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What about joomla?

http://www.joomla.org/

And i think i have heard of this mambo addon where it enables you to add, sound, video, flash etc to your news threads on mambo!
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Joomla! is the Mambo codebase with a different name. At some point they will surely begin to diverge, but for right now they are exactly the same thing. The only problem is the add-ons for Mambo do not work with Joomla! (at least not reliably).

Many of the core members of the Mambo development team left to create Joomla! for one reason or another, so at some future point I'm sure Joomla! would be a better option, but for now Mambo simply has more add-ons to make it worthwhile.
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Intresting! :tazz:

But, is there an add on for mambo that will let you add sounds, videos, flash etc to your news posts?
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Try this:

http://mamboforge.ne...jects/mosflash/
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Ok, ive downloaded it and there is a php file and an xml file.

Ive uploaded them to the mambots folder, but how do you install it?
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In your Mambo Administration panel, go to the "Install/Uninstall" menu item in the "Mambots" menu at the top. There will be a section called "Install new Mambots," with a subsection called "Upload Package File." Click the "Browse..." button and browse to the zip file you downloaded, select it, and click "Open." Then click "Upload File & Install."

Pay special attention to the instructions it gives you after you click the "Upload File & Install" button as they tell you how to use the mambot.

Edited by Matt.F, 29 October 2005 - 02:28 PM.

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Ok, ive tried that and it says...

upload mambot - Upload Failed
Extracted Error
Continue...

Upload mambot failed - Failed
Installation file not found:
Continue...

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You did upload the .zip file, correct?

Also, does your web host have gzip running?
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I dont know.

What i have done is uploaded the mosflash folder to my /mambots folder, then i put the url (/home/sites/allsortshop.com/public_html/cms/mambots/content/mosflash/mosflash.xml) in the install directory, click install then it says...

mosflash
Replaces {mosflash} tag in content with specified Flash movie Syntax: {mosflash filename='filename.swf' width='100', height='60' bgcolor="FFFFFF" flashbase='http://myserver/flash'} Notes: flashbase may be omitted and mosflash will then expect to find the Flash file in the images/stores folder of your Mambo installation. This is the root folder used by the media manager, so you can simple upload your .SWF using the administrators media manager and omit the flashbase attribute. The bgcolor attribute may be omitted and the default background colour used by the Flash plugin will be used.
Continue...

I click continue and it says that it has been installed!

How do i use it?
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It's installed then. Read those directions you just posted, as they tell you how to use the mambot. To imbed a flash video, upload it using the Media Manager in your Mambo Administration panel. Then, put the {mosflash filename='yourfilename.swf' width='whatever' height='whatever'} tag into a news article. It should work then.
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Ive made a new folder called flash in...

http://www.allsortsh...s/stories/flash

Ive uploaded a .swf file in the /flash folder called introlow.swf.

I make a news post and insert lots of different things like...

{mosflash filename=http://www.allsortshop.com/cms/images/stories/flash/introlow.swf' width='200' height='75'}

{mosflash filename='introlow.swf' width='100', height='60' bgcolor="FFFFFF" flashbase='http://www.allsortsh...stories/flash/}

They both dont work. I click save and it just commes up with that text in the news post?

Am i doing it right?

Edited by allsortshop, 30 October 2005 - 05:47 AM.

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You know, ive found 2 other mambo components that might be worth checking out...

http://www.ag-soluti...ent/view/30/53/

That one is mosmedia lite. Its free.

http://www.ag-soluti...ent/view/23/45/

The 2nd abouve is mosmedia. It costs $60, and it adds loads a new media toolbar etc...

Do you recon its worth getting the $60 one?

And when joomla evolves, will all the mambo mambots work on joomla, or will you have to buy them again?
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