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JW Player and Xenforo

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Andy.N, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Have a project where we will have plenty of video clips hosted on our site and will be displayed via
    JW Player on our XF forum. Anyone has any info on whether this will work?
    http://www.longtailvideo.com/players/
     
  2. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

  3. Ryan Kent

    Ryan Kent Well-Known Member

    It definitely works.

    Since I already had it installed from Jaxel's mod, I use it to play other videos.
     
  4. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    What if I don't want to install Xenmedio and just try to use it via a custom BB code or something?
     
  5. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Are you self hosting this, or are you hosting it from a site like Vimeo or something?

    If you're self-hosting, and wanting to do your own bbcode or modification, look at http://videojs.com (Or any other free HTML5 video script).

    It is easily customizable (for layout), and has a lot of support for various features relating to HTML5, with flash fallback.
     
  6. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Yes I'm self hosting as they are paid educational video.

    Ideally, a player would prevent people from hot linking the video source i.e it will not expose the video link/can only play from my site, etc.
     
  7. Ryan Kent

    Ryan Kent Well-Known Member

    I presume the reason for your choice to self-host is related to your desire to keep the content on your site. The advantages YouTube and similar services offer is they offer the content in various resolutions so each viewer can watch the video in the best format for their connection speed. Also, they provide a Content Delivery Network so the content is delivered significantly faster.

    If you do choose to self host, I would recommend 720 HD, as it is still HD without going to 108o, where the file size will be too large for many viewers. You may wish to host a 360 and 720 version of each file so users with slower connections can watch your video with less issues. Videos which keep pausing are a major turn off for users.

    Also, you can look into a CDN. Amazon is pretty cheap for low usage sites.
     
  8. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    I'm using Camtasia to record the video off computer. And have MaxCDN but don't know which CDN would be appropriate for this type of thing.
     
  9. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    It will work...I do it with flowplayer. I also know for a fact that I can do the same thing I did with flowplayer with jwplayer
    http://xenforo.com/community/threads/xxmp-xenxero-media-player.16709/#post-219616
    I just made an addon out of it but I had been doing this as code edits since the first day that I had purchased xf. It can be done with jw player very easily

    So to answer your question ...yes it can be done.
     
  10. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    I know you would be able to do so, judging from the numerous BBCode you hacked up.
    Do you see any limitation compared to the native JW player implementation per their demo site?

    Would I be able to use all their features, like selecting a first screenshot to display, display credit overlay, etc.
     
  11. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    I have not been able to find anything I can't do that I have wanted to...for instance I can stream a live feed of any vga dvi or hdmi video source in my house to Adobe FMS4 on one of my servers and then embed a flowplayer container displaying the live feed.

    If I had to guess ..I see this at jw's site and say they are the same function wise----
    [​IMG] Play FLV, H.264, & YouTube Videos on your website!

    Generally it is what you are comfortable with. To me JW is an excuse for an ad campaign (stressing to me). I am not saying it's good or bad. I just don't like it. If I wanted to run ads I would just use a pluggin for my player...not get one built to play ads ...again I don't know much about jw except that they love ads... and speaking of those.

    I would need to see jw player demos to give you any real answers about jw's functionality but...I can't find them on their site which is the reason when I first started with the web and was interested in remote hosting of video and playback, I moved on to a site where I could actually learn something...mostly because I could find everything.

    Literally anything you can do with flowplayer or jwplayer for that matter you should be able to manipulate it's usage to work with bbcode usage.

    Think of it this way. If you can create a doc say test.html and on that doc you can make either of these players do something..anything that they can do...there is no reason why you couldn't integrate it into xf.

    Realistically it is how ever much customization and how much time you are willing to spend honing it to your needs.
     
  12. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Would love to see this implemented.
    Do you think it would take you long to get it up and running?
    Thanks
     
  13. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Well I had no real intention of doing it as I really do not enjoy working with jwplayer that and I am trying to completely rebuild one of my other mods currently and have it use admin options in the ACP amongst other things so needless to say I am stupid-busy at this point in time. Your best bet would be to see what jaxel could do for you in this case since jwplayer is his thing and I prefer flowplayer myself. Sorry this time around bud.
     
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  14. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Sure thing, EQnoble.
    I will try to get it work somehow. thanks.
     
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  15. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    It still does not support playlist
     
  16. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

  17. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    My favourite player would be http://sublimevideo.net/ though it is a commercial hosted software it plays your files that are stored locally.

    though re-reading this thread I see you want playlist support, this is and isn't possible with sublime depending on your skills... E.G. third demo on http://sublimevideo.net/demo
     
  18. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Thanks Cezz

    The question always come back to how do you embed these video players in XF post? There are many HTML5 video players/video services out there.

    All of these services require you to add their JS to the XF header and put some embed code where you want the video to show. Currently, you can't do this directly on a XF post.
     
  19. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    You would just need to create a custom BBCode for the specific video player you want... if you want to drop me a PM I would love to discuss it further with you!
     
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  20. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I would have recommended them, but if he has a lot of views the price tends to outweigh the benefit. There are quite a few other scripts that allow playlists that are available for free (or not as a service) that tend to be just as good as Sublime.
     
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