PHP Web Flash Grabber
The PHP Flash Grabber is a PHP class that is included in the PHP Web Media Grabber software product item.
It is able to search and grab Flash / Flex files referred by an url and then outputs an array containing the grabbing results.
This sample application uses the flash (flex) grabbing engine provided by the WiseLoop PHP Web Media Grabber to search an url page for flash (flex) links by checking its object tags, grabs the founded flash files, and displays the array returned by the grabbing engine.
WiseLoop PHP Flash Grabber main features:
- Flash (Flex) files search and identification by the HTML content-type response header: the grabbing engine is able to identify beyond the obvious Flash resources having the .swf file extension - it will find the Flash files that have different file extension or no extension at all; the identification is made by checking the server response header when pinging the tested Flash / Flex file resource.
- Flash extension filtering: only those flash files having the specified extensions will be included in the grabbing results.
- Media url name (filename) filtering: only those Flash files having or containing in their url names some specified strings will be included in the grabbing results.
- Media size filtering: only those Flash files having the specified size (in bytes) will be included in the grabbing results.
- Media count limiter: number of grabbed Flash files will be limited to a specified value.
- HTML area searching: the grabbing engine is able to search for Flash files only inside a designated HTML area specified by a tag; in this way you can skip grabbing from the start any unwanted Flash files by narrowing the full HTML target page to a smaller area consisting of a tag content; an incomplete tag (tag slice) can be specified also, the tag will auto complete depending on the contextual HTML content.
- Downloading capability: the WiseLoop PHP Flash Grabber is able to download the grabbed Flash files to the local server, so those files can be referred or used as local resources in the future.