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Dynamic watermark to prevent screen captures

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 21:28

Dynamic watermark to prevent screen captures

We added a feature to discourage screen captures of videos via S3Media Stream if you work with a membership system. It displays the Name or username of the visitor with IP address and date.


Responsive player for Joomla 3

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 20:53

Responsive video player for Joomla 3

S3Media Stream 6.5.0 for Joomla 3.x is out now.
It features an option to set the video player to responsive behavior. The player shrinks and enlarges according to the browser window if you have a responsive template installed. Furthermore a player align option in case the player does not show up as you like due to template limitations. We also changed the way protected download links work.


Update S3Media Stream 6.0.4 for Joomla 3.3

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 17:53

We updated S3Media Stream for Joomla 3.3.1 and higher. It is now ready for download to all customers with a valid support account.
We solved a couple of issues, like skins not showing on Siteground hosted sites due to security restrictions, encrypting paths and insert buttons in the article editor work now in Joomla 3.3.1.
Joomla 3.x users can install the extension over the existing one.

S3Media Stream 6.0.2 for Joomla 1.5 is ready for download

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 17:14

For 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.


iPad/iPhone and problems with private videos using S3Media Stream

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 August 2013 11:32

Since iPad cannot display RTMP streaming videos as that requires Flash, the HTML5 Fallback method is used, which is a progressive download video, working with an expiring URL (also called signed URL).  When that download video stalls, iPad and iPhone seem to close the existing connection with the video. And if the visitor then clicks on the video again, nothing happens because the link is already expired if you set the expiring time short.

S3Media Stream 6.0.3 launched

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 21:30

First of all, we are happy to announce that S3Media Stream has undergone a couple of great improvements:
  1. Dynamic playlists for private streaming
  2. Private Key file placement no longer needed
  3. Private download distribution for HTML5 Fallback
  4. Separate version for PHP 5.2 and PHP 5.3 - 5.4

Using crossdomain.xml for poster images and subtitles

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 June 2012 09:36

crossdomain policySubtitle 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!

Formatting stripped from editor in Joomla 2.5

Last Updated on Friday, 18 May 2012 22:29

If the formatting in your article is not saved in Joomla 2.5 then you need to check the test filters in the Global configuration.

How to set a S3 bucket to private streaming on Mac

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)


How to set file permissions on S3 Amazon

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.


How to create a skin for JW Player

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 April 2010 10:40 Written by Rudolf Boogerman

skin-shotBelow 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 ( 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.


How to use TimedText for subtitling

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:10

This tutorial shows how easy it is to create captions/subtitles files in WebVTT, SRT and DFXP format for subtitling in videos and audios.



How to create Closed Captions using TimedText

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.


How to create a Related Playlist for JW Player

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!


How to add modules in an article

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.


There is a WordPress version too!

Due to numerous requests, we decided to create a Wordpress version of S3Media Stream as well.  Check it out at
Since WordPress is fundamentally different from Joomla, this 'plugin' has its own approach, but there is no coding involved, just like the Joomla!- version.

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