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Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 21:25For those of you who use Joomla 1.5.26, the S3Media Stream version 6.0.2 is available now.
It works exactly the same as the Joomla 2.5 version except for one thing:
For private streaming, whether it is a single video/audio or a dynamic private streaming playlist, it must be set to encode URLs (encryption).
This has the disadvantage that posterimages and thumbnails will not show up on iPad and various other mobile devices. Other then that, everything works fine.
Requirements: PHP 5.2 to 5.3. PHP 5.4 is not supported on this version.
How to solve this?Mihai had been struggling with this issue for quite some time and after a lot of testing he found out that if he sets the expiring time as long as the lenght of the video, there is no problem on iPad.
As we always advice to keep expiring time short, like 600 seconds or so, you may have to adjust your times if your audience uses iPad frequently.
Thank you for your feedback, Mihai. It is much appreciated!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 21:30First of all, we are happy to announce that S3Media Stream has undergone a couple of great improvements:
- Dynamic playlists for private streaming
- Private Key file placement no longer needed
- Private download distribution for HTML5 Fallback
- Separate version for PHP 5.2 and PHP 5.3 - 5.4
Last Updated on Monday, 28 January 2013 18:11As from 23 January 2013, the pricing and license plans of JW Player 6.0 changed again.
There are only two license types left:
- 1 site License JW Player Pro: $99 $149/Year
- 10 site license JW Player Premium: $249 $299/Year
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 21:39Since S3Media Strean 6.0.3 underwent a lot of changes, our test version for Joomla 3.x is obsolete now. We need to start from scratch again, adapting the latest version.
Therefore, there is no test version available at this time.
We try to fix this as soon as possible and send a newsletter when it is ready for testing.
Please be informed that, just like all joomla 3.x versions prior to 3.5, it is not meant for production sites. Use Joomla 2.5 instead as long as a stable version of Joomla is not forthcoming. Read also: http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5482-joomla-3-1-beta1-released.html
The future of Joomla 1.5 and 1.7
We plan to keep supporting Joomla 1.5 and 1.7 as long as there is demand for it, but not for configurations that have PHP 4.x on board. The minimal requirement is PHP 5.2 with Joomla 1.5.17 or higher.
Last Updated on Saturday, 02 June 2012 09:36Subtitle files, poster images and playlists are supposed to reside on your domain due to security restrictions of Flash. When you upload such files on an external location, be it another domain or a S3 bucket, access it denied when you link to them and no error is given in the Flash player. But there is a solution, namely a crossdomain policy!
Last Updated on Friday, 18 May 2012 22:29If the formatting in your article is not saved in Joomla 2.5 then you need to check the test filters in the Global configuration.
Last Updated on Monday, 02 January 2012 10:38
Learn how to transform an S3 bucket into a private streaming CloudFront distribution on Mac. That's quite a mouthful of complicated words, but trust me on this, it is very easy to accomplish.
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 February 2011 22:53
Example of a regular playlist (for future use)
Last Updated on Sunday, 11 April 2010 03:30
In this video tutorial we show you how to set permissions for your audio and video on S3 Amazon and/or CloudFront. However, you can set permissions for any file you like. You need an application to do that and we recommend using CloudBerry S3 Explorer as it is the most versatile application at this time of writing. The application is freeware and you can download it here.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 April 2010 10:40 Written by Rudolf Boogerman
Below you can see the skin elements of of the control bar. As you can see, they consist of small images which you can easily change. The best way to start a skin is by copying an existing one. In the installation zip (s3mediapro.zip) is a folder called: skins and in that folder is a sub folder called Beelden. I used that one as a basis for Polished Metal, included in this module.
Last Updated on Monday, 11 February 2013 21:41
This tutorial shows how easy it is to create captions/subtitles files in WebVTT, SRT and DFXP format for subtitling in videos and audios.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 March 2010 12:01
Closed caption works like subtitling explained in How to use TimedText for subtitling, but difference is that you are required to indicate sounds and music in the back- or foreground with square brackets. You use the TimedText format for this, which is quite easy to do.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 March 2010 12:00
Play lists and Related play lists are created with a simple XML file.It has a title, a thumbnail and the path to the media. Here we explain how to make this work with the JW Player by Longtail, used in our S3Media Pro extension for Joomla!
Last Updated on Saturday, 02 June 2012 15:33
Here we show you how to use the loadposition feature of Joomla to place modules in an article instead of standalone in a designated position on the site.