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JPlayer 1.5.5 and 1.6.5 beta released

Written by MaxSVK     Tuesday, 20 September 2011 00:43

After a small summer pause, I release new version of the JPlayer. Unlike of previous updates this is BETA because I made large modifications.


WARNING: don't use beta at active web pages. It's for testing purposes only.


Most important and largest modification is change of tags. Why? It's for simplification of including audio/video and not limiting on flv/mp4/mp3.

  • flv, mp4 => video
  • mp4remote, flvremote => videoremote
  • mp3 => audio
  • mp3remote => audioremote

Also you must now write file name with file extension. But don't panic. I made new copatibility mode (in Advanced settings) for autorewrite old tags to new tags (not working with playlist tags).

Any problems and bugs report to "{}centrum{}sk" with subject "JPlayer 1.5.5/1.6.5 beta" or to comments under this article.



Full changelog:

  • new tags for audio and video
  • new compatibility mode
  • new version of the flash JW Player - latest version 5.7.1896 instead of old 4.7.811
  • removed two versions of JW Player - with and without JW Player advertisement and custom logo
  • more supported file formats - mov, 3gp, aac ...
  • added stretching - defines how to resize the poster image and video to fit the display
  • variable download text
  • preview image in audio tag
  • added playlist position left and right - videoplaylist only
  • modified settings and language file
  • united version numbers of both JPlayer lines




+1 # woody 2011-12-18 17:44
Only thing i wish for jplayer is more settings for a border around audio player.
otherwise seems okay.
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-2 # MaxSVK 2012-01-11 01:36
For this kind of customization is recommended edit css (documentation 2.8)
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-1 # Dave 2012-01-02 18:59
I've been using jPlayer to play mp4 videos on websites and it's worked perfectly.

However, I also now need to play videos that are hosted on another websites. I think the current version of jPlayer can't do this, but reading the news above, the most recent version will be able to?

Would you like me to test the beta version with remote videos? if so, please email me the file.

Many thanks,

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-1 # MaxSVK 2012-01-11 01:40
Every version of JPlayer has remote tag for videos hosted on another site. In your case (mp4 file) is in 1.5.5b/1.6.5b tag {videoremote} in older versions {mp4remote}.

All versions (old, stable, beta) you can find in download section.
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-1 # Venkat Rao 2012-02-06 07:31
Hello, Thanks for the great extension. Is it possible to have a videoplaylist with Youtube videos ? I did not see any doc regarding that. Would appreciate your help. Thanks,
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-1 # Dave Richards 2012-02-15 16:02
Please help!

We currently are using JPlayer 1.6.2. Our site was just upgraded to Joomla 2.5.1 and our vidoes no longer play. The page displays either nothing in the content or the actual tag code.

It was working fine before the Joomla upgrade. Is there a 2.5-compatible version of JPlayer?

Dave R.
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-1 # ofp 2012-03-22 10:07
short question: what about licencing for using your player on commercial websites ?

Best Regards
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-1 # socionic 2012-04-04 18:37
Hi! How make "align: center" to all flashplayer?
Default - align: right it's not good. Thank you!
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-1 # tonny 2012-05-26 13:15
how do I insert the key to HD Youtube videos? I noticed that in this configuration there is no way to enter and even HD Logo. I also wanted to confirm that the beta is soooo better that the previous stable releases ;).Other than these 2 things .. logo and HD.

How can I fix these two things ?

Thanks and really GOOD WORK!!
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+1 # tonny 2012-05-29 14:00
is a real shame that everything is blocked. This project promised really good.
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-1 # Munkhbayar 2012-07-17 12:54
Here is little tip:
How to migrate jw player version 4 to v5 of JPlayer?

1st step: U need download jw player's latest version from

2nd step: Upload the player.swf file to ur "/plugins/content/jplayer/mediaplayer" folder.

3nd step: Rename player.swf file to player-5-10.swf etc..

4th step: U need add player version on jplayer.xml file from /plugins/content folder.
Search the "4.7.811"
after add this code

5th step: Now u can select latest version from joomla administrator panel plugin manager.

6th step: Congratulations ! Now u can use jw player v5's xml skins for ur JPlayer plugin. Good luck! ;-)

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-1 # Munkhbayar 2012-07-17 12:57
4th step:
Search this code

"< option value="4-7-811">4.7.811< /option >"

after add this code

< option value="5-10">5.10< /option >

then please remove blank spaces. ;-)
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-1 # leslie 2012-08-07 04:04
I don't know how to add youtube video into article.
many thanks
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-1 # Panos 2012-09-18 12:22
The text:
"Click here to download in %s format"
in not translated.
Could you please consider in changing this?
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-1 # andre caleiros 2013-01-07 06:14
friend good night.
would be possible to add compatibility with AVI format?
avi is a standards while still crawls mp4.
Please understand not as a criticism because your plugin is wonderful, but it would be nice to have support AVI.
many thanks for work

a big hug
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-1 # byman64 2013-08-23 19:50
I just installed plg_jplayer-1.6 on joomla 3.x
Of course it didnt work, and I migrate it.

I just changed the file jplayer.php replacing .DS. with .DIRECTORY_SEPAR ATOR.

I hope it is useful for you and for all that want to use your plugin.

with respect
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+2 # Muecke 2014-01-29 17:28

ist eine Version für J3.x schon erhältlich oder in Planung?

-- EN -- --

is a version for J3.x already available or planned?
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0 # Bartek 2015-08-02 13:09
Hi. Gude to the instalation of jplayer 1.6 on Joomla 3

1. Instal the plugin on your Joomla 3
2. Go to the jplayer.php file plugins\content \jplayer\jplaye r.php

3. Edit the .php file placing this line:

just on the beginning of the code

4. Turn the plugin on.

This works for me.
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sorry - the text is:

php if (!defined( 'DS' )) define('DS',DIRECTORY_SEPA RATOR);
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