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Change embed default player to JW player?, avoid temporary links?

Hi. I installed JWplayer (Self-hosted) successfully and if i insert a video it plays okey. However because the direct video link im using is a Signed URL it ends up expiring after a day.

Now, if i embed the SAME video with the embed link provided by that site, it displays that video in my wordpress site in what it seems to be a HTML 5 video player, which is far from ideal and it doesnt even play on phone.

So how can i play the same video with JWPlayer using that embed link??. Or what options do i have??, i have saw other site using the same configuration i talk about (that video server with Signed URLs + JWPLAYER) so i know is possible..
Feel im stuck.

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JW Player Support Agent  
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If you are embedding content that requires URLs to be signed, then the signatures attached to those URLs would have to be dynamically generated. You can see an example of this on our URL (Token) Signing support article but if the content is not hosted with us, I would recommend reaching out to whomever is hosting it as their requirements for the signature are most likely different than ours.



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And how would i make use of JWPLAYER in my website if my video is hosted in for example googlevideo server, i cannot seem to find out how to copy the right link. However i saw other websites do it


JW Player Support Agent  
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Hello Paul,

If the platform supports the placement and execution of javascript libraries then you could simply paste the single line embed of the library or player into your website and the player will instantiate as expected. Once you have all of your URL parameters squared away you might also consider using the hlshtml: true parameter as this will force our player to render in native HTML5.


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