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Posted on 2011-09-27
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I need to stream videos into the members-only area of a website.  Overall demand will be small, but it may have spikes.  Cost is a consideration for the website owner, a small professional body.

We are trialling Amazon S3 + EC2+ Cloudfront + embedded JW Player.  The S3 bucket contains two small MP4 files in the main bucket, together with a sub-folder holding:
jwplayer.js
swfobject.js (version 1.5)
player.swf

The trial page HTML is:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title>Streaming Trial</title>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://biostrial.s3.amazonaws.com/jwplayer/swfobject.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
<p>Arnoldi</p>

<div id='container'>The player will be placed here</div>

<script type="text/javascript">
  var flashvars = {

    file:'Arnoldi.mp4',
    streamer:'rtmp://s2y98ylrybvg3y.cloudfront.net/cfx/st/'
  };

  swfobject.embedSWF('http://biostrial.s3.amazonaws.com/jwplayer/player.swf','container','480','270','9.0.115','false', flashvars,

   {allowfullscreen:'true',allowscriptaccess:'always'},
   {id:'jwplayer',name:'jwplayer'}

  );
</script>


<!-- <embed
	flashvars="type=rtmp&amp;streamer=rtmp://s2y98ylrybvg3y.cloudfront.net/cfx/st/&amp;file=Arnoldi.mp4">
   id="xvideo-3715"
   type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
   width="320"
   height="260"
   src="http://biostrial.s3.amazonaws.com/jwplayer/player.swf"
   quality="high"
   allowfullscreen="true"
   wmode="transparent"
</embed> -->

</body>
</html>

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The embedding code comes from the JW player site (http://www.longtailvideo.com/support/jw-player/jw-player-for-flash-v5/13/embedding-flash).  The other version, commented out, is from Learning API (http://www.learningapi.com/streamingmedia-articles/amazon-cloudfront-streaming/) - it looks wrong to me, but other people seem to have made it work.

Neither work for me.  I am assuming that this is because I am doing something obviously wrong, perhaps because my knowledge of Javascript is effectively non-existent.

Where have I gone wrong?
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Question by:hnmcc
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I can see two problems
1) SWFObject is case sensitivity

2) you have to use old declaration of JavaScript (base on your JS URL)

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title>Streaming Trial</title>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://biostrial.s3.amazonaws.com/jwplayer/swfobject.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
<p>Arnoldi</p>

<div id='container'>The player will be placed here</div>

<script type="text/javascript">
var so = new SWFObject('http://biostrial.s3.amazonaws.com/jwplayer/player.swf','jwplayer','480','270','9.0.115');
so.addParam('allowfullscreen','true');
so.addParam('allowscriptaccess','always');
so.addParam('flashvars','file=Arnoldi.mp4&streamer=rtmp://s2y98ylrybvg3y.cloudfront.net/cfx/st');
so.write('container');
</script>
</body>
</html>

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