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Self host and play video on wordpress?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by coop99, May 24, 2012.

  1. coop99

    coop99 Junior Member

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    can anyone explain or point me to something that will allow me to self host and play videos on my wordpress site?

    I don't want to embed from youtube or video sites like that. I want the video self hosted, but can't seem to figure out how to host and play a video.
     
  2. webso

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    You need to have streaming services enabled host with "flow player" plugin to enhance wordpress do that.
     
  3. coop99

    coop99 Junior Member

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    How do you enable streaming services?
     
  4. webso

    webso BANNED BANNED

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    Ask your host about it.
     
  5. wkirk

    wkirk Junior Member

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    Use the flowplayer plugin mentioned above.

    You don't necessarily need to contact your provider, add these to your htaccess:

    Extend the list as needed.

    Try this and post the results.
     
  6. coop99

    coop99 Junior Member

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    There are a bunch of plugins with the name FlowPlayer in them. Can someone link to the one you are talking about?
     
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    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/fv-wordpress-flowplayer/screenshots/
     
  8. ScripterAlex

    ScripterAlex Registered Member

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    I am using the MediaElement player, its HTML5 based so will work on non-flash browsers too :) They have a wordpress plugin and its easy to use with shortcodes for embedding videos. Don't do this on shared hosting, really, just don't. Need a VPS or better to stream video. Youtube is easy to embed if you can't afford to host your own videos.
     
  9. Zuckerberg

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    I use JW player. You can self host your own videos and embed them with the JW player plugin :).