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Media Player with Dynamic Logo!

Made some progress last night with the Drupal Media Player that I blogged about recently. Dynamic logos! lz.embed.swf({url: ‘/sites/all/modules/media_player/bundled_flash_player/media_player.lzx.lzr%3Dswf8.swf?lzproxied=false&file=http://spindowners.com/files.dm/videos/20051210-w50s.flv&display_logo=1&logo=//sites/aaronwinborn.com/files/my-logo.png&color_bg=black&image=/sites/all/modules/media_player/bundled_flash_player/resources/druplicon.png’, bgcolor: ‘black’, width: ‘500’, height: ‘400’, id: ‘media-player-1’, accessible: ‘false’}); Please enable JavaScript in order to use this application. This was created with an hour of tweaking the OpenLaszlo XML, and then pasting the following into

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Home-Brewed Drupal Media Player in the Works!

Here’s a sneak peek of the new flash Drupal Media Player, developed by yours truly with OpenLaszlo! Obviously, it’s still rough on the edges, and all the options in the theme function aren’t hooked up yet. Although it works already (after a fashion), don’t use it yet unless you’re willing to suffer the consequences. lz.embed.swf({url:

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Erik Gecas’s Art Show

So my brother in law (Erik Gecas) has an art exhibit, Painting Physical Presence, that’s just opened in Las Vegas! Particularly exciting for me (though admittedly only slightly relevant to the world of Drupal) is that I created his web gallery a few months ago, with Drupal of course. The show is in tandem with

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SimpleTests for hook_file in Media Code Sprint (Status Report Two)

The Media Code Sprint has been a great success thus far! We have built a fairly comprehensive test suite for hook_file. It still needs to be rounded out, so that, for instance, all the cases for file saving are covered. However, validation is fleshed out, and the framework is pretty much usable and ready for

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Drupal Camp Colorado

On Saturday, July 26, at DrupalCamp Denver, I’ll be doing a remote presentation and overview of the multimedia options for Drupal. We’ll examine best practices for handling Images, Video, and Audio on your sites. We’ll cover the modules best suited to specific tasks, with some hands-on examples and site recipes. I’ll be presenting with Andrew

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Media Code Sprint: Status Report One

As announced, we’ve begun the Media Code Sprint to put better media handling into Drupal core! It’s been a great time so far. In the morning, drewish compiled a file function guessing game (free beer!), and andreiashu took the bait and completed the first round with great feedback about how unusable the current state is.

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Media Code Sprint (Top 3 Goals)

Andrew Morton (drewish), Darrel O’Pry (dopry, remotely), and I are heading up a Media Code Sprint in Portland this week! Come help, in person or remotely, if you’re interested in multimedia and Drupal! It has now officially started, and as I’ve volunteered to help keep folks updated, here goes… First the reasons. Number One: Better

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Click-to-Call VoIP As a Political Tool

Advomatic got a great press hit today that we’re happy to share with you. VoIP News, a niche news and information publication dedicated to covering all aspects of the VoIP and Internet Telephony marketplaces wrote about our Click-to-Call system. Robert Poe writes: Advomatic application lets advocacy groups wage calling campaigns using an online interface. …The

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Netroots Nation AdvoStyle

For the third year Advomatic was a major sponsor to the convention of netroots activists now known as Netroots Nation. We spoke on panels, we worked the booth in the exhibitors hall, and we did a great deal of facilitating numerous interpersonal networking events… ie. parties. There were also daytime shenanigans. In one unibrow classy

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JavaScript Theming, a Paradigm Shift

Oleg Terenchuk (litwol) is now developing the JavaScript Theming module. The five second elevator spiel: this will move theming from the server to the client. The longer explanation is a bit more exciting. This module plans to abstract the core of Drupal theming into a javascript layer. This will allow a JSON feed to pass

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