The portal has been designed for those who want to easily establish a community of users with an appetite for music videos, but it is not limited to that.
Here are some key features of "PHP Melody":
Custom player & video watermarking:
· The latest version of PHP Melody uses a custom player for all its videos regardless of the source. Your site will look authentic and your visitors will be happy to visit again.
· Host and display your own FLV videos. Uploading new videos can easily be done from the admin area or manually via FTP.
· PHP Melody has been translated in multiple languages such as: Dutch, French, Romanian, Lithuanian and German. Offer your visitors the opportunity to translate your video site with a click of a button. Adding multiple languages to your PHP Melody site is easy since all the language is stored in one file.
YouTube Video Checker:
· The YouTube video checker is back and it comes with a couple of improvements. Easily check your database for dead videos or videos that have been restricted to certain countries.
· Display as many video ads as you please. The integrated video ad manager will keep track of CTR and impressions for each video ad.
· Not only PHP Melody has SEO friendly URLs but it's also optimized by experts to rank well in the search engines.
16 video sources to import from:
· Easily import videos from YouTube and other 10 15 video sources: Google Video, MySpace TV, MetaCafe, DailyMotion, Veoh, Current.com, ClipFish.de, MyVideo.de, Break.com, EyeSpot, FunnyOrDie, Trilulilu.ro, SevenLoad.com, Vimeo, Blip.tv.
· Build a video site in your own language. Your site doesn't have to be in English for you to enjoy PHP Melody. Translating PHP Melody into your own language is easy since PHP Melody uses 1 file to manage the language used on site.
Integrated member's area:
· Members can sign up and post comments, save favorite videos, share, report videos, suggest new videos and much more.
· PHP Melody is built to prevent any kind of abuse (CAPTCHA, comment filtering, blacklists, etc).
Description or Lyrics:
· Add more content to your site by attaching descriptions or lyrics to videos.
· The complete admin area allows you to easily place your favorite ads on your site (AdSense). No editing required.
Huge database of 2,611 videos:
· To help you get started we've handpicked 2,611 videos and sorted them. As soon as you install PHP Melody you'll already be ahead of your competition.
Youtube HQ video support:
· Videos from Youtube can be automatically played in High Quality or Low Quality mode.
· PHP Melody 1.5.3 has a lot of dynamic content however our favorite feature must be the 'Lights Off' button. This same feature was introduced by Youtube.com on their site.
· MySQL version 4 or higher
· PHP version 4.2 or higher
· GD library
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· New video uploading procedure with an upload progress bar.
· Built-in floating sharing widget (Facebook, Twitter & Google) for videos, articles and pages. The widget can be enabled/disabled from Admin Area.
· RSS links for listing pages in the footer.
· New visualization plugin for mp3 files.
· Video resizing button, which expands the video player to the entire width of the page.
· 'Delete' button on each video page, next to the existing 'Edit' button.
· Included more details about video and article author with an option to follow this user, right form the content page.
· Edit the '404 Error' and 'Terms of Agreement' pages right from the built-in 'Page Manager'.
· Option to choose which of the pages should appear in the header menu, or not.
· Built-in JW Player 6 license code field on the 'Settings' page.
· Optional keyboard shortcuts.
· Updated listing pages for videos, articles, pages, etc.
· Easily create new categories, without leaving the editing/submission pages (videos and articles).
· Easy to re-upload and/or download locally hosted videos without leaving the video editing page.
· Easily replace/upload video thumbnails without leaving the editing pages.
· New option to manually approve new user registrations. Allows you to create a closed community.
· New option to disable comments on any videos or articles.
· New option to auto-approve any uploaded/suggested video, without any moderation (use with caution).
· 'Custom Fields' which allow you to define meta data for each video, article and page.
· JW Player 6 was taken out of the 'experimental' stage and it has been fully integrated into PHP Melody v2.0.
· Totally revamped the video embed codes, which now include the option to show pre-roll ads. Old embed codes will continue to work.