Welcome Guest, Not a member yet? Register   Sign In
bypass controller and modify headers for flv output

I want to have on my site the url


which upon being requested basically does this

//query db to get filename and filesize where file id is "a-lake" (simple)

      echo 'header("Content-Type: video/x-flv")';
      echo 'header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="' . $filename . '")';
      echo 'header("Content-Length: "' . $filesize .')';

When this is working in another file I want to send the url to a jeroenwijering player like so:

  s1.addVariable("file", encodeURIComponent(http://www.mydomain.com/video/a-lake));

I am storing videos above root directory hence why i'm doing it this way.

I tried creating a controller video with function view which output the headers but they just came out as text. I looked at kaging but to no avail.

I tried looking at hooks but dont know if thats right place to look?

[eluser]GSV Sleeper Service[/eluser]
a) make sure you're not sending any other output before the headers.
b) check your webserver config to make sure it knows what to do with video/x-flv

[edit] scrap that, I didn't notice that you were using echo to set the headers!


don't use "echo" to send your headers :

header("Content-Type: video/x-flv");
header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=\"$filename\"");
header("Content-Length: " . $filesize .")";

[eluser]Phil Sturgeon[/eluser]
To make sure there is nothing output already, best to clear the output buffer.

while (@ob_end_clean());
    header("Content-Type: video/x-flv");
    header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=\"$filename\"");
    header("Content-Length: " . $filesize .")";
    echo $whatever;


Theme © iAndrew 2016 - Forum software by © MyBB