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Mick.


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Mick.


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I'm reading all the information I can, cant find this exactly, but would it be possible to like integrate download credits with the paid subscriptions on SMF?


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Yes it would be possible but you would need php/mysql knowledge to do.
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ɔɔɔɔɔɔuɥoɾ

Well, I have some, but I don't think enough lol.

Could it be implemented in a future version maybe?


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ephralon

Sorry if this doesn't belong here, I don't want to subscribe to the SMFhacks forum just for one question about the pro version of this.  :-[
I'm very interested in this mod but sadly it doesn't do what I need. Does the support for the paid pro version include feature requests?
What I'd need is one picture but several download links per item.

To be precise, I'd like to use this to offer Sims downloads. I'd need one picture of a set and then up to 20 download links. (One for the whole set and one for each individual item for those who don't have a use for everything.) Basically a "more attachments" link beneath the "upload file option", like with attachments in regular posts.
Would that be possible at all?

vbgamer45

Paid version you can make feature requests but they are not guaranteed to made into the software. I can customize the mod if needed but may require development time.
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ephralon

Thank you for that speedy reply! So basically this means if I buy this there's a 50/50 chance that I get what I need or that I end up with a mod that I don't have a use for because nobody else has a need for such a modification. Hm, that's a tough choice, of course. (I understand that you can't make everything that users ask, I know that can be a bottomless pit.)

Has the pro version an option for how many recent downloads are shown?
What does one year of support mean, btw? Can I only download updated versions for newer SMF releases for one year then or is only asking questions/making feature requests limited to one year?

vbgamer45

The package comes with one year of updates so any updates posted within that year you will have access to.

Basically when adding a feature I have to weight how much time it will take to make it then how much time it will require me to support it. It may seem simple but requires a lot of work. First each time I add a feature I have to add it to SMF 1.1.x and then SMF 2.0.x version. Next I have to think what it will break or how the behavior would change.
For multiple attachments I will need to create another table to store all the files in the database. Then I have to think about file quota limits, how the download button will work now that there are multiple files in a package, how it will work with paid downloads, then how many users may complain if they try to upload multiple files at a time and it fails due to serverside limits.
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ephralon

It's okay, thanks for the reply. I doubt my request would be useful for more than a handful of users and I don't want to cause you headache. Maybe we'll get the pro gallery, and I'll find a different solution for the downloads.

sonicfetish

Hello,
I'm sure I'm not the first person to ask these questions but I can't seem to narrow the search to find the answer :P

I've been using Download System for a few years. I purchased Download System Pro the other day and intend on completely rebuilding my site which for all intents and purposes is a live music archive that centers around the trading of (legal) live music. I get a fairly high volume of submissions for approval and with each I am asked, "Can I embed a music player in my description?" DS is awesome but there are a few shortcomings I'm hoping there will be workarounds for since I just dropped $65 on your awesome mod.

As things stand right now (pre DS Pro), when a visitor clicks on "download" he/she downloads a zip archive containing several mp3s representing the songs performed. When a visitor clicks the "Stream" text link (I've enabled simple html in smf), they download, then open an m3u file, launch their media player, etc. My music files are not hosted on my server so I enter the URL instead of uploading the files to my server. The Upload url feature is great by the way!

Easier to show the Download/Stream links:
http://carolinalivemusic.net/forums/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;id=446

The purpose of the "streaming" audio is so a downloader can quickly sample before downloading a concert in it's entirety. With the limitations of DS and DS Pro, my method to give them a link they can sample is pretty "ghetto" at best. Visitors currently choose to download or click on a text link called "stream" to download the m3u file and open it in their music player to begin "streaming". This has been a cumbersome approach and at times confusing for visitors but the workaround has worked (even though stats are not updated when someone uses the "stream" link.

I have three questions and a comment..

1) Is it possible to have a second field for Upload URL? If that was available I could link the download file (zip file) as the first Download URL and the "stream" (m3u) could be the second. I saw another download system that allowed for multiple.. is this possible with DS Pro?

2) Is it possible to embed objects in the description such as a media player? Any mods that will enable that? I realize it's a security nightmare but it seems that with the nature of my site I kind of need the ability to embed music players to go along with our downloads even if I don't want to allow visitors or members to embed objects. This would be the best for me since everyone knows what to do when they see a media player on a website. Is this possible or are there any workarounds someone might suggest so I can get a music player running in either the downloads description or any other smf post?

I also plan to use EZPortal so if there's a workaround that includes EZPortal that would be great... anything at all that will allow me to embed a music player to a download description.

I'm fairly new to php but am not afraid to dig into code when it's explained to me what file to look in

1.1.11 Default

Here's the player I would like to use

<OBJECT ID="MediaPlayer1" CLASSID="CLSID:22d6f312-b0f6-11d0-94ab-0080c74c7e95" CODEBASE="http://activex.microsoft.com/activex/controls/mplayer/en/nsmp2inf.cab# Version=5,1,52,701" STANDBY="Loading Microsoft Windows® Media Player components..." TYPE="application/x-oleobject" width="280" height="46">
<param name="fileName" value="http://www.domain.com/music/music.m3u">
<param name="animationatStart" value="true">
<param name="transparentatStart" value="true">
<param name="autoStart" value="true">
<param name="showControls" value="true">
<param name="Volume" value="-300">
<embed type="application/x-mplayer2" pluginspage="http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/MediaPlayer/" src="http://www.domain.com/music/music.m3u" name="MediaPlayer1" width=280 height=46 autostart=1 showcontrols=1 volume=-300>
</OBJECT>


Here's code for one from host's site where my files are hosted. Player seems to cause Firefox to crash sometimes. Not my first choice
<object width="640" height="26" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"><param value="true" name="allowfullscreen"/><param value="always" name="allowscriptaccess"/><param value="high" name="quality"/><param value="true" name="cachebusting"/><param value="#000000" name="bgcolor"/><param name="movie" value="http://www.archive.org/flow/flowplayer.commercial-3.2.1.swf" /><param value="config={'key':'#$aa4baff94a9bdcafce8','playlist':[{'url':'chasingedison2010-06-25d1t01.mp3','autoPlay':false},'chasingedison2010-06-25d1t02.mp3','chasingedison2010-06-25d1t03.mp3','chasingedison2010-06-25d1t04.mp3','chasingedison2010-06-25d1t05.mp3','chasingedison2010-06-25d1t06.mp3','chasingedison2010-06-25d1t07.mp3'],'clip':{'autoPlay':true,'baseUrl':'http://www.archive.org/download/chasingedison2010-06-25/'},'canvas':{'backgroundColor':'#000000','backgroundGradient':'none'},'plugins':{'audio':{'url':'http://www.archive.org/flow/flowplayer.audio-3.2.1-dev.swf'},'controls':{'playlist':true,'fullscreen':false,'height':26,'backgroundColor':'#000000','autoHide':{'fullscreenOnly':true},'scrubberHeightRatio':0.6,'timeFontSize':9,'mute':false,'top':0}},'contextMenu':[{},'-','Flowplayer v3.2.1']}" name="flashvars"/><embed src="http://www.archive.org/flow/flowplayer.commercial-3.2.1.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="26" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" cachebusting="true" bgcolor="#000000" quality="high" flashvars="config={'key':'#$aa4baff94a9bdcafce8','playlist':[{'url':'chasingedison2010-06-25d1t01.mp3','autoPlay':false},'chasingedison2010-06-25d1t02.mp3','chasingedison2010-06-25d1t03.mp3','chasingedison2010-06-25d1t04.mp3','chasingedison2010-06-25d1t05.mp3','chasingedison2010-06-25d1t06.mp3','chasingedison2010-06-25d1t07.mp3'],'clip':{'autoPlay':true,'baseUrl':'http://www.archive.org/download/chasingedison2010-06-25/'},'canvas':{'backgroundColor':'#000000','backgroundGradient':'none'},'plugins':{'audio':{'url':'http://www.archive.org/flow/flowplayer.audio-3.2.1-dev.swf'},'controls':{'playlist':true,'fullscreen':false,'height':26,'backgroundColor':'#000000','autoHide':{'fullscreenOnly':true},'scrubberHeightRatio':0.6,'timeFontSize':9,'mute':false,'top':0}},'contextMenu':[{},'-','Flowplayer v3.2.1']}"> </embed></object>


3) Is it possible to adjust the width of the "Title column" or any of the columns in the Category index? It seems Title seems very narrow while others are too wide for the layout.

4) Is there some way to prevent people from "tricking" the download stats? I have a couple of bands that figured out that they can move up the Top Downloads ranking by repeatedly clicking on the Download link and refreshiing... Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance for any and all replies.

vbgamer45

I generally keep download lite questions in this topic only.
For pro I have forums dedicated to them on http://www.smfhacks.com

1. Not yet currently only supports one download per file but has been requested by others as well so has a good chance of being added at some point.

2. The description supports BBC Code so if you have like a video embed bbcode for SMF you can use it inside the description of the download.

3. Not easily it should expand based on the contents. The format for the main page is icon,title,downloads,options
You maybe able to stick a width="10%" inside the td to force the size in the Downloads.template.php file

4. I could add option to add some simple checks to ignore multiple download counts on  file per session like I do in my gallery.
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DarkflameQ

This may be a noob question and it is very late here but for the life of me i can't get the permissions set up to allow users that have already had their uploads initially approved to edit the upload and have it automatically approve instead of waiting for it to be approved by the admins all over again.

Is this possible?

It would be great if it was because when a user decides to add a few pictures or a new youtube video to their download, that way i wouldn't have to approve it again as it's getting quite tiresome.

vbgamer45

Check in permissions if there is something for AutoApprove for the membergroup if not it is a feature in downloads pro.
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DarkflameQ

Quote from: vbgamer45 on August 16, 2010, 05:57:51 PM
Check in permissions if there is something for AutoApprove for the membergroup if not it is a feature in downloads pro.

Yes it's there, i saw it but didn't select it because i assumed that meant that all downloads from that member group could submit any upload without having to go through any type of approval at all.

Did i assume wrong?

vbgamer45

Nvm yeah currently does not support skipping approval if already approved and your just editing the file again.
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DarkflameQ

That's unfortunate, thanks for the prompt replies as usual, much appreciated.

ls-agro

Hi

I would like to change the language in the Download System, could anyone tell me witch file or files I have to edit to change it ?.


thanks in advance

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