MyPodcastPublisher is a MySQL/PHP software which help in publishing audio
and video podcast on your own web site.
With MyPodcastPublisher you can create several Podcast Channels and publish
episode for them. MyPodcastPublisher will manage the display in a web browser,
but also RSS feeds that are compatible with podcast reader like iTunes or
Nokia Podcast Reader.
MyPodcastPublisher offer management tools with access rights levels (admin,
editor, author, reader) and stats.
Unzip all files in a local directory. You should wait before uploading everything
in your system, some configuration might be needed.
MyPodcastPublisher is using a mySQL tables to store informations about podcasts.
You can use an existing database, and just add the required tables or create
a new database for MyPodcastPublisher.
Create a new database and user (optional) :
You can create a database and a user with a tool like phpMyAdmin, or you
can use the command line interface of mySQL. Bellow is an example of creating
the table with mySQL command line.
web-server:~# mysql -u root mysql -p
mysql> CREATE DATABASE podcastadmin;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)
mysql> GRANT SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, CREATE, DROP ON podcastadmin.*
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.03 sec)
mysql> SET PASSWORD FOR podcastadmin@localhost=PASSWORD('podcastadmin123');
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
Create mySQL tables :
The tables to creates are in the file "podcastadmin.sql". Just
import the file with a tool like phpMyAdmin, or cut and paste the file content
in the mysql command line.
Configure MyPodcastPublisher for mySQL :
Edit the configuration file in [ROOT_INSTALLATION]/manager/config/default.xml"
and modify the right fields with the mySQL database name, user login, user
password and server host address.
Read access to Podcasts for everybody is allowed by default. However, administration
and authoring will need access rights. In order to start you will need to
create a "superuser" in your database and configure the basic Apache/PHP
Create the "superuser" :
You need to create at least a "superuser" in your user database.
Role value for a superuser is '4', and id value must be greater than 0 :
INSERT INTO `authors` ( `id` , `role` , `login` , `name` , `email`
VALUES ('1', '4', 'webmaster', 'My Name', 'firstname.lastname@example.org');
Configure Apache/PHP authentication framework :
Edit the file ".htaccess" in folder "login/" and change
the string "/path_to_password_file" by the right path to the file
where you have your password file defined. For more information on .htaccess
file see : http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/howto/htaccess.html
From the management console you will then have the ability to add other users
with appropriate rights in MyPodcastPublisher, as soon as you have also provisionned
the right Apache/PHP credentials in the .htaccess file.
Note : There is plan to improve the user/authentication framework in the
In order to have beautiful statistics, MyPodcastPublisher is using JpGraph.
Php code for JpGraph is included in MyPodcastPublisher, however you might
have to activate on your system the support of GD library, or microsoft fonts.
More information about JpGraph installation will be provided later, by this
time please refer to JpGraph installation documentation.
Some Podcast or RSS readers does not support PHP files as source for media
content. For example files must have the .mp3 extension to be understood by
iTunes. To have statistics MyPodcastPublisher will then need ModRewrite ability
on your system to change an mp3 file to a php file.
The following configuration should be supported on a .htaccess file at the
root of the installation folder :
RewriteRule ^podcast-([0-9]+)\.mp3$ podcast.php?play=$1 [L]
RewriteRule ^podcast-([0-9]+)\.mp4$ podcast.php?play=$1 [L]
RewriteRule ^podcast-([0-9]+)\.m4a$ podcast.php?play=$1 [L]
RewriteRule ^podcast-([0-9]+)\.m4v$ podcast.php?play=$1 [L]
RewriteRule ^podcast-([0-9]+)\.mov$ podcast.php?play=$1 [L]
RewriteRule ^podcast-([0-9]+)\.wmv$ podcast.php?play=$1 [L]
RewriteRule ^podcast-([0-9]+)\.flv$ podcast.php?play=$1 [L]
RewriteRule ^podcast-([0-9]+)\.pdf$ podcast.php?play=$1 [L]
Upload source and configuration files
You are now ready to upload source, configuration and .htaccess files on
your production system.
Files and folders to upload :
- "files/" folder
- "login/" folder
- "manager/" folder
- "templates/" folder
- "index.php" file
- "podcast.php" file
- ".htaccess" file, if you don't already have your own. If you
already have one, add inside the ModRewrite rules.
Files and folders that do not need to be uploaded :
- "manual/" folder
- "podcastadmin.sql" file
- "readme.txt" file