world and that presents information in my language.

    ……

    Let’s try to do it and make our own world more complete and beautiful! Everybody counts!

    Some sources are from www.eol.org, the official website of Encyclopedia of Life.

  • Make Youtube Video Auto-Play in MySpace Profile

    Posted on July 28th, 2009 Toby 312 comments

    Do you have a MySpace account? Do you want your MySpace profile to be more attractive and to be browsed by as many people as possible? The last question: do you like youtube by the way?

    This article is made by those whose answer is “YES” to the above questions.

    The tutorial below contains two parts:

    I. Auto-play youtube videos in MySpace profile.
    II. Auto-play other videos in MySpace profile.

    Part I. Auto-play youtube videos in Myspace profile

    Step 1: Choose your favorite video from www.youtube.com and then copy the video Embed Code.

    copy the embed code from youtube

    Step 2: Add “&autoplay=1” to the embed code after video link.

    add "&autoplay=1" to video embed code

    Step 3: Sign in your MySpace account, click “Edit Profile” from the drop-down menu.

    sign in MySpace and click "Edit Profile"

    Paste the embed code in the “About Me” section and then click “Save Changes”.

    paste the embed code in "About Me" section

    Review your profile now, the video is already there and it’s auto playing, that’s cool!

    Part II. Auto-play other videos in MySpace profile.

    If you already have some existing flash videos or if you want the flash videos from other video-sharing websites or if you want your own logo on the video, no problem, we can also insert it in your MySpace profile with help from some extra tools. However, it’s easy!

    Step 1. Download your preferred videos online with free Leawo Youtube Download.

    download online videos with Leawo Youtube Download

    Step 2: Create a flash video player with content by using PlayerDIY Web Player.

    create a player with PlayerDIY Web Player

    Step 3: Click “Template”, uncheck the box of “Pause at first frame”.

    set auto-play

    Step 4: Publish the customized player and upload all the published files except index.html to the same folder of the web server and then copy and paste the generated code onto your MySpace profile.

    paste the generated code in MySpace profile

    Then, enjoy a more attractive MySpace profile with flash video now.

  • How to Use Multiple Playlists with One FLV (flash video) Player

    Posted on July 28th, 2009 Toby 74 comments

    Some PlayerDIY Web Player users may wonder: Do I have to create flash video players for every webpage to play different videos?

    The answer is: Not necessarily! PlayerDIY Web Player offers easier solutions that you only need to create one player, and then embed it onto each webpage to play different videos by linking to different playlist file, or by linking to videos directly.

    Only few steps will take you there, let’s have a look:

    Step 1: Create a flash video player with PlayerDIY Web Player which I have mentioned in my previous blog or you can kindly refer to the detailed tutorial to learn how.

    Step 2: Embed the flash video player onto different webpage to play different videos by linking to different playlist file or linking to videos directly.

    Situation A: Link to xml playlist file. The tutorial shows below:

    For example: If you want to add the flash video player onto webpage A to play videos in “demo1.xml” playlist file, the embeded code will show as below:

    play videos in “demo1.xml” playlist file

    By analogy, if you want to add the player on another webpage to play videos in “demo2.xml” playlist file, the player embed code will show as below:

    play videos in “demo2.xml” playlist file

    Note: the only difference is the xml file name and its path, the others remain the same.

    Situation B: Link to videos directly, the tutorial shows below:

    The flashvars code syntax for linking multiple videos is playerOpts=playListPath*^caption^path^image^clickurl^clicktarget^endurl^styleoftarget^endtarget……*s’

    Note:
    1. The “…” part means the front code can be duplicated
    2. The values of caption (video name), image, clickurl, clicktarget, endurl, styleoftarget and endtarget can be “null” but can’t be “none”

    For example: If you want to play video1.flv and video2.flv with the player, then the code will show as below:

    play video1.flv and video2.flv directly

    Note: You can use relative paths or absolute paths to link the videos

  • How to Make FLV Player with Flash Professional 8

    Posted on July 23rd, 2009 Toby 76 comments

    FLV(Flash Video) is a video format which is perfectly supported by Flash Professional 8. This flash maker successfully solved the problem of the huge size of output SWF file that may not be played on Internet after inputting video file to flash. Let’s have a look below on how to make delicate FLV files:

    1. How to make FLV files?

    Step 1: Open Flash Professional 8 and establish a new flash docment.
    open Flash Professional 8

    Step 2: Input AVI video files(this is the common video format that is frequently used by your DC or DV) that you want to convert to FLV and follow the instructions.

    import AVI file

    Step 3: Keep the default setting for “Edit” and “Encode”, click “Import video” and
    then “Next step” and “Finish” at last to complete the inputting process.

    special note for importing AVI file

    Note: If you don’t have Directshow 9 and QuickTime 6.5 or higher installed in your system, a pop-up window will remind you to do so in order to import AVI successfully. Or, if you want a much easier way to do it, try PlayerDIY Video4Web Converter, it’s free and just a few clicks can complete the conversion from AVI to FLV.

    Step 4: Press “Ctrl+L” to open the data base, double click the AVI file just input, open “Embed video property” interface, click “Output” to create a FLV file.

    Above 4 steps lead you to convert AVI to FLV successfully and after conversion, you will surprisingly find the final size of FLV is just 541KB, much smaller than the original 23MB AVI. Now you can use it freely on Internet.

    2. How to use FLV files?

    Step 1: Establish a new flash document, press “Ctrl+F7” to open the “Components” window, drag “MediaPlayback” to the stage from “Media-Player 6-7”.

    drag "MediaPlayback" to the stage

    Step 2: Select “MediaPlayback”, press “Alt+F7” to open “Component Inspector” interface:

    "Component Inspector" setting

    Some meanings of parameters in Component Inspector:

    File Type: choose FLV as the defined file type, you can also choose to play MP3 file.

    URL: specify the path of FLV files, because we put FLV files and Flash files in the same catalog, we only have to specify a file name here.

    Control Placement: set the location of play panel.

    Control Visibility: set the visibility of play panel.

    Step 3: After settings, press “Ctrl+Enter” to test the performance.

    test performance

    Note Again:If you’d like to try something else simply and easy, PlayerDIY Web Player is one of the best choices. With which, creating a flash video player only needs a few mouse-clicks. Enjoy!

  • Solar Eclipse Videos on July 22, 2009

    Posted on July 22nd, 2009 admin 15 comments

    Solar eclipse video of AnHui, China

    The wonderful moment that the sun was totally swallowed.

    Player will show here

    Solar eclipse video of Anhui, China

    Beautiful moment of total solar eclipse, hide-and-seek scene because of the moving cloud.

    Player will show here

    Solar eclipse video of HuBei, China

    Beautiful and rare “Diamond Ring”!

    Player will show here

    Solar eclipse video of ChongQing, China

    The long shot and close shot of solar eclipse.

    Player will show here

    Solar eclipse video of HongKong, China

    The beginning of solar eclipse, the special filter makes the sun surprisingly color green.

    Player will show here

    Solar eclipse video of TaiWan, China

    The perfect “Crescent Moon” shape sun. Amazingly beautiful!

    Player will show here

  • Solar Eclipse on July 22, 2009

    Posted on July 21st, 2009 Toby 46 comments

    The solar eclipse on July 22, 2009 is probably the most perfect and longest total solar eclipse during hundreds of years from 1991 to 2132.

    In Chinese tradition, there are many mysterious legends about solar eclipse, “Tengu eat the sun” is the most famous one among them. It is said that there is a disciple of Sakyamuni named Mulian, he is a kind-hearted man. However, his mother is just the opposite. Once his mother tried to humiliate the vegetarian Buddhist monks by feeding them dog meat, but failed at last. The Jade Emperor in heaven is extremely angry when he knows this. Therefore, Mulian’s mother was put to hell as a punishment and transformed to a dog. Mulian is a dutiful son and he tried his best to rescue his mother. It was a successful rescue though Mulian is punished too as a cost. “The evil dog” went to the palace where Jade Emperor lives and tried to eat the sun and moon as a revenge. People all know that “the evil dog” is afraid of nothing except the crackers, so it eventually becomes a tradition to chase the “the evil dog” away using crackers when solar eclipse happens.

    Scientifically, a solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Sun and the Earth so that the Sun is fully or partially covered. This can only happen during a new moon, when the Sun and Moon are in conjunction as seen from the Earth.

    A total solar eclipse is a spectacular natural phenomenon and many people travel to remote locations to observe one. The one is going to happen tomorrow exactly belongs to this category.

    It is said that the black shadow of the moon tomorrow will land in the Arabian Sea first, and then cross through central and north-east India, south-east Nepal, Bhutan’s most areas, the northern part of Bangladesh, the most eastern and southern India, as well as in central Tibet; later the shadow will move across the central region of China, and then to Ryukyu Islands of the China East Sea. In China, this total solar eclipse will pass Tibet, Yunnan, Sichuan, Chongqing, Hubei, Hunan, Anhui, Jiangxi, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shanghai, etc in order. 11 provinces in total. The estimated arrival time for this longest and most perfect solar eclipse in China is from 9:00-9:37AM, Jul, 22, 2009.

    Tips for watching this total solar eclipse:

    1. Must wear special-made glasses to protect your eyes from burning and you can easily find this kind of glass in supermarket like Carrefour etc.

    2. Better wear a hat with brim to create a darker environment for the better-effect view and again, to protect your eyes.

    3. Better rest your eyes every 30 seconds.

    To be continued tomorrow with wonderful videos!

  • Introduction of RTMP(Real Time Messaging Protocol)

    Posted on July 21st, 2009 Toby 37 comments

    RTMP is one of the protocols for streaming of Audio/Video exactly using Flash Media Server and Red5. following is the detailed content about it.

    What exactly is RTMP and its classifications?

    RTMP (Real Time Messaging Protocol)

    RTMP is a TCP based propriety protocol developed by Adobe System for the purpose of streaming Audio/Video data between Flash Player and media server.

    RTMPT (Real Time Messaging Protocol with Tunnel)

    RTMPT is a variation of RTMP which works behind the firewall as well. It works on Port 80 and encapsulate the RTMP data in HTTP request.

    RTMPS (Real Time Messaging Protocol Secure)

    RTMPS is again a variation of RTMP which works over secure HTTPS connection.

    RTMPE (Real Time Messaging Protocol with Encryption)

    RTMPE is a new 128 bit encrypted protocol developed by Adobe systems for securing the stream data between flash client and server. It’s lightweight than SSL. It’s a DRM solution from Adobe for flash.

    RTMPTE (Real Time Messaging Protocol with Encryption and Tunnel)

    RTMPTE is a RTMPE tunneling over HTTP on port 80.

    MRTMP (Multiplex Real Time Messaging Protocol)

    Multiplex RTMP is a protocol between edge and origin, developed by Red5 for clustering of stream data using Terracotta.

    How does RTMP operate?

    The raw TCP-based RTMP maintains a single persistent connection and allows real-time communication. To guarantee smooth delivery of video and audio streams, while still maintaining the ability to transmit bigger chunks of information, the protocol may split video and data into fragments. The size of the fragments used can be negotiated dynamically between the client and server, and even disabled completely if desired, although the default fragment sizes are 128 bytes for video and most other data types, and 64-bytes for audio data. Fragments from different streams may then be interleaved and multiplexed over a single connection. With longer data chunks, the protocol would then only carry a one-byte header per fragment, thus incurring very little overhead. In practice however, individual fragments are not typically interleaved. Instead, the interleaving and multiplexing is done at the packet level, with RTMP packets across several different active channels being interleaved in such a way to ensure that each channel meets its bandwidth, latency, and other quality of service requirements. Packets interleaved in this fashion are treated as indivisible, and are not interleaved on the fragment level.

    The RTMP defines several channels on which packets may be sent/received, and which operate independently of each other. During a typical RTMP session, several channels may be active simultaneously at any given time. When RTMP data is packetized, a packet header is generated. The packet header specifies, among other things, the id of the channel that it is to be sent on, the timestamp at which is was generated (if necessary), and the size of the packet payload. This is then followed by the packet payload, which is fragmented according to the currently agreed-upon fragment size before it is serialized over the connection. The packet header itself is never fragmented, and its size does not count towards the data in the packet’s first fragment. In other words, only the actual packet payload data is subject to fragmentation.

    What players support RTMP?

    The most well-known RTMP client is Adobe’s Flash Player which can stream video and audio from RTMP servers. Besides, the open source media player XBMC has acquired preliminary support for playing RTMP streams in its SVN version. Besides, JW player, flow player and PlayerDIY Web Player version 2.0 with the RTMP Stream Plugin support the playback of live streaming videos, SMIL presentations, and streaming videos from RTMP servers.

    What is RTMP server software?

    Currently, the only full implementation RTMP servers are the Adobe Flash Media Server, Onlinelib VCS Video Communication Server (including iPhone Support), Wowza Media Server and WebORB Integration Server (free and available for .NET, Java and ColdFusion) both commercial and closed source implementations.

    There is a reverse engineered open source project called Red5 which aims to produce a feature-complete implementation written in Java. As of October 2007, the majority of the functionality is implemented, although the project is still in the beta stage. OneTeam Media Server has also been announced by ProcessOne.

    Some related news?

    On 20 January 2009 Adobe announced it will publish the RTMP specification. On 21 May 2009 Adobe filed a DMCA removal request on a Sourceforge-hosted implementation of the protocol. On Monday, June 15, 2009 Adobe released the RTMP Specification, which is designed for high-performance transmission of audio, video, and data between Adobe Flash Platform technologies.

    The project is dedicated to driving rich Internet experiences across televisions, personal computers, mobile devices, and consumer electronics. To support this mission, and as part of Adobe’s ongoing commitment to enable Web innovation, Adobe will continue to open access to Adobe Flash technology, accelerating the deployment of content and rich Internet applications (RIAs). This work will include:

    Removing restrictions on use of the SWF and FLV/F4V specifications.
    Publishing the device porting layer APIs for Adobe Flash Player.
    Publishing the Adobe Flash® Cast™ protocol and the AMF protocol for robust data services.
    Removing licensing fees – making next major releases of Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR for devices free.

    Sources are from Wikipedia.

  • How to Add Multiple Flash Video Players in One Webpage

    Posted on July 16th, 2009 Toby 41 comments

    One of our dearest customers once has submitted an article about “how to add multiple flash video players onto one webpage” to our forum, unfortunately we just experienced a terrible break down of our server several days ago and sorry to say we have lost that article.

    I’m rewriting here to express our sincere apology and hope other guys shall find this article useful and interesting.

    First, Please refer to the detailed tutorial or my previous blog to learn how to create a flash video player with PlayerDIY Web Player.

    Then, let’s come back to the topic: how to add multiple flash video players in one webpage?

    Suppose there are three videos awaiting in the playlist and you want to use three flash video players to play them respectively, let’s see how:

    Flash Video 1: Keep the default “play item” serial number and “flash content” serial number.

    flash video 1 in the playlist

    Flash Video 2: Change the “play item” serial number from “0” to “1” and accordingly, change the “flashcontent” to “flashcontent1

    flash video 2 in the playlist

    Flash Video 3: Analogically, Change the “play item” serial number from “1” to “2” and change the “flashcontent1” to “flashcontent2” as well.

    Note: “playerOpts=playItem*0*i” means the player is playing the first video in playlist. Analogically, “playerOpts=playItem*1*i” means the player is playing the second video. The “flash content” serial number also has to be changed accordingly.

    For more detailed information about how to edit flash video player wiith code, please visit http://www.playerdiy.com/support/tutorial/play-video-in-new-page.html and http://www.playerdiy.com/support/tutorial/edit-player-with-html.html

  • Add Flash Videos to WordPress Blog

    Posted on July 15th, 2009 Toby 396 comments

    Whatever your reason for wanting to add falsh videos to your WordPress blog or website-maybe you just want to share videos with your friends or want to show some business websites to your potential customers-it’s very easy with WordPress and a couple of other tools.

    Tool One: Of course a WordPress account, go to www.wordpress.com and spend 5 minutes to register.

    Tool Two: A flash video downloader. If you don’t have any existing flash videos at hand, no worries, you may use this flash video downloader to download flash videos from internet. Here I recommend Leawo Youtube Download

    Tool Three: PlayerDIY Web Player. PlayerDIY Web Player is a WYSIWYG(what you see is what you get) program for customizing flash video player for website. It is very easy to use, with it, every single aspect of flash video player can be configured and previewed right away on graphical interfaces with a few mouse-clicks, no any coding needed. And the customized flash video player supports playing flash videos, streaming videos, live videos and SMIL presentations. It is mainly developed for web-designers and video hobbyists to build video sharing sites or add flash videos onto their websites or blogs for playing.

    The step-by-step tutorial below teaches exactly how to upload your favorite videos to WordPress blog, let’s have a look:

    Step 1: First upload the flash videos  that you want to play on your blog or website to a sever (e.g.: upload to blip.tv), and then get the link addresses.

    Step 2: Open PlayerDIY Web player from Tool Three and click “Add URL” to input those flash videos’ link addresses which from Step 1.

    add flash video to moyea web player

    Step 3: Select a video to edit and all the following features will show in the playlist.

    a. Adjust the video order

    b. Capture pictures during video playing

    c. Rename video

    d. Type the address where the video will lead to after playing

    e. Type the address where the video will lead to when clicking

    edit video features in playlist

    Step 4: Click “Template” to preview the webplayer you have created so far. If you don’t like the default player skin, choose another one from the left panel.

    preview the customized flash video player

    Step 5: Click “Option” tab, then “User define area”, choose “none” to remove Embed and URL information on the screen.

    remove the unwanted information from the customized player

    Step 6: On “Publish” interface, choose a publish path, and then publish the customized player.

    publish the customized flash video player

    Step 7: Upload all the published files except the index.html file, to the same folder of a web server (you can easily search a free hosting on google). And then copy and past the embed code on the following interface into your blog.

    copy and paste the embed code onto WordPress

    Note: mwplayer.swf is the actual flash video player, and the swfobject.js is an adobe flash object file, you point to them with links.

    Then the player with the videos will show on your WordPress blog. Enjoy!