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[DBTech] Live Streaming Suite v3 (vB4)
by DragonByte Tech
08 Oct 2013 13:43

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Live Streaming Suite lets you host a directory of your forum's Twitch.Tv or YouTube channels, complete with stream status, live previews and direct links to users' streams!


Why use Live Streaming Suite?

If you run a gaming forum, and a lot of your users stream content, you know it can be hard to get good exposure on Twitch.tv or YouTube for your members' channels. This mod can help boost your members' exposure by letting them add their own channels to your directory, displaying them in a nice easy-to-browse interface with multiple features that allows viewers to find your channels easily.

You can also use this mod to promote your favourite streamers by adding channels via the AdminCP.


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Complete Feature List

Lite

AdminCP Channel Management
  • Add/Edit/Delete channels
  • Control channels' display order

Front-End Channel Browser
  • Paginated list of channels
  • Displays stream status
  • Displays offline or preview image (if one exists)
  • Displays last or current game streamed
  • Displays last or current stream title
  • Displays last or current online time (last online time since installing the mod)

Channel Viewer
  • View the live stream directly on your forum
  • DragonByte vBShout integration

Permissions
  • Can View

General / Other
  • Display version number
  • Enter your Affiliate ID


Pro

AdminCP Channel Management
  • Set channel owner, if it belongs to a forum member
  • Displays icon in the postbit for channel owner

Manual Channel Notification
  • Send a forum PM and/or email (depending on user's subscription preferences) to all users subscribed to a channel
  • Customisable title / message
  • Useful for alerting users to something the streamer said elsewhere on the web, f.ex.

Manual Channel Schedule
  • Ability to edit a channel and set the next stream date, if known
  • Displays on the forum's Featured block
  • Displays countdown until the chosen date
  • Will be expanded to be editable for users in the future

Channel Viewer
  • Twitch Chat integration


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  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification

ProFifaLeagues 08 Oct 2013 14:09

Would you be able to make something like this for General Streams From websites at all Sir?

DragonByte Tech 08 Oct 2013 14:11

What other streaming services are popular? We can always look into it for future versions, but from my understanding Twitch.tv is the go-to site for streaming.


Fillip

OUTL4W 08 Oct 2013 14:38

well...well.....THANK YOU!!!....

but I'm getting this error when uploading the xml
Fatal error: Call to a member function fetch_table_info() on a non-object in /home/forum/public_html/includes/adminfunctions_plugin.php(1199) : eval()'d code on line 22

DragonByte Tech 08 Oct 2013 14:42

Updated :)


Fillip

OUTL4W 08 Oct 2013 15:05

thanks...worked but are there permissions I need to change? Everything installed fine and now when going to the page I get

"you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:
  1. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
  2. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation."

no toggle under Admin permissions...

DragonByte Tech 08 Oct 2013 15:10

Yes, there are usergroup permissions you need to configure :)


Fillip

puertoblack2003 08 Oct 2013 15:50

I didn't realized what it was till i seen the web site.I'm sure my kids would love this site.. :) nice idea though and I'm sure the gamer community will love it. There's other like ustream http://www.ustream.tv/ and others i can't remember now..:D

ProFifaLeagues 08 Oct 2013 16:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2450879)
What other streaming services are popular? We can always look into it for future versions, but from my understanding Twitch.tv is the go-to site for streaming.


Fillip


I mean for more Website streams so a way to input Just the webpage address or Link so users can View the streams
:up:

Zachery 08 Oct 2013 17:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by ProFifaLeagues (Post 2450934)
I mean for more Website streams so a way to input Just the webpage address or Link so users can View the streams
:up:

We still need specifics, because of how the backend works, they either need apis or something to expose for us to take advantage. Twitch happens to do just that. We can pass it some data and it passes it back.

DragonByte Tech 08 Oct 2013 18:44

I did a quick hotfix update to fix an issue with open_basedir (and safe_mode for older PHP installations) that would cause the stream to fail to fetch.

Also, as a general note: Do not input the full http://www.twitch.tv/<channelname> URL - it's only the <channelname> part that should be added. Anything else and it will fail to fetch the channel data.

I may look into automatically stripping this data for a future version :)


Fillip

skol 08 Oct 2013 23:46

It's nice,but I know the question will be asked,so I'll ask it now..Why are they only linking to the channels? And not embedding..

DragonByte Tech 08 Oct 2013 23:51

Because embedding does not give easy access to following & subscribing to the channel, AFAIK :)

Embedding would be doing the channel owner(s) a disservice in that regard.


Fillip

Zachery 09 Oct 2013 05:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2451041)
Because embedding does not give easy access to following & subscribing to the channel, AFAIK :)

Embedding would be doing the channel owner(s) a disservice in that regard.


Fillip

If you want to unlazy, you can do some of the fancier stuff with using an API key, etc.

Remote/embedded views are shown ads as well, so its not really a disservice.

DragonByte Tech 09 Oct 2013 15:07

But doing so will inconvenience the admins by forcing them to sign up for that program :)

For the time being (and especially for a mod coded from scratch in ~8 hours), direct linking is IMO a better alternative to embedding.


Fillip


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