this would be possible, if you check how wp_ajax_fv_wp_flowplayer_video_position_save action hook is handled you can see where the data is saved, so it should be possible to add some code there.
So we will discuss your request in our team, but I cannot promise you that we will actually work on this any time soon, as we are reworking how the FV Player playlists are stored currently.
If such feature is important for your work, we would be happy to accelerate development of a function like this if you would order our custom development services.
I imagine to make it most useful we could also store on what page did the user watch the video, that way we could create a page which would like all the watched and unfinished videos to each user.
This is a very interesting suggestion (tracking multiple views). Thanks for asking about it.
On reflection, it seem to me more like an an additional stats add-on which goes beyond just keeping position in the video than an extension of the current feature which monitors progress in a video. That could include the “Watched” page you describe. This is a great idea for a full featured add-on.
Our current plan is to continue to only monitor the user’s most recent position where s/he left the video. This seems to me to be core functionality (pick up where you last left off).
If you’d like us to take this on as custom development (it would be with a 50% discount as we may be able to reuse some of the code), I’d be happy to accelerate the development of full viewing tracking including a watched page with number of times you viewed and/or a video has been viewed.
Let us know your thoughts Daniele
Thanks for being part of Foliovision!
we are interested in having an area where to find a video report.
Of each video we would like to know the name and surname of the user who saw it (our site there are only registered user), what percentage of the video he saw or how many times he saw the video.
Having this implementation always leaves us free to update your plugin or then we can no longer update?
How much does this change?
could you please confirm that what you really need is a list of videos and for each one a list of users who watched it? The other option is to have a list of users and for each one list which videos each user saw.
How many members do you have on your site?
How are you posting your videos? Is it a single [fvplayer] shortcode per page (or some custom post type)?
It appears that you want watch percentage for each viewing. This is super-detailed tracking. Are you sure you need that much?
Can we cut back to:
1. number of times opened/started
2. last position
Going further what would be achievable would be
1. total number of times opened
2. total minutes watched
3. last position
Version two would be quite a bit more work.
Let me know.
Making the web work for you, Alec
Thanks for your follow up answer.
> what percentage of video did you see;
We can track either last position in a video or total minutes watched of the video. We can’t track what percentage of a video you have seen effectively as the ongoing real time calculations (have you seen this minute or not) would be too intensive and put too high a load on publishers servers.
> how many times did you see a video.
We can track number of viewings and total minutes watched. Would that work for you?
Your original request was for:
> fv_wp_flowplayer_position_xxxx in wp_usermeta starts from zero. Is it possible to increase the counter so you can tell how many times you have seen the same video and the position reached in the last view?
This we can do.
Rapid implementation of these advanced tracking features would be $800 (it will cost us a lot more to build them but you are only supporting a small part of the custom development as an acceleration incentive). We will work closely with you to make sure the implementation suits your needs. There will be an admin screen with an overview of all users including total videos open and minutes watched. If you click on the user’s name you will get more detail with a full list of all the videos s/he has seen, the number of times s/he has opened the video, total minutes watched and last position in the most recent viewing of the video.
We can deliver this functionality within one month if you go ahead.
May I send you an invoice?
Making the web work for you, Alec
when a user sees a video the second time the value of meta_key fv_wp_flowplayer_position_xxxx in wp_usermeta starts from zero. Is it possible to increase the counter so you can tell how many times you have seen the same video and the position reached in the last view?