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JWPlayer 6.9, Wowza 4, HLS, Streaming not working without flash

I have 4 videos

1. Sample_720p.mp4
2. Sample_1080p.mp4
3. Sample_420p.mp4
4. Sample_360p.mp4

I am using jwplayer v6.9 & Wowza Streaming Engine 4

Now , My requirement is to play video based on internet speed

If flash player is enable i am able to play video based on internet speed , through smil file.

But , If when my flash is disabled at that time videos are not playing.

So Below are my question:

1. Do i need to create same smil file to achive adaptive bitrate for html5?
2. Do i need to upgrade my jwplayer 6.9 to jwplayer 7 or higher?
3. If i upgrade my jwplayer then does the same code will work which is working when flash is enabled?
4. Is there any way to play video without using smil file when i want adaptive bitrate?
5. How will Jwplayer adapt video based on internet speed?

Please see below code , this is working when flash is enabled , but not when flash is disabled.

jwplayer("mediaspace${vtime}").setup({ height: 370, width: '100%',volume: 100, image: "${imageFile}",skin: "${pageContext.request.contextPath}/js/video/six.xml",
"flashplayer": "js/video/jwplayer-6.9/jwplayer.flash.swf",
sources: [{
file: ""
}, {
file: ""
}] ,

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<smil title="Test SML for VOD">
<video height="240" src="Sample_720p.mp4" systemLanguage="eng" width="424">
<param name="videoBitrate" value="450000" valuetype="data"></param>
<param name="audioBitrate" value="44100" valuetype="data"></param>
<video height="360" src="Sample_1080p.mp4" systemLanguage="eng" width="640">
<param name="videoBitrate" value="750000" valuetype="data"></param>
<param name="audioBitrate" value="44100" valuetype="data"></param>
<video height="720" src="Sample_420p.mp4" systemLanguage="eng" width="1272">
<param name="videoBitrate" value="1100000" valuetype="data"></param>
<param name="audioBitrate" value="44100" valuetype="data"></param>
<video height="900" src="Sample_360p.mp4" systemLanguage="eng" width="1590">
<param name="videoBitrate" value="1500000" valuetype="data"></param>
<param name="audioBitrate" value="44100" valuetype="data"></param>

4 Community Answers


JW Player Support Agent  
1 rated :


I have sent you a reply via the support email chain.




0 rated :

Hello ,

Thanks for reply.

I read your mail , It was detailed explanation..!!

But could you please provide a sample code which fulfill my requirement and also a necessary steps to play video with adaptive bitrate in both environment without flash and with flash.?



0 rated :

Hi ,

I also want to know that does m3u8 format will works for all the browser? when flash is disabled?



JW Player Support Agent  
0 rated :

Hello Jagir,

In our latest player (7.4+) we do support playback of HLS/M3U8 in HTML5 if you use the following parameters:

hlshtml: true,
primary: ‘html5’

Give that a try and please let me know if that works for you.


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