Support » Plugin: FV Flowplayer Video Player » Video Link gets confused

  • Resolved tiotrom

    (@tiotrom)


    I’ve read the documentation but I don’t understand how the video links are created since I have multiple playlists on one page and they get mixed up. Say playlist 1 has 5 videos and playlist 2 has 10 videos. I click the get link from playlist nr 2 video nr 4 and I get something like http://www.mywebsite.com/videos/#fvp_04,26s – but this one triggers video nr 4 from playlist 1. Am I doing something wrong? Seems like any video in any playlist has the same “order-id”.

    Like playlist nr 10 has 5 videos and each has the “id” 1 to 5. Same happens if different videos are in playlist nr 55 that has a bunch of videos. Videos in this one will have the same kind of ID structures and gets the script confused.

    Cheers!

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  • To mention: I am using videos from the Internet Archive like so https://archive.org/download/TROMOthers/01.%20Embryonic%20and%20Fetal%20Development%20%28excerpt%20from%20TROM%20documentary%29.mp4 – and I suspect it gets confused because of that? Maybe the url handler should be like website.com/playlistID,videoID,timestamp ? So that you don’t get into bugs like that ;).

    Plugin Author FolioVision

    (@foliovision)

    Hi Tiotrom,

    We’re not that keen to support videos from the Internet Archive. It would be an additional and thankless project as if the Internet Archive ever changes structure or moves content, all our work has to be redone. Moreover the Internet Archive is none too speedy in my experience in terms of download speed and latency. I’ve tested your mp4 URL and it did seem to load in the browser reasonably quickly (about 1 MB/sec which is fine for SD and even HD video) so perhaps the Internet Archive hosting has improved in the last couple of years.

    If you’d like to improve the Internet Archive support, we’d be happy to include your code in FV Player. Or you could commission us to do the work as custom development.

    Please stop by our dedicated FV Player forum to engage more deeply.

    Hi,

    I am not sure this is an Internet Archive issue or an issue in general. As I understood from looking at how it works, it identifies videos by IDs. Say you add a vimeo video with the ID 133214. Then a link to this video will look like mywebsite.com/#fvp_133214,26s where “fvp_133214” calls that specific video. But when you add videos from other sources, maybe even self hosted, the ID of the video is numerical in the order you add it to the playlist.So if I create playlist A with 5 videos, they will be labeled as 01, 02, 03, 04 and 05. Now, if I want to create a link for video nr 05, the url will look like mywebsite.com/#fvp_05,26s. All good. However every time you create a new playlist with self hosted videos, they will be labeled the same way. So playlist B that has 5 videos, will end up having these videos labeled with the same 01, 02, 03, 04 and 05 ID’s.

    Now, if I add playlist A and B on the same page, and I want to call our video nr 05, then there are 2 videos on that page with that ID and the script gets confused and calls out the video nr 05 from the first playlist that’s on the page.

    To remove this confusion I think would be easier to include the playlist ID as an identifier. Thus, imagine if playlist A has identifier 01 and playlist B 02. To call our video nr 05 from playlsit B would be something like mywebsite.com/#fvp_02_05,26s – including the ID of the playlist + the ID of the video. This way you don’t get your script confused.

    Does it make sense? Cheers!

    Plugin Author FolioVision

    (@foliovision)

    Hi Tio,

    Thanks for your message. If you’d like to continue this conversation, please do so in our dedicated FV Player forum. Or feel free to join us on Github and submit a patch.

    Thanks, Alec

    I posted there but I do not see my post. Search for it nothing…where do I also access my account there to see my posts?

    Plugin Author FolioVision

    (@foliovision)

    Hi Tio,

    I’m sorry but your post somehow was classified as spam by Cleantalk (it’s either IP or email address: perhaps you were using a VPN or a proxy).

    Here’s the link, I’ve replied there. Formatting didn’t turn out too well on your original post for some reason.

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