is it possible to use the Bunny.net Stream service (https://bunny.net/stream/) with FV Player Pro, in particular for HLS encrypted video streaming?
It is easier than the Digital Ocean Spaces + Coconut + Bunny.net setup.
thank you for your question!
We have not tested it yet, but there should not be any issues. The HLS Playlist URL should work just fine. You can just go ahead and try it out.
This is not the first message we got about the new BunnyCDN streams. I will discuss this solution with my team and we might choose to include it into our documentation later on.
Making the web work for you,
yes, the HSL streaming URL provided by bunny.net works with FV Player. And I can use also the webp animated preview generated automatically by bunny.net.
The video streaming from bunny.net seems also faster than Vimeo. I’m currently using Vimeo but I’m testing bunny.net. Maybe I’ll make the switch ;)
we tested Bunny.net Stream too and we have some mixed test results.
The HLS stream did play in FV Player, however their video player would fail to play it.
The video protection using “CDN Token Authentication” settings has to be disabled to allow video to play with FV Player. We could add support for that.
They also offer “MediaCage Basic DRM” setting for video encryption. That one has to be disabled as well to allow playback in FV Player.
Both of these settings are disabled by default, so it’s not extra work.
We wanted to check how good their DRM protection is, but the video wouldn’t play for us even in a clean new browser.
Now that I almost finished this message, I was finally able to play the video in their player even with DRM, so perhaps it need some time to update.
I was able to capture it with one of the Chrome extensions though. While that extension does fail with encrypted HLS in FV Player Pro, it was at least not the most basic one and it didn’t allow rapid video download – I had to sit and watch the full video to get it in full length. But I’m not sure if we would be able to support that DRM scheme in FV Player.
Here is a direct link of the video on bunny.net, which won’t play in FV PLayer:
I have not selected the MediaCage Basic DRM – thought I would test it without first
I have selected the Enable Direct Play
If I select the Embed code from Bunny.net it works directly on a wordpress page.
If I put the direct link in Presto Player it works.
PS I did really like how vido hosted on my own site played with tabs in FV Player
what you posted is not actually the video file link, but the player link. It works with Presto Player as it does support Bunny.net Stream. We are building that integration as well.
To play the video in FV Player please get its HLS Playlist URL link and use that. It appears you are just using the Direct Play URL.
The different links used by Bunny.net are also described here: https://docs.bunny.net/docs/stream-video-storage-structure But you can just see that “HLS Playlist URL” when browsing for the video at https://panel.bunny.net/stream