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Flowplayer – The new Free video player for web

Carlos Pinho
By | 2008-03-10T13:34:23+00:00 Mar 10, 2008|Old Posts|

Flowplayer - The new Free video player for web

FlowPlayer is a Flash media player. You can use it on your HTML pages to play video files. “It is your personal YouTube”. The FP is released under the GPL 3 license for non-commercial use, so it’s free. Some of the features are:

Support for multiple media
FLV, SWF, MP3, MP4, H.264 video, JPG and PNG
Flexible configuration
FlowPlayer has tons of configuration options. You can immediately start with the defaults and start tweaking with the options.
Progressive download
The simplest way to provide Flash video to your users. This is how YouTube does it.
Streaming
FlowPlayer supports streaming servers like the Flash Media Server, Wowza and Red5, allowing random seeking to arbitrary positions in the video timeline.
Thumbnails
Provide quick access to specific chapters in a long lasting movie
Playlists
Control several videos in one player instance. Or ombine multiple videos as one stream with the help of a streaming server. You can also include images in playlists.
Scripting API
Control the player with JavaScript and from other Flash movies.
Prevention of inline linking
Protection against hotlinking or direct linking of video and image files.
Advertising support
Player allows insertion of advertising in the video stream. Video controls can be disabled for a specific clip. You can have hyperlinks assigned to an advertising clip.
Full screen mode
A real fullscreen mode without maximized browser windows. You can also make you own in-window fullscreens with scripting if you like.
 
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Carlos Pinho
A father, a husband and a geek... Carlos was the founder of projects like The Tech Labs and Flash Enabled Blog. He is the founder of TekTuts He is passionate about technologies. Their main skills are in analytics, transport & logistics, business administration. He also writes about programming resources, trends, strategy and web development.