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JPlayer documentation

1. Using JPlayer

1.1 How I use player?

  1. Install plugin
  2. Activate plugin in Administrator -> Extensions -> Plugin Manager
  3. Upload files via FTP
  4. Use in article tags {format}filename|width|height|autoplay|subtitles{/format} or simple {format}filename{/format} with default settings

1.2 What formats does player support?

The following file formats are supported: flv, mp4, mp3.
For logo image are supported: jpg, png, gif.
For subtitles are supported: srt.

1.3 How I create a XML playlist?

In plugin package are plalists samples (after installation in plugins/content/jplayer/playlist_samples too) and for details visit JW Player homepage.

1.4 Where are located folders for the JPlayer?

Default folders are media/video media/audio and media/playlists. In plugin setting you can define custom directory.

1.5 Which version of JPlayer I have to install?

JPlayer 1.5.x series work on Joomla! 1.5 and JPlayer 1.6.x work on Joomla! 1.6
I will support both versions of JPlayer for few months.


2. Using advanced features

2.1 How I enable preview for video player?

Preview for video file is enabled permanently. If you want use preview for video file, place png image (name like video file without extension) to directory with video file. If you want use jpg image rename file extension jpg to png, player can use it ;) In remote video must have preview image file video extension in name too (example: your-remote-flv.flv.png).

2.2 How to setup the logo position in the video?

In free version of JW Player is not possible change logo position.

2.3 Where I download skins for player?

At official JW Player homepage. JPlayer use JW Player version 4.7 and skin must support them.

2.4 Where is located skin folder?


2.5 How I enable subtitles for video player?

In tag use 4. parameter (example: {flv}your-flv-video|640|480|0|1{/flv}) and place srt subtitle file (name like video file without extension) to directory with video file. In remote video must have subtitle file video extension in name too (example:

2.6 How I can change subtitles color, effects, etc?

In srt subtitles you can use tags <font color="#00ff00">green text</font> <u>underline</u> <i>italic</i> <b>bold</b>.

2.7 What is Debug mode?

Enable this option to display additional information about inculed video/audio files. Useful for debugging and solving problems. If you have problem with "File don't exists." enable this option to show files links. See Debug mode in JPlayer demo.

2.8 What is templating system and how i can use it?

Templating system allow customizing JPlayer HTML and CSS output without breaking it after installing update. Only copy content from plugins/content/jplayer/tmpl/ to templates/yourtemplate/html/plg_jplayer/ and customize default.php and css/style.css.


3. Settings of JPlayer

3.1 How I set additional player parameters?

Administrator -> Extensions -> Plugin Manager -> Content - JPlayer
For settings not available in plugin edit player HTML code in plugins/content/jplayer/sources.php. Details about FlashVars at JW Player homepage.


4. Troubleshooting and problems

4.1 JPlayer return error code #....

If flash player get error visit official JW Player website for solution.

4.2 I can use it for my article but in my module Custom HTML, it not working.

JPlayer is content plugin. They dont work in modules. I work on JPlayer module but I need more time.


5. Others & FAQ

5.1 Can I use this extension on a commercial website?

This plugin is free for commercial use but flash JW Player is free only for non-commercial use.

5.2 I like this plugin. Can I help?

Yes. You can post a rating and a review at the Joomla! Extensions Directory and in plugin settings activate backlink to JPlayer homesite.



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