We are pleased to announce a small bug fix release of Simple Stats to fix where Stat.title could be undefined and cause errors in parsing the logs.
What is Simple Stats?
Simple Stats is a simple to install and easy to use statistics package for JW’s FLV player. It originally started as a simple Ruby script and has since evolved into a high quality professional package that is much, much faster through the use of aggressive caching and smarter code.
You can view a live demo of Simple Stats that is using a log file with 100,000 entries at:
Please note that currently Simple Stats works ONLY for videos hosted on the same domain as the Simple Stats scripts (i.e. not embedded on other domains) because of browser restrictions (cross-site request restrinctions to prevent malicious attacks). It is possible to setup proxy logger scripts on other domains to which you embed but this is not included in Simple Stats at this time.
Extract the contents of the zip or compressed tar archive to your server and allow the web server write access to the extracted directory and its contents. Then navigate to the extracted directory in a web browser and follow the instructions.
A lot of hard work has gone into Simple Stats. It is free for non-commercial use, however if you find this software useful please do consider a donation!
For information about commercial licensing please see the licensing page.
Really great statistics… work fine for me. Just one issue. The script created correctly logfiles last year: November 2010, December 2010…
But from beginning of this year it does not create logfiles correctly. I mean they are not named correctly: January 1970, and for february it also created a logfile named January 1970. Probably it will name the next month the same way too. How to fix it? I’m glad about every help you can give me…
Thanks a lot for this great statistics! It really works great on my site. All my respect for you guys… good job.
Just a question concerning the accessebility. Is there any possibility to password-protect the statistics as I don’t want anybody to view it?
all the best
You would need to use your webserver functions to do that. Usually you just add an htaccess filter and it will be secure.
Hey, will you help me getting started with theses stats when I will buy a license? Or are these stats discontinued?
We will be happy to help you. We are still working on developing this product as a release. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us via the contact form on this site.
Can not get the stats functioning under WordPress 3.01.
“NO logs found”
Are you using Simple Stats on its own or through the SFV plugin?
Josh we are using the SFV plug-in
Any thoughts to help with getting this to work?
or is it NOT supported any longer?
I installed this because of the name “Simple Stats” well I am not a programmer and can not figure out how to un-install it because it doesn’t do what I thought it does, please help
What troubles are you having? What were you hoping it would do? To uninstall you simply need to delete the stats folder and it will be “uninstalled” it only writes new files inside of the folder you uploaded it to so deleting that folder will take care of everything.
Hi Josh thanks for the reply
I am looking for a wordpress plugin to basically tell me who is looking at which pages.
Yeah this only works for videos. Not pages in general.
thx for your reply… nonetheless I’m not successful in getting started with these fine stats. Just get the message No logs found. All the obvious things are set right… scriptaccess, script in head tag. Just recognised I’m using a xml playlist. Is this the matter why it doesn’t work? hm…you meant ID… you certainly mean the ID of the object tag…? Does it have to be named to ‘container1’? Or can I name it whatever? Otherwise I haven’t got any ideas anymore :(
really cool stats… my respect! Does it work with swfobject2.0, too or does it only support 1.5? Or is it irrelevant? I use the DreamweaverCS4 method to incorporate the player.
It does indeed work with any version of swfobject and even for plain embeds so long as the settings are correct (e.g. scripting is allowed, the ID is set properly, etc).
Been toying with your script since one of the first v0.1 beta releases came out, hard to believe it was over a year ago today, congrats!
Good to see a new release, but I notice the Tutorial is down… are you still supporting it?
Anyway, I’ve been in hobbyist mode on online/mobile video for the past year but going to now focus a lot more energy on creating an excellent service, and SimpleStats will most likely be a part of that equation.
Just wondering if you can support installation via Skype this week for setup of the new SimpleStats package on my server, if I purchase an unlimited commercial license?
The tutorial site is down but only for a day or so. It should be back up within 24 hours but if you buy a license we will def. be willing to help get it running. Shoot me an email with your contact info for skype or AIM and we will setup a time to call