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Let's Create Better Video Sites

Whether you need a powerful video publishing platform or a simple video gallery, it all comes standard with PHP Melody - The original Video CMS.

New version available! PHP Melody v2.2.1 is out now! See what's new, try the live demo or get your license.
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Perfectly in Tune with Your Needs

  • Introducing PHP Melody v2.2.1

    PHP Melody is a self-hosted Video CMS which evolved over the last 7 years. SEO optimization, unbeaten security and speed are advantages you no longer have to compromise on.

    A truly great CMS should help you save time and make your life easier not complicate it. Nobody enjoys spending time and money on inferior solutions. If you value your time, don't settle for anything but the best video CMS with a proven track record, constant support and updates.

    Whether you're creating a personal or business video site, PHP Melody gets the job done. This is a no fuss CMS, fit for 2014.

    • Works on any hosting account.
    • No nonsense features that you'll never use.
    • Optimized for speed, ease of use and customization.
    • Constant updates to keep your site ahead of your competition.
    • Reassuringly solid customer support (7 years and going).
    • Simple pricingbuy and own for life, no monthly fees.

    Getting started takes minutes. Anyone can do it →

  • See your project come to life today, without any hesitations

    Getting started today means you can start publishing videos in a matter of minutes, not days. Setting up your video site for the first time is both easy-to-do and straightforward.

    Whether this is your first time installing a CMS or you're web savvy, the entire setup process will take around 15 minutes...or less. Each license comes with a detailed installation manual (PDF) to see you through the quick installation.

    The fact that installation is possible on any hosting account, however basic is another unique characteristic of our Video CMS. Our customers have their video site up and running within the hour.

    Comes with all the tools you need to monetize your videos →

    Easy to Set Up
  • Convert views into real money. Make every view count.

    Make money from day one. Copy & paste your ad code into the predefined ad zones and you're ready to go.

    PHP Melody has a comprehensive built-in ad manager which covers all types of ads: classic banners, pre-roll static ads and pre-roll video ads.

    Highlights from the built-in ad manager:

    • Pre-defined ad areas (header, footer, player, etc.).
    • Detailed statistics and graphs on ad performance.
    • Target any ads (classic, pre-roll, etc.) based on categories, sources, users, etc.

    You don't need a programmer to customize the layout. →

    Revenue from day one

  • Customize the layout to your heart's content

    You don't need a programmer to make it look good. This is a video CMS you can tweak and customize without editing a single line of code.

    Theme changes including color scheme, page width and logo upload are done with a mouse click or two; in real-time for you to see. All this magic is always available in the comfort of your dashboard.

    Tweak your video gallery without code editing:

    • Show/hide widgets or modules.
    • Set how many listing you want for videos, comments, etc.
    • Adjust the video players, thumbnails & avatars.
    • Upload your site's logo.

    And for those who need more, we invite them to get messy. The layout is clean, logically laid and the layout (theme) is separated from the PHP code for easy customizations.

    Built-in theme customizer with live preview.

    Change the color scheme of your video site to match your brand. No code code editing required.

  • Search Engine Optimized and ready for 2014

    The simple truth is that most CMS developers simply don't care about your SEO strategy.

    Since the first release of PHP Melody (6 years ago) one of our top 3 priorities was SEO. That hasn't changed since then.

    Besides having URL friendly links, great internal link structure, proper use of HTML5 and search engine guidelines, we've gone even further.

    Markup Schema is one example where we've gone further. It is part of the new standard used by search engines to rank sites in their search results.

    If SEO is important to you, choose PHP Melody and your SEO priority will be our responsibility.

    PHP Melody comes search engine optimized out of the box.

Publish Any Videos

Upload, import, stream or embed. Freedom to work with any videos.
  • Import from YouTube and more

    It takes 3 mouse clicks to add videos from YouTube.com. That's true. Using the official API, you can search, organize and retrieve any video you want; in bulk or one by one.

    Whether you’re creating a niche video site, or a personal video gallery, when it comes to importing YouTube videos, there is no substitute.

    Highlights of video importing:

    • Search by keywords, username or playlists.
    • Selective data importing (title, description, tags.).
    • Inline editing the results before importing.
    • Super-fast bulk importing takes seconds not minutes.

    You can upload your own videos too →

    Did you know?
    PHP Melody started out as a YouTube importer back in 2007.
    That's just one year after Google paid 1.6Bn for YouTube.

    Importing videos from YouTube.com with PHP Melody - Video CMS

    Importing videos from YouTube.com.

  • Upload your video or audio files and PHP Melody will do the rest for you

    PHP Melody works with all your favorite video formats: flv, avi, mkv, divx, mov, wmv and mp4. The multi-part upload process guarantees uninterrupted uploads every time.

    Planning to upload 3GB files? No problem, because there are no file size limitations. However, be mindful of your disk space requirements and make sure that you hosting account has enough disk space.

    Planning to allow your users to upload videos? No problem. Registered users can add their own videos. The approval process can be fully automated or moderation-based. Furthermore, you can limit how many videos each user can upload/day or the size of each upload among other settings.

    View pricing or learn about embedding 3rd party videos

    Upload dialog from the back-end

    Upload dialog from the back-end

  • Automatic Video Embed

    Unique to PHP Melody are the built-in presets for 40+ of the most popular video sites. This means that adding videos from Dailymotion.com, VK.com, Vimeo.com, etc. is done automatically for you. Copy/pasting data is not required when adding videos from any of the 40+ supported video sites.

    But what if any of those videos is taken down or no longer works? For that we've built the video checking bot which automatically checks the health of your entire video collection and reports problematic videos.

    You won't find any other Video CMS that can do this.

    Traditional Video Embed

    Embedding videos not covered by our "automatic video embed" presets can be added to your site the old fashion way.

    Embedded videos are tightly integrated into your site's back-end and front-end. There is no difference when it comes to managing or displaying them on your site.

    To get started, simply copy/paste the HTML or JavaScript code provided by the source and you're ready to go. PHP Melody goes on to automatically do all the player adjustments to make sure it fits in your site.

  • Live RTMP video streaming

    Broadcast live to the web and mobile devices alike any RTMP stream. Bundled with PHP Melody are smart and capable video players such as FlowPlayer and JW Player. They enable live streaming of any RTMP feed.

    For example, you can use your Wowza Media Server to stream content directly onto your site. There's no other software to install or configure. Add your RTMP link and PHP Melody will take care of the rest.

    Similar to any other videos, live streams can be protected or made available only to registered users.

    Live RTMP Stream

    Live RTMP Stream within our video CMS

Publish Articles & Create Pages

Uncompromising CMS with all the tools you need for online publishing.
  • Publish freely

    We examined the leading blogging platforms and distilled their best features into our Article Module. You'll find the easy to use Article Module is an excellent way to publish your content right from the PHP Melody dashboard.

    Keep a blog, publish articles and create custom new pages by enabling the build-in Article Module. There is no learning curve and no extra software to install.

    Highlights from the article module:

    • Published articles look exactly like in your editor.
    • Upload media in your articles: photos, video, audio, etc.
    • Schedule the posting date & time for each article.
    • Save drafts when you're not ready to publish.
    • Search Engine Optimized article pages out of the box.

    Create Pages without any code modifications →

    Example of an article being published.

    Publish your artices with the best WYSIWYG content editor

  • Create new pages for your site

    Create your “Privacy Policy”, “About us”, “Donate” etc. without editing a single line of code. As easily as you can create articles for your site, you can also create as many pages as your project requires.

    Update your pages anytime, anywhere because you only need a browser to do so.

    With a few drag-and-drops you can also upload photos, videos or attachments to your pages.

    What was a chore is now a pleasure. Your pages can be updated any time and from anywhere.

    Allow your team to publish pages or articles →

    Create and manage new pages from the admin back-end.

    Create and manage new pages without editing any files.

  • Get your team involved

    Delegate your publishing tasks to your team thanks to the many user roles. Since PHP Melody supports a multi-author site, adding editors or more administrators is always easy.

    As your site grows you will be prepared to delegate publishing tasks to your team or hired freelancers. If your SEO strategy includes article publishing, you'll soon this feature indispensable.

    Control over how much access editors receive is of course adjustable. You can even restrict them to publishing only new articles and nothing more.

    PHP Melody makes team collaboration and publishing possible.

Get Started Today

More than 6,600 people use PHP Melody to build video sites. Join them today!
  • Instant Download

    Your license is instantly delivered so you can get started right away.

    Swift Installation

    The installation is well documented and simple to follow 2-step process.

    Publish your 1st video

    You're now ready to publish, manage and monetize videos and articles.

  • Top 10 reasons why 6,600 people use PHP Melody

    • SEO Friendly. Meets your SEO requirements out of the box.
    • Translated in 23 languages. Easy to add new ones.
    • Super-strength security. Zero sites hacked in 7 years.
    • Continuous updates and improvements. 23 major updates so far.
    • Reassuringly solid customer support; 7 years of track record.
    • Works on any hosting account.
    • Optimized to scale as you grow.
    • No monthly fees - Buy and own for life.
    • 100% open code - Customize as your wish.
    • Unbeatable value - Efficient pricing.
  • Server Requirements

    With PHP Melody you can create a video site without any costly investments in servers or VPS instances. PHP Melody is efficiently designed without any bloated code or needless MySQL queries.

    This means you can run and scale your video site flawlessly on any hosting platform which meets these basic requirements.

    PHP Melody Requirements