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  • Make an External Playlist for Your Flash Video Player Used in Joomla!

    Posted on April 14th, 2010 Toby 55 comments

    This is the first article of “The Usage of PlayerDIY Web Player Plugins in Joomla!” series, and I’ll keep posting in the next few days introducing how to implement every single plugin we have with the web player you create under CMS Joomla!

    The reason why we have to bring out this topic lies in the fact that it’s just not enough to make PlayerDIY Web Player work in Joomla!. What’s more, we want the player has been used in Joomla! now to have more diverse capabilities, and this can be achieved by using the plugins we are talking about right now.

    A Little Bit Background Information for Your Reference:

    PlayerDIY Web Player: a program that can help you to create and customize a perfect flash video player for playback on blogs, websites, forums and other platforms.

    Joomla!: a content management system that can build your own websites and online applications.

    PlayerDIY Web Player Plugins: a bunch of versatile plugins that can extend the capabilities of player created by PlayerDIY Web Player.

    The Things We have Done So Far:

    We have published 18 editions of PlayerDIY Web Player and 14 PlayerDIY Web Player Pugins with frequent upgrades.

    We have been officially listed in Joomla! Extensions Directory, which makes the player creation and customization the easiest for Joomla! users.

    We have posted an article telling people how to establish the easy connection between Joomla! and our player in 3 steps:

    1. Install PlayerDIY Web Player Module in Joomla! –>Activate–>Manage–>Edit.

    2. Choose to build and customize the web player inside or outside the module.

    3A. If you choose inside approach, just simply fill the “playerOpts” field.

    3B. If you choose outside approach, please proceed to the desktopend program PlayerDIY Web Player.

    Click here to read the full article and refer to the tips below for free program downloading links.

    The Things You can Do Next:

    During the web player customization, use Ext Playlist Plugin to create an external playlist as vivid video navigation for your web player used in Joomla!

    This plugin brings very impressive visual effect to your player and it displays video information like title, description and length in default in the created list. The most important, the plugin function can be easily implemented and it only takes 3 steps.

    Step 1: Find where the Ext Playlist Plugin is located in PlayerDIY Web Player.

    ext playlist plugin location

    Step 2: Choose how you want the external list to look like in the setting page.

    ext playlist plugin setting

    Step 3: Publish and paste the exact URL where the player is located to PlayerDIY Web Player Module installed in Joomla!

    ext playlist plugin publish

    The Final Player Effect Preview:

    ext playlist plugin preview

    Tips:

    Click here to learn how to make PlayerDIY Web Player work with Joomla!

    Click here to download PlayerDIY Web Player

    Click here to download PlayerDIY Ext Playlist Plugin

    Click here to download the PlayerDIY Web Player Module used in Joomla! from our server OR click here to download it directly from Joomla! Extensions Directory.

  • PlayerDIY Web Player Has Been Officially Listed in Joomla! Extensions Directory!

    Posted on March 29th, 2010 Toby 81 comments

    We are very happy to announce that PlayerDIY Web Player has been officially listed in Joomla! Extensions Directory for free downloading and for everybody to create and customize their own perfect flash video player.

    Click here to visit the PlayerDIY Web Player page in Joomla! Extensions Directory!

    Click here to view the tutorial of how to make PlayerDIY Web Player work with Joomla!

    Enjoy and kindly let us know what do you think!

  • Joomla! Succinct Introduction and the Tutorial of Inserting Flash Video Player

    Posted on March 15th, 2010 Toby 169 comments

    An award-winning content management system(CMS), an open source solution to build your own website and online application, a totally free and easy-to-use tool available for everybody—that is our topic today, Joomla!.

    New users to Joomla! and have no ideas how to start? No problem, here are some useful tips and personal experience for your reference:

    1. Grab some basic info:

    Read and learn something very basic about Joomla! here before you really start the journey.

    2. Try the online demo:

    Just simply register with your email here and you are entitled to use the online demo immediately.

    Try to use and edit all the functions, tools and components it has on administrative backend and don’t be afraid of making mistakes and messing the program up. Why? Because it’s just a demo and you can’t break it.

    Have a look at the interface of administrative backend below and the options you can use to build your self-customized website.

    joomla! administrative backend

    Immediate preview of public frontend is available everytime you click “Preview” button after all the changes are done.

    Below is an example.

    joomla! public frontend

    3. Extend the power of Joomla!:

    We know from the previous step that Joomla! has provided abundant existing applications, content managers, components, extensions, etc for you to build and

    the most important, to customize your own personalized websites. Still not enough and looking for more? Joomla! will surely give you everything you want!

    Supplementarily, there are thousands of extensions available in the Joomla! Extensions Directory to help you implement some specialized functionalities or you can Create and Share your own extensions.

    This is exactly the essence of Joomla!. A totally open source and it is willing to be extended and customized in any form and style you can imagine.

    Have a look at how to add your own extensions to Joomla! below with just a click:

    joomla! extension install

    Note: Some features like Install/Uninstall are disabled with this demo, but surprisingly, you can have the easy access to download the complete version without any limitations. I’ll come to this part in the next step.

    4. Download Joomla! and Start Your Adventure:

    Download the Joomla! 1.5.x full package and set you free from limitations. Upload your own extensions, try diverse functions, and do whatever you want to customize the “masterpiece”!

    5. Insert the Flash Video Player in Joomla!:

    For amateur users, above-mentioned information may be the all they have to know, but for professionals, we’d like to dig it a little bit deeper. You may have discovered that there is no any web player module in the existing “Extensions” menu, fortunately, you can find few when you proceed to search in the Joomla! Extensions Directory. Unfortunately, the only few you can find are almost labeled ones, like YouTube and JW, etc. Here comes the question: What if I want to insert the flash video player with my own brand?

    My answer is: absolutely no problem! Just follow the easy steps below:

    Step 1: As we have made it clear in Point3, if you want to add some elements that Joomla! doesn’t have, they have to be added in the form of modules, and always bear in mind that they can only be installed in the COMPLETE version of Joomla! as well. Not the
    TRIAL! Here you can download the flash video player module we specially designed for Joomla!.

    a. Click “Extensions” –> “Install/Uninstall” to enter the following installation interface. You can either upload the whole .zip file downloaded from above link or directly input the link URL to complete installing.

    joomla! player module install

    Good news: PlayerDIY Web Player is just approved by Joomla! Extensions Team and has been listed in Joomla! Extensions Directory officially! Click here to visit the PlayerDIY Web Player page in Joomla! Extensions Directory and download from there directly. It’s an honor for us and we’d like to share it with you!

    b1. After the successful module installation, the following page appears. Click “Extensions” –> “Module Manager” to proceed to the next step.

    joomla! player module install success

    b2. Manage the added module here.

    joomla! player module edit

    c. Click “Edit” icon indicated above to customize your own flash video player either inside the module or inside the PlayerDIY Web Player.

    joomla! player module customize

    Tips: a huge difference and actually an advantage between the module we offered and other modules is – we provide flexible and optional ways to build and customize web player in your own style!

    Option 1: You can build and customize the web player inside the module. This is the easiest way for amateur users. All you have to do is to fill the “playerOpts” field highlighted in red. There is a link under the box where you can click for more details about how to fill it. However, you may not have sufficient options to choose for web player’s style in this way.

    Option 2: You can build and customize the web player inside the PlayerDIY Web Player. This program is the desktop end for creating and customizing your personalized web players in a “what you see is what you get” mode, and with many templates, styles, options, addons available to choose from. Please proceed to Step 2 and Step 3 below for the guide of how to use PlayerDIY Web Player.

    Step 2: PlayerDIY Web Player is a very easy-to-use and powerful flash video player creating program which just takes few minutes and 3 steps to build and customize a perfect flash video player. The step-by-step tutorial is available here.

    joomla! desktopend moyea web player

    Step 3: Establish the connection between PlayerDIY Web Player and Joomla!.After publishing the created flash video player, you only have to input the player’s URL into the “src” field of the module installed in Step 1. Click “Save” and then “Preview” to view the player effect on public frontend.

    Reasons You Have to Know why PlayerDIY Web Player is Recommended

    a. It’s a real and powerful web player creator both for amateur and professional users;

    b. It allows you to customize your-own-brand web player in a “what you see is what you get” mode, with many diverse styles to choose from but without any

    requirement of coding knowledge;

    c. The player creation and customization can be totally done inside the program instead in the module. This enables you to use the full functions in a

    comfortable design environment other than to choose from the limited options the module has offered.

    d. The easy connection between player and Joomla!. Remember the free module we have provided? It functions as a bridge connecting your web player and

    Joomla!, just give it a player link, then it works perfectly. Amazingly simple.

    6. Share Your Story with Joomla!:

    Joomla! Community and Joomla! Forum are awaiting if you have anything to share and ask.

    Cheers and happy using Joomla!.