The Video Player Web-Part

Add a Video Player to Your Page

The audio and video player enable audio and video files of many different formats to be added to pages.  An instance of an player can be utilized to play a single track, or multiple tracks can be added to create a playlist. The players support auto start, continuous play, and shuffle functionality.

Both the audio and video players have the same settings and edit controls, the only difference is that one only plays audio tracks and the other only plays video tracks.

Player Controls

The following describes the functions of the control buttons of the Audio and Video Player features:

  • Play controls - From left to right: Go back a track; Play/Pause; Go forward a track; Stop

  • Status bar - Provides the progress of the track; can click on the bar to rewind/advance within the track

  • Volume control - Left speaker image mutes when clicked; Right speaker image maxes the volume when clicked; click within the volume bar to decrease/increase the volume

  • Repeat button - When clicked it toggles if the player will repeat the playlist of tracks when the last track in the list is completed

  • Shuffle button - When clicked it performs an actual shuffle of the tracks in the player, but then the tracks will be played in the displayed "shuffled" order

  • Full Screen button - Toggles the player to display full screen within the browser (Video Player only)

When signed in with a user that has edit rights to an instance of a Audio/Video Player a "Settings" link is available. The following describes the available settings:

Playback Control
  • Auto Start: Check this box if you want the media to start playing as soon as the page finishes loading.

  • Continuous Play: Check this box if you want the media to continue to play or repeat after the track(s) have finished playing.

  • Disable Shuffle: Check this box if you want the shuffle tracks option of the player to be disabled.

Web-Part Settings

Edit Player > Add Media Track

The Add Media Track section of the "Edit Media Player" page provides the controls required to add the details required for a track. A track for a Media Player consists of the Track Name, Artist, and the Media Files. Only one track is required for a Media Player to work, but multiple tracks can be added to create an Audio/Video Player with a playlist.

  • Track Name: The Name of the Media Track as you want it displayed on the Audio/Video Player.

  • Artist: The Artist of the Media Track as you want it displayed on the Audio/Video Player.

  • File Location: The location and file name of a Media File that you would like to add to the Audio/Video Player.

The location can either be a relative path to a file that exists on the same server as the web site or a full URL that references a file on the internet.

To easily define the relative path to a file that exist on the same server, click the Browse... link to open a file browser. On the file browser, use the folder directory to navigate to your desired file, select it in the folder directory and then click the Select button. You can also use the file browser to upload a file from your local files to the server. NOTE: There are file size limitations for the upload, the file may need to be ftp'ed up to the site instead.

If you want to use a file located at another location on the internet, then define the full URL including http: or https:

Once you have provided a valid File Location, click the Add Selected File link to add the file to the Media Track.

Multiple files can be added to a Media Track to help ensure that your Media will play on a wider range of platforms. For audio Tracks .mp3 format is the most widely supported format, but the Media Player also supports play of .m4a,.oga, .webma, .wav, and .fla. For video Tracks .m4v format is the most widely supported format, but the Media Player also supports play of .ogv, .webmv, and .flv.

  • Files Added: The Media Files that have been added to the Media Track.

The Media Track must have at least one Media File. Multiple files of the same format cannot be added to a Media Track.

Manage Media Tracks

In the Manage Media Tracks section of the "Edit Media Player" page a user can re-order the tracks using the "Up" and "Down" buttons or they can select to "Edit" a Track. Clicking "Edit" will direct a user to the "Edit Media Track" page.

Edit Media Track

The "Edit Media Track" page allows a track to be edited or deleted. See the "Add Media Track" section for details pertaining to the controls and fields.


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