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#1 mike4zen

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 06:36 PM

Hello, I am having trouble autoplaying a flv file in the Feature Media Box 1. I have been using FLV Embed Plugin to autoplay all flv files, and that is not working in the feature box. It works on a Page or Blog Post, but not in the Feature Content. Can you please provide the code that I will need to use in order to autoplay a flv file in the Feature Box? Thank You, Mike Ewing

#2 arpowers

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 04:33 PM

I've never tried to auto play flash files before, so I'm not sure what you'd need to do. In this case, autoplaying the FLV should work independently of the theme as the features and feature boxes just render the HTML or shortcodes you ad in the feature setup panel. Have you checked for plugin conflicts or anything like that?

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 01:26 AM

Hello and thanks for answer. I don't know how to check the plugin for conflicts. I just know that it works independently (on a page or blog post), but now in the feature box. Do I need to embedded the file instead of using the plugin? If so, how do I do that? I can convert the file to a mov or any other file. I just need to make it to where I can have the video autoplay in the feature box. Can you please help? Thanks again for such a great template AND support! I am very pleased with my purchase!!!

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 02:50 AM

Here is the code that I am using that I can get to display... but I cannot get the video to play. Can you please help?? This is the code that I am using, and I can get it to display on the page, but it is not playing the video.... can anyone tell me why? I put the code into HTML Test Bed and still just see the spinning wheel... what do I have configured wrong? <object width="610" height="340"><param name="marketing" value="file=http://www.remarkableinboundmarketing.com/images/000012342677_HDFlashVideo.flv" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.remarkableinboundmarketing.com/wp-content/plugins/flv-embed/flvplayer.swf" /><embed src="http://www.remarkableinboundmarketing.com/wp-content/plugins/flv-embed/flvplayer.swf" width="610" height="340" marketing="file=http://www.remarkableinboundmarketing.com/images/000012342677_HDFlashVideo.flv" /></object> You can test it in HTML TEST BED located here:

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#5 bryan-hadaway

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 10:30 AM

According to the official website of the video player you're using you simply add:

&autostart=true

just after the video URL, so after flv in both spots.

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Also, have you considered using Vimeo or YouTube?

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#6 mike4zen

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 05:16 PM

Thanks Bryan, This flv is being fickle and I still cant get it to play with the autostart. I have been trying with different players on different servers that I own and still cannot get the video to play. I think that it has something to do with my code. Did you try it in the HTML Test Bed? With YouTube or Vimeo, can I get the video to autoplay without showing the youtube or vimeo logo? The file that I want to play is a short 15 second animation that I may loop. I dont want a logo for another company showing up on the video. I checked the link you gave me, and thank you! However, I am going to try and NOT use JW Player. IT costs 59 pounds to remove the watermark. This is far outside of my price range to play a 15 second video. I just need to play a video in the feature box (in any format, I dont care which and I can convert it to any form at that works) preferably without the logo of another company plastered all over the player. Thanks again for you quick and well documented help! I feel that I am really close to getting this working properly.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 02:35 AM

Honestly with a 15 sec video, I imagine it's pretty lightweight?

You could just convert your FLV to SWF (to make it quick to load) and embed it with:

<object width="640" height="360"><param name="movie" value="http://www.website.com/vid.swf"><embed wmode="transparent" src="http://www.website.com/vid.swf" width="640" height="360"></object>

of course changing the width and height and video URL. It will automatically play.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 06:29 PM

THANK YOU BRYAN!!!!! YOU ROCK!!! It finally works!!! Can you tell me how to make it not auto loop? After watching it on the home page, I think it better to make it play just one time. THANK YOU AGAIN SOOOO MUCH!!!

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 11:29 PM

found the answer... just have to add loop="false" Thanks for the spectacular support!!