JW Player Advanced is a great video tool for Joomla. I have used other ones video components and things but none were this good to me.
For one, it uses the very well developed JW Player. All by using simple plugin code so it can be plugged into articles or where ever you need to put it. The module version which is included also allows you to put it into any module position. Another thing that makes this great also is that it allows me to use the pro version of the JW Player if I choose with JW Player Advanced, not just the free version, I need an unbranded player.
If you need a very powerful unbranded video player for your website, with flash, streaming, and HTML5 fall back then this is simply the best.
I did find this a little difficult to figure out, the manual is long, but as usual this is because the plugin and module is extremely flexible and powerful.
I mean the things I can with this is unbelievable. Like a full fledged professionally developed video website by a team of developers. But rather simply built by me… I can, and am using full RTMP and HLS Streaming for IOS devices that do not support flash RTMP streaming. With HTML5 fallback.
I also intend to use the captions for multi language videos. It also has HD support, multi bit rate switching, and really nice looking and functional skins, with full playlist functionality. It supports all major protocols and you can use video sites if you want to use them like YouTube and Vemo.
Again as I said above, since it is so powerful it was a little difficult for me to figure out how to set it up. But WOW, it was well worth the time.
I suggest this to anyone who wants a truly powerful video plugin. If you can think of it, JW Advanced probably does it. If you are looking for something totally simple for a video or two, then JW Advanced may not be for you. You could find something more suitable and easier to use.
Tech support has been amazing, I usually sent him an example of the plugin syntax and asked if I did it correctly (knowing it wasn’t.. lol) With the idea that he would show me by sending a corrected example.
I did this with a few different scenarios and now I am good to go.
So again this is fantastic, the developer is great. Keep up the good work.