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It’s easy to convert PHP Array to Select Dropdown Box… you need to loop for all element in array to display as dropdown. But may be you ever think for reverse process. Yes, it’s also easy!

You need to scrape / crawl Select box HTML to get PHP Array back from HTML Select Box. Please read our articles for xpath here



$s = '<select name="country">
<option value="">Country...</option>
<option value="AF">Afghanistan</option>
<option value="AL">Albania</option>
<option value="DZ">Algeria</option>
<option value="AS">American Samoa</option>
<option value="AD">Andorra</option>
<option value="AG">Angola</option>
<option value="AI">Anguilla</option>
<option value="AG">Antigua &amp; Barbuda</option>
<option value="AR">Argentina</option>
<option value="AA">Armenia</option>
<option value="AW">Aruba</option>
<option value="AU">Australia</option>
<option value="AT">Austria</option>
<option value="AZ">Azerbaijan</option>
<option value="BS">Bahamas</option>
<option value="BH">Bahrain</option>
<option value="BD">Bangladesh</option>
<option value="BB">Barbados</option>
<option value="BY">Belarus</option>
<option value="BE">Belgium</option>
<option value="BZ">Belize</option>
<option value="BJ">Benin</option>
<option value="BM">Bermuda</option>
<option value="BT">Bhutan</option>
<option value="BO">Bolivia</option>
<option value="BL">Bonaire</option>
<option value="BA">Bosnia &amp; Herzegovina</option>
<option value="BW">Botswana</option>
<option value="BR">Brazil</option>
<option value="BC">British Indian Ocean Ter</option>
<option value="BN">Brunei</option>
<option value="BG">Bulgaria</option>
<option value="BF">Burkina Faso</option>
<option value="BI">Burundi</option>
<option value="KH">Cambodia</option>
<option value="CM">Cameroon</option>
<option value="CA">Canada</option>
<option value="IC">Canary Islands</option>
<option value="CV">Cape Verde</option>
<option value="KY">Cayman Islands</option>
<option value="CF">Central African Republic</option>
<option value="TD">Chad</option>
<option value="CD">Channel Islands</option>
<option value="CL">Chile</option>
<option value="CN">China</option>
<option value="CI">Christmas Island</option>
<option value="CS">Cocos Island</option>
<option value="CO">Colombia</option>
<option value="CC">Comoros</option>
<option value="CG">Congo</option>
<option value="CK">Cook Islands</option>
<option value="CR">Costa Rica</option>
<option value="CT">Cote D\'Ivoire</option>
<option value="HR">Croatia</option>
<option value="CU">Cuba</option>
<option value="CB">Curacao</option>
<option value="CY">Cyprus</option>
<option value="CZ">Czech Republic</option>
<option value="DK">Denmark</option>
<option value="DJ">Djibouti</option>
<option value="DM">Dominica</option>
<option value="DO">Dominican Republic</option>
<option value="TM">East Timor</option>
<option value="EC">Ecuador</option>
<option value="EG">Egypt</option>
<option value="SV">El Salvador</option>
<option value="GQ">Equatorial Guinea</option>
<option value="ER">Eritrea</option>
<option value="EE">Estonia</option>
<option value="ET">Ethiopia</option>
<option value="FA">Falkland Islands</option>
<option value="FO">Faroe Islands</option>
<option value="FJ">Fiji</option>
<option value="FI">Finland</option>
<option value="FR">France</option>
<option value="GF">French Guiana</option>
<option value="PF">French Polynesia</option>
<option value="FS">French Southern Ter</option>
<option value="GA">Gabon</option>
<option value="GM">Gambia</option>
<option value="GE">Georgia</option>
<option value="DE">Germany</option>
<option value="GH">Ghana</option>
<option value="GI">Gibraltar</option>
<option value="GB">Great Britain</option>
<option value="GR">Greece</option>
<option value="GL">Greenland</option>
<option value="GD">Grenada</option>
<option value="GP">Guadeloupe</option>
<option value="GU">Guam</option>
<option value="GT">Guatemala</option>
<option value="GN">Guinea</option>
<option value="GY">Guyana</option>
<option value="HT">Haiti</option>
<option value="HW">Hawaii</option>
<option value="HN">Honduras</option>
<option value="HK">Hong Kong</option>
<option value="HU">Hungary</option>
<option value="IS">Iceland</option>
<option value="IN">India</option>
<option value="ID">Indonesia</option>
<option value="IA">Iran</option>
<option value="IQ">Iraq</option>
<option value="IR">Ireland</option>
<option value="IM">Isle of Man</option>
<option value="IL">Israel</option>
<option value="IT">Italy</option>
<option value="JM">Jamaica</option>
<option value="JP">Japan</option>
<option value="JO">Jordan</option>
<option value="KZ">Kazakhstan</option>
<option value="KE">Kenya</option>
<option value="KI">Kiribati</option>
<option value="NK">Korea North</option>
<option value="KS">Korea South</option>
<option value="KW">Kuwait</option>
<option value="KG">Kyrgyzstan</option>
<option value="LA">Laos</option>
<option value="LV">Latvia</option>
<option value="LB">Lebanon</option>
<option value="LS">Lesotho</option>
<option value="LR">Liberia</option>
<option value="LY">Libya</option>
<option value="LI">Liechtenstein</option>
<option value="LT">Lithuania</option>
<option value="LU">Luxembourg</option>
<option value="MO">Macau</option>
<option value="MK">Macedonia</option>
<option value="MG">Madagascar</option>
<option value="MY">Malaysia</option>
<option value="MW">Malawi</option>
<option value="MV">Maldives</option>
<option value="ML">Mali</option>
<option value="MT">Malta</option>
<option value="MH">Marshall Islands</option>
<option value="MQ">Martinique</option>
<option value="MR">Mauritania</option>
<option value="MU">Mauritius</option>
<option value="ME">Mayotte</option>
<option value="MX">Mexico</option>
<option value="MI">Midway Islands</option>
<option value="MD">Moldova</option>
<option value="MC">Monaco</option>
<option value="MN">Mongolia</option>
<option value="MS">Montserrat</option>
<option value="MA">Morocco</option>
<option value="MZ">Mozambique</option>
<option value="MM">Myanmar</option>
<option value="NA">Nambia</option>
<option value="NU">Nauru</option>
<option value="NP">Nepal</option>
<option value="AN">Netherland Antilles</option>
<option value="NL">Netherlands (Holland, Europe)</option>
<option value="NV">Nevis</option>
<option value="NC">New Caledonia</option>
<option value="NZ">New Zealand</option>
<option value="NI">Nicaragua</option>
<option value="NE">Niger</option>
<option value="NG">Nigeria</option>
<option value="NW">Niue</option>
<option value="NF">Norfolk Island</option>
<option value="NO">Norway</option>
<option value="OM">Oman</option>
<option value="PK">Pakistan</option>
<option value="PW">Palau Island</option>
<option value="PS">Palestine</option>
<option value="PA">Panama</option>
<option value="PG">Papua New Guinea</option>
<option value="PY">Paraguay</option>
<option value="PE">Peru</option>
<option value="PH">Philippines</option>
<option value="PO">Pitcairn Island</option>
<option value="PL">Poland</option>
<option value="PT">Portugal</option>
<option value="PR">Puerto Rico</option>
<option value="QA">Qatar</option>
<option value="ME">Republic of Montenegro</option>
<option value="RS">Republic of Serbia</option>
<option value="RE">Reunion</option>
<option value="RO">Romania</option>
<option value="RU">Russia</option>
<option value="RW">Rwanda</option>
<option value="NT">St Barthelemy</option>
<option value="EU">St Eustatius</option>
<option value="HE">St Helena</option>
<option value="KN">St Kitts-Nevis</option>
<option value="LC">St Lucia</option>
<option value="MB">St Maarten</option>
<option value="PM">St Pierre &amp; Miquelon</option>
<option value="VC">St Vincent &amp; Grenadines</option>
<option value="SP">Saipan</option>
<option value="SO">Samoa</option>
<option value="AS">Samoa American</option>
<option value="SM">San Marino</option>
<option value="ST">Sao Tome &amp; Principe</option>
<option value="SA">Saudi Arabia</option>
<option value="SN">Senegal</option>
<option value="RS">Serbia</option>
<option value="SC">Seychelles</option>
<option value="SL">Sierra Leone</option>
<option value="SG">Singapore</option>
<option value="SK">Slovakia</option>
<option value="SI">Slovenia</option>
<option value="SB">Solomon Islands</option>
<option value="OI">Somalia</option>
<option value="ZA">South Africa</option>
<option value="ES">Spain</option>
<option value="LK">Sri Lanka</option>
<option value="SD">Sudan</option>
<option value="SR">Suriname</option>
<option value="SZ">Swaziland</option>
<option value="SE">Sweden</option>
<option value="CH">Switzerland</option>
<option value="SY">Syria</option>
<option value="TA">Tahiti</option>
<option value="TW">Taiwan</option>
<option value="TJ">Tajikistan</option>
<option value="TZ">Tanzania</option>
<option value="TH">Thailand</option>
<option value="TG">Togo</option>
<option value="TK">Tokelau</option>
<option value="TO">Tonga</option>
<option value="TT">Trinidad &amp; Tobago</option>
<option value="TN">Tunisia</option>
<option value="TR">Turkey</option>
<option value="TU">Turkmenistan</option>
<option value="TC">Turks &amp; Caicos Is</option>
<option value="TV">Tuvalu</option>
<option value="UG">Uganda</option>
<option value="UA">Ukraine</option>
<option value="AE">United Arab Emirates</option>
<option value="GB">United Kingdom</option>
<option value="US">United States of America</option>
<option value="UY">Uruguay</option>
<option value="UZ">Uzbekistan</option>
<option value="VU">Vanuatu</option>
<option value="VS">Vatican City State</option>
<option value="VE">Venezuela</option>
<option value="VN">Vietnam</option>
<option value="VB">Virgin Islands (Brit)</option>
<option value="VA">Virgin Islands (USA)</option>
<option value="WK">Wake Island</option>
<option value="WF">Wallis &amp; Futana Is</option>
<option value="YE">Yemen</option>
<option value="ZR">Zaire</option>
<option value="ZM">Zambia</option>
<option value="ZW">Zimbabwe</option>

$doc = new DOMDocument();
$xpath = new DOMXPath($doc);

$options = $xpath->query('*/select/option');


$values = array();
foreach ($options as $option) {

     $in = $option->getAttribute('value'); 
	 if($in=="") $in = rand(0,2);
	 $values[$in] = $option->textContent;

echo "$"."z = ".var_export($values, true).";";


You can apply same logic for more HTML elements using xpath...

Download Select2Array.php

Shoutcast V2 aacPlus AAC+ Player

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Shoutcast AAC+ V2

MP3 Radio Streams (Shoutcast/Icecast) are best for Radio Streaming with best bit-rate, but MP3 Streaming need license to broadcast source streams. Radio MP3 music globally play on all devices & platforms. MP3 live radio streaming easily work over HTML5/HTTP.

Whereas AAC+ live radio streaming work on over RTMP. It need flash streaming via RTMP.

Shoutcast V2 aacPlus AAC+ Stream in iOS (iPhone/iPod/iPad) using HTML5 Audio Player

<audio id=”radioaac” src=”” controls=”true” style=”width:200px; height:50px;”></audio>

Note: AAC+ live streaming over RTMP, and MP3 live streaming over HTML5/HTTP.

Radio Song Album Artwork Cover by YouTube

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An album cover is the front / other side of the packaging of a commercially released audio recording product, or album.

You can find online APIs or Websites where artwork available

– Amazon
– LastFM
– Soundcloud
– Apple iTune
– Google Play
– Gracenote
– Free Music Archive

And many more ….

But YouTube is the best source where you can get Album / Song Cover Image for every Title

YouTube provide gdata API to search songs as video title to get image

Deprecated Features for YouTube API v2.0

YouTube Data API (v3)<search term>


$q = isset($_REQUEST['q'])?$_REQUEST['q']:"";

//thumbnail -> sqDefault, hqDefault

// orderby -> title, relevance, published

<div id="videos"></div>
<!-- Include the latest jQuery library -->
<script src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

jQuery.getJSON('<?php echo $q; ?>&max-results=1&v=2&alt=jsonc&orderby=relevance', function(data) {
    var output="<ul>";
    for (var i in {
		output+="<li><img src='" +[i].thumbnail.hqDefault + "' /></li>";
		output+="<li>" +[i].title + "</li>";
	var output="</ul>";


How you can get cover image?

song album artwork

JSON2CSV – convert json files to csv

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JSON2CSV is a python script that converts json data to a csv file.



Download above text file “json2csv.py_.txt” then rename “”

>> python “input.json” “output.csv”

JSON – input.json

“createdAt”: “2014-02-20T18:15:56.818Z”,
“fbID”: “34534534534”,
“lessonQuestions”: 5,
“lessonScore”: 2750,
“lesson_no”: 2,
“objectId”: “htmsuPr6F6”,
“updatedAt”: “2014-02-22T15:42:38.166Z”
“createdAt”: “2014-02-21T16:45:52.550Z”,
“fbID”: “100001132788807”,
“lessonQuestions”: 5,
“lessonScore”: 1100,
“lesson_no”: 3,
“objectId”: “xgmJxEyBHl”,
“updatedAt”: “2014-02-22T18:14:38.107Z”

CSV – output.csv

createdAt, fbID, lessonQuestions, lessonScore, lesson_no, objectId, updatedAt
2014-02-20T18:15:56.818Z, 34534534534, 5, 2750, 2, htmsuPr6F6, 2014-02-22T15:42:38.166Z
2014-02-21T16:45:52.550Z, 100001132788807, 5, 1100, 3, xgmJxEyBHl, 2014-02-22T18:14:38.107Z


Install Centova Cast

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Centova Cast is an internet radio stream hosting control panel. It is used for hosting radio streams and manage Radio Server like ShoutCast and IceCast. You can manage Auto DJ using Centova Cast v2 Auto DJ System plus Server Control Panel.

Centova Cast Admin

System Requirements for Centova Cast: You can install it on any Linux-based servers.

Operating system: CentOS 4/5/6, RHEL, Debian Linux
Database server: MySQL v4.1+, v5.0, v5.1, or v5.5
Streaming server: SHOUTcast v2.0, SHOUTcast v1.9, IceCast v2.x
Streaming source: ices-cc, sc_trans v2.0, ices v2, ices v0.4, ezstream 0.5.3, sc_trans 0.4.0

# apt-get install liblwp-useragent-determined-perl libconfig-tiny-perl libnet-snmp-perl libxml-simple-perl libconfig-simple-perl libmp3lame-dev libxml2-dev

# apt-get install libxml2 libvorbis-dev libogg-dev libxslt1-dev libcurl3-gnutls libogg0 libspeex1 libtheora0 libvorbis0a libxslt1.1

# wget -O
# chmod a+x ./

# ./ –shoutcast-all
# /usr/local/centovacast/sbin/update –add shoutcast1
# apt-get install ia32-libs

# ./ –icecast-all

Secure Expired MP3 File

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Secure Expired MP3 File can be used for hiding real mp3 link inside html source using base64_encode, mcrypt_encrypt, base64_decode, mcrypt_decrypt and md5. MP3 link will be expired in few seconds then it will return No Access Page to protect MP3 files to hot linked.

I was working on Secured & Expired MP3 Link in HTML5 MP3 Player. Hope you already read previous article “Amazon S3 Expiring Link”

These functions are also useful when you need to secure & expire media links …

Remote Secure Token
Secure Token Plugin with PHP
– JavaScript Encryption Library

Secure Expired MP3


Google App Engine – Downloading source code

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I am working on my old project on Google App Engine… so I need to download old source code from Google App Engine ….

We can download source code for application by with the download_app action in the Python SDK command-line tool:

> download_app -A <your_app_id> -V <your_app_version> <output-dir>

But it is giving error …

D:\Program Files\Google\google_appengine> download_app -A svnlabs -V 1 E:/AppEngine/svnlabs
Usage: [options] download_app -A app_id [ -V version ] error: “download_app” expects one non-option argument, found 3. 🙁

D:\Program Files\Google\google_appengine> download_app -A svnlabs -V 1 E:/AppEngine/svnlabs

D:\Program Files\Google\google_appengine> download_app help
Usage: [options] download_app -A app_id [ -V version ] error: You must specify an app ID via -A or – -application. 


> download_app – -application=<your_app_id> – -version=<your_app_version> <output-dir> 🙂

D:\Program Files\Google\google_appengine> download_app – -application=svnlabs E:/AppEngine/svnlabs
01:50 PM Host:
01:50 PM Fetching file list…
Password for

Use an application-specific password instead of your regular account password.
However, now the recommended way to log in is using OAuth2. See

Google IssuedAuthSubTokens accesscode

Password for
01:55 PM Fetching files…
01:55 PM [1/41] WEB-INF/lib/script-10.jar
01:55 PM [2/41] WEB-INF/classes/META-INF/jdoconfig.xml
01:55 PM [3/41] svnlabs.php


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Red5 CMS

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Hope you already read our article for Media Streaming CMS.

Using Red5 CMS you can manage your Red5, Wowza, RTMP streams and publish using open source player. You can track your media content and embed on other websites.

Red5 Admin Login

Red5 CMS Home

Red5 CMS Categories

Red5 CMS Add Categories

Red5 Server Infomation

Red5 Streams

Red5 CMS Edit Streams

Red5 CMS Stream Offline

Install MistServer

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MistServer is a highly versatile, lightweight, customizable open-source multi-standard multimedia server. MistServer configuration is easy to use for full CDN solutions applications.


MistServer is Free, open and well-supported, Truly plug and play, Affordable, seamless and highly scalable control over your media servers. MistServer can be installed on any server to make multimedia server.

Download MistServer Binary here

You can clone source from

Check your server architecture Generic Linux 64-bit or Generic Linux 32-bit then download

# wget

Now extract / copy files to /usr/local/bin/

Check quick start here

# chmod a+x MistController
# MistController -a username:password -n

You need to point your browser to connect Mist Server Manager


Mistserver Manager Login

Kill MistServer

# lsof -i:4242 (Find PID for MistServer)
# kill -9 PID

Find more info about MistServer from

Compare MistServer with other Media Streaming Servers like Wowza or Red5 here

You can find Linux User Guide for MistServer from

Stay connected for more MistServer Configurations and Addons 😉