I have several YouTube videos embedded in my site using the normal YT player. I downloaded the JW player 5 to use instead of the standard YT player so I can have the control bar appear over the video image only when it’s moused over.
In the JW set up Wizard I previewed a YouTube video, it was exactly what I wanted. I copied the code dropped it in my page using “insert markup”, then sized the box to match the video size. In preview nothing, in the browsers nothing. All files downloaded from JW as instructed went into the resource folder. Flash 9 is installed in all my browsers.
Either I am doing something wrong or Freeway 5 has a problem rewriting the code from JW. Does anyone have any solutions to this problem?
All files downloaded from JW as instructed went into the resource folder
Did you manually place these files in the FW Resource folder?
If so when you published/uploaded the site FW will have thrown these babies out with the bath water.
Dont mess with the contents of the Resources folder - FW is in charge here and ignores stuff it hasn’t put there itself.
If you have files that you need to get to the server either use one of the actions like Upload Stuff or manually FTP them to your site (but not the Resources folder). You will also have to make sure that your Markup code points to the correct file location.
Thanks for the tip re Freeway 5 and it’s “Modus Operandi”. I will try doing it as you suggested with the action upload stuff. I am a bit confused on how I can check if the JW player scripts work as the files will not be in my FW folder on my mac in order to preview to see if they work. Will I have to upload my site each time to test if the JW player works?
I have uploaded the JW longtail required files to my site. They are in the resources folder. I embedded the code for the YT video I want. When I preview I get a correct sized blue screen on the page, no video. JW’s instructions are: “Embed the player in your HTML page with the lines of code below. Note: If you place the files in different directories, make sure to set the references in this code accordingly.” How to write the reference that point to the file in the resources folder I do not know how to do. This is the script that produces a blue box:
When the page is open go to the center image that’s captioned ANTIGUA The Carib House. The video button is the link to the video page with the JW player. In the CSS menu under Antigua you will find the same video which is a YouTube embed. You will see I have a layer over the control bar. This is the effect I want, but when seeing it on a windows machine with a Firefox browser the control bar breaks through the black layer and looks a horrible mess. On macs with Safari and Firefox all is the way it is suppose to be. On my mac I tried it on Netscape and Opera 9.62 same thing as windows machines it bleeds through the top layer. So I have a big problem as the biggest market segment is PC 94% with about 80% using IE 7 or 8 and Firefox. If I can get the JW player to work my site should be good to go, then I can start chasing my clients for ad bucks. I really dislike the YT control bar. I looked into YT APIs and the Chromless player that could work but for me a graphics and print publisher guy that learning curve looks very time consuming.