WooCommerce HSS Extension for Streaming Video

Description

Get up and running in 3 easy steps!

  • Sign up for a free trial account on
    HostStreamSell.com
  • Upload, encode, and organize your videos
  • Install WooCommerce and our WooCommerce integration plugin on your website and create all video products on your website with one click

Everything you could need!

  • Rent or sell
  • Stream only or streaming and download.
  • Sell individual videos as well as groups of videos
  • Provide multiple purchase options for the one video or video group

Demo at woo_demo.hoststreamsell.com.

More information at HostStreamSell.com.

Installation

  1. Sign up for a free trial account on
    HostStreamSell.com
  2. Upload, encode, and organize your videos
  3. Install WooCommerce and this plugin
    • Go to Settings > HSS WOO Admin and enter API key from your HostStreamSell account and press Save
    • Click the Update key to Pull video information from HostStreamSell platform and insert video all products into the system automatically
    • Go to WooCommerce > Settings and make sure the check box for ‘Enablee guest checkout’ is not checked. If it is, uncheck and press Save Changes

FAQ

Does this work with other video platforms

No this only works with the HostStreamSell video platform

How do I style the text which appears above the video player to say whether it is the trailer or full video?

Add the following to your theme’s style.css to for example make the text centered

.hss_woo_watching_video_text { text-align:center; }
.hss_woo_watching_trailer_text { text-align:center; }

You can set what the text says (or whether to show any text at all through the plugin’s settings)

Reviews

easy and slick

The plugin integration with WP is easy and flawless, and VOD management comes with many options.
For higher volumes of work hosting prices can be a bit expensive.

works great

The plug in works great, always runs well on our site, if we ever have issues the customer service is fantastic as well!

Amazing find! Great Support!

This plugin was extremely easy to install, setup, and configure. The tutorial documentation and FAQs provided on the HostStreamSell site were pretty comprehensive and easy to understand. It truly was the perfect solution for my site’s needs. It works exactly as advertised and I am very satisfied in my decision to use this plugin. With a 30-day free trial you really have nothing to lose.

The developer, Gavin, has gone above and beyond to work with us and make special accommodations to suit our site’s unique needs. He has always responded quickly and professionally to any inquiry I have sent his way. Thanks again!

Best solution we could find, not disappointed.

To be honest, I was really grasping at straws to find a good way to implement online seminar video sales with WooCommerce on our WordPress sites, but this plugin / service pretty much hit the nail on the head.

We run 6 websites offering these services, and, with all of our videos now sourced on HSS together, the updates are as simple as a click of a button per site.

On a side note, the developer has been extremely helpful and accommodating as well. Only a handful of times otherwise have I had such good support as a developer.

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Contributors & Developers

“WooCommerce HSS Extension for Streaming Video” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.1

  • Initial version uploaded to WordPress. Currently only supports one price per video

0.2

  • Removed some uneeded debug logging

0.3

  • Add support for downloading files

0.4

  • Added check if guest checkout is enabled with wanring that purchase will not work and for admin to disable this or user to make sure they register

0.5

*Betterlogic whether to show donload links depending on whether the current
user has download access

0.6

*Only add Video tab to streaming video products

0.7

*Fix jwplayer cross protocol issue between http/https

0.8

*Improve functionality around adding video access when order is in processing state. Add default log file

0.81

*Updated the readme

0.9

  • added support to set a Website Reference ID. The default for this will be 0 (zero), and should only be changed in the event that you want multiple WordPress websites selling the same videos. You set a different ID for each website, which is used to distinguish for example a customer with WordPress user ID of 5 on one website, with a totally different user on another website with the same user ID of 5

0.91

*fix check-in issue

0.92

*Added ability to configure text above video when showing trailer or full video through a plugin setting

0.93

*Added some beta subtitle support functionality

0.94

*Added subtitle updates and css styling for the trailer/full video text above the video

1.00

*Updates to support responsive JW Player, and add ability to change the subtitle font size

1.01

*Minor update to admin screen checked function

1.02

*Made improvements to enable videos still be created if upload directory is not present or not writeable

1.03

*Remove spaces from API key and database ID settings when updated

1.04

*Added action for outputing content under the video if user has purchased

1.05

*Fixed PHP open tag issue

1.06

*Added functionality to create a URL on purchase which will allow access the purchased videos directly without having to log in

1.1

*Added support for variable pricing options

1.11

*Added support for selling access to a group of videos

1.12

  • Fixed a bug where video groups with no thumbnail were causing an issue

1.13

  • Fixed bug where video group accessnot being granted unless there were multiple purchase options

1.14

  • Made group product be virtual type and also now allow letting title not be updated just like description

1.15

  • Add localization support for access options

2.0

  • Add support for selecting JW Player 6 or 7 *

2.01

  • Fix issue with HTTPS websites *

2.0.2

  • Fix issue where downloads link wasn’t working when using videolink for access

2.0.3

  • Fix issue when title contains apostrophe

2.04

  • Fix issue with PHP 5.6

2.05

  • Fix issue related to product variations

2.06

  • Fix compatibility issue with old and new WooCommerce API versions related to variations

2.07

  • Added logging JW Player events (Beta)

2.08

  • Add support for options of same duration – will automatically use longer option names for uniqueness of option name

2.09

  • Updated loggin events code (Beta)

2.2

  • Added support for premium JWPlayer and Videojs HTML players using HLS and DASH streaming protocols

2.21

  • Changed default player to videojs and event loggin on

2.22

  • Fixed issue with multiple purchase options

2.23

  • Fixed issue with subtitles support for VTT files

2.24

  • Fixed some event logging

2.26

  • Added logging more html5 events for videojs player

2.27

  • Added video player events for customer’s purchased videos. From the Users admin screen click on the “check video usage” link for a user to see amount of bandwidth streamed as well as view details every time the play/pause/seek a video

2.28

  • added Videos section to woocommerce My Account screen letting a customer view their purchased videos and play any of those videos from there

2.31

  • Fixed error which broke showing video in product Video tab

2.40

  • Added setting for where to display video player on product page. Added video group support to My Account Videos page

2.41

  • Added ability to update Purchase option ID in woocommerce product variation admin dashboard

2.42

  • Added support for https websites sending event data

2.43

  • Add support to manually set hss fields in woocommerce product rather than using the auto sync

2.44

  • fixed php warnings/notices

2.45

  • added div classes to my account purchased video list

2.46

  • changes to add support for localization

2.50

  • add support for jwplayer v8

2.51

  • fix/improve formating in my-account video lists

2.52

  • fix/improve formating in my-account video lists

2.53

  • fix back button translation

2.54

  • fix error on my account videos page

2.60

  • add videojs bitrate selector and fix my-account videos not displaying for variation products

2.62

  • add ability to export player events for a user – in admin dashboard click users, then for any user click show video usage link, and then click the export play details button

2.63

  • support using https url of video poster for https sites

2.64

  • enable recording hss access id when access is granted so that it can be removed when an order is refunded or cancelled. My account videos page shoul only list a video once even if purchased multiple times

2.70

  • enable overriding the default my account video list and video player page layouts by specifiying template files

2.71

  • add HSS Video tab to edit product tabs for video settings

2.72

  • fixed issue around video mappings to video groups

2.80

  • add option to disable fast forward of videos