?
Solved

PHP will not open MPG file for embed

Posted on 2009-06-28
3
Medium Priority
?
313 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-13
I have files stored outside of the document root for obvious security reasons. I am trying to add an element where I can view the videos in my folder. But when I try to fopen() the .mpg file it will not play the video. I have tried just putting the straight video in there but it will not be in the document root once its live, and also, I want a PHP file to read the file for also security purposes.

Below is my code:

Thanks.
Video Player Page:
----------------------------------------------------------
Video:<br />
<embed src="video/index.php?id=2" width="320" height="250" CONTROLLER="true" LOOP="false" AUTOPLAY="false" name="Random Video"></embed>
 
 
PHP Page:
<?php
header("Content-Type: video/mpeg");
		header("Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary");
		$fp=fopen("../../../videos/userid/Linking Park - In the End - Music Video.mpg", "r");
		if ($fp)
		fpassthru($fp);
?>

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:qrpike
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
tokyoahead earned 1200 total points
ID: 24733574
1. does it work if you put the video inside public_html?

No? Try to fix the video page first.
Yes? Step 2.

2. Does your php code actually access & read the file? is the path correct etc?

No? check the path and spelling.
Yes? Step 3.

3. Are you sure you are using the correct code to passthe file to the website and the correct headers?
I am not familiar with the required headers. Filesize might be necessary and others. If you call the php page yourself with the browser, does it offer the mpg file for download?




0
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:profya
profya earned 300 total points
ID: 24736548
In your php.ini make sure that open_basedir is not enabled.
0
 

Author Comment

by:qrpike
ID: 24736562
I fixed it.

I had to include every header I could think of, about 9-10 in all.

Thanks guys.
0

Featured Post

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

These days socially coordinated efforts have turned into a critical requirement for enterprises.
There are times when I have encountered the need to decompress a response from a PHP request. This is how it's done, but you must have control of the request and you can set the Accept-Encoding header.
Explain concepts important to validation of email addresses with regular expressions. Applies to most languages/tools that uses regular expressions. Consider email address RFCs: Look at HTML5 form input element (with type=email) regex pattern: T…
This tutorial will teach you the core code needed to finalize the addition of a watermark to your image. The viewer will use a small PHP class to learn and create a watermark.
Suggested Courses

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question