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flv issue


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16 April 2008 at 5:27pm Community Member, 10 Posts

I am trying to find a way to stream flash videos (flv) in the gallery module so that they popup and load with a player element below not unlike a youtube video.

Can anyone help?


17 April 2008 at 12:33am Community Member, 156 Posts

Have you considered a thickbox type overlay with the flv content in it?


17 April 2008 at 1:29am Community Member, 10 Posts

not entirely sure what you mean? can you please elaborate a little...


17 April 2008 at 12:19pm Community Member, 156 Posts

have a look at the iframe or ajax content windows.
they might help with your idea.


18 April 2008 at 3:38am (Last edited: 18 April 2008 3:47am), Community Member, 10 Posts

ok couldn't find much help with thickbox

however it works with ie7 just not firefox... not sure why...

below is the output code from the gallery module... i am using osflv player... if anyone could help that would be incredible... i've been trying all day.

<a id="ViewLink-26" class="lightwindow" rel="NEWVIDEO[Media]" href="player.swf?movie=assets/galleries/newvideo/7thHuntFight1_NEW.flv" title="7thHuntFight1_NEW.flv" caption="500 x 500 - 5.5 MB" params="lightwindow_width=500,lightwindow_height=500">

Also if i add


onto the end of the .flv (which should be allowed with osflv player) i get 'XML Parsing Error: not well-formed' and it points to the first equals sign (=) after 'width'... not sure what is going on..


6 May 2008 at 8:06pm (Last edited: 6 May 2008 8:08pm), Community Member, 10 Posts

Ok so I managed to solve the problem for the most part, the menu doesnt work in firefox when the flv is playing, but because it autostarts that is more annoying than a problem.

Here are the changes I made to the GalleryPage.php:

At about line 229 or after this code

$ext = $item->getExtension();

I put

if($ext == 'flv') {
$item->FlvMovie = true;

then in the file:

I changed each href to this (note: make sure you do this for PrevGalleryItems, CurrentGalleryItems and NextGalleryItems):

href="<% if FlvMovie %>gallery/mediaplayer.swf?file=/<% end_if %>$Filename<% if FlvMovie %>&#38;displayheight&#61;240&#38;height&#61;240&#38;bufferlength&#61;5&#38;autostart&#61;true<% end_if %>"

It took me long enough but I found that the XML parse error just needed to be fixed by placing the HTML number instead of the actual character. e.g &#38; in place of &

Finally I put the player used in the appropriate folder e.g. in the gallery folder. I used [url=]JW FLV MEDIA PLAYER 3.16[/url]

Hope it helps anyone else wanting to play .flv videos in the gallery module. Please let me know if there is an easier way as well...