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Flash Video Player and Playlists (7 posts)

  1. bluebird2
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    How can one show a playlist on the right or bottom of the video using Flash Video Player plugin?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/flash-video-player/

  2. KomikvideolarYoutube
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    the same problem I have

  3. Nicolas Messer
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Here's how it looks on my site. And here's the short code that goes with it ... should work for you as well.

    [flashvideo file=http://www.yoursite.com/videos.xml /]

    I use the playlist showing by default which is set in the Plugin's option page (you need to add the option to remove it if you use it else where and don't want the playlist). All this does is pointing to an XML file where you have your video details.

  4. Nicolas Messer
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Did anyone using playlists notice that once you add an new video to the xml file the player doesn't seem to update? Also anyone got the preview image in lists working. I think I have it set up right but doesn't seem to work ... again could be an update problem.

  5. Nicolas Messer
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok, so the updating process just takes some time but works like a charm!

    It says to use the <image> tag to add preview images to a playlist. Didn't work for me yet ... anyone go this working?

  6. calebmedia
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So here a dumb question... how do you create an .xml file? Can you do it from a category feed? Thank,

    - Caleb

  7. Nicolas Messer
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @calebmedia - no such thing as dumb questions! Here's a link to where you can learn all the basics you need to know about XML (it's not that hard). http://www.w3schools.com/xml/default.asp

    Here's a bit of mine as an example.

    <rss version="2.0"
    	xmlns:media="http://www.yourdomain.com/yoururl"
    	xmlns:jwplayer="http://developer.longtailvideo.com/trac/wiki/FlashFormats">
    	<channel>
    		<title>aquAdonis - Water is Life - Video Channel</title>
    
    		<item>
    			<title>Flume Channel Tenerife</title>
    			<image>http://www.yourdomain.com/yoururl</image>
    			<description>Me swimming fly in the flume channel at the 3T in Tenerife.</description>
    			<pubDate>10.02.2009</pubDate>
    			<media:credit role="author">Nicolas Messer</media:credit>
    			<media:content url="http://www.yourdomain.com/yoururl" />
    		</item>
    
    		<item>
    			<title>Challenge Red-Fish 2009</title>
    			<image>http://www.yourdomain.com/yoururl</image>
    			<description>My 100m fly from the 2009 Challenge Red-Fish in Neuchatel.</description>
    			<pubDate>13.02.2009</pubDate>
    			<media:credit role="author">Nicolas Messer</media:credit>
    			<media:content url="http://www.yourdomain.com/yoururl" />
    		</item>

    Of course you would replace "http://www.yourdomain.com/yoururl" with the url to your site, preview image and video file. Doesn't really matter where you place it on your server as long as you point to it in the playlist shortcut.

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