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Flowplayer for playing Flash video

Posted on by Clive Walker in Web Design JavaScript

I wrote this post a while back. The content can still be relevant but the information I've linked to may not be available.

If you want to embed Flash video on your website, you could do a lot worse than use Flowplayer which is an open source Flash player. The set-up process is really easy and there are lots of demos with code on the Flowplayer website. The player has many configuration options including the use of a preview image for your Flash video but the basic set-up only takes a minute or two. Excellent!

  • Update: Another review of Flowplayer on Boagworld.
  • Related: JW Player is another Flash player option but it's not free and you'll need to buy the commercial version if you want to use this for client websites.

Info: Like other methods, for example swfobject, Flowplayer uses a JavaScript file so it is best to show a message, using a <noscript> tag, for users who may have JavaScript disabled.

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