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

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

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 morePrivate streaming video with JW Player 7 on WordPress

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

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?

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 moreBig improvements on S3Media Stream for Joomla!

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

How to switch from low resolution video to HD – part 2

In this part, which is meant for S3 Amazon account holders, we are going to focus on streaming video. Streaming has a lot of advantages, which are explained in S3 Streaming video with CloudFront.   One extra perk not discussed in that article is important: when you use HD switching, the HD video picks up where … Read moreHow to switch from low resolution video to HD – part 2

How to switch from low resolution video to HD automatically – part 1

In this article, I’ll show you how to switch automatically from a low resolution video to HD video on your site.  Standard, the low resolution version will play and when the visitor hits the full screen button, the HD video takes over.  HD switching can work on any site, whether it is a WordPress, Joomla, … Read moreHow to switch from low resolution video to HD automatically – part 1

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 moreTimedText and how to use it

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