Web Based Software and ASP.NET Development

Absolute Video Channel .NET V2.1

Video Sharing Script and ASP.NET Video Sharing Software



Features and System Requirements

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With Absolute Video Channel, you will have a complete video sharing site running under your complete domain and control and without having to rely on any 3rd party company to manage, track , serve and stream videos online. It is indeed a complete video sharing site!

Supports All Types of Videos

You can post videos of any type including of course Flash Videos (FLV Files just like YouTube), You can , track their views , comments, ratings and reviews. Set an unlimited number of publishers and categories to organize your media , boost your traffic by syndicating and sharing your videos to other sites. Increase your revenue by adding your Google or Absolute Banner Manager Ads and much more!

And Here's More!

It is a complete Out-of-the-Box video sharing site

Absolute Video Channel comes ready to run as a complete video sharing web site. Have a .TV Domain? Make Absolute Video Channel the engine powering it.

Serve ANY type of videos

Absolute Video Channel supports all types of videos.Play WMV, AVI, MPG, MOV, RV, FLV and more. Plus you can add support for any video format that can be embedded into a web page.

Public User Registrations and Public Uploads

Users can register by themselves and submit their own videos which can be set to require approval or go live immediately (automatic approval)

SEO Friendly Pages

Each public front end page has been specially designed to take advantage of each video description, title and keywords and serve completely search engine optimized pages.

Re-encode your videos to FLV (Flash)

YOU have seen it in YouTube : You upload a video and it is re-encoded into FLV (FLash). Absolute Video Channel provides built in support for FFMPEG*.

Unlimited Categories

Set up as many categories as you may need. Give them a description and a sorting order.

Password Protected categories

Set up content which can only be accessed by the persons who know the category password.

User Channels

Anyone can become a publisher. By using a built-in plugin, anyone can submit articles for publishing on your site. You can also approve them before having them go live!

Add to Favorites

Users can now select their own favorite videos which will be automatically added to their channels.

Syndicate your content through RSS Feeds

Use RSS Feed (an standard syndication method) for each of your categories and syndicate their contents to other sites.

Content Syndication through Widgets

Don’t want to mess with RSS Feeds? Use a Widget instead! You can easily configure widgets for listing your videos in any website. You can define their look and even CSS styles.

Category video embed option

By copying & pasting a single line of Javascript code, you will be able to play your latest video from each category.

Unlimited publishers

You can have as many users as you want. Assign them to categories and set their access level so that they can only publish to their assigned categories.

Public Upload Notifications

The system can send e-mail notifications to the publishers and administrators everytime that a new video has been submitted so that it can be approved.

Three access levels

Absolute Video Channel supports three access levels - administrators , publishers and general users. The administrator has complete access over the app, while the publisher has restricted video submission features to his / her assigned categories only and the general user can only access to the front end and submit public videos if allowed.

Category Thumbnails

You can now set up thumbnails for each of your categories and give your channels.

Easily manage your video players

You can define how your players should look and what features to enable (like auto-play, fixed size, etc). You can even create custom players for any upcoming video format! All this from within the application.

Add Video Thumbnails

You can upload thumbnails for each of your videos , have the application resize them or even have the software generate them automatically for you through FFMPEG*.

Easily Upload Your Logo

Change your front logo without even having to customize the files. Just upload the file through the application options screen.

Full Front-End Customization

Customize a single CSS file and 5 Files to completely modify the application's public front end.

Optional Send To Friend feature

Users can send videos to their friends through the send to friend option.

Video download option

You can optionally let your users download your videos by checking this option in the options screen.

Full screen view

If the video player defined does not have a full screen view option, this feature will load a resized version of the video to the full width and height of the screen.

Video alerts

Get user notifications when one of your videos does not seem to be working correctly.

Video suggestions.

Enable a full suggestion form for your users to send you suggestions for videos they’d like to see. This is a hot feature that will let you empower your users and allow them to voice their suggestions!

Add your Banner ads

Absolute Video Channel comes ready to run with Google Adsense, Absolute Banner Manager or any other bannermanagement system! Easily add your Google Ad sense or Absolute Banner Manager code to display your banner ads on your video site. Or use this feature to display any custom content that you may need.

Add External widgets

Absolute Video Channel will let you add up to five custom widgets to your Video Channel site. Use it to display content from Absolute Content Rotator, news from Absolute News Manager, a support button or even external widgets like Twitter or Jaiku.

Set custom Video display sizes

Set up to three video display sizes - one for your front page, one for the video view and one for embedding your videos.

Built-in contact form.

You can enable a contact form already built into the software so that your video site indeed behaves as a full working web site.

Contact User Option

Public users can get contacted among them using the built-in contact user option.

Tag Your Videos

Tag your videos for easy indexing and browsing.

Social Share and Bookmark your Videos

Absolute Video Channel comes ready to run with social bookmarking so that your videos and content can be shared on sites like DIGG and Del.icio.us

Add articles to your videos

Use a powerful editor to include text-based content with your videos. This feature is great for adding transcripts or full articles to your videos. You can even include links and images.

Allow Video comments.

Set up a comments facility for your videos.

Allow Video ratings

By checking a single option, your videos can be rated by your users.

Check your Video Stats

Absolute Video Channel keeps track of how many times a video has been seen in order to feature in the MOST VIEWED tab.

Anti-Spam CAPTCHA feature.

Avoid spam and annoying automated submissions from your forms. The built in contact and suggestion form of Absolute Video Channel come ready to run with a server based CAPTCHA.

Developed using the latest web technology

Absolute Video Channel has been developed using Microsoft's ASP.NET and SQL Server technologies, thus ensuring maximum scalability for a web based application.

A pleasure to work with

Its easy to use and elegantly simple interface make it a breeze to work with. You don't have to be an expert to work with the application. Absolute Video Channel takes advantage of the latest design trends and technologies delivering capability without complexity.

Not a hosted solution

Absolute Video Channel runs on your own server under your own domain. You don’t depend on any third party to manage your system online.

Entirely Self-Contained, all you need is your browser

Besides meeting the web server system requirements, all you need to manage the software, is a web browser.

Customize it with the tools you already know!

You don't have to rely on expensive tools like Visual Studio if you need to customize the software. Our exclusive and patent pending XLA architecture ensures that the application can be fully customized using your favorite HTML and web-pages editor. Use Dreamweaver, FrontPage, Expression, APTANA, anything!

FireFox support.

Use IE7 or FireFox to manage your videos through the system administration.


* FFMPEG is a command-line tool for encoding videos. It is an optional component included with the application. To set up FFMPEG, an exe file should be installed on the Windows Folder of the web server. This is NOT required to use the application, it is an optional feature that will allow you to re-encode videos and automatically generate thumbnails from your videos directly from the application.


You will receive a compelling solution which follows up-to-date trends and requirements.

We are constantly looking for new features and ideas to implement and add to our line of software products. Based on YouTube, Absolute Video Channel is a ASP.NET Video Sharing Script and Video Sharing Site, If you know of features you’d like to see implemented into this application, just contact us and let us know so that we can evaluate them and add them to the next releases of this solution.


Is This all possible? Absolutely!

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System Requirements

This is a web based application. That means that it is not the regular program that you install on Windows. But it's not difficult to install at all.

As a web based application, it requires a web server and a browser to operate. It is a program which you host or upload into your web server and you operate it using your favorite web browser like Internet Explorer or FireFox.

Here are the technical details that guarantee that this application will work as expected :

Web server

Make sure that your site is hosted in a Windows Based Server and supports .NET 2.0

Absolute Video Channel is a web based application and therefore requires a web server to operate. It has been developed to run on web sites hosted on Windows based Servers with support for the Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework or higher.


Make sure that your web host has a SQL Server database for you.

The Absolute Video Channel stores its information in a database. This program has been developed to run exclusively with SQL Server 2000 / 2005 or higher databases. If you don't have SQL Server, you can use MSDE 2000 which is a scaled down version of SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server Express both free from Microsoft's web site.

Web Browser

In order to operate this web application, you will need a web browser. This application works with Internet Explorer and FireFox which are the top browsers of the market.

Optional Components

Absolute Video Channel supports FFMPEG for encoding of videos and automatic thumbnail generation. It is not required, but if you want to use enable those features, the FFMPEG command line tool (included with the software), should be installed in the WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ folder of your web server.

If you are on a shared hosting you might not be able to use this feature, but again, that does not mean that you cannot use the software. It is an optional feature.

Some Frequently Asked questions


1. Can it be used on a shared hosting environment?

Sure!, as a matter of fact, 90% of our customers effectively run our apps on shared hosting environments. Just make sure to meet the requirements outlined above.


2. Can I use my already existing database or does the software need a new one?

The system has been developed in such a way that it can be installed on a shared database and co-exist with your other database elements without any issues at all.


3. How easy is it to install?

The installation process is very easy and is explained in full detail in the accompanying user manual. Basically all you need to do is to unzip and upload some files to the web server (BY FTP) and update the database connection string by modifying a single line of code in a text file. All the application can be fully deployed by FTP


4. My Web Host is Linux and I have a MySQL database, will that work?

Unfortunately no. This application has been developed to run exclusively on a Windows Based Server using SQL Server as the database. No other platforms are supported.


5. I have a question not answered here.

Just use our technical support form and send your question to us. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Absolute Video Channel is a breeze to use and install

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