Simple Flash Video 1.6 Beta is here!
The Simple Flash Video Plugin builds on the plugins that all ready allow easy posting of .flv or .mp4 files on the popular WordPress platform. Simple Flash Video allows for all of the JW FLV options to be utilized via its config.xml file and post level overrides. With this plugin you can easily post .flv or .mp4 videos to your blog and have your viewers instantly watch the video without having to fully download the video before watching. It also combines the popular Shadowbox utility to allow for the videos to float over the website content for a clean look. This plugin was built from the ground up to take full advantage of the JW FLV Player and Shadowbox. On top of this it is the only plugin for WordPress that utilizes the Simple Stats App for JW that gives users a total look at the video viewership of their website. Code has been used from the Flash Video Player by Joshua Eldridge as per the licence agreements of the respective software. When you put the code in your plugin it will be replaced by a Link to the video that will open in a Shadow window. If a .jpg file is in the same directory with the same name as the flv it will also use that photo in the link. If no image is found it will simply place a Text link in your post. If you wish you can also disable the Thickbox feature in the post command.
- vid_image variable in embed code to allow you to pick the image to use in the video link
- Fixed issue when wp-content directories is moved in the new version of WP 2.6
- Added Longtail adverts
- Youtube Videos now supported
- Simple Stats Updated to latest stable version 1.2
- Checks for version 9.0.115 and requires update for .MP4 files
- Added Delete Logs Option for Simple Stats
- Added Options Saved Notification
- Fixed Centering Bug for videos in Shadowbox
- RSS Feeds now get a proper .mp4 file or link to FLV
Want to say thank you for the plugin? Just leave a comment or send an email if you found the plugin useful. Or if you want you can make a donation to the project. All of these methods are always appreciated and will certainly help keep up the motivation for future releases. Thanks!
FLVs will simply be changed to links to the post in the feed.
This video will also properly download via the feed in itunes or your favorite software.
Youtube Hosted Video
Video with Longtail Ads Enabled
To enable on a per post basis you must add longtail=true and plugins=ltas to the video command
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- Download and unzip Simple Flash Video.
- Transfer Simple-Flash-Video directory to your `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
- CHMOD the config.xml to be writable by the server, 666 or better
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
To use the plugin you simply need to insert:
into your post.
You can add the following variables after the filename variable:
- shadowbox=off – Disables ThickBox and simply puts the player into the post
- embed=true – Uses embed code instead of SWFObject Code
- vid_image= – set the URL of an image to use for the video link instead of the default.
- ALL JW FLV Variables in lower case format ex: width=200
For the Stats simply goto the SFV Stats page that is linked under the main admin page. From there you can see the over all stats or search for a specific file or IP address.
Q: I cannot get the stream.php working what is wrong?
A: to use it you have to set the stream variable to the location and file. So for most people this will be: /wp-content/plugins/simple-flash-video/stream.php – If you have your WP install in a subfolder that will have to be added. Also, if you are using Lighty Webserver please use its FLV Mod instead of the stream.php
Q: I have activated the plugin, but don’t see the video player. What do I do?
A: Check and make sure that you have the appropriate hook in your template file for the header: wp_head();
Q: How do I change a setting for a single post?
A: If you just want to change a single value for one video you can do it by modifying the code in your post. To Change the hight you would simply put:
You can put any of the variables in this way using all lower case variablenames without spaces in the name.
Q: How do I change the defaults?
A: The config.xml file contains all of the current variables of JW FLV 4.0 . You can modify this file to change any of the default settings that the plugin will use.
Q: Help! I can’t figure this out!?
A: No problem! Give us a shout using the contact form @ http://www.simplethoughtproductions.com/contact/ and we will see if we cant help you. We also recommend posting a comment on the version of Simple Flash Video player to allow the community to assist as well. Find the post for your version @ http://www.simplethoughtproductions.com/category/simple-flash-video/
Hi – I just added the Simple Flash Video 1.6 beta 3 to my wordpress page, I am linking a video file sitting on my server. I only get black screen but I can hear the audio from the video file.. no pictures..
WHat can I do to fix this?
Thanks in advance!
you just need to use the vid_image= variable when putting in your video and point to the image you want to use.
What is the embed code for a linked image? I’d like to have different images for different videos and clicking on the image will play the video. Thanks.
I’d much prefer having only one plugin, and I’d prefer it be yours. Did you remove Lightbox or just disable it? If I disable Lightbox, it doesn’t seem the SFV plugin ‘fancifies’ the photos when I click on them. Any suggestions? I’d really like to use yours instead since it does Flash. Thanks.
Can you show me some screen shots of what you mean or a link to a page that is having the issue would be even better. Thanks!
Indeed it does. I think you can disable that in the shadowbox.js file I ended up getting rid of the lightbox plugin and just used mine as it picked up all the lightbox pictures without needing modification and then I only had one plugin running for that stuff instead of two.
Unfortunately, it appears as though your plugin conflicts with the Lightbox plugin. If both plugins are activated in WP and an image from a post is clicked on, BOTH plugins load the image. Deactivating one or the other does not seem to fix it.
Hi. this plug in is great. i am having trouble getting visual to appear in firefox. everything works in safari. any thoughts?
This plugin is badass!! I love it! Best Flash player plugin for WordPress ever! Fantastic work, thanks very much for sharing.
There is no way currently to default that. I might make that an option with the next beta.
Thanks Josh Chesarek,
Sorry if i ask too many ques.. one last ques promise aint gonna ask no more..
Ok how do i make the embed flash code as a default .. right now swobject if the default.. but i want to make default the embed one..
As for removing the padding from shadowbox.
You would need to change a few lines of code.
Around line 610:
//Set padding for the width to allow Shadowbox to be large enough
$arguments[‘height’] += 70;
$arguments[‘width’] += 90;
as well as around line 630:
//Set padding for the width to allow Shadowbox to be large enough in all browsers
$width += 90;
$height += 70;
And around 654 and 672. Once all of those are removed from the simple-flash-video.php you need to go into video.php and remove:
$fileheight -= 70;
$filewidth -= 90;
which are around lines 170
That should do it.
Thanks Josh Chesarek for the help. I have another question. How do i remove the blank spaces in all side of the player in shadowbox.
You get that info from your dash board on longtailvideo.com.
Please use this link to sign up and support the plugin :)
Once there on the setup tab click the impliment code. The first step gives you the java script tag.
It stats out like:
what is the longtail number and channel number?