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NAME
Apache2::EmbedFLV - Embed FLV videos into a templated web interface
using Flowplayer.
SYNOPSIS
On your Apache configuration file:
<Files ~ "\.flv$">
SetHandler modperl
PerlResponseHandler Apache2::EmbedFLV
</Files>
If you want to restrict only a certain directory to serve FLVs using
"Apache2::EmbedFLV", you can wrap the "Files" declaration on a
"Directory" block. For more information, take a look at excellent
Apache2's documentation.
By default, you have to have "/flowplayer.swf" and
"/flowplayer.controls.swf" available on your webserver. Both SWFs are
provided on the GPL distribution of Flowplayer. You can "alias" them
with something like:
Alias /flowplayer.swf /home/web/flowplayer-3.0.3.swf
Alias /flowplayer.controls.swf /home/web/flowplayer.controls.swf
That's it. Just go to any FLV video within your web server. With that
setup, "Apache2::EmbedFLV" will use a default template.
TEMPLATING
Take a look at the default template located at example/template.tt. That
is not the real file used by this module but it's a verbatim copy. The
file is placed there just as an example so you can make your own
template without too much internal poking.
Once you have your own template, just "PerlSetVar" it to the handler:
<Files ~ "\.flv$">
SetHandler modperl
PerlSetVar template /path/to/my/template.tt
PerlResponseHandler Apache2::EmbedFLV
</Files>
In order to specify a different path than "/flowplayer.swf" for
Flowplayer, just "PerlSetVar flowplayer" (remember to accompany the
controls SWF):
<Files ~ "\.flv$">
SetHandler modperl
PerlSetVar template /path/to/my/template.tt
# you would have to have http://yourserver.com/somewhere/flowplayer.swf:
PerlSetVar flowplayer /somewhere/flowplayer.swf
# or...
PerlSetVar flowplayer http://my.other.server/rocks/flowplayer.swf
PerlResponseHandler Apache2::EmbedFLV
</Files>
I believe it's pretty obvious that the templating system used and
required is Template::Toolkit. Wherever you want to embed the video
within, just call: "[% video %]".
DESCRIPTION
"Apache2::EmbledFLV" has been already described on the previous section
:-)
However...
"Apache2::EmbedFLV" enables Apache to show FLV videos using Flowplayer.
This will ease any deployment of FLV video galleries you'd need to do
since you could just put the FLVs on an Apache accessible location, and
they will be presented on a proper way to your final user.
SEE IT IN ACTION
You can see it in action here:
<http://axiombox.com/apache2-embedflv/flv>.
FLOWPLAYER
Find the Flowplayer distribution on <http://flowplayer.org>. It is a
nice little GPL video player.
DOWNLOAD
Download it at CPAN: <http://search.cpan.org/~damog>.
PROJECT
You can always see the latest information on this project on:
<http://axiombox.com/apache2-embedflv>.
Code is hosted at <http://github.com/damog/apache2-embedflv>.
AUTHOR
David Moreno <david@axiombox.com>, <http://damog.net/>. Some other
similar projects are announced on the Infinite Pig Theorem blog:
<http://log.damog.net>.
THANKS
* Bill Cromie, who allowed me to use my employer's resources to have
some fun with this little project.
* Flowplayer <http://flowplayer.com/>.
* Raquel Hernándex, <http://maggit.net>, who made the default template.
COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2009 by David Moreno.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the same terms as Perl itself.
Flowplayer, also shipped with this distribution, is GPL:
<http://flowplayer.org/download/LICENSE_GPL.txt>.