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Modern Video Gallery Player by Envato

Explorer ,
Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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For the last couple years I've been using a really cool video player app from Envato which works very nice for various pages on one of my websites. It's called the "HTML5 Video Player with Playlist" and has worked great for a few years now. I liked it because it was a rather simple player with image icons along the bottom, w/ description option, etc.

 

However, that specific video player app for websites is now outdated and I'm looking to upgrade to another which may have more options. So I went to Envato and chatted and was directed to this ONE called the "Modern Video Gallery Player". After doing some reviews along with seeing how it works I like it a lot. One question I asked was will it work with all web-building programming (i.e. Dreamweaver CC) and the answer I got in return was "I can't answer that."

 

So the question I would have here is: how can I gaurentee before purchasing this product that this will be able to work well with my Dreamweaver CC version 2017? Their previous video player I bought and installed took a few weeks dwindling around with before I got it working perfectly fine (adjusting javascript links & other script sources) but eventually all ended out fine. This particular jquery plugin is quite a bit more advanced than the previous I've been using...so I sure would hate to be messing around with this for over a month...let alone it not work at all. So if there is a way to find out if this should concede/work well with Dreamweaver I would love to know before I decide.

 

I'm open for suggestions before I make the purchase...

 

Thanks,

John

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Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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Dreamweaver is merely a code editor.   If you know how to work with code, you should be able to deploy scripts with it or from any other plain code editor.  But stay away from Flash players!  SWF/FLV files will be obsolete in a few days when Flash Player is permanently deactivated. 

https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html

 

If you want a future-proof video player, stick with web standards compliant code -- HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, XML, PHP, etc...  Or code it yourself manually.

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Dec 28, 2020 Dec 28, 2020

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Thanks Nancy for the update on Flash Players. I never really use them much anymore anyways but good to know!

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Dec 27, 2020 Dec 27, 2020

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Personally speaking,only think that type of player is relevant if you are hosting your own content.  If you are using something like Vimeo or Wistia that they support it's really doing the same thing twice for you since they let you create custom players and customize the embed code.  Also, there is a WP plugin version linked from that page as well, so understanding what version you use would also help us to make a recommendation because the plugin may only be editable via WP, or the non-WP version may be code-editable and live view only (ie: nothing will show up in design view).

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Dec 28, 2020 Dec 28, 2020

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Hey Ben,

Yes, I ususally prefer to host my own content because I don't like it when I get the "we have to mute/patch/blur this video because it's blah blah blah" and other stuff like that which many video-sharing sites often throw in there (or eventually just delete). If it's all my own content I can kinda of put my own stuff there and not worry about it. Plus (like you said) I can customize it in even more various ways than nearly any other video host I know of.

 

I definetly don't want to get a WP plugin version from that page and then go through the fit and figuring out how to get it work with Dreamweaver. That was the main purpose of asking Envato if it "works" with Dreamweaver. Like Nancy said, I'm sure it does/should...but the issue then comes to what I need to do to make it applicable to a page I want to use it on...and how long will it take figuring it out. I would hope this is just a zip folder with the proper script sources so I can place them were they need to go via Filezilla and it all works fine. I assume there's only one way to find out.

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That makes sense.  Personally the only service I've seen a good amount of in this category is JWPlayer (https://www.jwplayer.com ).  It's definitely a bit more pricey than the Envato plugin you are looking at, but it's definitely one of the most capable options in terms of what they offer.  For the cost of the Envato plugin I would give it a try and see how it works.  Or I would consider posting over in their community and see if there's any feedback you can gather ( https://forums.envato.com ).

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"but the issue then comes to what I need to do to make it applicable to a page I want to use it on."

That should be no problem for anyone who understands HTML5 code and proper link paths.

https://www.w3schools.com/html/

 

When in doubt, validate code and fix reported errors.  Test player on remote server especially if it uses a PHP playlist.

https://validator.w3.org/

 

"I don't like it when I get the "we have to mute/patch/blur this video because it's blah blah blah" and other stuff like that which many video-sharing sites often throw in there (or eventually just delete)."

I'm not sure what that means exactly but do exercise good judgement when publishing videos online.  Make sure you own it or have written permission from the owners to use it.  Ensure you have signed releases from the talent (models, actors, musicians, etc...).  And depending on type of content, other legal requirements may apply.

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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