But parsing it in its entirety like that would circumvent the whole point of having IP.Downloads for downloading/purchasing the file and would offer little protection because it's easily rippable there in it's full quality; I think GoldSport is looking for auto-created audio snippets of the file to whet the downloader's appetite before committing...
Most of the big-name DJ download sites work around this by having their own standalone mp3 player/streamer (see Junodownload, Beatport or DJDownload.com for example) that streams a designated snippet of the selected file in a lower quality bitrate - I've no idea how you would emulate this unfortunately :sad:
Yeah I think the "invisibility" tack is the way forward. Just like you can make topics and posts invisible, files (and maybe their respective support topics) could be make invisible too until the Admin is happy for them to go public?
This is a small but hopefully very simple suggestion for IP.Downloads.
When a member views a file, they have the choice of viewing the support topic through a grey button the right. Great. But once a member has downloaded a file, there's no opportunity to visit that immediately or easily without arsing around finding the file entry again or clicking the "Back" button the browser (which is unlikely).
So I would like there to be the opportunity for members to visit a file's "support topic" immediately afterwards, in the next click immediately after download. This simply means adding another grey "support topic" button/link on the final download page (i.e. after the member has agreed the disclaimer and downloaded the file successfully).
According to the support guys on here, apparently this isn't possible at the moment because "...the 'confirmDownload' page can display many files for the one IP.Downloads record, and as the support topic information isn't required on that page, it isn't sent to the template."
I have absolutely no idea how to achieve this, so any help would be greatly appreciated for me to see that little grey button a second time :smile:
Thanks so much, appreciate comments or maybe an admin to consider for a future version.
Throwing in my lot on this too. We need more admin control over everything that gets submitted in IP/Gallery.
Also, whilst I'm here, please can we have the ability to host external videos too, as per this thread here, because at the moment I have 2 galleries given I can't have hosted/uploaded videos or images in one application - how silly.
Some good suggestions here, especially the "sort by" options - they are vital.
The only thing I will add is:
1) Simply an ability to insert into an album videos that are already uploaded somewhere else (e.g. youtube, vimeo, dailymotion...). As someone else pointed out the big video sites do a far better job in hosting video than we ever could, and it would save us uploading it freshly and using our bandwidth.