I need a BIG HELP, first I want to say Im REALLY BAD with PHP :D so basically I have a php script witch auto generate list of videos from a folder on my host with 1 media player http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/5915/snap20120703at155809.png - As you can see there are too many clips (over 8000) and there are 6 folders with that much clips so its really hard to sort them...So I thinked to make them in a calendar as you can see the clips are with names "motion-year-month-day-hours" and I want to put them in this calendar http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/4871/snap20120703at160131.png and in the days to be 6 options (with the 6 folders of the vidoes) and when you press for example in day 1 - Camera 1 to be popup with the media clip and the filtered videos ONLY FOR THAT DAY.

If anyone think that can help me with this he will really SAVE ME I can share the hole codes but I think it will be too much of a flood...so if anyone can help me please leave Skype, MSN or something he will be my savior. I can repay him with graphics or banner or header or cover etc...Im not good in PHP but Im good in PhotoShop :)

Edited by bulqr4eto

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Last Post by diafol

Filtering the files on the date is not so hard, think a function can be made quickly that does that. However, it is unclear which calendar you use and how you would integrate something like that.



This is the calendar

And this is my php for the media player and the auto listing

    $dir = "/usr/local/apache2/htdocs/hari/Camera 1 sb/"; // the full dir to the folder with videos, the videos must be in this folder not in sub-folder

    $handle = opendir($dir);



    # Taking the list of videos from the folder and recording them in massive $files
        while($entry = readdir($handle)){
            if($entry != "." && $entry != ".."){
                    $ef[$i] = $entry;   
                    $files[$i++] = "http://kameri.us.to/Camera 1 sb/" . $entry; 

    $file = $_GET['file'];

    # Printing the list of the videos
    if($file == "") 
        $value = $files[0];
        $value = $files[$file];

<OBJECT id='mediaPlayer' width="320" height="240"
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'>
<param name='fileName' value="<?=$value?>">
<param name='animationatStart' value='1'>
<param name='transparentatStart' value='1'>
<param name='autoStart' value='1'>
<param name='ShowControls' value='0'>
<param name='ShowDisplay' value='0'>
<param name='ShowStatusBar' value='0'>
<param name='loop' value='0'>
<EMBED type='application/x-mplayer2'
pluginspage='http://microsoft.com/windows/mediaplayer/ en/download/'
id='mediaPlayer' name='mediaPlayer' displaysize='4' autosize='0'
bgcolor='darkblue' showcontrols='0' showtracker='1'
showdisplay='0' showstatusbar='0' videoborder3d='0' width="320" height="240"
src="<?=$value?>" autostart='1' designtimesp='5311' loop='0'>

<p ></p>

    foreach ($files as $key => $value) {
        print "<a href='?file=$key'>" . $ef[$key] . "</a><br/>";

Edited by bulqr4eto


Suppose you want all files for 2012-07-03, you could do something like this:

$files = glob($dir . 'motion-2012-07-03-??-??-??.avi');

This would replace the opendir / readdir loop. You will have to loop the $files array to generate your links.

Edited by pritaeas


Yeah but I want not only for "07-03" but for every day in the future to be auto generated. I mean the videos to be auto filtered in the future


Well, of course. That was just a sample, you can pass those values in as variables. So, for today it would something like:

$date = date('Y-m-d');
$files = glob($dir . "motion-{$date}-??-??-??.avi");

For this should be straightforward:
To retrieve for a particular date - as Pritaeas says:

$cam = (isset($_GET['cam']) && is_int($_GET['cam']) && $_GET['cam'] > 0 && $_GET['cam'] < 7) ? intval($_GET['cam']) : 1;
$date = ... (get this from the form/calendar/datepicker/whatever), e.g. 03/07/2012
list($d,$m,$y) = explode($date,'/'); // optional - depending on format of $date
$dir = "/usr/local/apache2/htdocs/hari/Camera $cam sb/";
$files = glob($dir . "motion-$y-$m-$d-??-??-??.avi");
// OR EVEN $files = glob($dir . "motion-$date-??-??-??.avi"); depending on format of $date

Yurk! I noticed you have spaces in your directory name. I feel all dirty... :(
BTW - just an example, not production-ready.

Edited by diafol

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