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Installation problems with Mp3_preview_with_Flash_player_v1.04


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Hi forum,


Hope all is well, and your OSc stores are doing great business! :thumbsup:


I was hoping I could pick your collective excellence of minds, to advise me on something that is probably quite simple!


I'm trying to install the Mp3_preview_with_Flash_player_v1.04 contribution (link here) to my standard OSc site (paypal IPN & download controller contribs installed). I believe this contribution will stream the mp3 file through a flash player. I have got the right contribution haven't I? :o


Presuming that I have, I have managed to follow the installation instructions upto step 3. I ran the SQL file, so am I correct in thinking I don't have to worry about the instructions below?


3 - then execute the mp3player.sql file to your database .

or execute the command line below to your OSC database :


Note: the file catalog/admin/includes/configure.php and catalog/includes/configure.php have to be modified,

it's not fair to replace it because you would lose your configuration settings.


For catalog/admin/includes/configure.php

Add manually what is between //Mp3 player begin and //Mp3 player end


define('DIR_FS_CATALOG_MP3', DIR_FS_CATALOG . 'data/mp3/');


note this where u will upload the files u can change it for what u want . And don't forget to CHMOD as u'll get write permission on it


For catalog/includes/configure.php (new in v1.03)

Add manually what is between //Mp3 player begin and //Mp3 player end


define('DIR_FS_MP3', 'data/mp3/');


where the player will search your files . must be relative to your osc_player.swf file like this exemple or could be absolute . If u want to use it with absolute path it must looks like this :


define('DIR_FS_MP3', 'http://yourdomaine.com/mp3/');



Now basically this is where I'm at. When I goto add a product, I get an MP3 Preview | Browse option appear. Select it, pick file, and it manages to upload the mp3 to data>mp3. However, when I goto the product page on the site, no audio is played, nor mp3 player displayed.


If anyone could I advise me on what I should do or try, it would be much appreciated. I have know knowledge of flash, and my only PHP experience is through what I've done so far with OSc.


Thanks in advance :)



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I have not used the version of the player you are I am using version 2. However sounds like a problem I had,


I solved it like this:

In the configure files

define('DIR_FS_CATALOG_MP3', DIR_FS_CATALOG . 'data/mp3/');

define('DIR_WS_CATALOG_MP3', DIR_WS_HTTP_CATALOG . 'data/mp3/');

It should read:

define('DIR_FS_CATALOG_MP3', DIR_FS_CATALOG . '/data/mp3/');

define('DIR_WS_CATALOG_MP3', DIR_WS_HTTP_CATALOG . '/data/mp3/');


This will only effect the player on some servers but this small change makes the difference between it appearing and not appearing.


On my new server I had tow write the paths like this:

define('DIR_FS_CATALOG_MP3', DIR_FS_CATALOG . '/data/mp3/');

define('DIR_WS_CATALOG_MP3', DIR_WS_HTTP_CATALOG . 'data/mp3/');

Would not work any other way.


You might want to know about the support thread here:



If you look at post 136 there is a link to the version 2 files.


Good luck

Backup before making changes. Backup before making changes! Backup before making changes!!


You did do a backup? eh?

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