DirCaster Version 0.9k – Swapped out getID3() library by James Heinrich to latest version (as of February 26, 2018) to fix metatag parsing errors.
DirCaster Version 0.9j – Added the capability to edit the override .txt files via a web interface. You may now go to: http://yourdomain.com/dircaster/override.php and edit the override files (your URL will vary, of course.) Be sure to set your file attributes to allow writing. Please read all notes, and other documentation to fully understand this new function.
NOTE: In the file override.php – check location for jquery! (Search file for the term “jquery” and read note.)
Thanks to our PHP Coding Master, Henry Ratliff, for working out a way to add a great new feature to DirCaster!
We added “The Cloud Option” – A method of allowing media files to be stored in another location than in the DirCaster directory, for instance, in a Cloud storage location, like Amazon S3. This would also allow the use of Amazon Cloudfront to better distribute media world-wide.
The override ‘.txt’ tag [enclosureURL] DID NOT WORK in previous versions, it has been corrected in this new (.9i) version.
Optional: Made a sub-directory for the override text files. We used ‘override_files’ but, it can be configured. Placing all the files here makes things cleaner and avoids any problems with other types of text files. You can leave them in the DirCaster root, but rename any other .txt files \ from the directory you choose.
These variables are new to config_inc.php
$remoteMedia = 1; //1= remote, 0= current method
$overrideFileType = ‘.txt’;
$overrideFolder = ‘./override_files’. ‘/’;
You should be able to add these to any existing config_inc.php file to avoid re-doing the old config file.
See the included config_inc.php file for new installations, and documentation.
When using $remoteMedia = 1
Make sure to use the following variables
All these values are the same:
You may use these new tags. The program will skip them if not valued:
For a $remoteMedia = 1
You should remove any media files, unless you point to them in an override text file. With $remoteMedia = 1, media can be anywhere including local to dircaster.php (full URL, not a relative path)
$enclosurePrefix still works the same as before.
Fixed an issue that caused newer versions of PHP to break DirCaster’s ability to display the description of a file from the later (new) version of getid3 (getid3-1.9.1-20110810) – also fixed a date issue. Please be sure that the timezone is specified in your php.ini, i.e. =
date.timezone = “America/New_York”
Added logic to allow placing media files in a separate directory. Numerous bug fixes.
I posted a great “add-on” for those of you that use DirCaster, the Open Source way to make your audio, or video files available via an RSS feed! The new add-on is “PHPstream,” a tool to stream flash video from your web server, using PHP, the server-side scripting language! Check it out on the DirCaster Downloads page:
Our ol’ buddy Henry Ratliff has released a new feature requested in the forum for DirCaster, the ability to change Time Zone info on your feed. Check it out at the DirCaster web site:
There’s a new release to the DirCaster Project… Henry fixed a problem with comments displaying properly. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Our very own Open Source project, DirCaster, has a new release… Version .09d is out! A new contributer, Jared Benedict, has added new code to handle media files with a duration over 60 minutes in length. Also, our regular coder, Henry Ratliff, has modularized the code to make updates easier! Check it out!
DirCaster Version 0.9c – Added in the ability to define a variable that allows for the use of an enclosurePrefix for such systems as the Raw Voice Media Stats system (TechPodcasts, Blubrry.)
Check it out!