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Players Used for Live Streaming Hosting

Players Used for Live Streaming Hosting
Players are tools used to customize and embed video streams into web pages. There are various tools available to display the audio and video files in a website. Most famous among them are Flow Player and JW Player.

Flow Player
Flow Player is an open source video player used in the web world to display audio and video files in the websites from the server. One need not use an external video service like youtube to display videos. Flow Player does the job of embedding videos in the website effectively.
Download Flow Player:
Download Flow Player live stream plugin from flowplayer.rtmp-3.2.3.swf.

You can use Flow Player by following the below simple steps to stream videos in your website.

  1. The URLs, while live streaming through Flow Player, will have live stream names.
  2. These names would be given when the stream is published to the server.
  3. To start live streaming, add live property to the clip. Please find the code to be used in the .html of the Flow Player.

  4. $f("live", "", {

    clip: {
    url: 'my_lifecast',
    live: true,
    // configure clip to use influxis as our provider, it uses our rtmp plugin
    provider: 'influxis'

    // streaming plugins are configured under the plugins node
    plugins: {

    // here is our rtpm plugin configuration
    influxis: {
    url: 'flowplayer.rtmp-3.2.3.swf',
    // netConnectionUrl defines where the streams are found
    netConnectionUrl: 'rtmp://'

  5. Now you can start broadcasting from Flash Media Live Encoder which will be picked up by the Flow Player.

JW Player:
The JW Player is also a media player used to live stream video files in websites. It is the most popular and flexible media player. It supports playback of any format the Adobe Flash Player can handle, as well as HTTP and RTMP streaming and various XML playlist formats.

Download JW Player from Download Flash Player

You can use the JW Player to display video files in the browser by following the below steps.
  1. You will have to add a livestream variable in the .html of the JW Player.
  2. The HTML code will look like below

  3. Loading the player ...

    * Note that you can download JW player from Internet. You must place file containing the above mentioned code in the folder on where you have installed the 'JW Player and Player.swf'.

  4. Once this is done, place the file in the same directory with the other files included with the JW Player.
  5. Now you can start broadcasting from Flash Media Live Encoder which will be picked up by the JW Player.

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