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For the impatient

  1. Download Flowplayer
  2. Unzip
  3. Drop the folder under your server

Minimal setup

<!DOCTYPE html>

   <!-- flowplayer depends on jQuery 1.7.1+ (for now) -->
   <script type="text/javascript" src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>

   <!-- flowplayer.js -->
   <script type="text/javascript" src="flowplayer.min.js"></script>

   <!-- player styling -->
   <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="flowplayer/minimalist.css">



   <!-- player 1 -->
   <div class="flowplayer">
      <video src="my-video.mp4"></video>

   <!-- player 2 -->
   <div class="flowplayer">
         <source type="video/webm" src="my-video2.webm">
         <source type="video/mp4" src="my-video2.mp4">


API Samples

// listen to events on second player
flowplayer(1).bind("load", function (e, api, video) {

}).bind("pause", function (e, api) {


// work with jQuery
$(".flowplayer").bind("unload", function (e, api) {


Compiling Flash

export mxmlc=<PATH_TO>/flex_sdk_4.5.1.21328_mpl/bin/mxmlc
cd ./flowplayer # this repository
make flash

Reporting bugs

Please read the contributing guidelines before reporting issues or submitting patches.

Running tests

Our automated test suite is sponsored by BrowserStack. Thanks you!

Running locally

Tests are run on BrowserStack

  • Install dependencies: bundle install
  • Setup broserstack tunnel: java -jar features/support/BrowserStackTunnel.jar -f <your tunnel api key> /path/to/flowplayer/repo
  • Run cucumber features: rake username=<browserstack username> key=<broserstack automate api key> base_url=http://<something>.browserstack.com


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