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PHP Melody Feature Index

A complete list of everything our Video CMS can do.

Front-End Features

  • Index page

    • Site search with live preview drop-down (available site-wide)
    • Featured video player (replaced 'Video of the day')
    • Interactive carousel of videos being watched
    • Accordion menu for sub-categories
    • Site statistics: online users, total users, videos stats, etc.
    • Tag Cloud (available site-wide)
    • RSS Feed for the entire website
    • Media RSS Feed for better video indexing in search engines
  • Browsing pages / Categories

    • Sort videos by: date, views, rating or title
    • Nice tags to mark new, popular or featured videos
    • RSS feed for individual category
    • Smart Pagination
    • Support for Multi-level Categories
  • Video pages

    • Videos can be marked as "restricted" which will require a user to register before seeing the video new
    • Ajax rating
    • Ajax video list for 'Related Videos', 'Best in category' and 'Same artist' videos
    • Ajax comment system with avatars
    • Ajax comment pagination; no reload required to see the comments
    • Comments Anti-spam protection:
      • Word blacklist (great for banning certain words)
      • Duplicate comment check
      • CAPTCHA code for unregistered visitors
    • UTF-8 support for comments
    • 'Lights Off' feature like on YouTube
    • 'Add to My Favorites' button; no reload required
    • Send video to a friend (via email)
    • Share video to any of the popular social networks
    • Flag video (copyright/abuse/fake/etc.)
    • Video statistics
    • Permalink for the video
    • Related Articles with thumbnails appear on the page if the Article Module is enabled
    • Video Embed Code generator with backlinks to your site
  • User profile

    • Avatar upload
    • 'Online status' indicator
    • 'Last Seen' indicator
    • 'My Favorites' playlist (can be public or private)
    • List of videos submitted by the user
    • Social profile links to: Last.fm, Facebook, Twitter and his/her website
  • Playlist page/My Favorites list

    • Larger video player
    • Ajax playlist handling (removing items and video playback)
    • Permalink for sharing the playlist
  • Video and Audio upload + Video suggest

    • Registered members can upload videos and audio files in the following formats: FLV, AVI, MKV, DIVX, MOV, WMV, WMA, MP3, MP4, ASF, M4V, M4A, 3GP, 3G2 new
    • Registred members can also suggest videos from any of the 50+ supported video sites: YouTube, Google, DailyMotion, Metacafe, MySpace, Veoh, Break.com, MyVideo.de, Vimeo, Blip.tv, Trilulilu.ro, SevenLoad, FunnyorDie, Yahoo, Yahoo Music, FileBox, Youku, Guba, Viddler, Imeem, Sina, LiveVideo, LiveLeak, OnMash, SuperVideo, Vaizdelis, Rutube, MusicMe, Travelistic, Revver, Spike, Musicplayon, 5min.com, Videoplayer.hu, Alloclips, Smotri, Vbox7, Livestream, Izlesene.com, Vidivodo.com, Mynet.com, Videobb.com and Ustream.
  • Article Module (front-end)

    • Search for the entire articles database
    • Dedicated pages for "Most Read" and "Latest Articles" new
    • Auto META tags generator for each article new
    • UTF-8 support
    • Comments System; exactly the same as for videos
    • Font resizing for visually impaired visitors
    • Auto image resizing for images which don't find the existing layout new
    • Social bookmarking
    • Smooth scroll plugin
    • RSS feed for the articles module
  • Other Front-end features

    • New Videos page with sorting by date
    • Top Videos page with sorting by time and by category
    • Random Video button
    • Member list with avatars and alphanumeric sorting
    • Password retrieval
    • Easy language switch with country flags
    • Easy comment removal from front-end (when logged in as Admin)
    • Build-in contact form

Backend-End Features

  • Index page

    • Quick Links for easy access to common tasks
    • Statistics Overview
    • Automatic version checker
    • News bulletins from our team
  • Video Manager

    Video Manager Page

    • 'Delete all videos' button (useful for starting fresh)
    • Batch video moving to another category new
    • Batch video check (checks if the videos are still available)
    • Batch video removal
    • Search videos by title, artist or ID
    • Filter video listings by category, video source and status
    • Video source indicator
    • Video status indicator (dead, geo-restricted, available, n/a or unchecked)
    • One-click removal for video-related comments

    Video Categories Page

    • Unlimited categories and sub-categories
    • Inline edit for each category (ajax)

    'Add new videos' Page

    • Direct video input (just type the direct URL to any supported video source or video format; PHP Melody will do the rest.)
    • Video upload form (upload videos from your computer)
    • Embed any video or multimedia content, regardless of its source (great for unsupported video sources, flash games, audio players, etc.)
    • Multi-stage Ajax video checker (checks for duplicates and for the validity of the submitted video)
    • Rich WYSIWYG editor for descriptions
    • Automatically completes fields with data from the source (title, description and tags)
    • Thumbnail download (on/off)
    • Ajax checking procedure to avoid duplicate entries new

    'Import videos from YouTube' Page

    • Batch video import (one click)
    • Search the entire YouTube database; select only what you wish to import
    • Auto-populate video details (category, title, description, etc.)
    • Thumbnail selector (choose any of the 3 available thumbnails) new
    • Mark videos as 'Featured'
    • Smart warnings for: Geo-restricted, duplicate or videos which can't be imported
    • Pagination for multi-page results and easy access to results
    • Thumbnail selector for each video new

    'Import videos from a YouTube user' Page

    • Batch video import (one click)
    • Listing of available YouTube playlists for that user
    • Auto-populate video details (category, title, description, etc.)
    • Thumbnail selector (choose any of the 3 available thumbnails) new
    • Mark videos as 'Featured'
    • Smart warnings for: Geo-restricted, duplicate or videos which can't be imported
    • Pagination

    Reported videos Page

    • User reported videos listing
    • Some videos are automatically reported by the 'Video Checking Bot'
    • One-click check for reported videos
    • Remove all reports
    • Remove all/selected videos

    Approve videos Page

    • Preview suggested or uploaded videos within a nice JQuery popup before approving it
    • Approve/delete uploaded videos
    • Delete all videos pending approval
  • Article Manager

    • Search articles by title or content
    • Article listing with smart filters
    • Batch article removal
    • One-click removal for article related comments
    • "Posting a new article" Page:
      • Rich WYSIWYG editor
      • Enable/disable comments for a specific article
      • Article status: public (published) or private (draft)
      • Image upload form
    • Article Categories Page
      • Unlimited categories and sub-categories
      • Inline edit for each category
  • Page Publishing Manager

    • Create new pages for your site (e.g. About us)
    • Rich WYSIWYG editor
    • Image upload form
    • Meta tags editor
  • Comments Manager

    • Comment search
    • Filter comments by type (article/video comment)
    • Inline comment editing
    • Comment IP
    • Batch actions (deleting/approving comments)
    • Censored words manager (Censored words are replaced by an asterix)
    • Blacklisted words manager (Comments with blacklisted words will not be processed at all)
  • Users Manager Page

    • User IP
    • User account deactivation
    • Edit user account
    • User ban
    • Export users to formatted CSV (Outlook/FaceBook/Twitter friendly format)
  • Ad Manager Page

    • Unlimited Ad Zones for banners
    • Easy to edit/remove existing banners
    • Use any FLV as your pre-roll video ad
    • Link any video ad to a website
    • Click-To-Ratio stats
    • CTR reset
  • Statistics

    • Detailed statistics about your video CMS
    • Top searches list
  • System

    • PHP Configuration details (easy debugging)
    • Internal log; PHP Melody records problems with videos, the mail server and much more
    • One-click database backup
  • Settings

    • PHP Melody is extremely configurable. You can set every detail to your preference.
    • Update Admin password
    • Manage your website counter or Google Analytics code
    • Sitemap generator
    • Video sitemap generator new
  • Other Administrative features

    • Special user ranks:
      • Administrators (you can have multiple admins)
      • Moderators (Moderators have access to the Video Manager page; certain things can be customized)
      • Editors (Editors have access to Article posting and Article Management only)
    • Multiple color schemes
    • Intuitive design
    • Helpful tips
    • Version Checker (security feature)
    • Gritter notifications for crucial events

Unique Features

PHP Melody has always been a unique product, finding it's way into the hearts of over 6,600 web developers. Here are a couple of features which make PHP Melody a unique product. You will not find these anywhere else.

  • Fully fledged Article Module, makes PHP Melody a real Video CMS
  • YouTube Video and Playlists import with auto-complete and thumbnail selection
  • Great number of supported video sources (more than 50)
  • 100% open-source code (customize whatever you want )
  • Video Checking Bot
  • No FFMPEG hosting requirement

General Features

  • Open-Source code (you are free to edit anything)
  • Build-in Article Module
  • Build-in Page Creation Module
  • Build-in Banner/Advertisement Module
  • Build-in Video Ads Module
  • Secure code with 5 years of time-proven reliability
  • Fast loading times with Gzip compression
  • Template based layout for quick and easy layout modifications
  • Full UTF-8 support / Works with any languages
  • Search Engine Friendly URLs
  • Multiple player support: Flowplayer, JW Player or original player
  • Multi-language support
  • 23 translation packs already included: Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, French, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai and Turkish
  • Video upload in front-end and back-end new
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