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I came across a DOS batch file that generates the necessary xml manifest for Video files on BrightSign’s Developer Resources and Utilities page. Since I’m serving my video content to our BrightSign infrastructure from a LAMP stack I ended up rewriting their bat file as a shell script. This enables me to host the shell script in a local directory (/usr/local/bin) and run it from cron every 5 minutes against a folder full of mp4 files and have the MRSS manifest written to this folder as well. Then all that needs to be done is to point the BrightSign MRSS widget at the URL for the xml file (http://server-FQDN.com/VideoMRSS.xml). The crontab entry looks like:
The script itself is pretty simple. I’ve tried to keep it almost as a exact copy of the dos batch file:
Posted on 18:20, June 23rd, 2015 by Many Ayromlou
Fresh after recovery, I figured I write a small piece before I go home. If you’re seeing ad pop-ups or pop-unders from sites that load up something like rhpop-xxxxxx.js then you might have the sweetcaptcha plugin installed on your wordpress site. Let’s hope you’re the one who installed it — not the hacker :-), you might want to de-activate it and remove it from your system. Their site has been compromised and the wordpress plugin has also been pulled off the list. More general info here:
Posted on 15:54, September 22nd, 2014 by Many Ayromlou
Not sure why this is such a mystery, but it took the better part of the day to troubleshoot. The main issue with forum posts is that people have the right idea/intention, but the forum software mistreats the actual command line/short code. Spacing really really (did I say really) matters. I’m assuming that you’re using the default player definition that comes with the plugin. If you need to change it then make the appropriate change to this code as well. The code to get both RTMP and HLS working depends on defining both of those sources. In my case the source is my Wowza Server and I have two URI’s:
1) For HLS I use http://wowza.server.ip.address:1935/live/many/playlist.m3u8
2) For RTMP I use rtmp://wowza.server.ip.address:1935/live/many
Obviously as you can see my Wowza application is “live” and the stream instance name is “many”. So for this to work transparently in HTML (HLS) and Flash (RTMP) environments you need the following code inserted into a post or page in wordpress (make sure you do it in Text view, NOT Visual view):
NOTE: The above code intentionally starts with [player….Please replace it with jwplayer instead. I can’t seem to put the code in properly without the plugin — installed on this site — interpreting the code as shortcode.
Also, I can not be more clear…..SPACES DO MATTER HERE…..SO PAY ATTENTION!!!
Le Mystère du printemps, a set on Flickr.
I know this is almost a year old, but I just noticed that it was not posted.
Recently shot with a bunch of people from Toronto Camera Club at their location. It was a great shoot, great models and MUA’s and a bunch of fun photographers. Just finished the sets and uploaded them to flickr. Here is a quick slideshow:
Probably one of the least known people in modern computing, Jack Tramiel, the man who brought us Commodore (and later on Atari Corp.) has passed away at age 83.
Wow…..what can I say….First Jobs, now Ritchie…..I don’t like October anymore :-(