1 Mar 21, 2008 13:44
I was thinking about an enhancement of the new podcasting feature of b2evo. Now the only files we can podcast are mp3 files. What about video files?
I got this idea from the loudblog engine (loudblog.com). It's strongly podcast-oriented, and also it allows the blog user to upload really big files through cgi interface.
It would be enough for the script to detect the type of the file and render a specific player for it. JW FLV Media player is great for this purpose (as for me) since it can play both mp3 and swf/flv files (and not only them) and is released under Creative Commons license.
If the enhanced podcasting was made as a plugin, then more settings could be entered. Like the splash image of the player, width and height of the player for each file types, etc. On the JW Player's website are all available features of this player:
One guy used this wizard's script in his plugin for Wordpress. I'm but too weak to port it to b2evo. :/
This player also supports swfObject script: the one used by youtube, which allows for cross-browser detection of swf files (and eliminates IE "click to activate" thing).
What do you think?