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  • How to Use Multiple Playlists with One FLV (flash video) Player

    Posted on July 28th, 2009 Toby 74 comments

    Some PlayerDIY Web Player users may wonder: Do I have to create flash video players for every webpage to play different videos?

    The answer is: Not necessarily! PlayerDIY Web Player offers easier solutions that you only need to create one player, and then embed it onto each webpage to play different videos by linking to different playlist file, or by linking to videos directly. You can also see how to do video production here.

    Only few steps will take you there, let’s have a look:

    Step 1: Create a flash video player with PlayerDIY Web Player which I have mentioned in my previous blog or you can kindly refer to the detailed tutorial to learn how.

    Step 2: Embed the flash video player onto different webpage to play different videos by linking to different playlist file or linking to videos directly.

    Situation A: Link to xml playlist file. The tutorial shows below:

    For example: If you want to add the flash video player onto webpage A to play videos in “demo1.xml” playlist file, the embeded code will show as below:

    play videos in “demo1.xml” playlist file

    By analogy, if you want to add the player on another webpage to play videos in “demo2.xml” playlist file, the player embed code will show as below:

    play videos in “demo2.xml” playlist file

    Note: the only difference is the xml file name and its path, the others remain the same.

    Situation B: Link to videos directly, the tutorial shows below:

    The flashvars code syntax for linking multiple videos is playerOpts=playListPath*^caption^path^image^clickurl^clicktarget^endurl^styleoftarget^endtarget……*s’

    Note:
    1. The “…” part means the front code can be duplicated
    2. The values of caption (video name), image, clickurl, clicktarget, endurl, styleoftarget and endtarget can be “null” but can’t be “none”

    For example: If you want to play video1.flv and video2.flv with the player, then the code will show as below:

    play video1.flv and video2.flv directly

    Note: You can use relative paths or absolute paths to link the videos

  • How to Make FLV Player with Flash Professional 8

    Posted on July 23rd, 2009 Toby 76 comments

    FLV(Flash Video) is a video format which is perfectly supported by Flash Professional 8. This flash maker successfully solved the problem of the huge size of output SWF file that may not be played on Internet after inputting video file to flash. Let’s have a look below on how to make delicate FLV files:

    1. How to make FLV files?

    Step 1: Open Flash Professional 8 and establish a new flash docment.
    open Flash Professional 8

    Step 2: Input AVI video files(this is the common video format that is frequently used by your DC or DV) that you want to convert to FLV and follow the instructions.

    import AVI file

    Step 3: Keep the default setting for “Edit” and “Encode”, click “Import video” and
    then “Next step” and “Finish” at last to complete the inputting process.

    special note for importing AVI file

    Note: If you don’t have Directshow 9 and QuickTime 6.5 or higher installed in your system, a pop-up window will remind you to do so in order to import AVI successfully. Or, if you want a much easier way to do it, try PlayerDIY Video4Web Converter, it’s free and just a few clicks can complete the conversion from AVI to FLV.

    Step 4: Press “Ctrl+L” to open the data base, double click the AVI file just input, open “Embed video property” interface, click “Output” to create a FLV file.

    Above 4 steps lead you to convert AVI to FLV successfully and after conversion, you will surprisingly find the final size of FLV is just 541KB, much smaller than the original 23MB AVI. Now you can use it freely on Internet.

    2. How to use FLV files?

    Step 1: Establish a new flash document, press “Ctrl+F7” to open the “Components” window, drag “MediaPlayback” to the stage from “Media-Player 6-7”.

    drag "MediaPlayback" to the stage

    Step 2: Select “MediaPlayback”, press “Alt+F7” to open “Component Inspector” interface:

    "Component Inspector" setting

    Some meanings of parameters in Component Inspector:

    File Type: choose FLV as the defined file type, you can also choose to play MP3 file.

    URL: specify the path of FLV files, because we put FLV files and Flash files in the same catalog, we only have to specify a file name here.

    Control Placement: set the location of play panel.

    Control Visibility: set the visibility of play panel.

    Step 3: After settings, press “Ctrl+Enter” to test the performance.

    test performance

    Note Again:If you’d like to try something else simply and easy, PlayerDIY Web Player is one of the best choices. With which, creating a flash video player only needs a few mouse-clicks. Enjoy!

  • PlayerDIY Web Player V2.0.1.15 Is Released with Optimized Functions

    Posted on July 13th, 2009 Toby 6 comments
    Shenzhen P.R.C, July 13th, 2009, PlayerDIY Software Co., Ltd. (http://www.moyeamedia.com): PlayerDIY Software officially announces that a few bugs of PlayerDIY Web Player has got fixed, and releases PlayerDIY Web Player V2.0.1.15 to get the more stable and optimized functions.

    In this freshly-released 2.0.1.15 version of PlayerDIY Web Player, PlayerDIY Software has perfectly fixed the following operating bugs to make it more professional and convenient to customize a skinning flash video player.

    1. The bug about couldn’t capture thumbnail picture from the online video. Generally there are two ways to input videos to Web Player: from local computer or from internet (like streaming video, live streaming video, SMIL presentation). With the previous version, it’s no problem to capture thumbnail picture if it’s from local computer, but problem might occur sometimes if it’s from internet. That’s all this bug-fixing about. With this improvement, users can successfully capture any beautiful thumbnail pictures both from off-line and online videos for their playlist.

    2. The bug about the program couldn’t be turned off occasionally. There is nothing worse than the encounter of program breakdown. And that’s why PlayerDIY software has put much effort into finding methods for preventing program crash. This bug-fixing enables its users to have the full and smooth control of the program that they are using, including to navigate backward and forward, pause, play and stop.

    3. The bug about the stop button of the “cnboo” player skin didn’t work. This bug fixing perfectly solved the disability problem of “Stop” button in one of the player skins named “cnboo”. Therefore, no matter which player skin is chosen from many options of PlayerDIY Web Player in the future, all the navigate buttons are functioning well and matching the style of your websites.

    To sum up, with those bug-fixings and improvements, PlayerDIY Web Player V2.0.1.15 becomes more and more stable and professional for player users.

    Further Information
    Company website: http://www.moyeamedia.com
    Product web page: http://www.playerdiy.com/
    Product download link: http://www.playerdiy.com/downloads/get.php?p=Web Player&f=http://www.playerdiy.com/download/webplayer_setup.exe