RTMP with HLS adaptive streaming video fall-back on AWS – Part 2

hls-rtmp-jwplayer-AWS part 2

In this tutorial we embed RTMP streaming with HLS adaptive streaming fall-back using JW Player 7.9.3 This tutorial is a follow-up of RTMP with HLS adaptive streaming fall-back on AWS – Part 1 which explains the preparations to set up a video for both HLS adaptive streaming and RTMP streaming. To recapitulate: I’ve set up my art site … Read moreRTMP with HLS adaptive streaming video fall-back on AWS – Part 2

RTMP with HLS adaptive streaming fall-back on AWS – Part 1

hls-rtmp-jwplayer-AWS part 1

HLS adaptive streaming doesn’t work on IExplorer 11 in HTML5 mode as I discovered while testing my art site. But there is luckily a solution, namely RTMP with HLS adaptive streaming fall-back. That sounds a little odd, because you could configure HLS for Flash. But the problem is, if setup for Flash, HLS adaptive streaming won’t … Read moreRTMP with HLS adaptive streaming fall-back on AWS – Part 1

Flash support in Google Chrome under fire

Google Chrome and Flash

As from 6 December 2016, with the launch of Google Chrome 55, enabling the Flash plugin will become optional and HTML5 the default. Users will have the choice to decline using Flash. As this implies a serious impact for website owners using RTMP and HLS adaptive streaming videos and audios, we show you the possible options to ensure you can keep delivering video and audio to your … Read moreFlash support in Google Chrome under fire

How to fix subtitle problems in foreign languages

Foreign subtitles errors

Subtitles in foreign languages can give strange results.  Here we show how to fix various problems with a French subtitle vtt file as an example, embedded in JW Player. NOTE: JW Player 7.7 and above solved the issue with special characters, while lower versions and various other players give problems. Some languages pose no problems, but as … Read moreHow to fix subtitle problems in foreign languages

Embed an HLS Adaptive Streaming video

HLS adaptive streaming tutorial 2

In this tutorial, we are going to embed an HLS adaptive streaming video on a website. This tutorial is the follow up of  the HLS adaptive streaming tutorial with CloudFront & JW Player, where we showed how to prepare and process videos for HLS streaming. We presume you followed that tutorial and have already processed the video segments … Read moreEmbed an HLS Adaptive Streaming video

HLS adaptive streaming tutorial with CloudFront & JW Player

HLS adaptive streaming tutorial

A step-by-step HLS adaptive streaming tutorial with CloudFront & JW Player in two parts. It is easier than you think. This tutorial presumes you have already an Amazon Web Services account (AWS) and a premium license of JW Player 6 or 7. The advantage of HLS adaptive streaming is that you can serve videos according to … Read moreHLS adaptive streaming tutorial with CloudFront & JW Player

JW Player 7 vs JW Player 6

Updated: 2 December 2016. A comparison between JW Player 7 and JW Player 6. What are the differences? Do you need to update your embedding code? Price policies and other changes explained. Updated 10 November 2015. What is the difference between JW Player 6 and JW Player 7? With JW Player 7, the company JW Player in New York clearly … Read moreJW Player 7 vs JW Player 6

HLS streaming via AWS and JW Player 6

HLS streaming

HLS streaming (HTTP Live Streaming) has a couple of advantages over RTMP streaming in a sense that it can circumvent corporate firewalls and proxies and it plays on most mobile devices and desktops. RTMP streaming does not work on mobiles at all since it needs Flash, although JW Player has a HTML5 fallback method for mobiles. … Read moreHLS streaming via AWS and JW Player 6

Should I upgrade to JW Player Pro 6 or Premium?

Update 24 September 2014: A question that pops up regularly these days is: “Should I upgrade to JW Player 6?”  This depends on which features of JW Player you are using currently. JW Player 6 has a new set of advanced features which are surely worthwhile to investigate, but keep in mind there are quite … Read moreShould I upgrade to JW Player Pro 6 or Premium?

Embedding an audio with poster image, watermark and subtitles, using JW Player 5.10

Embedded audios in a website generally display a simple control bar with navigation buttons to play, pause, rewind and so on. While this is great for audio libraries, it can be so much more. In this tutorial, I’ll show you step by step how to add a poster image, a watermark and subtitles, using JW … Read moreEmbedding an audio with poster image, watermark and subtitles, using JW Player 5.10

How to skip to a chapter in a video with JW Player?

A chapter is a place in the timeline of a streaming video. It can be anywhere in the video and there is no need to define chapters upfront. With JW Player 5.10, you can add chapter links to any part of a video or audio. This is very useful in lengthy videos/audios which cover several … Read moreHow to skip to a chapter in a video with JW Player?

Embedding a Playlist for Streaming Video – using JW Player

Embedding a video/audio playlist is not difficult at all, it only requires your full attention. In this tutorial (part 2), I’ll show you how to embed a dynamic playlist. A dynamic playlists differs with a regular playlist in a sense that you do not need to create a separate xml file.  For this tutorial, you … Read moreEmbedding a Playlist for Streaming Video – using JW Player

How far are we with HTML5? A report by JW PLayer

Updated 4 November 2016: HTML5 for Video progresses all the time.  Not as quick as we hope for since audio is often left out of the equation, but there is progress nevertheless. JW Player has brought out a report on the current state of HTML5, and the interesting thing is that the report will be upgraded every time … Read moreHow far are we with HTML5? A report by JW PLayer

How to Embed Streaming Video & Audio with HTML5 Fallback – using JW Player 5.6

Revised on June 2015 – JW Player 5.6 (up to version 5.10)  is a Flash video/audio player created with Adobe Flex which has the capability to switch to HTML5 fallback mode if a non Flash browser is encountered. In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to install JW Player and how to embed video … Read moreHow to Embed Streaming Video & Audio with HTML5 Fallback – using JW Player 5.6

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