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Community Member, 14 Posts

28 July 2010 at 1:08pm

hay i want to use html5 to play video in ss. i cant add it in the html edit in the cms and would like to know if there is a way i can use it. i wan to do this coz i cant seem to get a flash player to play flv files something to do with the paths i think but cant work it out and html5 is a far easyer way to play video

is there anyone out there that can help me here???


Community Member, 46 Posts

30 July 2010 at 2:12am

Edited: 30/07/2010 2:19am

You could extend your page model and add some File fields for the video

static $has_one = array(
'VideoOgg' => 'File',
'VideoMp4' => 'File',
'VideoPlaceholder' => 'Image'

add the fields to the CMS,

public function getCMSFields()
  $f = parent::getCMSFields();

  new FileIFrameField('VideoOgg', 'Upload .ogv Video'));

  new FileIFrameField('VideoMp4', 'Upload .mp4 Video'));

  new ImageField('VideoPlaceholder', 'Upload Placeholder Image'));

  return $f;

and then place the video tag into your template

<% if VideoOgg %>
<video controls width="600" height="400" <% if VideoPlaceholder %>poster="$VideoPlaceholder.URL"<% end_if %>>
  <source src="$VideoOgg.URL" type="video/ogg">
  <% if VideoMp4 %>
  <source src="$VideoMp4.URL" type="video/mp4">
  <% end_if %>
  <!-- Flash Fallback -->
<% end_if %>

You can get a lot fancier, this just a simple example.