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using embed or object tag to play video in MS Power point 2010

We are using JWPlayer on our website just fine. However, now we would like to be able to embed videos in MS Powerpoint 2010 as well. MS Power point 2010 only allows object or embed tags for embedding swf player which will in turn load video passed on to it in parameters.

Any idea how i could achieve this?

Following embed code seems to load the player but then i get an error saying 'Error loading player: Could not load player configuration.'

<embed id="player" width="480" height="270" src="http://MYWEBSITE/jwplayer/jwplayer.flash.swf" flashvars="file=M3U8_VIDEO_URL&autostart=true" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allowscriptaccess="always" name="player"></embed>

Am i missing any parameters here?

Looking forward.

4 Community Answers


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You can't use the JW Player 6 files in an <embed> tag (it was possible with JW5). The configuration can be loaded only via the jwplayer.js script, from a Javascript-enabled web page.


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Thanks for response.

Can we write our own SWF Application that loads JWPlayer and passes on those required parameters, like JS does?

If this is possible, what parameters does JW Player 6 expects? Any idea?



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I'll let someone from JW address this, but the official response in the past has been something along the lines of, "Our script is intended for use on a web page, and other applications of it are not supported."

Cooper Reid

JW Player Support Agent  
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I believe you can simply drop your video file into powerpoint. JWPlayer is a web-based player, and will not work inside of MS office suite software.

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