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FlowPlayer Reloaded Plugin

Ever wanted to have famous FlowPlayer on your Joomla? With FPRR you can do this in a minute!

* Embed video directly to your site - everywhere, not only articles
* iPad\iPhone support
* Cool overlay effect
* Subtitles support
* Fully customisable, numerous options and parameters
* Supports RSS playlists
* Stylish skins, 3 already included + you can create your own
* Social sharing features
* Has a great number of extensions, like Slow motion, RTMP support, Google Analytics etc (available on
* Single plugin processes articles, modules, templates etc... {flowplayer} tags can be really everywhere!
* Tested to work with Joomla! 1.7

================================== NEWS ==================================

2011-07-07: New version (3.0) released. Numerous changes and improvements (see changelog on the site).
Most important things are: new script core, improved iPad support, overlay effect(popup), automatoc html stripping, subtitles support
2011-07-12: Chineese language file added
================================== KNOWN ISSUE ============================
Overlay effect may not work in IE8. All other features work perfectly there.
Any other browser (IE9, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera) works fine.

================================== DESCRIPTION ============================

This is the player extension that is being used on I originally created this plugin for my own site.

To embed the player, you can use the following syntax:

Basic: {flowplayer}path-to-your-file{/flowplayer}
More options: {flowplayer width=640 height=480}path-to-your-file{/flowplayer}
Advanced: {flowplayer popup=1 img=path-to-initial-image width=640 height=480 viral=0 subtitles=path-to-subtitles splashtype=1 loop=1 }path-to-your-file{/flowplayer}

There are more than 14 plugin options. You can find a complete description of them all in plugin configuration, once you've installed the plugin.
You can use this code EVERYWHERE - in modules, in pure html etc, not only in articles. This is a benefit of System-type plugin.
If you specify RSS file instead of video file, it will be used as a playlist. The description of the format is on my site.

If you want to create your own skin, REGISTER on and SETUP YOUR OWN PLAYER - it's easy.

FlowPlayer Reloaded already has language files for English, German, and Chinese languages. You also can help me translating it to your language - see details on the site.
IMPORTANT: language files for v3.0 are not updated yet, only English translation is included to the package. As soon as translators send me the changes, I'll include them into the release.

IMPORTANT: this version (3.0) uses FlowPlayer Flash:
HTML5 version will be released with FlowPlayer Reloaded 4.0

See more info, tips, FAQ on my website:

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Reviews: 1
This module is just superb and i think i will continue using it but i dont know why I have not been able to get it to work with my rtmp but all the same it makes some sense
Reviews: 4
Thanks for a great plugin. Easy to setup and works great. I am even more grateful that this video player is IOS compatible, and that was a problem I was having with two others that I tried. So if you need your videos to play correctly on iPads..Then download this plugin and in the configuration file enable IOS.
Reviews: 3
could not get it to work audio plugin under joomla 2.5.
player just don't appear with installed audio plugin. shame.
Owner's reply

Well, I cannot include all the variety of Flowplayer Extensions into the bundle, as I prefer keeping the package small and containing only necessary items, not providing 100 Mb-sized packaged with tons of stuff you'll never need. FlowPlayer Reloaded is positioned as video player, and published in Video category, so it's logical that it will not contain audio plugin in default package. However, one can easily add it if necessary - all you need is just to read the manuals.

Reviews: 2
I have read reviews that have given this plugin on 1 or 2 stars. This is because they download this extension and expect it to be a component. It is not a component it is a plugin, and in order to use a plugin yo must enter very simple code into your article, but even simple code can scare or confuse people.

I am a developer and I use this plugin on may of my websites and it is the best out there. It is coded well and allows you to set global parameters easily. Before this plugin, I would just add code to my Joomla sites to use Flowplayer, this makes it much easier, and you still have all the addons available to you from Flowplayer.

If you are looking for extensive documentation and instruction, you will not find it. The website has a comment section that can give you a little help, but there is not instruction manual. that being said, I still give this plugin 5 stars because it is free. If it was a paid extension I would have rated it at 3 or 4 due to the lack of documentation.

Great extension and a must have if you develop using Flowplayer.
Reviews: 1
Thank you for this excellent extension.
This was easy to use and looks very professional.
Reviews: 6
Quite Hard for a Joomla beginner..... Need to write the script? Oh.....Man....
Owner's reply

Have you ever tried reading the documentation?

Nothing like you've described is necessary. The plugin works out of the box.

However, for complex cases I've added a possibility where an experienced user may somehow alter the default functionality. But this ABSOLUTELY not required to get it working.

Really, I'm surprised that you cannot just add {flowplayer}path-to-your-file{/flowplayer} to your article to get it working :)

(And if you are just a beginner, this does not mean that you should leave negative reviews. Instead, try changing something, asking for support on the forums, improving your knowledge etc...)

Reviews: 2
I love it, it is just what I wanted and searching, many thanks for your wonderful job and for the lack of price!
Reviews: 5
This extension looks very promissing and I was excited when I saw the specs.
But pity it's not working correct. It parses the {flowplayer} syntax as pure code into my JCE editor after saving. So I get a all code instead of the tag.
Contacting several times the developer did not give any reaction.
Reviews: 16
just perfect - does what it says on the tin
Reviews: 1
very great job done.
Reviews: 11
It works, I'll give it that. My error logs list almost a dozen errors each time the plugin is loaded.

Additionally, this runs as a system plugin when it should be a content plugin. Running as system causes the plugin to load on pages that aren't content items (articles). This gives you the ability to insert videos anywhere you want, but increases the overhead and loading times of your pages.

And why (oh why) is it necessary to set the document generator tag to include "; FlowPlayerReloaded 3.0 by" on all pages (even pages without video)?
Owner's reply

Have you ever tried contacting the support? Most problems can be resolved in minutes...

Yes, it's a System plugin, and this is CLEARLY stated on the page. This allows to insert video not only to content, but almost to any place of the site. Maybe you need not this, but there are numbers of people who asked for this feature, and my plugin, if I'm not mistaken, is the only System-type video plugin.

Yes, current version modifies generator tag, and this is stated too, but this will be configurable in the next release (>3.0.0), so you'll be able to turn this off. By the way: does this someway harm your site? If you prefer to conceal the software used on your website, you can always install corresponding plugins and completely remove generator tag.

Well, it your right to rate the extension as you wish, but I (personally) never give negative reviews just for two small peculiarities, which do not impact functionality at all, and without even trying to contact the developer concerning the logs (which may be not errors, but most likely notices - they are logged if your server is improperly configured. Notices are intended just for debugging and should not be turned on on a production websites.)

Reviews: 1
Plugged right in and worked. Saved me a bunch of time. Keep up the good work!
Reviews: 4
This plugin is great. It works fine if you handle your articles in the backend. In the frontend using JCKEditor, the content is modified when you updage it and it makes the article without video if you save it.
Reviews: 3
In one word: "Fantastic!
I use this extension for a knowledge web (under construction) in combination with Wowza Streaming Media Server and Sorensen Squeeze in a Linux Ubuntu Server/Windows 2008 R2 Mixed network environment and it Works like a Charm!
Thanks a lot Comrade, you make this world a better place to live!

Keep up the Good Work My Man!
Greetings From Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Respect.. God Bless You!
Reviews: 1
This plug-in eliminates most of the difficulty of using FlowPlayer in a Joomla! site. It works perfectly, and allowed me to set up FlowPlayer to stream from the Amazon CloudFront CDN.
FlowPlayer itself is still a bit tricky to configure, but this is a great time saver.
Reviews: 4
I have installed your Flowplayer, it works fine.
But I couldn't make splash small image, I got some note about streaming...

Another thing: not always is good to show all buttons with links to embed codes, email and so on. It would be good to have the possibility to not show
Owner's reply

Have you ever tried contacting the support? :)
All those problems can be solved in minutes.

As for viral videos, you can always turn them off via plugin configuration, and an individual tag option will also be available since v. 2.0.2.

Reviews: 1
Using this with Joomla 1.6 and CDN. I also have a few videos that I have stored locally persay. Easy to install extension and I used the code examples from to get going with the CDN. I also updated the flowplayer files after installing this extension although it was not necessary to work right away, just a requirement for myself. Thanks for this great addition to Joomla 1.6!
Reviews: 2
Nice product. I love it.
Hopefully, additional autoplay on/off option needed.
I am testing with Joomla 1.6 and flv file.
Owner's reply

Version 2.0, available now, has this feature.

Reviews: 1
I have tried many video players for many years. Joomla oriented and non-Joomla oriented. FlowPlayer is one of the nicer video players outthere. For Joomla it was missing a proper FLowPlayer extension until now!

A few benefits of this extension.

- works as a plugin / no messing about with modules
- installation is a breeze and out of the box needs no configuration, however it allows for different skinning and settings if desired.
- use default movie (plugin setting) size or use your own size for each movie
- uses the latest FlowPlayer (in contrary of other available FlowPlayer extensions that use outdated FlowPlayers).

For me this extension gets a 10 out of 10 rating. Haven't found any glitches. It simply works as advertised.

Forgot one huge benefit of this extension. It is 100% free!

Piet Nutbey