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Our company monitors security cameras for businesses and converts and uploads important video to our clients. Currently the system is set up in a xampp 1.6.4 installation that (unfortunatley) runs under windows. Each client can only access their page after they login.
What I'm trying to do is upload the video file to rapidshare and put the link on the page of the appropriate client.
I can't figure this out! I have no experience with php or sql and the guy who set all this up no longer works for us. Obviously or I wouldn't have to do this
I doubt that I'll be able to help you but I think more details would let someone else help. What is rapidshare? Sounds like it might be a web site to which you can upload video? Then put a link on a page to rapidshare? Where do you want to put this link? On your server/website? If you have write permissions on your server you should be able to post the link? I'm not sure from the information you have given where php/sql fit in?
In short you're looking for an automatic upload to rapidshare? You might need to see if they have an API you can hook into, as many of those video/picture/music sharing sites dislike automatic uploads.
The rapidshare isn't important, it was mainly an example. I just need to upload the video somewhere off our server and put a link to the video on the the right page so our client can download and view it. The site is pretty minimal, logging in takes the client to a list of links of their cameras and theres only an option to add a new camera from within the site.
Personally I think the site needs to be done from scratch especially since we want to host it on an external server. Also the pages don't seem to be "dynamic," nothing moves. The site is ramalarms.ca. Isn't php overkill here? I'd like to do it in html if possible but I don't know how to do this either. The most experience I've had in making websites is a little bit of Kompozer.
Also if anyone knows a good place to start learning about this, that'd be nice too.
Last edited by ChinookPiroh; 05-15-2009 at 11:02 AM.
PHP may be a bit much for the main site itself (for what I can see), but if you're including any dynamic content, it's the way to go. As for an 'external site' for your video uploads, why would it have to be external?
If you have remote storage space, the most difficult step is getting the correct video into a file. Once you have the right stream, however, a simple SCP (Secure Copy, a method that uses SSH) to a different location is very easily accomplished.
Something to remember however -- if your bandwidth is such that even logging into your site slows it down, how would it be able to handle sending videos to an offsite location any more readily than serving them itself?