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 more

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 more

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 more

Private streaming video with JW Player 7 on WordPress

Updated: 2 December 2016. Private streaming video/audio with JW Player 7 on WordPress is now possible with S3Media Stream Enterprise 7.7.1, our WordPress plugin that works via private RTMP distributions and Web distributions on Amazon Web Services (AWS). It ships and installs with JWplayer 7.x automatically, you do not need to download it separately. The plugin is ideal for coaches, media professionals … Read more

How to create captions/subtitles for video and audio in WebVTT, SRT, DFXP format

Updated: 8 September 2016. This tutorial shows how easy it is to create captions/subtitles files in WebVTT, SRT and DFXP format for subtitling in videos and audios. Depending on the media player you use, you can even provide subtitles in different languages for the same media. Subtitle files are basically text files you can write in … Read more

Big improvements on S3Media Stream for Joomla!

S3Media Stream is a powerful tool to publish private streaming video and audio with S3 CloudFront on Joomla sites. We are happy to announce big improvements on this extension. So far, it worked with a module to display the rich media. Like its WordPress version, it also has protected download links for all sorts of … Read more

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 more

TimedText and how to use it

TimedText is a convention to place subtitles in videos without actually embed them in the video itself.  This has huge advantages over embedded (hardcoded) subtitles because you can use the same video while using different languages, depending where you show it.   TimedText can be used in two ways: Closed Captions or Open Captions. Closed … Read more

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