The open source stuff that JomSocial uses to convert and render video uploads (ffmpeg) also supports audio files. I thought it would be cool to modify JomSocial to allow audio files to be used in its videos section. It actually wasn't as hard to figure out as I thought it would be. Please let me know if you have a better way to do this. It would be cool if I could figure out how to customize the dull background ffmpeg puts on the "video," but at least it works. Anyways, here's what I did...
* Find this file --> /components/com_community/helpers/videos.php
* Find the section that lists the MIME types that will be accepted
* Change / add MIME types as necessary
For example, I added this to videos.php:
* You may also want to modify the language file so that audio files are listed as allowed uploads. This just tells those uploading that they're allowed.
Something changed in a later version of ffmpeg, which broke JomSocial video uploads. The wording on the ffmpeg version / copyright info changed, so some code modification was necessary to fix it.
* Go to a terminal on your server and type ffmpeg -version to see what the version / copyright info wording looks like.
* Edit this file --> /components/com_community/libraries/videos.php and look for the "hasFFmpegSupport" section.
* In my case I had to modify it to look like this:
$cmd= $this->ffmpeg . ' -version 2>&1';
$hasVersion= JString::strpos( $output, 'ffmpeg version' );
$hasCopyright= JString::strpos( $output, 'the Libav developers' );
Newer versions of JomSocial have an additional file extension check upon upload, so 1 more change is necessary to get it working.
* Find the section below in file /components/com_community/helpers/videos.php, and add the file extensions you wish to support. I added mp3 below as an example.
public function getValidExtensionType()