Is there any way to implement the quality switches like this tutorial?
this can be done, the biggest obstacle is to provide the required user interface/shortcode to enter all of the video files.
What we have right now is the mobile video feature – you can enter your low bandwidth video into it and it will be served to everybody with screen width lower than 320px and shorter than 480px. That covers the iPhones with retina displays too.
Hey Alec and Martin.. thanks you guys def have excellent support!!
I have links to different quality versions of the video in our site. Our HD-LOW versions use the RTMP and HLS urls and works fine. But I was trying to setup my mobile version using HLS and RTSP but I cant get them to work together in one player.. is that possible? I tried it with HLS in video input then mobile input with RTSP in video then mobile but both cant work together. Is there a way to get them to work together or will I need to create 2 links one to Android and one to IOS? I would rather have one link to mobile that could play both RTSP and HLS
HD 1280×720 RTMP/HLS
High 720×400 RTMP/HLS
Med 640×368 RTMP/HLS
Low 480×270 RTMP/HLS
*Mobile 320×180 HLS/RTSP* – different configs and doesnt work?
or can I only do this?
Android 320×180 RTSP
IOS 320×180 HLS
thanks guys I just need to get this site open then I will work on re encoding with keyframes and do one version with variable bitrate stream
Thanks for the awesome support
so I tried testing the playlist. My intent was to use the playlist for different quality versions – mobile video feature. The player worked with just the original video but when I added the playlist of one additional video it didn’t play and original video didn’t play.
I tested the urls and everything is correct I think i also send a report from the player but for some reason the report was laid over top of my splash image and mostly disappeared over the black portions of my splash image.
actually the mobile video feature won’t work with the playlists right now. Sorry about not realising that. I put in a note into the interface about this.
This is something we need to add – quality switching, best if it can happen while playing and if it can detect what internet connection are you on and pick the right bandwidth for the video. The biggest issue is the user interface, as it’s a lot of URLs to enter.
However HLS format supports various bitrate streams on its own. So your video provider should be able to create a HLS for you which will already have the different quality versions in it. We haven’t fully tested that though.
Hey Martin thanks.. but I’m not adding anything into the mobile url field what I mean is that the new playlist you created with the new option of rtmp isn’t working
I have a player set up with my hls and rtmp in the original input fields and it plays. Then I add a playlist and add a new hls and rtmp and the player stops working. It shows both videos but when I try to play either of them, neither of them plays.. the three status circles in center of player just keep rotating around and around and my urls are correct and in the right fields. Or are you saying I can only have either a rtmp or hls url in playlist but not both?
it should work with HLS and RTMP. However I found the problem which caused your issues.
M3U8 was not put into the playlist properly. I fixed the mistake and rolled out the update onto WordPress.org, however without increasing the version number (as they don’t like if we have new updated too often).
To apply the update, first deactivate the plugin, then delete it and then install again. All your videos will be there, all the settings preserved, but you will get the fix.
Please let us know if it helps. You won’t have to re-do any of the playlist, just check if they work.
Thanks Martin.. are you sure if I deactivate and delete the plugin will the players I have on all my pages still be there with my videos? when I delete a plugin it says are you sure all files will be deleted? How does it keep files if deleted. I have all my pages and site finally done except for the playlist test, and scared to have to redo all my videos again after finally getting this finished.
only the plugin files will be removed, you can confirm that by clicking “Click to view entire list of files which will be deleted” before deleting the plugin.
This is not us, it’s the standard WordPress procedure. Although I’ve seen some plugins remove their configuration during the deactivation process (or at least they used to).