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wayne78
05-13-2009, 11:05 AM
hi i have designed a website where people can download video content ......but i am not sure how to make the downloads available, please can any one assist me further.

thank you.

Corrosive
05-13-2009, 11:17 AM
hi i have designed a website where people can download video content ......but i am not sure how to make the downloads available, please can any one assist me further.

thank you.

Just store them in a folder and link like you would to a normal page or other site.

wayne78
05-13-2009, 11:25 AM
thanks but i still dont understand how people will be able to download the content!!. obviously i will need a download now button for the customers but when they click on this how will it let them download?.

Corrosive
05-13-2009, 01:09 PM
thanks but i still dont understand how people will be able to download the content!!. obviously i will need a download now button for the customers but when they click on this how will it let them download?.

When the user clicks on the link their browser/computer should do the rest for them.

domedia
05-13-2009, 02:33 PM
thanks but i still dont understand how people will be able to download the content!!. obviously i will need a download now button for the customers but when they click on this how will it let them download?.
Put a link to your video around the button, example:
<a href="theLinkToYourVideo"><img src="button.jpg"></a>

Ricky55
05-14-2009, 12:11 AM
The only slight issue with this is the browser might attempt to open the file?

What format are they, would you be ok with video?

You could use a basic PHP script that prompts the user to save the file.

I have such a script if you would like me to email it to you with some instructions.

I've used it, to prevent the PDF's from just opening in the browser which I don't like.

http://www.jaybe.co.uk/brochureDownloads.html

wayne78
05-14-2009, 03:25 PM
hi yes i would like you to email me the php script that will be excellent thank you.....at the moment the video's are an AVI file but i could convert them if you can recomend anything better


thanx again..

Corrosive
05-14-2009, 04:22 PM
Hi Wayne

I'd suggest not leaving your e-mail addy in the main forum. PM Ricky if you want to swap details.

Use the edit button if you want to take it out.

wayne78
05-14-2009, 08:55 PM
hi thanx for the tip
how do i send a PM
and where will i find the edit button?