JW FLV Media Player 3.14 Now Available

Friday, February 15, 2008 by Mistlee

February 15, 2008

Hey FlashNewz readers. Hope you had a good Valentine's Day. Going out on a Thursday night can really give you an early case of weekenditis. Felt like I had to get up early on a Saturday all morning. Ah well. I'll take Friday. And if you didn't go out there's no shame in that either. I've spent many a Valentine's just chillin' at home playing some video games completely secure in my decision to do so.

Many games have got some exquisite animation and translate into their flash sites as well. Not so much in character movement for the most part but more so in page transition and menu animation. It's amazing what they can think of to pull the viewer into engaging the site. The Virtua Fighter 5 site has some awesome transforming menus and video windows. Aion: The Tower of Eternity has a nice angelic wing intro and a rotating screenshot carousel. The last one, Advance Wars, has a website that looks better than the actual game. It's multi-layered page transitions are much cooler than anything you'll see in the little hand-held version. I'm sure it's fun, but the website's better to look at.

Today we welcome another submission by Stefan Richter that reports a new 3.14 version of the JW FLV Media Player.

Mark Rivera

"When I'm done with the game or the game is done with me I don't wanna be no ghost up on a wall."

~ Willy Beaman

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JW FLV Media Player 3.14 Now Available

Stefan Richter By Stefan Richter

If you haven’t heard of the JW FLV Media Player yet then you must have been offline for the last year or two. It is is without doubt the most widely used Flash Video player on the net and best of all it’s open source and free to use for non commercial projects. A Creative Commons License starts at a mere 20 Euros.

Highlights of the most recent update include:

1. MP4 (H.264) mimetype detection in playlists.

2. Automatic MP4 / FLV selection based upon plugin version with the “fallback” flashvar.

3. Better scaling and positioning of the “recommendations” screen.

4. Lots of bugfixes, notably with the often-appearing “activity” icon and with the javascript API.

The JW FLV Media Player is built with Adobe’s Flash is an easy and flexible way to add video and audio to your website. It supports playback of any format the Adobe Flash Player can handle (FLV, but also MP3, H264, SWF, JPG, PNG and GIF). It also supports RTMP and HTTP (Lighttpd) streaming, RSS, XSPF and ASX playlists, a wide range of flashvars (variables), an extensive javascript API and accessibility features.

Check out the JW FLV Media Player.