After more than one year with thousands of improvements, fixes and design modification atlast we released asp.net video starter kit version 8.0 today. This version targets same core features but refined from every aspect.


Design Improvements:

Introduced lighter, latest bootstrap 3.20 compatible control panel and front themes.
Replacement of app_themes folder with direct css usage to make it faster and use theme style sheets more efficiently.
Refined complete project user interface with bootstrap 3.20 compatible interface to make look and feel and html layout more cleaner.
More refined and responsive listings and image display.
and more

Video Streaming Improvements:

Introducing advance http script to progressively stream videos via html5 / flash player.
Introducing...


ASP.NET Photo or Image Crawler Script is buitin part of asp.net video starter kit or asp.net photo sharing script, which is small image crawler script allow you to fetch images from any third party websites, download images, prepare images (generate mid or small thumbs), store images on your server or cloud storage, create photo albums and create blog posts from generated photos automatically in one step.


Main Features:

 



Crawl and fetch photos from almost every type of website or page which include photos.
Allow option to create new album or add fetched photos in existing album
Allow option to create blog post from list of fetched photos.
Allow options to choose ...


ASP.NET Video Starter Kit support both google sitemap and yahoo ror sitemap generator and yahoo ror sitemap generator for posting dynamic content listing urls to google, yahoo, bing and other search engines.


These sitemaps helps your website contents to be fastly crawled and index by google, yahoo, bing and other search engines and in result with organic visitors increase (visitors comes through search results)


List of sitemaps supported by asp.net video starter kit 6.0



 Category Urls (for submitting category urls to search engines)
Tag Urls (for submitting tag cloud urls to search engines)
Video & Audio Urls ( for subm...

ASP.NET Video Starter Kit version 6.0 introduced new level of membership management. Now site administrator can allocate resources, restrict account usage for free members and allow paid members to enhance their account usages and credits by purchasing paid packages.


Now site administrator can




Enable, Disable Resource Allocation and Membership Process
Create unlimited number of free and paid packages
Assign any free package with free user
Free user can upgrade their membership by purchasing any of available paid package.
Paypal integration of payment
Payment history will be generated for user under purchase history section and for site administrator.
User account resources will be upgraded according to package purchased.


 


Enable Package Management:


ASP.NET Video Starter Kit 6.0 introduced new approach for managing multiple language, culture user interface to provide ability for user to switch user interface language according to their desired region specific culture or languages settings.


Previous versions of asp.net video starter kit only support multiple culture specific resource files and admin can only set website specific culture via web.config file, so user have no ability to change language, culture with their own will.


Now using


In this article we will provide information and sample codes for creating image handler file in asp.net, c# or vb.net which can be used to resize image, generate highest quality output and show image preview in real time.


You can directly use image handler in image src path to process and display output on browser.


Such handler file have lots of advantages, e.g



Provide ability to resize image in real time and display output on browser.
Protect image direct path from access.
Add lots of other validation to protect images from anti leeching.

Image handling have some drawbacks



Consume resources and performance issues so should be used in cases where its needed. e.g if you provide system for user to prepare image for mobile photo, iphone, psp, high definition, and according to different screen resolutions.



New advance role based permission system has been introduced for users in asp.net video starter kit 6.0. Via role based management site administrator can provide different levels of permission to certain users or default registered users.


Site administrators can create unlimited role based permission settings and assign any role based settings to default users. If there is no role based settings set, then all user will be free to use all website resources without any validation.


The following types of permissions can be set in each settings.




Permission to upload videos
Permission to upload audio files
Permission to upload photos
Permission to create galleries
Permission to post blog posts
Permission to create groups


 


Site administrators can manage permissions via


Control Panel / Settings / User Role Based Permissions Section




Video Starter Kit include more than twenty professional looking themes and provide flexibility to create your own themes or customize existing theme or change complete look and feel in just few minutes.


Video Starter Kit be default light weight JQUERY UI compatible design and themes. You can use JQUER UI Theme Roller to create any level of theme and embed it within Video Starter Kit solution just by following few steps.Just follow easy steps to create your own them using JQUERY UI Theme Roller.



Go to http://jqueryui.com/themeroller/ , choose template and start edition template by choosing your own color scheme and styles.
Once theme created download complete bundle to your computer.
Unzip downloaded theme and jquery script zip file.
Under Video Starter Kit solution, create new theme, copy files from any of existing theme, paste copied files into newly created theme.
Now open unzipped downloaded custom...

ASP.NET Video Starter Kit version 5.3 introduced more powerful photo crawling and batch uploading script for uploading photos in one step making it possible to upload and manage thousands of photos in few hours within website making website rich from content.


ASP.NET Photo Crawling Script:

Photo Crawling Script is powerful script written in ASP.NET which can facilitate website administrator to fastly upload and manage hundreds of photos within an hour to website by using single step. Main feature of script includes



Crawl photos from local computer or server by providing local destination path, or third party websites by providing direct url.
Fetch and download photos to server from path provided.
Allow site administrator to choose photos that he want to be part of website and remove us...


ASP.NET Photo Sharing Script is a complete code for storing, managing and sharing photos and images on the web. It is written in (c# , vb.net) and fully compatible with Video Starter Kit - Advance Edition. It include all features that is required for building highly complex photo sharing web applications.It is released as a plugin for Video Starter Kit - Advance Edition. Main Feature Includes



Uploading photos
Managing photos in listings (Main Listing, Categorizing, Tagging, etc)
Advance photo preview with all options for sharing, rating, commenting photos.
Archiving photos.
Admin management.
and lots of more features.