Embedding Video in TTG CE2 Pages

Via the Appearance control pane “Staging” options, web video may optionally be embedded on your Home, Services, Info, About and Contact pages. Video may be embedded using any of several methods, including using JW Player, HTML5 video embedding, or videos from YouTube or Vimeo.

To setup, in the Appearance control pane locate the Staging options for the desired page. Set Media Presentation to Video, and select your desired gallery type from the Video drop-list. Specific instructions will be displayed within the LR preview.

Vimeo and YouTube video

For Vimeo and YouTube videos, you will need the ID number of the video from the either website. The LR preview explains how to obtain this ID number when you have selected either the Vimeo or YouTube video type.

JW Player

The JW Player method requires that an MP4 video file be placed into the /videos/ folder after exporting TTG CE2 Pages. You may provide other file types supported by JW Player instead, but only MP4 video files will support mobile playback on non-Flash devices such as the iPhone and iPad.

For licensing reasons, JW Player is not included in the TTG CE2 Pages download and must be provided by the user. Download JW Player here: http://www.longtailvideo.com/players/jw-flv-player/

Download JW Player

To install JW Player for use with TTG CE2 Pages, open the plug-in's .lrwebengine package. On Windows, double-click the .lrwebengine package to open it as a folder. On Mac OS X, Ctrl-click the .lrwebengine package and select “Show Package Contents” from the menu.

Locate the empty /jwplayer/ folder, and copy into it the following files from the JW Player distribution:

jwplayer.js player.swf swfobject.swf

JW Player is utilized by TTG CE2 Pages for both the JW Player and HTML5 video embed methods. For the JW Player embed method, it is the primary player for desktop browsers; for the HTML5 embed method it is used as the fallback player for older browsers not supporting HTML5 (such as IE6, IE7 and IE8). JW Player is free for non-commercial use; for commercial application a license should be purchased. Please visit the JW Player website and be aware of your licensing obligations in accordance with your use of the player. The Turning Gate will not be held responsible for any unlicensed use of JW Player.

HTML5 Video

The most complicated method of delivering video, but also the coolest. Install JW Player as above, and see the article HTML5 Video for additional details.

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