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Smooth Streaming Video Player (SVP)

Description

With this plugin, you can link adaptive streaming (with Smooth Streaming in live mode or not) and progressive download videos (MP4 and WMV) to a post and play it inside a Silverlight player on a PC or Mac. You can also play your Smooth Streaming video on a iPhone or iPad because this plugin implements a HTML 5 video tag.

This plugin has these main features :

  • SMF 2.3 player implementation
  • Simple administration to configure the plugin
  • Easy to link a video to a post
  • Media RSS exposition of latest videos linked to the blog posts
  • HTML 5 video tag implementation to play videos (MP4 for progressive download videos and Smooth Streaming for adaptive streaming videos) on iPhone and iPad

Warning : your Smooth Streaming videos (in Live mode or not) must be hosted on a IIS web server with ‘Media Services’ extension installed or on Windows Azure storage. But your WordPress website can be stay hosted on a Apache web server. Other types of videos can be hosted on the server of your choice.

Screenshots

  • First part of main configuration page. You can configure the default width and height of the player. The SVP plugin exposes a Media RSS feed : here, you can indicate the count items to show in this feed. This feed can be acceded addind ?feed=svp-podcast after your main blog URL.
  • Second part of main configuration page. Here, you can see the list of your own sources of videos. You can also add a new source of videos.
  • When you choose to add a new source of videos from SVP admin menu, you access to this page to select your type of source of videos to add.
  • This screenshot shows the list of videos founded on a source of videos you choose to scan.
  • Page for updating data of a source of videos.
  • This is the list of selection of a video to be associated with a post. This area of selection is present in the edit page of a post.
  • Preview of a video accessible from the list of videos in the edit page of a post.

Installation

  1. Just place the smooth-streaming-video-player directory in your WordPress plugins directory
  2. Activate the SVP plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add, configure and scan a source of videos
  4. Link a video to a post
  5. Place <?php the_smooth_video_player(); ?> in your templates (i.e. in ‘single.php’)

FAQ

What is ‘the_smooth_video_player()’ function ?

Is a WordPress template tag. You can call it in a template of your current theme.

Is there some parameters can I pass to ‘the_smooth_video_player()’ template tag ?

Yes, you can, but these parameters are optionnal. These parameters are, in this order :

  • Width : to override the default width or specific width of the player. It can be an integer or a percent, ‘100%’ for example (empty by default).
  • Height : to override the default height or specific height of the player. It can be an integer or a percent (empty by default).
  • Comments : a boolean to indicate if some comments must be written in the HTML source code before and after the player HTML source code (true by default).
  • Container : a boolean to indicate if a identified <div> container must be written in the HTML source code (true by default).
  • Before : some HTML source code to add before player HTML source code (empty by default).
  • After : some HTML source code to add after player HTML source code (empty by default).

Examples of template tag call :

  • Example of a player with a 100% parent width : <?php the_smooth_video_player('100%'); ?>
  • Example of a player with no comments in HTML source code : <?php the_smooth_video_player('', '', false); ?>
  • Example of a player with HTML source code after : <?php the_smooth_video_player('', '', true, true, '', '<p>Player implemented with Smooth Streaming Video Player plugin for WordPress.</p>'); ?>

Contributors & Developers

“Smooth Streaming Video Player (SVP)” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.5.1

  • French translation ended.
  • Add webroot management in the source configuration form.

1.5.0

  • Add a multiple sources of videos management.
  • Add pages to add, edit and delete a source of videos.
  • Add a page to scan a source of videos (to retrieve the videos existing on the source).
  • Update of selection of a video in post edition page.
  • Add a possibility to preview the videos to select in post edition page.

1.4.2

  • Add for a z-index management under IE in “the_smooth_video_player()” template tag HTML output.
  • Modify “background” param value from “black” to “transparent” for a better visual integration in “the_smooth_video_player()” template tag HTML output.
  • Post ID read fixed from posts page list.
  • Translation errors fixed in two messages.

1.4.0

  • Add iPhone and iPad videos play.
  • Rights problem on Player.xap file fixed.
  • Translation errors fixed.

1.2.2

  • Settings form submission error fixed.

1.2.0

  • Add Media RSS feed.

1.0.0

  • This is the initial version of our plugin.