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Podlove Web Player is a Podcast-optimized, HTML5-based video and audio player with Flash fallback. It supports almost every browser and also does captions, chapters and much more. Thanks to MediaElement.js for providing the foundation.
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Podlove Web Player – HTML5 Goodness for Podcasting

Podlove Web Player is a Podcast-optimized, HTML5-based video and audio player with Flash fallback. It supports almost every browser and also does captions, chapters and much more. Thanks to MediaElement.js for providing the foundation.

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Description

Video and audio plugin for WordPress built on the MediaElement.js HTML5 media player library. Check out mediaElementjs.com for more information on that.

This plugin is a fork of the original MediaElement.js plugin, especially enhanced for podcasting purposes.

Typical Usage for video

[video src="http://mysite.com/mymedia.mp4" width="640" height="360"]

Typical Usage for audio

[audio src="http://mysite.com/mymedia.mp3"] 

Typical Usage for chapters

Use a WordPress-native custom field with the name "my-chapter-field" and fill it with something like this:

00:00:00.000 Introduction
00:00:57.099 First chapter title
00:10:03.104 Second chapter title
00:12:44.625 Final chapter

[audio src="http://mysite.com/mymedia.mp3" chapters="my-chapter-field"]

Shortcode Options

src

This location of any audio or video file

[video src="http://mysite.com/mymedia.mp4"]

You can also leave off the extention and MediaElement.js will look for all media files matching the filename (mymedia.mp4, mymedia.webm, etc.)

[video src="http://mysite.com/mymedia"]

type

The media type of the resource

[video src="http://mysite.com/mymedia?xyz" type="video/mp4"]    

mp4

The location of the h.264/MP4 source for the video.

[video mp4="http://mysite.com/mymedia.mp4"]

mp3

The location of an MP3 file for video

[audio mp3="http://mysite.com/mymedia.mp3"]    

ogg

The location of the Theora/Ogg source for the video.

[video ogg="http://mysite.com/mymedia.ogg"]

webm

The location of the VP8/WebM source for the video.

[video webm="http://mysite.com/mymedia.webm"]

poster

The location of the poster frame for the video.

[video poster="http://mysite.com/mymedia.png"]

width

The width of the video

[video width="640"]

height

The height of the video

[video height="264"]

loop

Loops the video or audio when it ends

[video src="http://mysite.com/mymedia.mp4" loop="true"]    

preload

Start loading the video as soon as possible, before the user clicks play.

[video preload="true"]

autoplay

Start playing the video as soon as it's ready.

[video autoplay="true"]

fullscreen

Disables the fullscreen button

[video src="http://mysite.com/mymedia.mp4" fullscreen="false"]

duration

Disables the duration output

[video src="http://mysite.com/mymedia.mp4" duration="false"]   

volume

Disables the volume slider

[video src="http://mysite.com/mymedia.mp4" volume="false"]    

progress

Disables the progress bar

[video src="http://mysite.com/mymedia.mp4" progress="false"] 

captions

URL to a WebSRT captions file

[video src="http://mysite.com/mymedia.mp4" captions="http://mysite.com/mymedia.srt"]  

chapters

Takes chapter string from the defined custom field and builds an interactive chapter table. Can be referenced to an external text file, too. Chapters must be written in the following format:

00:00:00.000 Introduction
00:00:57.099 First chapter title
00:10:03.104 Second chapter title
00:12:44.625 Final chapter

[audio src="http://mysite.com/mymedia.mp3" chapters="my_chapter_field"]                
[audio src="http://mysite.com/mymedia.mp3" chapters="http://mychapters.com/chapters.txt"]              

Simple Video

Basic playback options

[video src="http://mysite.com/mymedia.mp4" width="640" height="360"]

All Attributes Video

All options enabled

[video mp4="http://mysite.com/mymedia.mp4" ogg="http://mysite.com/mymedia.ogg" webm="http://mysite.com/mymedia.webm" poster="http://mysite.com/mymedia.png" preload="true" autoplay="true" width="640" height="264"]

Simple Audio

Basic playback options

[audio src="http://mysite.com/mymedia.mp3"]

All Attributes Audio

All options enabled

[audio mp3="http://mysite.com/mymedia.mp3" ogg="http://mysite.com/mymedia.ogg" preload="true" autoplay="true"]

Alternatives

If you have a plugin that conflicts with Podlove Web Player, you can also use the short codes

[podlovevideo src="http://mysite.com/mymedia.mp4" width="640" height="360"]
[podloveaudio src="http://mysite.com/mymedia.mp3"] 

Use in a template

You can use Wordpress shortcodes in your templates using the do_shortcode function.

<?php echo do_shortcode('[video src="myvfile.mp4"]'); ?>

Installation

  1. Upload the podlove-web-player folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. Use the [video] or [audio] shortcode in your post or page with the options on the front page.
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