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  • i have a custom field called embed, there i put a flv file location, such as
    in the theme file i have

    <embed src="" width="480" height="360" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="" flashvars="file=<?php $key="embed"; echo get_post_meta($post->ID, $key, true); ?>" />

    so the player loads the flv from the embed custom field section
    this works great, it replaces having a plugin and you can have the player wherever you want. a video theme called tv-elements uses this method too.

    now the thing is my content is usually in multiple parts, so i was looking around at streaming sites, and
    has a part selection, that is probably in ajax, so the whole page does not have to reloaded, i have been looking around of how this could be done, and nothing yet,

    any ideas guys, tx in advance

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  • sorry for bump, but any ideas guys?

    sounds similar to a ‘playlist’.

    not too sure myself, but maybe that’s worth looking into.

    I’d like to know myself.

    yeah i have looked into playlists, but this is more simpler i think, i just can’t figure out how,

    another bump, i hope no one will kill me for this, but i really hope someone has a solution, cuz many would use it

    well 3 days passed, i hope i can bump this again, here it goes

    ok another 3 days passed anyone?

    ok another 16 hours one week from original date 🙁



    Hi Vachi,

    Boy, I sure wish I’d known about your method of loading FLVs a while back, I ended up using an external database.

    When I asked the ad server networks how they would interact with my site for their video ads, they responded by saying that they would add two FlashVars – one for the ad and one for the click-thru. I suspect that the same method could be used to break a video into parts, I just don’t know how to do it. It probably involves some ActionScript in the FLA file.

    Not much help, but maybe gives you an idea where to look.


    yeah this is a bit different 🙂
    lets say i have video1.flv video2.flv and video3.flv
    this is one long show broken into 3 parts
    the player starts with video1.flv
    i need a “playlist” or part selection, for the rest



    You can probably tell I’m a novice at this, but since I’ve just been thru it, I can’t help myself.

    I’m using the Earth Sciences Agency FLV player, and they have an explanation of how to use an XML list to jump to a specific video:

    Maybe that can be adapted.


    tx i am checking it out, but i was thinking more of a simpler aprouch

    having the addresses of the videos in custom fields called, video1, video2, video3, and so on
    and having some peice of script that would load all the video”x” fields of the post and create links next to the player that would chnage the flashvars field of the embed code

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