Make your own Netflix website!

This is a PHP web program you can use to make your own Netflix look-a-like website. It runs completely on PHP, no database setup required. All information and photos are pulled from IMDb.

I recommend setting this up on your home computer as most web hosting websites will not be ok with you uploading videos on to their servers. You can host this on your computer at home with WAMP, IIS with PHP or on Linux with Apache and PHP.

Upload the movies folder to your website directory (with WAMP it’s usually “C:\wamp\www”), then upload the your movies/videos into the videos folder. If it’s a TV show, folder with the seasons labeled.

Example TV shows:
/videos/breaking bad/season 1/episode_name.avi
/videos/breaking bad/season 2/episode_name.avi

Example Movies:
/videos/movie_name.avi
/videos/another_movie_name.avi

Any date/year issues with the data being pulled should have the year placed in the file name.

Example Fixing Year Issues:
Day The Earth Stood Still 1951.wmv
Day The Earth Stood Still 2008.wmv

Names of files are automatically parsed. For example, if a movie file has the name “The.Darjeeling.Limited(2007).avi”, the program will parse the file to read “The Darjeeling Limited” and search IMDb for it and pull the data. So, you can leave files with un-cleaned names and you don’t have to worry.

Also, to stream movies you will need VideoLAN version 2.0 and above with the web streaming plugin, as this supports most video types. For some reason, this works best with Firefox. IE may block this plugin…

If you upload a TON of movies TV-shows etc into videos and go to the website for the first time, it may take a bit to load as it needs to cache the information for faster viewing in the future.

WebMC (Web Media Center) is version 2 of Netflix look-a-like. Check out the github repo here – https://github.com/erfg12/web-media-center

HOW TO SETUP / INSTALL

Requires Apache for Linux server, or IIS for Windows server and PHP module. For easy setup on Windows, you can use WAMP.

The administration section’s password is located in the includes/settings.ini.php file. Open the file with notepad and change the password.

============ REQUIRED PERMISSIONS CHANGES ==============
chmod 777 -or- “permissions to Everyone” –> /pics (folder)
chmod 777 -or- “permissions to Everyone” –> /data (folder)
==========================================================

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315 comments

  1. James
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    Would it be possible to add the short cast list (usually 3 names) to the data file? That should make videos search-able by actor as well as by genre and title.
    Also I see the VLC web plug in supports play lists. Would it be possible when accessing the file detail page to have it create a play-list (say something like /playlists/mork and mindy.m3u) that allows continuous watching of a TV series keeping track of what you have watched? Perhaps even noting when you pause or stop a video what the time stamp of the video is that it needs to start from when its accessed again.
    Also, I was inaccurate in my comment regarding the search feature. Hitting enter does work the problem is I have to enter the search two times in a row for every search for it to work, the same goes for when I click on a genre, I have to click it twice before it sorts it.

    1. James
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      Oh and regarding the problem with when clicking the main poster image of a tv show say “Star Trek The Original Series” and the detail page pulling up “Star Trek 2009 the movie”
      I was able to fix this by opening the data file and manually modifying the program name. I can have “Star Trek The Original Series 1966” as the folder name holding the tv show files, but the data file only inputs the name “Star Trek” and in this case pulls up the movie info instead of the TV show info. I would figure that if during the creation of the data file that it mirrored the folder name as the title that it will fix the issue nicely.

      1. James
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        I just noticed something else minor.
        If I had a space at the end of the folder title it wouldn’t pull the poster and create the link to the detail page. As soon as I renamed the folder taking the space out of the end it worked fine. Just a little something to check if your having trouble with a program not showing up.

        1. newage
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          The system already does a trim for getting the proper name, but does not trim the file name itself when it’s stored in data. I don’t really want to trim this, as it can cause problems down the road. Maybe I can make a program that cleans up file names, idk…

      2. newage
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        That’s absolutely a good way to manually fix the issue. Another way is to rename the folder with the year or do an imdb search on the proper name of the show and copy that, then delete the data in the admin control panel and do a check for new files again.

    2. newage
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      I’ll look in to the playlist thing. The actor searchable list is not a bad idea either.

  2. James
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    Testing Build 10

    The listing is sorting in order but is seems to be stuck on ‘Descending’.
    When I click save in admin page, the sort order listed jumps from Ascending back to Descending.
    The settings.ini file reflects the correct change as being ‘Ascending’, also, permissions are allowing the settings.ini to be correctly saved.

    The posters are pulling the descriptions brilliantly. However, they only do it on the main page. If you perform a search or click a genre , the resulting list wont display the program descriptions.

    Search is still buggy, have to enter the search twice for it to show the search results.

    1. James
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      A minor issue I’m having is I have some tv shows recorded that IMDB doesnt have images for. I add a scanned image of the dvd cover to ‘pics’ and it works fine on the wall but when I click to the detail page it shows the broken image link icon… Would it be possible for the detail page to pull the poster image from the ‘pics’ folder to fix this?

      1. newage
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        The movie and tvshow posters pull the image from pics folder, but they need to be .jpg. I will unrestrict the file extension so you can use any format.

    2. newage
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      The search issue is from cookies being saved, but the main page not being refreshed. I’ll fix that. I’ll look at the asc/desc issue too.

      1. Jan Wilberg
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        im getting a bunch of errors with wamp….

        Notice: Undefined variable: handle in C:\wamp\www\scripts\functions.php on line 101
        Notice: Undefined offset: 5 in C:\wamp\www\scripts\functions.php on line 129
        Notice: Undefined offset: 1 in C:\wamp\www\scripts\functions.php on line 132
        Notice: Undefined offset: 3 in C:\wamp\www\scripts\functions.php on line 137
        Invalid argument in C:\wamp\www\info.php on line 11
        Undefined variable: videodata in C:\wamp\www\info.php on line 14
        Notice: Undefined variable: handle in C:\wamp\www\scripts\functions.php on line 269
        (code: 123) in C:\wamp\www\scripts\functions.php on line 378

        So on and so fortth

        1. newage
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          Ok, I did several tests on a WAMP computer. Looks like I fixed all the issues.

  3. Jan Wilberg
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    Still a few left on my end…..

    Notice: Undefined offset: 5 in C:\wamp\www\scripts\functions.php on line 135
    Notice: Undefined offset: 1 in C:\wamp\www\scripts\functions.php on line 138
    Notice: Undefined offset: 3 in C:\wamp\www\scripts\functions.php on line 143

    But only on home screen! Once i click video, they go away

    1. newage
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      Fixed. Delete your data files and let check.php get your data again.

  4. Jan Wilberg
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    seems good! Only thing i notice is for example I put 1 movie in videos folder. then go to to main page, ill see the video poster (all is good) but next to it is a blank poster….any ideas? I start from scratch every time i test so no leftovers

    1. newage
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      I would have to see the source of the page. If you right click on the background and press View Source and copy that page and send it to me somehow, that would be great. You can email me it at jake@newagesoldier.com

      1. Jan Wilberg
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        Seems like its creating a poster for placeholder…i just sent u an email

  5. DaThresh
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    I can’t get it to work on my iPad 2, although it works on my iPhone 5S. Also, could you add QuickTime support? And reviews and photos pages aren’t working for me.

    I had a fresh install on the current version

    1. newage
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      “And reviews and photos pages aren’t working for me.” – Just on your iPad or on the site in general?

      1. DaThresh
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        Not working at all. And is there anything I should know about the iPad in order to play from it?

        1. James
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          Im betting its because the browser must support the vlc plug in and you must have vlc installed. Im trying to figure out how to get it working myself, if I do Ill post the solution.

          1. DaThresh
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            I found out that if you add the word ‘controls’ into the video HTML tag in the play.php it will allow you to stream to the iPad. The tabs of pictures and reviews still don’t work though.

  6. James
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    I have discovered a minor bug this morning.

    When attempting to access a TV series where the video files are located in the root folder of the series, I mouse over the video links and it will only allow selection of the very first video file listed alphabetically regardless of the video selected. All the links listed are the same. As soon as I move the files into a sub-directory (‘Season 1’ for example) The problem is solved. I load the page and I can select the desired video correctly.

    1. newage
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      I’m guessing you mean “Simpsons/s1e1.mp4” instead of “Simpsons/Season 1/Episode Name.mp4”?

  7. James
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    Testing Version: 1.9 (BETA) build 11

    Search feature working awesome! looking forward to the possibility of being able to search by actor.

    Ascend/descend, ‘Movie order’ and ‘Tv season order’ are working properly.
    However ‘TV show episode order’ is not working correctly, it still reverts back to descending when I save the page.

    No problems adding new custom images, they display fine on the index page “index.php”
    However there is still the problem of when you click on the index page poster of a custom image, that when you transfer to the detail page “info.php”, it doesn’t display the poster only the broken image icon. This only happens when imdb.com doesnt have a poster or information. That is only part of the bug when opening the detail page it is also showing an IMDB.com search results page
    To duplicate for example:
    create a folder called ‘Yosemite Sam’ in your videos folder. Refresh it will show you the broken image. Open the ‘pics’ folder add an image called ‘YosemiteSam.jpg Then open the Yosemite Sam data file and in the space for an image put in the image name ‘YosemiteSam’. Refresh your index page the poster you supplied will appear. Click on it to enter the Yosemite Sam detail page and the poster won’t display and it is trying to display the entire ‘Yosemite Sam’ search results page from IMDB.com on the detail (info.php) page. Below the IMDB search results page it will show the cartoons episodes assuming you added sample files to the folder to test it.

    Getting rid of the excess PHP pages makes things work much nicer. Mouse over details are functioning correctly and makes customizations much easier.

    A lil something fun id like to share;
    I customized the poster images by adding round corners and drop shadows in a single batch run. Made them look classy.
    I used GIMP with the Bimp – batch image manipulation plug-in. Open it up, add the contents of the ‘pics’ folder to the batch list, click add then ‘other gimp procedure’ to add the effect, in the search box type ’round’ select ‘script-fu-round-corners’ You may want to play with the setting to see what you like personally but I used the following settings.
    Edge Radius 20.0
    Check the box ‘Drop shadow’
    x offet 6.0
    y offset 6.0
    Blur radius 6.0
    check ‘add background’
    Kind of looks like an I-pod showing the poster image. The bump plug-in allows you to use all the features of GIMP.
    Then, since it actually reduces the poster size to accommodate the drop shadow, corners, and offset I modified the poster display sizes in info.php and /scripts/functions.php
    Info.php I set to ” width=”300″ height=”437″
    functions.php I set to ” border=”0″ width=”250″ height=”364″
    I couldn’t be happier with the display! A side effect however is the Jquery mouse over is still the same size and doesn’t cover the poster image anymore. At this time I haven’t figured out how to modify the size of the hover display.

    1. newage
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      Posters only work by imdb ID (titleID). You shouldn’t be able to place an image in the pics folder and have it work under the file’s name.

      Believe me, my programming has gotten much better since this project. I’m kind of moving slowly and cautiously modifying every file to bring it closer to a better working software. 2.0 will be a major overhaul for coding. You will see many other files be removed, shrinking it to only a few files. I want to add classes so that making custom templates will be possible. Just not right now, I have a few subcontracting jobs. I’m glad you’re enjoying this software and modifying the styles. If you want to modify the transparent white area, they are under the class name “one” and “two”. Sorry for the bad naming scheme, I will change that in the future.

  8. James
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    ! Discovered major bug in Version: 1.9 (BETA) build 11 !

    I haven’t picked apart the pages yet to see what the exact issue is but have verified a reproduce-able bug in ‘play.php’
    After the update a great deal of my videos would not play when they had been prior to the update.
    In an attempt to isolate the area of difficulty I swapped ‘play.php’ from Version: 1.9 (BETA) build 10 and over wrote build 11’s ‘play.php’ and it worked no more video playing problems. I switch the files back and forth and the problem starts and stops as I swap them.

    There seems to be no rhyme or reason as to what videos play and don’t play. Its not by extension.
    have verified replacing ‘play.php’ with the one from “build 10” will fix the issue.

    1. newage
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      If you could, please replace the play.php with the newest play.php and if it doesnt play, right click in the background and press View Source. Copy that info and paste it in to a text file and email it to me. jake@newagesoldier.com

  9. chrispreslar
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    Jake great work on Build 12. It looks great. Were you going to look at the paging issue on the index.php page. I know it works on the search.php page. Looking forward to 2.0.

  10. chrispreslar
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    Jake is there a limit to the movies? I have 638 files in my data folder and the index.php page will not finish loading.

    1. chrispreslar
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      I figured it out that if I add about 15 of them at once to the videos folder and let it populate then I can keep doing that and it finds all of them. Still love your work.

      1. newage
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        You could even do them in chunks of 50 or something, and that would be fine.

    2. newage
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      No limit as far as I know. In build 12 I stopped check.php from just doing 1 long check, and broke it down into 1 check per file. Either way, check.php has to go to google.com then imdb.com as many times as there is files. So 638 files would take you quite a while, lol.

  11. Jan Wilberg
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    New version looks pretty clean cut! good job man

    1. newage
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      thank you! keep searching for those bugs. If I don’t get any reports for about a week, I’ll package up 1.9 final. Then start on 2.0!

      1. MikeF
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        I have this awesome new error when search returns no results or a genre has no results.
        New with 1.9!
        Screenshot below
        http://i.imgur.com/8aleTLU.jpg

        Loving your work though!

  12. James
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    Testing Version 1.9 (BETA) build 12

    Ascending/Descending;
    ‘Seasons’ and ‘movies’ are sorting correctly ‘episodes’ are not.

    There is an issue with check stalling. Its not stopping with an error, the only way i know its not working is the file count stops in the data or pics folder. When the number stops growing you have to start the check over again and it picks up where it left off. The last build I tested (Build 09) this was not an issue. Build 09 properly indexed 1200 sample movie files, 100 tv series, and 30 cartoons all in one scan without issue. To get it so the index page would load I copied the pic and data folder from ‘Build 09’ to ‘Build 12’

    I get no error when I click on a genre or do a search where there is no contents to display I can’t duplicate the conditions posted by MikeF.

    Having a terrible time with the VLC plug-in. If I open the file with VLC directly it plays fine but when I use the web interface a great many times it won’t play a video, sometimes it will play just the last few seconds of video and then a few it plays fine. File extensions in settings isn’t the issue and I can’t seem to find a pattern. Its also taking a very long time to to load a video when it does manage to play it. Build 09 had no problems after I replaced play.php. Would the version of VLC I have installed on my server have anything to do with it?

    Embedded Player seems to be VLC
    HTML5 I can’t get to do anything
    SWF Flash crashes no matter what I try to play.

    Still have an “Info Page” that is displaying an IMDB search results page without formatting. It is the “Yosemite Sam” Bug I detailed last week with instructions on how to duplicate it. If someone could try to duplicate it I like to hear about it. I’m sure it not me, it happens on every build I have.

    Lots of poster images inside the ‘info page’ aren’t displaying when they display on the ‘index’ and ‘search pages’. These are box office hits and dating isn’t the issue. They are displaying perfectly in build 09. I can’t find a pattern to this issue.

    Well thats all for now I’ll check out more tomorrow. I’m liking the direction your going in with the file structure.

    1. newage
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      What program are you using? MikeF I believe uses WAMP which uses apache with warnings enabled. So if something isn’t defined early in a file, it gives these warnings.

      Embed: uses just the embed html tag. If VLC is your browser’s choice default video player, then it will choose VLC. If you’re on a mac and don’t have VLC, it will use quicktime. If you’re on Windows it will use Windows media player.
      HTML5: Only works with Chrome and Firefox and the newest IE for windows 8.
      SWF: Uses something similar to embed, except knows that it’s to use SWF formatted files. If your videos are not in SWF format, they will not play.

      Build 13 will have a different way of checking for files. In build 12 I was trying to fix WAMP getting stuck.

      1. James
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        Heh, yup I turned warnings off opps. I run apache2/php5 on a linux box.
        Ok I see how the video selections work. Thanks
        Any ideas why so much poster problems on the info page and videos not playing?
        Do you want me to email you page source information? If so which would you like me to send?

        1. newage
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          Any issues you’re having send me the html source at jake@newagesoldier.com

  13. chrispreslar
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    Do you have any clue why paging is not working on the index.php?

    1. newage
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      What do you mean paging?

      1. James
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        I believe what he is referring to is the fact you can’t cycle through pages on the main index. What I did was set it to display 250 titles on the index page so that I get a good cross section to choose from. It would be nice to be able to cycle through pages of selections from the index page.

        1. newage
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          Index just shows what the newest videos are. If you want to browse the library you either select a category or search for a specific title.

          Also, did you test build 13?

          1. James
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            Testing today, I can only test fri-sun my job has me busy 14 hours a day. But I’m getting on it right now and will post the bugs I find. I wanted to wait till this build to send you source code of the random non-duplicable bugs to see if your changes happen to have caused the bugs to correct themselves.

  14. James
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    Digging the new check screen! Looking sharp, very classy! A progress bar added to it would be the cats meow. Maybe even/or echo the title being added.

    Data and Pic collection seems to be working perfectly and at a rate slow enough to not tic off IMDB but fast enough to not be a nuisance.
    However, If I modify the permissions on the data files to writable and add directories or files to check, it is recreating all the data files again.

    Also when I set permissions on the data files back to read only I’m getting the error “ERROR: Can’t create cache file. Is data folder writable?” The data folder is in fact writable. It looks like the ‘check for existing files’ is broken.

    The ‘ pics ‘ folder will overwrite existing files with read-write set, but doesn’t error when the files are set to read only and it continues to build data files. If you customize your posters keep backups and don’t forget to set permissions to read only when you add new ones.

    Additionally, under ‘ /admin.php?data ‘ the alphabetical ordering isn’t working properly. I have files with “Z” at the beginning showing up in the middle of the list, at first I thought I was missing entries till I verified the count was correct then searched for the missing file listings manually. Its for the most part alphabetical, its like blocks of entries are shifted… Not that it really matters, I just use ‘control F’ to find the title I’m looking for, but thought I would mention it, It was always alphabetical before.

    Out of date link in ‘ /admin.php?data ‘: “Not Found The requested URL /lanflix/check.php was not found on this server.”

    Ummm. It has suddenly stopped downloading from IMDB. when it downloaded everything before no problem. Posting what I have so far and you can verify if IMDB broke your software.

    1. James
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      Update: previous builds are downloading fine. Having a lot of issues with build 13.

      1. James
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        Do you think you might have a build 14 put together today with the check function patched? Without the ability to fully load my samples directories there isnt much I can test on 13.

        1. newage
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          Maybe, it’s a longshot. All this morning I had to go to my job to work some overtime, then hopefully fix my hardware project, then some other garbage, and then I would have to troubleshoot the issues. I would think more realistically next week.

  15. Is there a way to secure the website to allow only access to users?

    1. newage
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      Are you hosting this on a dedicated server over the internet, or just over your local intranet?

      1. chrispreslar
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        I’m hosting mine on my server at my house but I access it over the internet while not at home.

        1. newage
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          Ok, if I am guessing right, you are using WAMP? You can pick one of these.
          1) Password encrypt your www/public_html folder.
          – or –
          2) Rename the netflix look-a-like index page to something like main.php. Then program a new index.php page to handle the login, then redirect to the new main.php file.
          – or –
          3) Wait till I come out with v2.0 with user/pass support.

        2. Jan Wilberg
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          you can add .htaccess file to administer a username/password login
          check this out, it’ll give you an idea πŸ™‚
          http://www.thesitewizard.com/apache/password-protect-directory.shtml

          1. chrispreslar
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            I’ll wait till 2.0 because I have Windows server 2012 running IIS.

  16. DaThresh
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    Hi I’m running the latest version (2nd upload on April 7th) and I found a few things.

    #1. The HTML Video player is the one I use, and just like somebody said, I couldn’t get anything to work. But if I changed the Code in the HTML 5 player to this, it works

    <video controls height="750" width="750" src="” type=”video/”>
    Unable to play video

    When you do that it seems to work fine and that is the one I use since it supports pretty much everything including things like the Xbox One internet explorer.

    Anyway, #2 is that I can’t get the mobile.php to work on the newest version. I get this error:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function printMobileVideos() in /home/####My domain login####/public_html/testing/mobile.php on line 38

    So it looks maybe like you just forgot to port over the function or something, but anyway, thought I would report it so you could fix it.

    And also, +1 support for username/password support in 2.0

    1. DaThresh
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      Sorry the HTML5 Video thing didn’t 100% show up, here’s the code http://pastebin.com/ZhgFhWtN

      1. newage
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        Ok, I see what I did wrong now, thanks.

    2. newage
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      Fixed, thank you!

  17. James
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    When do you expect the next build?

    1. newage
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      Gotta find out if this is bug free. Looks like the comments are working again πŸ™‚ Did build 14 fix your duplicates issue?

      1. James
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        Yes I see that, actually, my posting if a new build was out, was just a test to see if captcha was fixed πŸ™‚

        I sent you 4 emails regarding build 14 (to jake@newagesoldier.com) I sent them from my gmail account. The one I use here for authentication is a dummy account that I use to post to websites so as to avoid spam, etc. . I will repost my results here, let me know if you need me to re-email you the txt files of html source code.

        Testing 1.9 (BETA) build 14

        ‘Trailer’ ‘Photos’ and ‘Reviews’ tabs seem to be working perfectly.

        Order sorting working perfectly.

        Something is going wrong with data file creation.
        It is creating duplicate entries in each file
        This is a sample data file from build 14
        _____________________________________________________________________________
        04/27/2014 14:41:22
        The Omen
        movie
        tt0075005
        Horror,Mystery
        7.6
        videos/Omen.1.1976.The.Omen.mp4
        r
        Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the anti-christ? The devil’s own son?04/27/2014 14:41:22
        The Omen
        movie
        tt0075005
        Horror,Mystery
        7.6
        videos/Omen.1.1976.The.Omen.mp4
        r
        Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the anti-christ? The devil’s own son?04/27/2014 14:41:22
        The Omen
        movie
        tt0075005
        Horror,Mystery
        7.6
        videos/Omen.1.1976.The.Omen.mp4
        r
        Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the anti-christ? The devil’s own son?
        _____________________________________________________________________________

        I am having a great deal of problems with videos not playing since build 11 up to and including build 14, some videos play most won’t.

        The file ‘play.php’ from “Build 9” works perfectly.

        I took ‘play.php’ from “Build 9”

        I replaced:
        include(“scripts/functions.php”);

        with:
        include(“includes/functions.inc.php”);

        saved it to build 14 directory and bingo videos play without issue.

        The link ‘CHECK FOR NEW VIDEO FILES’ in ‘/admin.php?data’ is broken, the URL points to ‘/check.php’ instead of ‘/includes/check.inc.php’

        The “check” stalled at 538 files, the file check indicator page continued as if nothing was wrong, it was by watching the file count in the data folder that I saw that it had stopped working.

        clicked refresh and it started re downloading all the ones that I had already downloaded, no new ones will download and it won’t display the index page of new additions.

        In my humble opinion the ‘check’ in build 9 or 11 was superior, I can’t recall off hand which, perhaps both worked equally well, but it parsed 1300 files without issue or re-downloading.

        I think perhaps only downloading data when clicking the ‘CHECK FOR NEW VIDEO FILES’ in the admin panel may be a good idea. That way if there is an issue with the check utility one would still have access to the index page.

        I copied the data and pics folder from my fully parsed installation to the new and it didn’t try to re-download, once all the files were accounted for it did stop trying to check to build data files. It appears the issue lies with the data parsing timing out and starting from scratch trying to re-download everything all over instead of picking up where it left off.

        The Yosemite Sam bug is still present. I have emailed you the source.

        LOL I discovered an unintentional Easter egg!!!

        Create a blank file in any of the video folders you have your server set up for, ‘videos’ by default.
        Name it:
        green.acres.avi (not sure what others will do it but there must be some)

        Reload the videos, click on the green acres poster to take you to the info page.
        Go down to the section that says “play trailer” click on it.
        It will play an entire episode of green acres hosted by HULU.com
        When its done playing the episode of green acres it will let you scroll through other shows you can watch.
        Nothing you couldn’t do better going to hulu itself but a fun discovery all the same.

        1. newage
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          When I was re-writing the check code, I forgot to add a check if the file already exists. I think I was just too focused on getting this new code to work, LOL! Apparently video with absolute paths work better than videos with relative paths. So, I adjusted the play code. I bet it works now.

          1. James
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            Sweet look forward to the next build. Did you look at the Yosemite Sam bug html I sent you? It is the only thing I have found that makes the IMDB search results page show up on the info page.

          2. newage
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            Build 15 is out now. Not sure about this Yosemite Sam bug. I just recently cleared out my emails as my server was getting full. Could you please send me that email again if possible?

  18. James
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    I emailed you the html output of the Yosemite Sam bug to your newagesoldier account and have just downloaded build 15 for testing, I will have some input for you shortly.

  19. James
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    Trying to post results of my testing of build 15 getting security token error.

    1. James
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      Breaking it up into smaller chunks here goes.

      Testing version=1.9 (BETA) build 15

      Data download hung at 454 files, hitting refresh started it up again and continued data files creation and image download. Hung up again at 847 files, once again hitting refresh started the data collection again. Completed 1306 titles cataloged.

      Would it be possible to detect this stop and automatically continue the data download?

      No duplicate entries inside the data files, data file creation appears to be fixed.

      Videos are now playing correctly, haven’t found one yet that wont play.

      Might I suggest adding .m4v and .flv to the default extensions list in settings. Its would make youtube downloads as well as other web sources work right out of the box.

      Would it be possible for the data on info page to strictly pull its information from the data file?
      I have problem with some files showing a poster image on the wall but not on the info page.
      I also have a number of titles that aren’t on the IMDB web site that require manually filled in data files.
      Everything works great on the index but not the info page… Actually, I bet this will fix the Yosemite Sam bag as well since it won’t be sending its data request to imdb. Seems this would over all reduce network traffic to IMDB.

      I just had an interesting thought, what about in the admin panel adding a tab to create data files for titles that aren’t in the IMDB database, which actually there are a lot of. Have ‘input type=text’ for all the data information to guarantee proper structure, and an unloader for an image to the pics folder.
      Perhaps an error handler to ensure the image name reflects the name in the data file and that the image format is supported. Either a warning or simply automatically rename the file or echo the file name being added.
      Have an edit feature to replace the current data file editor so that one doesn’t have to memorize every line of the data file structure. One can take an incomplete data file and easily complete the information.

      1. James
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        It would be nice to be able to exclude file extensions, setting them up in the admin/settings panel. Have the server completely ignore them.
        I have an issue with .srt subtitle files being required to accompany the video file and the server is creating a place holder in new videos for the subtitle file as well as for some text documents that I require in the folder and the .TRASH folder is getting a place holder as well…
        It puts a poster of the movie “Trash” on the wall. I don’t know if you ever saw the movie ‘Trash’ but after one does, one understands why its called “trash”. πŸ™‚

        Aside from the data collection stalling, this is a great build, awesome job!

        For some reason some of my text refuses to post, this is an abridged post I have emailed you the complete report.

        1. James
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          To make it so that I don’t have broken poster images, I created a black image with white text saying ‘This image is currently unavailable’ and named it .jpg no spaces and saved it in the /pics directory. Now instead of blank space or broken image links I get a nice neat image that lets me mouse over the broken image and see what title it is I have to address.

          1. James
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            Would it be possible to have in the admin panel a vlc tab to easily modify the variables for the vlc plug in? I would love to be able to toggle subtitles inside the plug in, also to be able to toggle whether it starts in full screen or not and control the windowed dimensions of the player. I can do it manually but clicking a check box is nicer than fishing through code πŸ™‚ It would also be nice to toggle it to close the window automatically when the video is done. Actually there are quite a few useful vlc variables available.

            Just a thought for when you go to the next phase of development.
            Looking forward to 2.0, build 15 is the best yet. Its working great!

            I emailed you the discrepancies in build 14 but they are very limited issues and are probably only showing themselves because I’m testing it hard with a lot of different file names and folders to catalog.

  20. James
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    DOH, I meant I emailed you the discrepancies to build 15 not 14 πŸ™‚

  21. pLedge
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    Hi

    Just got this installed, running nicely, but when I try to see a movie, nothing happens.

    check it out at ??????

    1. newage
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      You have to be more specific.

      1. James
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        LOL perhaps I should post a tutorial on diagnostics and bug reporting.

        I would assume if “nothing is happening” that you don’t have any movies or tv shows set up in your assigned folders. This software is a shell interface for your personal video collection, it doesn’t come with videos.
        Backup some of your dvds, download some tv shows/movies from youtube and/or record some netflix/hulu videos.
        Or, if you do have videos properly assigned then make sure you have videolan aka “VLC” installed from http://videolan.org

        If the first two suggestions have been met and your not seeing videos then RTFM.
        This build of the software works very well.

        1. James
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          Another note: You asked where you could “Check it out?”

          If you are not licenced with written permission to re-broadcast copyright material, then it is in fact illegal to run this on a live public internet connection, the software is in no way illegal the posting of copyright data without the owners permission is.
          This software is for personal private use in your own home lan, viewing data you personally own and/or have legally acquired.

          If you want to test it then you don’t actually need data.
          Simply create blank files with names of movies (for example blazing.saddles.avi)
          or, folders with the names of tv shows and it will show you how everything works, you just won’t be able to actually play the video but it will let you watch the movie trailers and verify functionality.

  22. James
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    I notice something else today.
    When I delete a data file to rebuild it, it is also re-downloading the image over writing the existing modified one.
    Fortunately I keep a backup of my modified images so that I can recover the ones that got over written.

    1. newage
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      That’s extremely strange, considering the check process will check if the poster already exists prior to image creation.

      if (checkPosterExists($movieArray['title_id']) == false) //create movie poster
      file_put_contents($prefix.'pics/'.$movieArray['title_id'].'.jpg', file_get_contents($movieArray['poster']));

      The only thing it might be, is the purify function. It might be causing an issue. I can try changing it to CleanWAMP.

      1. James
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        It wasn’t a problem in earlier builds, its one of the things I make sure to test, not sure what the change is that caused it to happen…. Its not critical however, to work around it I make sure the file is set to read only and that addresses the issue, no errors or issues just ignores the image if it exists.
        This is the first time it has over written a customized image that existed set to ‘sudo chmod 777’ with ‘sudo chown james:james’.

        Looking forward to your next build, getting excited to see what you’ve come up with. Over all this is a rock solid build working great. Most people won’t be effected by the couple little things I have found.
        Did you figure out why the Yosemite Sam folder was pulling up and displaying the entire imdb search results page?
        The wife and kids think its the cats meow to be able to have our dvd collection so readily available. Glad they finally got “fair use” worked out to make it legally possible. The scene was pretty ugly just a couple years ago.

  23. nyunyu
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    I want this to work but I don’t want to move all of my movies and series jukebox to the videos folder. Is there a way to perhaps symlink this? As the script was meant for NASes, would be good to add a direct path of where the videos are so the script can look for it rather than moving all files into the preset folder?

    1. newage
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      Yes. In admin control panel you add another directory.

      1. nyunyu
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        Yes, I see it but the script show “ERROR: Could not locate any video files in the directories specified.”

        Here is my folder structures:
        volume1/web
        volume1/web/netflix
        volume1/video
        volume1/video/Movies
        volume1/video/TV Series

        Can you advice?

        1. newage
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          Why did you put volume1 in front of it? It would be…

          web
          web/netflix
          video
          video/Movies
          video/TV Series

          Also, the web folder would have to be in the same directory as the video folder is, as you entered it in that way. What OS are you using?

          1. James
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            If you use linux use the ‘–bind’ command line switch for the ‘mount’ command. This is an example of the command.

            sudo mount –bind ‘/media/1-tb-storage/TV Shows’ ‘/var/www/netflix-look-alike/tv’

            With this you can mount any subdirectory you want to a folder without having to shift anything around. Also this will let you mount an independent drive so that you don’t run out of space on your root drive.

            Beware!!!
            If you delete the folder in your www directory without un-mounting the folder for your videos it WILL DELETE the contents of the linked folder.

            If you use windows you can mount a drive to a folder.
            right click ‘computer’ in start menu
            locate disk management
            right click the partition you want to mount
            click change drive letter and paths
            click add – click browse and select the folder you want to mount to.

            There may be variations depending on the version of windows you use but that gives you enough info to work with.

            Hope this helps…

            Jake, I have another long shift to work but when I get home in the AM I will test the new build and provide feed back.

          2. newage
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            Just started work on v2.0, but it’s just the shell atm. Have to create the functions and classes before the actual video templates, etc. so it doesn’t look like much of anything yet. I decided to go with SQLite v3.0 for the database storage since WAMP and everything else supports SQLite, plus 0 setup/installation.

  24. James
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    Oh and nyunyu,
    It looks like your trying to use literal paths. What you need to do is create a subdirectory to the root directory of your netflix-look-a-like installation;
    For example;
    /netflix/tv
    Then in the admin panel under directories add
    tv
    to the list, save it, then mount your videos or place the files to your “tv” directory.
    Or whatever directory structure you chose to use.

  25. James
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    Very nice, I like the portability of the data file build but using SQL will make it so much more robust and configurable. I wouldn’t quite say 0 setup, The .sql file will still need to be imported and the main table may need to be manually constructed before the import.
    Unless your planning on adding a setup-sql.php type deal then it should be hassle free for newbies.
    Im not sure the difference with MySQL and SQLite having never used SQLite, but it must operate the same way and be compatible.
    I have some JQuery code that makes SQL calls that I may be able to adapt to make your mouse overs look just like the ones in netflix except for the ‘add to my list’ which should be easy enough to add. I tried to get it to work with your data files but to say the least it didn’t go well.
    With SQL you will be able to add profiles and custom play lists as well, that will make a big leap towards the goal of a netflix look alike.
    Its unlikely that any bugs I find in build 16 will pertain to 2.0 but I could let you know how your new features are doing. Going to set it up now and have a look see at the new features.

    1. newage
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      SQLite is very different from MySQL, you might want to read about it. There is no .sql file setup, it’s a standalone .db file that stores all the data. Plus, SQLite is built in to PHP by default. There will not be any required setup with 2.0, and I will have a users.db and film.db files that store the user information and film cache from whichever open source film DB I go with.

      1. James
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        Very interesting, I will for sure give it a look see in the morning, never played with SQLite. It almost sounds like a Microsoft Access database/web interface I created about 10 – 11 years ago for a botanical lab project. No configuration, just plain works.

        1. newage
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          Exactly, like a Microsoft Access database. You can also download browsers to create and manage the database files themselves.

          If you want .srt files to be ignored, just type in .srt, no wild card required.

          1. James
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            I tried using just .srt and it still kept reading it creating placeholders and thats when I tried using a wild card. It no big deal I just copy pasted the file names in the data list right into the text field and that worked great. I don’t mind a small extra step if it gets me what I want. The filter works great and made things much nicer in the front end.

  26. James
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    Testing version=1.9 (BETA) build 17

    Bravo nice job!

    1065 files cataloged before it stalled. Much better.

    Garbage filter works great. Yeaa no more “Trash”!

    To block .srt files I had to put the entire name of the file in not just the extension. Tried using a wild card before the extension but it requires the actual file name.
    Its nice to be able to block the creation of place holders for non video files.
    Thanks for the really useful feature.

    The new data editor Is great, Works perfectly. So much easier to manually manage the data files.

    Still downloading a fresh image to the pic folder if the data file is deleted even if the image exists.
    I don’t use WAMP, I have a quad core, dual processor super micro linux server.
    This really isn’t a big deal. When it first downloads the images it chowns the files to www-data and sets the access to read only automatically. Unless the permissions are set to read/write manually it won’t re-download the poster. If one uses custom images simply set them to read only when done and it will be fine.

    LoL what is it about having Yosemite Sam in the list that makes it echo the imdb search results page on the info page for Yosemite Sam. Perhaps the restructuring in 2.0 will nix the bugger.

    Not sure about “Added blank poster placeholder” I was coming up with broken image links for some of the posters (normal) and when I looked in the pics directory to check out the ‘.jpg’ file it error-ed when I tried to open it with imaging software. I replaced it with my custom ‘.jpg’ poster placeholder and it works fine. But if I don’t set the access to read only the ‘.jpg’ image corrupts.

    Looks like all your new features work well.
    Awesome job! Two thumbs up!

    I have been up and at it for the last 24 hours time for bed, I didn’t stress test to hard this time around, if something pops up I’ll let you know. Can’t wait to see how well 2.0 is going to work using a database server.

  27. James
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    How is 2.0 coming along? I Can’t wait to check it out.

  28. mark
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    hello this looks really good, unfortunately i cant make it work, i am hoping to run it on my buffalo linkstation which has built in PHP server but i get the following error messages

    Warning: Wrong parameter count for parse_ini_file() in /mnt/disk1/Webs/htdocs/includes/functions.inc.php on line 17

    Warning: require(includes/lang/.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /mnt/disk1/Webs/htdocs/includes/functions.inc.php on line 22

    Fatal error: require() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘includes/lang/.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/share/php5:/usr/share/php’) in /mnt/disk1/Webs/htdocs/includes/functions.inc.php on line 22

    is this something ive done ?

    thanks

    1. newage
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      Looks like there is an issue with reading the files. Check permissions on folders and see that you are the owner of that newly created folder.

      1. mark
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        hi ive checked and there is no permissions set, its open to everyone the main web directory has 777 permisions

        1. newage
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          Ok, just by looking at the parse_ini_file function and seeing you have an error saying it’s the wrong amount of parameters, something tells me you have an old version of PHP, maybe PHP4 I would guess. You need PHP5.

  29. hyggelig75
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    it is possible to create a user database and then add paypal to this so that only the premium / paying user can view movies

    1. newage
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      To this version? You could make one for it. I’m making one for v2.0 currently.

  30. hyggelig75
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    how to ad danish charters like Γ†Γ˜Γ… to it

    1. newage
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      I don’t know if that’s possible, as I use a lot of PHP cleaning functions to remove special characters.

  31. chrispreslar
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    Hey Jacob, thank you for this. I am not having any issues with 1.9.17. Great work. I donated another $10. I hope you get it. Also if anyone else enjoys his work then please donate.

    1. chrispreslar
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      Also how is version 2.0 coming along?

      1. newage
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        Thanks for the donation Chris, I appreciate that, this will pay for the domain for another year.

        I put a pause on this for about 2 weeks now to work on my other side projects and subcontracting work.

        This project will not be called “netflix look-a-like”, and will be renaming it entirely, as it will not resemble netflix in v2.0. Of course, that is up to the theme designers. I am open to any name ideas if anyone has any.

        1. James
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          I like calling my installation ‘LanFlix” seems apropos.

          Looks like hyggelig75 intends to use your software illegally. A word from the wise. If one publicly displays movies without being licensed to do so one will get into expensive trouble, if one charges money to illegally display content then one can expect jail in ones future.

          1. chrispreslar
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            I agree. I have a donation link on mine and windows authentication but that is so that no one other than myself can access this. I do not want legal issues. Hyggelig75 if you do this and you do not have the proper licenses then you are asking for trouble.

  32. James
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    I just had am Idea for a kewl, simple feature. Have a random button that randomly selects a video to watch and a feature in the admin panel that lets you input what folder you want to be able to select random videos from from. Be nice for those rainy day weekends where you dont know what you want to watch and dont feel like making decisions : )

    1. chrispreslar
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      I like that. Makes it easy to decide.

  33. Max
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    Notice: Undefined variable: handle2 in D:\xampp\htdocs\includes\class\template.class.php on line 212

    Notice: Undefined variable: file in D:\xampp\htdocs\includes\functions.inc.php on line 280

    Notice: Undefined variable: file in D:\xampp\htdocs\includes\functions.inc.php on line 281

    need to know what causing this problem wen i load my seasons

    1. newage
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      If you want, open the includes/functions.inc.php file with notepad and search for “function sortEpisodesList($handle,$file){“. Change “$files” to “$file”. That was a typo on my end.

      1. Max
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        function sortEpisodesList($handle,$files){
        global $garbage,$settings_data;

        if (!in_array($file, $garbage)){
        $files[] = $file;
        }
        if (!empty($files))
        if ($settings_data[“tvshow_episode_order”] == ‘SORT_ASC’)
        array_multisort($files, SORT_ASC);
        else
        array_multisort($files, SORT_DESC);

        return $files;
        }

        1. Max
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          that what i have wen i change it it give a bunch of warnings

          1. Max
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            ok that fixed only part is the template section

            Notice: Undefined variable: handle2 in D:\xampp\htdocs\includes\class\template.class.php on line 212

            Notice: Undefined variable: extras in D:\xampp\htdocs\includes\class\template.class.php on line 223

            Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in D:\xampp\htdocs\includes\class\template.class.php on line 224

  34. Max
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    if ya got skype add me it be a big help on this skype: cybermax69

  35. Max
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    Any one knows how why html5 doesnt load more den 30 min at a time

  36. scrumbleyj
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    Hello,

    I am using v1.9 Beta. It runs extremely well. The only issue that I am facing is…

    I cannot view episode lists for tv shows. Instead of the episode list, I get the following 4 errors…

    Warning: urlencode() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in C:\wamp\www\notnetflix\includes\class\template.class.php on line 216

    Warning: stristr() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in C:\wamp\www\notnetflix\includes\functions.inc.php on line 192

    Warning: stristr() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in C:\wamp\www\notnetflix\includes\functions.inc.php on line 194

    Warning: trim() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in C:\wamp\www\notnetflix\includes\functions.inc.php on line 197

    Does anyone have any idea as to what could be causing this issue? I have linked a page on my site showing the error in the website box.

    1. newage
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      Thank you for reporting this! I have fixed the issue and uploaded it. Please re-download the program.

  37. scrumbleyj
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    Thank you so much!! The only other thing that I can think of that I would like added is to be able to select the justification of the title text. Left justify, center, or right justify. I tried using center tags in the title, but that messes up the page name shown on the browser tab because the center tag is displayed. Is there a way to implement this feature?

  38. scrumbleyj
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    Sorry for the double post, but I can’t find where I can edit or delete prior posts. Also, another feature that I would like to see implemented is color options for title text. So I might be able to change colors per letter or word. When I try to add tags for font size, color or justification, the tags are shown in the title text on the browser tab.

    1. newage
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      Are you talking about adding HTML tags to a title tag? You can’t add HTML tags to the title tag. A title tag is just literal text that is displayed to search engines, browser tabs and windows. If you want to change the heading (h1 tags) you can add your own styling with CSS. A good example is style=”color:red;text-align:right;”

      1. scrumbleyj
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        Ok, so what I’ve done is gone into settings.ini.php and manually wrote in some html code to center and color the title text, as well as add links. This works as desired for the title text, but messes up the browser tab title on the main page. The html code is shown. But if css would work to color and justify, I’m all for that! Can you give me any direction, as I have zero css knowledge? I appreciate it! I looked through style.css and screen.css, and tried changing a few variables to see if it made a difference, but I couldn’t find where I could edit the title text.

        1. scrumbleyj
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          Nevermind, I figured out how to center text via css. Now for coloring. Wow, this project is so modular, it’s great!! You are amazing for creating this!!

          1. newage
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            version 2 will be a lot more modular. I will have HTML, CSS, PHP and Javascript all seperated in their own files.

  39. scrumbleyj
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    I can’t wait for v2!! The one thing that would make this thing WAAAAAY ABOVE AND BEYOND, would be the ability to separate movies and TV into different tabs. That way I wouldn’t have to scroll all the way down past the movies to get to the TV shows.

    I’m sorry if I keep pinging you, acting like a bugtester, but I figure if nobody tells you issues that they find, then how can you know to fix it for the next version?

    I have noticed a few things…

    On the mobile site, the img locations are incorrect, so the “Home”, “Browse” and “Search” buttons don’t show up correctly. This can be fixed by opening mobile.php in wordpad and changing the “img src” from “img/.png” to “includes/img/.png”.

    There is no way to navigate to the next page of videos. So if I only have 20 videos shown on a page, there is no way for me to get to page 2 to continue to browse videos. This is on both the desktop and mobile versions.

    The mobile search page is showing errors and is unusable. Below, I have linked (change the hxxp to http) to a pic that shows what I get when navigating to the mobile search page.

    hxxp://shit-i.broke-it.net/error_pics/notnetflix_mobile_search_page_errors.JPG

    Again, I really hope that my bringing these issues to your attention is not irritating you. If so, don’t hesitate to tell me to go fook myself. =)

    1. newage
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      Thanks for this bug report, it all helps. You’re right about all these issues, thing is I’m kind of kicking version 1 to the side while I work on version 2 but I will repair any bugs found, just no feature additions.

      Not sure what you mean by no navigation. There is navigation in the categories section. The front/main page is just for showing new videos added, not for actual browsing.

      I’ll have these issues fixed today hopefully. If I run in to more issues, it could be released tomorrow. You’ll see the changelog section of the project page change when it’s ready.

  40. scrumbleyj
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    New version works a lot better, but search page on mobile is showing an error.

    hxxp://shit-i.broke-it.net/notnetflix/mobile.php?search

    I don’t put direct links because I don’t know your feelings about it, and I don’t want to run afoul of any forum rules or anything. But linking to the error page is easier than describing it to you.

    Also, if you want a beta tester, I’m more than happy to apply. I’m super interested in v2, and I have some (a little) php knowledge. I’m down to help as much as I can! This project rocks!!

    1. newage
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      I think it’s fixed now. It works on my server anyways. Pull the new source from my git.

      Join the IRC and chat, I can show you v2 if you want. Don’t need any beta testing yet, it’s still too early to test anything.

  41. Jeff Hudson
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    really nice project — running this off of a raspberry pi with lighttpd…Thanks for making this available…looking forward to v2

  42. JonathanM13
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    Thank you for the Software I do have a Q

    Q:I have it installed to my C: drive and my PHP server on the C: drive, is there any way I can have the software pull files from another drive like G: drive that is where all the movies are on how can I get these to work if so thank you.

    1. newage
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      Yes, just use the administration control panel to point to that path.

  43. bigworm
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    hi, just as the last comment about paths in the admin controls. in the Movie/TV-Show Directories: i have \Videos and under that line i have F:\Daboozy everything works great just in the videos path. cant get it to read my external hd. the arror is Warning: opendir(.././F:\DaBoozy,.././F:\DaBoozy): The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. (code: 123) in C:\wamp\www\includes\check.inc.php on line 12 also just wanted to say amazing job on this program looks great.

    1. newage
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      Thanks. Is there any way you could send me an email with a screenshot of the error message to see it in its entirety?

      1. bigworm
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        hi i uploaded it to imgur.com here is the link http://imgur.com/sqvN9GU i was up to almost 4am in the morning trying to figure out but still not getting it. i bet its something simple to, i just keep trying to retrace steps. thnx for the help.

        1. Chris
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          You could always create a junction where your videos folder is and point it to your external drive.

  44. pingfour
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    Hi, need help please. Movie info and posters from imdb doesn’t save on the “data” and “pics” folder. I have already set the permissions to “everyone”.

    1. newage
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      Using Windows or Linux? You might have other permissions issues. Such as the php files might not have permission or the folder is not owned by you.

      1. pingfour
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        I emailed you the details of the problem in full. Please let me know if you were able to receive it. Linux. Its actually on a virtual server. I changed ownership of the folders to the user and root and back, still the same. I dont have much knowledge of linux so i dont know how to check or what to modify the settings just to know if folders are writable or not. I uploaded the files through FTP. I know for a fact its with the OS but i dont know what to do with it. Is there some code to check that? Sorry.. Newbie.. πŸ™

  45. scrumbleyj
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    @bigworm – Just use the mklink command with the /J switch. You can get more understanding of this command from the following link.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/278262-mklink-create-use-links-windows.html

    1. newage
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      You can do this, or you can map a network drive to a letter and use that in Windows.

  46. James
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    Greetings,

    I downloaded the newest build today and there is an issue with it.

    The order system is broken. The tv show episodes aren’t showing in order where in the one I had installed before it does order correctly.

    Looking forward to 2.0

    Regards, James

    1. newage
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      If you want, you can send me an email or join our IRC channel and walk me through the issue. I have a TV show on my demo that’s displaying the correct tvshow order. Basically you just rename the files to what season and episode they are in front of the episode name. example: 01×06 Season 1 Episode 6.

      If you do join the IRC, send me a direct message and it will get my program’s attention.

      1. James
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        I have sent you an email with the details and screen shots. I am idling in the irc server.

        1. James
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          Thanks for fixing the tv show ordering! πŸ™‚

  47. Mike
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    You think you can find the chromecast API and implement it into this?

    1. newage
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      It’s just PHP. Is there a Chromecast web API that does something special?

    2. James
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      Google does not allow the public distribution of non approved developer applications. It is enforced by a provisioning system, where by only the developers chromecast stick will work with the application. Every time you use your chromecast it will check with google if your using an approved application, if not it will puke it up.

      What you may be able to do is convert your video library to an MP4 format and stream your browser screen to chromecast. There are tutorials found using google on how to do this. However google is constantly tinkering with it so one day it may work and the next it may not. Your chromecast is required to update, if you block the update it will not work at all.

  48. BG
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    Help i cannot change folder permissions to 777 for the pic and data folders i tried everything possible im new at this stuff and have no clue on how this thing works

    1. newage
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      Linux or Windows? Did you try Filezilla?

    2. James
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      use the google search string;

      How to change folder permissions

      And it will magically bring up a million links on how to change your folder permissions.

    3. BG
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      I’m using windows and i tried filezilla with no luck also searched in google and tried every method possible still can”t change folder permissions

  49. Alfonso
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    if i pay you will you make me a custom netflix page?

    1. newage
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      Sure, I’ll program whatever you want if you pay lol. $35 an hour, pay with PayPal. You can email me if you want to send me details we can talk about completion times, etc.

  50. Oliver
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    Can’t open/unpack it.
    Winrar says that the file is broken.
    Unzip on my server says that too.

    1. newage
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      All fixed. Thank you very much for reporting this.

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