Hi Anderson, thanks. Tried to convert my .swf files to match the hight / length of my frame on the web..., for some reason it didn't work..Seems like people just have to wait for a few seconds until it is loaded fully. no big deal, love the good work on this player :)
Hi My .flv file is taking a lot of time to load from my server and it stops playing from time to time, due to buffering. Is there a way to fix this, so that the video can be played continously ? I noticed other people have the same problem. I use www.bluehost.com as web hosting, and there it says that video streaming service is available.
Is it possible to set the embedded video to start buffering on main page load? I have my video embedded about halfway down a page of text, and it would be great to use the time the user spends reading that text to start buffering the video.
Currently it suffers from the youtube-syndrome of hitting play, starting the buffer, hitting pause, hitting play again when sufficiently buffered.
@Mike i think there are two ways of accomplishing what you want - both using a little trickery:
you can place an invisble player on the page (size 0,0 or hidden <div) have it autostart and muted - that will make the file getting downloaded to the browsercache and thereby ready for your user to play in the visible player.
I am having problems viewing a film. When I click start to watch a movie, it buffers instantly to a 100% and the film begins perfectly but 2-3 minutes into it, the buffering pops up again and stops at 0% which means I never get to watch the entire movie. In the past, I have left it to buffer for a few hours albeit very slow but eventually the buffering ended and I got to watch the full length of the movie. But frustratingly in the last 2 weeks or so, the stoppage in buffering means I have unable to view these films. Please anyone help as I am missing out on these really good films. Thanks.
@Casie it is concievable that your movies doesnt have proper metadata! you can use the tool from this [url=http://www.jeroenwijering.com/?thread=4920]thread[/url] to see if there is metadata in an offline movie. if there is no metadata then you can use the [url=http://www.buraks.com/flvmdi/]buraks[/url] tool to inject them- or maybe more easy, upload the movie to [url=http://www.youtube.com/]youtube[/url] and [url=http://keepvid.com/]download[/url] again and see if that makes any difference...
Thanks for replying so quickly. The movies I have watched in the past were posted free on different websites including youtube, veoh etc. and I did not have a lot of difficulties viewing them prior to a couple of weeks ago. I have tried using the metadata tool you posted, but I don't really understand how to add a film file on the browse window when the Flv-video and metadata reader is open. Although I have now installed adobe flash player and it seems to have to improved the picture quality a bit. Could it be that the problems I have is to do with low memory. And if there are any other suggestions, I am happy to try them. Thanks.
@Casie ok - videos from youtube have just the minimal metadata to function. were you playing videos hosted on other sites such as youtube? on less you are playing HUGE videos memory should not be a problem (the average youtube video is maybe 15Mb)
more important is if your operating system, browser and flash browser plugin and JW Player is up to date - make sure all four are fresh...
how does the test video (video.flv) in the download behave? is that ok?
for further help it is best if you can post a link to your test page or at least the code you use - else this turns too much into a guessing game! stating you OS/browser(s) and JW Player-type is also helpful...
yes, it is very deficult to watch a film in the internet so that i hate th bufering it is very deficult to cross it if there is any body that know the solution of that problem,please send me in firstname.lastname@example.org. thank you
hey so Content-Length header of what? the .FLV file downloaded by FLVPlayer? How can I test if my server sends those headers? And if it doesnt how can I fix this? confused... but intresting topic.. b/c whatever buffertime I specify, it doesnt listen to it
I can use the autostart trick to preload the first video, but if I have a playlist of say 10 videos that I want to play through one after another... is it possible to preload the rest of the videos in the playlist before it gets to them? So it plays through as one movie, not clip then buffering then next clip and buffering, then next clip and bufferint, etc.
I too have the Firefox buffer problem. I'm running the latest available version, 3.14. I have bufferlength set to 10 (for example), yet Firefox will immediately try to play the file. BUT, if I go to the same page in IE, it'll wait out the 10 seconds and then start to play.
HI I HAVE A PROBLEM WHEN I CLICKING A VEDIO THE PROGRESS BAR REACHES END AND VEDIO STOP MIDWAY I HAVE INSTALL ADOBE FLASH PLAYER I DONT USE JW FLV PLAYER AND I DONT KNOW HOW TO USE IT .ITS VERY DEFFICULT
I love your flash player and it saved my life in million situations... Thank u.
This is my question:
I have this .flv movie, about 60MB of size, and I play it from CD as it is some multimedia presentation of my school project. It is a short movie, and I could have used other players but I plan to put it on the web so your player was the optimal choice. Anyways, I am annoyed with this small loading circle that appears every 10-15 seconds on the screen, like it is loading something. It is very distracting to the viewers. I put buffer size to 30s in order to prevent this "loading sign" to appear but it is still there. Is there anything I can do to avoid it? Am I doing something wrong? Please let me know what to do.
This is my script:
var so = new SWFObject('mediaplayer.swf','mpl','550','400','8'); so.addParam('allowscriptaccess','always'); so.addParam('allowfullscreen','true'); so.addVariable("backcolor","0x445044"); so.addVariable("frontcolor","0xE9EDD2"); so.addVariable("lightcolor","0xE9EDD2"); so.addVariable('height','400'); so.addVariable('width','550'); so.addVariable("lightcolor","0x445044"); so.addVariable('file','media/Stari Grad 2x.flv'); so.addVariable('captions','media/test_ba.xml'); so.addVariable('showstop','true'); so.addVariable('autostart','true'); so.addVariable('bufferlength','30');
I have a buffer problem with Internet Explorer. The player works correctly in Firefox, but not in IE6 or IE7. Everybody with IE have the same problem on my site. On other sites with the same video player, I don't have the buffer problem. Tried several versions, but without any change.
When I try to watch a video in IE, it doesn't buffer or preload. It starts playing directly when I click on the play button. Setting buffertime doesn't make sence. Instead of seeing the load %, it's like we see the filesize in kb's that is loaded. When I reload the page, or try to watch another movie, the flashplayer doesn't appear at all.
I tried several things, beside of the player versions. Full domains or paths from the root, CHMOD values of the files and player.
Using the full domains to the files and player, instead of <?=PATH;?> doesn't make sence. The source of the html output contains the right url's to the files. Firefox is able to play and buffer/preload the video's with any problem.
It's not the problem, but for IE, you should have:bc.. s0.addVariable("width","640");s0.addVariable("height","380");
Now on to the problem. Your video file possibly doesn't have metadata. See this:[url=http://www.jeroenwijering.com/?item=JW_FLV_Media_Player]*JW FLV MEDIA PLAYER 3.14 - Support*[/url]bc.. If the progressbar isn't running with your FLV file, or if your video dimensions are wrong, your FLV file doesn't have metadata. Fix this by using the small tool from [url=http://www.buraks.com/flvmdi/]www.buraks.com/flvmdi[/url].
I installed flvmd viewer, but I don't get the tab by any of my flv files. The dll / register file is installed.
To solve the problem, we need to run a script on our Linux server to be able to see the video in IE? Not possible for us, when several people upload 10+ movies daily. We use ffmpeg to upload and convert video's.
After you convert with ffmpeg, you need to run [url=http://inlet-media.de/flvtool2]*flvtool2*[/url] (it can be scripted on Linux) to create and inject the metadata before the video will display correctly in Flash players.
Now on to the problem. Your video file possibly doesn't have metadata. See this:<a href="http://www.jeroenwijering.com/?item=JW_FLV_Media_Player" title="*JW FLV MEDIA PLAYER 3.14 - Support*">*JW FLV MEDIA PLAYER 3.14 - Support*</a><em>If the progressbar isn't running with your FLV file, or if your video dimensions are wrong, your FLV file doesn't have metadata. Fix this by using the small tool from <a href="http://www.buraks.com/flvmdi/" title="www.buraks.com/flvmdi">www.buraks.com/flvmdi</a>.<br />
I tried playing the video *8007592_t_burnoutparadise_dev_diary1_h264.flv* from your site in IE and there was a buffering problem just like you described.
Then I tried playing the video from my server in IE and still saw the same buffering problem.
So then, I ran Adobe's FLVCheck followed by FLVMDI /k /l /x video.flv to create and inject the metadata array.
Now, the video plays fine from my server in IE.
So, I would suggest that you do the same.
a) Get *FLVCheck* from Adobe Labs, run it on the video.
b) Get *FLVMDI* from Buraks and run it on the video with the /k and /l options.
Hopefully, this will resolve the problems that you are having with that particular file.
I think it would be a good practice to run those two programs on every FLV file. If the file is OK, no harm done. But if the file has problems, they will either fix the file or alert you to the problems.
Hmm ok. The programmer of the video uploader should have installed a tool, in which video's will be updated with meta-data. He tested a video with meta data, which still had problems. The problem is that we can't update every video with the meta data directly, because there are uploaded by several people on different times. But I will check the meta-data tools.
We tested some new test video's, 2 of them with meta-data, injected by different methods (flvtool2 and flvmdi), 1 of them without meta-data. There was no difference in the playback of the videos. In IE, it likes it has to completely buffer the video, before it can play. Instead of the percentage that is loaded, you see the kb's or b's. In Firefox, the loadbar is full shortly after playing, but the video isn't completely loaded. Doesn't seem to be a problem caused by meta-data.
Your problem is something with the way your server is sending the file. If I play lost2.flv from your server, I see the problems that you describe, bytes shown instead of %, etc. If I play lost2.flv from my server, it loads with the % load shown, and plays normally.
Here are the headers from your server and my server. They look normal.bc.. YourServer: --09:25:08--http://www.gamingonly.nl/dump/lost2.flv =>`lost2.flv' Resolvingwww.gamingonly.nl...126.96.36.199 Connectingtowww.gamingonly.nl[188.8.131.52]:80...connected. HTTPrequestsent,awaitingresponse... 1HTTP/1.1200OK 2Date:Fri,29Feb200817:20:40GMT 3Server:Apache/2 4Last-Modified:Fri,29Feb200810:01:06GMT 5ETag:"e1c007-1112a07-1ddc3c80" 6Accept-Ranges:bytes 7Content-Length:17902087 8Vary:Accept-Encoding,User-Agent 9Keep-Alive:timeout=30,max=100 10Connection:Keep-Alive 11Content-Type:text/plain
auto-museum.net's reply fixed my issue with buffering in Firefox. Simply disable mod_deflate in apache config for - at a minimum - FLV types. I turned mine off completely for the site in question and viola - instant gratification.
I am trying to watch TV episodes online. The link that one of the websites always take me to tudou.com. I am not really a computer expert here, I have increase my RAM to 3gb, i have a dual core 2 processor, 1.8ghz . My internet connection is also good. DSL, but it works well for me. It was working fine for me before, but now the buffer time is killing me. After every few seconds it pauses. Please advice if i can do anything to improve this. thanks.
@Jason - I agree, the fix proposed by auto-museum.net resolved my FF non buffering problem.
@auto-museum.net - many thanks. Now my player buffers and works correctly in IE and FF.
To recap: If your player is working correctly in IE, buffering and downloading, but not in IE, check to see that your apache settings do not deflate (compress) .flv files. Making this change resolved my FF non buffering, video plays quicker than download, advanced to next video, skip video due to insufficient buffering problems.
For Newbies: In some setups you can place these apache directives in the .htaccess file like:
I'm watching a video in Firefox on a Mac where the player has been updated to the latest version (3.15). The video seems to play for a short time and then stop and act like it's buffering with the icon spinning. The video never starts back up and again to start playing. The video doesn't always stop at the same spot but it does stop every time. Is there anyone who can help with this?!
Sorry to come in on your problems but i have one that appeared out of the blue.
When using buffering: It starts buffering for the buffer length ( 15 in my case ) when it reaches 15 the video runs like fast forward and than starts buffering again and at the second time it plays the movie correctly.
hai dont think it as silly. My problem is while watching movies in the bharat movies.com buffering is very slow and it is unable to watch.My real player is also failing to download that movie..I have a firefox also I dont know what is the use of that & how to use it.Please solve my problem as earlier as possible
Hi people! Hope some one read my text and provide me the solution. im in a great need of the same. I have created videos in adobe captivate and the output files generated out of the video is in SWF format. I have uploaded this videos on our server. I am asked to add this video as inline buffering video. I managed to add video as inline. But Is it possible to add these videos in as buffering one. Kindly please help someone! I m Using Moodle as elearning site where i upload my videos.
Hi I am using a flash player and it doesn't buffer content it just start playing content. suppose if the video is of 5 min. and after 2 min of play I revert the pointer to start than it will again start reading from source file. is there any away to include the buffer in player. I have already tried so.addVariable('bufferlength','30');
i can't access to youtube's videos as quick as before. i remember that problem when i tried downloading mozilla firefox. is there any way tos solve this problem. also it buffers just before a vidoe will play, but now it doesn't show any hint that a video buffers. what should i do?
Excuse my english isn't perfect. I have the problem below. The player start to play the video correctly, and the buffer is OK. But the video is stall (or jam, or clog i dont know the right word, sorry) just for a sec. time after time. Looks like buffer problem, but on the controlbar can see: is already 100% buffered. (I dont use the controlbar on my page, but i tried with it, so I saw the buffer was ok.)
I use this player half a year without problem, just since I upload the latest 2-3 video have this problem.
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