With S3Media Stream 7 you can publish your video and audio with expiring links (signed URLs) via Amazon Web Services (AWS) with CloudFront to protect your media from unauthorized sharing.
The responsive player is fully HTML5 compatible and switches only to Flash if RTMP streaming is used. It also has a protected download link feature that enables you to offer expiring links on the fly to any file type on AWS. S3Media Stream ships and installs with JW Player 7.x.
Users of versions prior to 7 are advised to use the troubleshooting guide in the support/documentation section for proper migration before they install.
Protect your media
Protect your video and audio files from leeching or unauthorized sharing since the links to the media expire too quickly.
Deliver your protected PDF’s, PowerPoint files, Docs or ANY down-loadable file without fear of hotlinking.
Discourage screen capturing of videos with a dynamic watermark, showing Name, IP address and date of the visitor in any of the possible 4 positions in the player (does not work on all server configurations)
The extension can handle the following media options
- Private progressive download video and audio (also called pseudo streaming)
- Semi-private HLS adaptive streaming video and audio (JW Player Premium license required)
- Private 360 VR video (JW Player Premium license required)
- Private RTMP streaming video and audio with HTML5 fallback
- Protected download links via signed URLs (expires in time) to any file type on AWS.
- Public Youtube video and external media (not served via AWS)
- Public RSS/JSON playlists
You can embed video and audio in articles via shortcode or use the module to place media in other positions of your template.
The protected download link feature is very useful to provide expiring links to any file type residing on AWS.
Note: 360 VR video is not widely supported yet. It doesn't work on most mobiles and supports only the latest browsers. See https://www.jwplayer.com/blog/360-vr-part1-state-of-the-industry/ for more info.
Look and behavior features
- HTML5 fallback for RTMP streaming
- Primary mode to transform RTMP streaming site wide into pseudo streaming when Google deprecates the Flash plugin
- Poster image to set an image as the preview for the video player, also possible for audios.
- Autostart gives the option to automatically play media upon page load or wait for visitor's input.
- Repeat media controls to repeat media automatically or play just once.
- Player align to position the player left, right, center or template determined (none).
- Control bar, show or hide option.
- HD switch, so that visitors can switch to a HD version of a video.
- Captions/Subtitles for the hearing impaired or translation.
- Encode URLs obfuscates links to media in the embedding code. It also prevents special characters from being translated by templates or other extensions, which would result in an invalid signed URL.
- Stretching has several options to fit video in the player.
- Skin control bar: the extension ships with 12 skins and it is possible to customize them (requires knowledge of css).
- Watermark/logo with a link to any page and 4 possible positions in the video area.
- Social sharing button to share a page with embedded media (not directly a link to the media itself)
- About Text and About Link in the context menu can be customized to brand your player*.
- Make an audio look engaging with poster image, watermark and subtitles
(*) The JW Player version notice itself cannot be turned off.
The following media types are supported
- 3 video file types: MP4, WebM and FLV*.
- 4 audio file types: AAC, MP3, M4a and Vorbis.
- 2 streaming protocols: HLS and RTMP*.
- YouTube videos, using the official iFrame API.
- RSS feeds, see external playlists.
- JSON feeds, see external playlists.
(*) Although RTMP and the FLV format haven't gone yet, it will be deprecated soon as more and more browsers begin to deprecate the Flash plugin or at least make it difficult for users to get it enabled. Therefore, consider HLS adaptive streaming instead as it will eventually replace RTMP.
The following captions formats are supported
- webvtt (preferred as it is supported by iPad
- srt (not properly supported by iOS devices)
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Setting up your AWS account for the first time is not that easy. There are some pitfalls, so you can do with some substantial support.
Notwithstanding the step-by-step video tutorials and solutions to problems we offer, you might bump into a problem you cannot pinpoint and we are here to help.
We want you to be happy with our extensions, so we help you all the way. As a premium support customer, you get an answer within 24 hours (except in weekends). In some cases, we contact you via Skype if e-mail support is insufficient.
- Footprint Add-Ons
- Last updated:
- May 26 2017
- Date added:
- Nov 19 2014
- GPLv2 or later
- Paid download
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