Hana Flv Player WordPress Plugin

9/17/2009: Please visit the new home for the Hana Flv Player and Hana Flv Player Plugin Forum.
As part of ongoing personal project for creating and embedding Flash Video in my WordPress, I have decided to create a WordPress plugin to help me writing embed tags inside the articles. If you are interested on my previous quests, check out below links.

Change Log

  • V 2.0 (7/23/2009) :
    1. For easier Hana Flv Video tag creation, new popup dialog is added. You can directly define the values using the form and click OK to create the tag. Please see the screenshot 4 for the example. The buttons in the editor will only appear for WP v2.5+


  • v 1.8 (7/21/2009) :
    1. Fixed Minor bug with FlowPlayer v2 . It was not properly showing under IE7.
    2. FlowPlayer v3.1.1 player is added. Originally intended to upgrade the old version, but decided to leave old version due to some minor differences.
  • v 1.7: Adding additional attributes for the players more advanced options. Also added a method to show FLV movie within the theme template files (such as sidebar.php)
  • v 1.5: Adding FLV Player Maxi
  • v 1.1: Lots of debuging.
  • v 1.0: Initial Release with OS FLV (GPL) , FlowPlayer (GPL) flv players

Now you can easily embed the FLV Flash videos in your WordPress Blog. I have packaged the two GPL FLV Flash player, OS FLV and FlowPlayer. So you can use them freely without worries even for the commercial purpose unlike the JW player – If you have AdSense or display ads showing , you should purchase the player according to its website.


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How to add Streaming Video in your website 2 – embed Flash Video Player

Note: This instruction requires you to have basic skills and ideas how to upload data to your website and access them in the browser. And basic knowledge in HTML. I am currently preparing WordPress plugin for FLV player. So come back later if you are interested.

Now that I have converted my old video files into Flash Video files, what do I need to do to add them in my website? I wondered.

The answer: You will need to have the Flash swf component that will play your FLV video files which will be embeded in your web page. And install or save it in your website. And add addtional javascript or embed elements in your webpage. See Wikipedia page for more information.

So I spent some time googling and tried to find free or open source (So I can probably improve it after I learn Flash 🙂 ) FLV flash player. In this Wikipedia Flash Video page, there are several players listed.

Also another player , JW Media Player is well-known but it is also free only for non-commercial. According to the website, you should buy commercial liscence if you have ads in your website such as Adsense or display banners. So basically this is not a solution for me at least.

And I do not like such limitation. Free for all cases is what I would really want. So I choose FlowPlayer and OS FLV as they are under GPL licenses.

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