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Exhaustive list of data tracked by JW Player


I would like to have an exhaustive list of the data that are sent to JW Player when a user plays a video. I have seen the metrics available but I need to know the information you get by the script.

Moreover, where can I find a non-minified version of the latest JW Player JS script ?

Thank you & Regards.

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JW Player Support Agent  
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I believe the only open source version we offer is on GitHub:

You could also look at the network tab on your browser and search for ping.gif to see it.


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Thank you for your response.

What I'm looking for is the detailled lsit of the data got by the script (IP ? playing duration ? ...)

The sources of JWPlayer is not what i'm looking for, when I download jwplayer, i get a jwplayer.min.js, I would like to have the same file but no minified.

Thanks & regards.


JW Player Support Agent  
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Hi, there.

As per our Privacy Policy, here is a description of the information we collect from our player:

We offer Publishers the Platform to upload videos, manage video content and gain insight into how Users watch video within our easy to use online dashboard. Our Platform tools collect certain non-personally identifiable information from User interactions with the videos Publishers upload via our Platform tools. This information includes: the User’s IP address, browser type, Internet Service Provider, computer (or mobile device’s) operating system. We also collect the URL of the page where our Platform tools are enabled, the referring URL, the version of the video player the Publisher is utilizing, when and how long the video was played, which advertising message(s) were inserted into the video, whether the video was played in full screen mode, and certain meta data about the video or the Publisher’s web page.

We use this information in a number of ways, including: a) to help us ensure that the web content is deploying accurately, b) to help us, our Publishers and our Advertisers understand how the web content and advertising we deploy is being viewed by Users, and c) to help ensure that the advertising and videos are both appropriate and relevant to User interests.

We use cookies in association with our Platform. Cookies are small files placed on the hard drive of your computer. We use cookies to help us understand how our Platform is being used, to tailor advertising, and for ad delivery and reporting purposes. For more information about cookies and web beacons, please visit Like many video technologies, we may use Flash and similar technologies to enable our video players. However, we don’t use those technologies (e.g., Flash cookies) for advertising or analytics purposes.

As for obtaining the source code, the version found on our GitHub page is the only version available to the public. It is identical to our production version, except for that it is not minified and also does not contain any code responsible for our commercially available features, such as HLS/DASH streaming or Chromecast support.

Thank you.

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