if you have a direct link to a video hosted on S3 such as ‘http://your.s3.amazonaws.com/video.mp4’
then this videos of course can be played in our plugin.
At the moment we do not support private videos, password protected videos, streaming and other ways of sharing the video.
Direct link to a video file should work, but if the link doesn’t contain the name of video file then it won’t play.
Thanks for clarifying that. Could I protect them with a bucket policy that restricts access to my S3 files and only allows requests from mydomain.com? I was able to get this sort of functionality working in JW Player a few months ago except for Firefox which doesn’t (for some reason) include referrer header information in requests from the Flash file for JW Player.
This might be a little contrived but do you think this type of setup would work; does Flowplayer send that information? Also, are there any plans on including support for private S3 video embeds?
the first functionality is not build in our plugin, and at the moment we are not planning to add this.
On the other hand, yes we are interested in adding the support for private video embeds from S3. However we are looking for a sort of support here: we need somebody who will provide an access to his S3 account, with couple of short videos for testing.
If you are willing to help us this way, we’ll be happy to initiate the development of this feature.
I’ve been using FV WordPress Flowplayer for a long time and think it’s fabulous.
My video files are currently stored on my website hosting account.
But due to quantity of videos, file sizes, and number of views, I’m considering moving them over to Amazon S3.
Does your plugin play videos stored on Amazon S3? (I’m hoping so)
i tested it and it works.
except i’m not sure if it uses the RMTP feature (with cloudfront)… now I don’t know what this is, I just know what it does – http://flowplayer.org/plugins/streaming/rtmp.html
And here’s how to do it normally: http://aws.amazon.com/articles/4112
which again is much too much code for a plug-in boy like me….
so I’m wondering… can the plugin do this?
in general videos placed on Amazon S3 work, but all the additional features such as password protected videos or rmtp are not yet included into our FV Flowplayer plugin.
From what we know about these features, yes they may be added, but we need some help from our users to help us out with providing the account where we can test the features.
Zdenka, Can I ask why you do not just open the account with Amazon S3? It costs next to nothing. I have 60 videos and my bill last month was $1.03 It seems like these features that people want would add a lot of value to your player. I jumped to JW because it would do most, but not all, of what I needed. The small investment seems much better than asking somebody for access to there protected files so you can create a better plugin than others. Just my thoughts.
If someone needs the feature enough, feel free to give us access to troubleshoot it in a live environment. We are not a free testing laboratory.
You want features, you give us a hand.
Glad you are paying JW for their player. It’s also very good and they deserve the money. Sorry we couldn’t subsidise your business more.
Making the web work for you, Alec
Just so you know. I use the free JW player. I will pay someone when I find a player that will do all I need. Actually now I can stream from cloudfront. But what I need is a player that can also be seen on hand-held devices. That’s how I stumbled upon this blog, hoping that maybe you had solved that dilemma. Good luck with your FV WordPress Flowplayer progress. Sorry if you took my statement wrong. I just thought a dollar would be a good investment for you to add features without needing to rely on somebody elses Amazon S3 account.
if you’re looking for player that plays on mobile devices, you might want to check out our extension for FV WordPress Flowplayer, WP Mobile Video Player. See the demo here. This extension supplies different video for different devices, using Flowplayer for normal browsers and HTML 5 video for mobile browsers.
JC, thanks for your post.
If no one can be bothered to give us a ready live environment in which to test for password protected videos on S3 nor to fund that development, we are not interested.
Foliovision does not exist to code for your company for free. We support our paying clients. We are kind enough to share the code we develop with the world as we believe in giving back to the open source world and not just taking.
You might consider that principle in your own relationship to open source.
PS. We also make substantial financial contributions every month to open source software projects we use.
I wanna help but the acct has a lot of sensitive files :(
Really appreciate the support though.
Thing is, Amazon is FREE now. For 1 year.
It reads: “* These free tiers are only available to new AWS customers and are available for 12 months following your AWS sign-up date.”
Ta-Da! Let’s all sign up!!
Can you help with a major problem we are having running our FV WordPress Flowplayer plugin. The plugin activated with no problems and we used the short code to attempt to run a video on our church webpage. We are using Amazon 3C to store our videos. We tried several video formats starting with mpg4, mov, wmv but no matter what we do, we get the following error message: 200, Stream not found, NetStream.StreamNotFound…..
I assume you mean Amazon S3.
Are you sure that your files are not set to be private or password protected and that they open in your browser for download when opened with link like this?
I’ll happily allow you guys a live testing environment for the FV Flowplayer Plugin. I currently use it to play videos from Amazon S3 but will be moving to CloudFront to allow RTMP Streaming…if you guys need a testing environment I can offer you mine, let me know
Hi Key Masters
I’d like to reiterate my offer to allow you access to my Amazon S3 account to facilitate the use for RTMP streaming on your FV WordPress Flowplayer plugin. Contact me if interested
Thanks for making the offer again. We are moving our Flowplayer to the HTML 5 player (you will be able to buy a license for the pro version directly from us) but we’ll be using the core code of our existing wrapper so adding Amazon S3 is something we very much want to do.
Milan will get back to you with a schedule today. Thanks.
I know the FAQ says no, but with the latest version of FV Flowplayer, wouldn’t it be possible to embed videos hosted on S3? Isn’t a direct hyperlink to a video file?
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