You were asking for more information on media plugins. This is my current favorite:
There's a bit of a learning curve. But it's free, and as I mentioned before, most of the 'heavy lifting' is done for you.
That looks good. I will explore it more and prolly include it when I start creating mobile content.
Have you checked out JW Player?
Originally Posted by jscheuer1
One of the pro sites I visit often uses this one. I don't know how flexible it is.
At some point I want to use one of these for a master player with a list youtube & vimeo links to play in it, instead of a long page of youtube iFrames.
Last edited by jscheuer1; 08-10-2012 at 04:09 PM.
Yes, but it's not free. I'm not sure if it's all that much easier to use than the free code I linked to. It should be though if you're paying for it.
BTW, Vimeo has an iframe interface very much like YT does. So, if you're only showing Vimeo and YT video, those (embedded as their service's respective iframe embed codes) are already cross browser/platform.
Making a playlist of those is doable but tricky. The feature set is more limited than with the object/embed methods those two services offer. You could use an iframe and load each video's iframe, each from a separate page into it via links. That would probably be the simplest.
What I saw was an open source free regular version, and they also had a Pro version that was paid. But ok, I'll keep that in mind. I was thinking of trying to work a single player instead 10 - 15 YT iFrames on a page. Ok, it's prolly not worth worrying about. Thanks.
The free version of a paid program almost always is crippled in some way and/or branded. They're trying to sell you the paid version. If you can live with that, fine. I generally prefer to use the completely free version (like the one I mentioned) even if it means a little more work is involved.
I used the YouTube APIplayer that Molendike used in this thread and it worked perfectly for what I wanted. It even plays Vimeo vids in Firefox and IE. I added a regular YT iFrame to the Video Container on a lower layer to display a default video that can be clicked on and played. Clicking one of the links replaces it and plays that way. Close the video window and it's empty. Refresh the page and the default movie shows again. It's awesome. Thanks Molendijk