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    Gallery2 with URL Rewrite and DHTML Album Select and Statistics module produces two forward slashes instead of the album select

    25th February 2008

    Problem report at menalto forum. Another one, also with no solution.

    I can confirm – URL rewrite + DHTML Album Select produces two forward slashes in the Matrix theme, in my gallery 2.2.4 setup, after a single use of the Recalculate button in Disk statistics tab in Statistics plugin from Community repository.
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    Updating everything

    3rd February 2008

    Today I moved my blog and gallery into MySQL5 databases from an elderly MySQL4. Also, both WP and gallery are now updated to the latest versions. Soon I’ll change the WP and G2 themes – for the lighter, less cluttered – and will remove some ads… and will also add some others instead :)

    Update generally went well, except for the message I got on the main page:

    Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here.

    It was quite easy to figure out that new WP conflicts with an elderly “Sideblog” plugin – so I had to deactivate that one, and will have to update all the active plugins to avoid some other less evident problems… (actually, just completed updating all the plugins… quite a time-eater, that was.)

    Also, there will be a slight change to what and how I write. No other details for now – but stay tuned! All the changes with no exceptions are planned for the good of readers, and for the users’ benefits!

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    Compiled linux ffmpeg binary for Gallery2: download

    28th June 2007

    Updated on Apr 8, 2008.

    Stimulated by the post of Eric Daniel (who used to have a blog at termitenshort.com), I compiled the most recent ffmpeg SVN source into Linux binary, which runs fine on my shared hosting (note: I’m using older ffmpeg binaries, which are at the end of the post).

    mini-FAQ:
    Q: Why the title has “for Gallery2″?
    A: Just because I avoided the inclusion of libraries, which were not found on my shared hosting server. I hope this will work for other shared hosting environments.

    Configuration, version and date can be found in the output of ffmpeg.

    Versions built on April, 8, 2008:
    ffmpeg (no lame) (checked: can be executed on godaddy shared hosting)

    FFmpeg version SVN-r12769, Copyright (c) 2000-2008 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
    configuration: –enable-gpl –enable-postproc –enable-swscale –enable-pthreads –disable-debug –enable-gray –disable-ffserver –disable-ffplay –enable-avfilter –disable-network –disable-ipv6
    libavutil version: 49.6.0
    libavcodec version: 51.54.0
    libavformat version: 52.13.0
    libavdevice version: 52.0.0
    libavfilter version: 0.0.0
    built on Apr 8 2008 15:13:14, gcc: 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)
    usage: ffmpeg [[infile options] -i infile]… {[outfile options] outfile}…

    ffmpeg (with lame). For this one, grab libmp3lame.so.

    FFmpeg version SVN-r12769, Copyright (c) 2000-2008 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
    configuration: –enable-gpl –enable-postproc –enable-swscale –enable-pthreads –disable-debug –enable-gray –disable-ffserver –disable-ffplay –enable-avfilter –disable-network –disable-ipv6 –enable-libmp3lame
    libavutil version: 49.6.0
    libavcodec version: 51.54.0
    libavformat version: 52.13.0
    libavdevice version: 52.0.0
    libavfilter version: 0.0.0
    built on Apr 8 2008 15:44:31, gcc: 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)

    Based on single request: ffmpeg (with lame and libfaac and libfaad). For this one, grab libfaac.so and libfaad.so.

    FFmpeg version SVN-r12769, Copyright (c) 2000-2008 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
    configuration: –enable-gpl –enable-postproc –enable-swscale –enable-pthreads –disable-debug –enable-gray –disable-ffserver –disable-ffplay –enable-avfilter –disable-network –disable-ipv6 –enable-libmp3lame –enable-libfaac –enable-libfaad
    libavutil version: 49.6.0
    libavcodec version: 51.54.0
    libavformat version: 52.13.0
    libavdevice version: 52.0.0
    libavfilter version: 0.0.0
    built on Apr 8 2008 23:53:57, gcc: 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)

    As an experiment, here’s ffmpeg freebsd binary without lame support. Did ran on some FreeBSD 6.3 hosting.

    FFmpeg version SVN-r12769, Copyright (c) 2000-2008 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
    configuration: –enable-gpl –enable-postproc –enable-swscale –enable-pthreads –disable-debug –enable-gray –disable-ffserver –disable-ffplay –enable-avfilter –disable-network –disable-ipv6 –target-os=freebsd
    libavutil version: 49.6.0
    libavcodec version: 51.54.0
    libavformat version: 52.13.0
    libavdevice version: 52.0.0
    libavfilter version: 0.0.0
    built on Apr 8 2008 16:15:38, gcc: 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)

    Versions built on Ocotber, 28, 2007:
    download ffmpeg without libmp3lame support

    FFmpeg version SVN-r10867, Copyright (c) 2000-2007 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
    configuration: –enable-gpl –enable-pp –enable-swscaler –enable-pthreads

    –enable-libogg –enable-libvorbis –disable-debug
    libavutil version: 49.5.0
    libavcodec version: 51.47.1
    libavformat version: 51.17.0
    built on Oct 28 2007 22:46:10, gcc: 3.4.6

    download ffmpeg with libmp3lame support

    FFmpeg version SVN-r10867, Copyright (c) 2000-2007 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
    configuration: –enable-gpl –enable-pp –enable-swscaler –enable-libmp3lame

    –enable-pthreads –enable-libogg –enable-libvorbis –disable-debug
    libavutil version: 49.5.0
    libavcodec version: 51.47.1
    libavformat version: 51.17.0
    built on Oct 28 2007 23:04:59, gcc: 3.4.6

    Shared hosting testing reports are welcome.

    Below you can find even older versions of ffmpeg, which were tested and found functional on GoDaddy shared hosting.
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    Gallery2 AdSense: no module?

    1st October 2006

    If you ever need to add AdSense units to your Gallery2 installation, and find no module for this – try following the text below. I compiled it from several sources (primary menalto.com Gallery2 forum), and did everything written here myself here.

    Primary source of information was this post, but I recommend that you follow instructions here.

    To add AdSense to your Gallery2 sidebar (when using the Matrix theme as a sample): Read the rest of this entry »

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