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Programmically set JWPlayer to playa file from database

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I have jwplayer and I need to to play a video file selected from database. I can only find where you put the file in manually to play such as file: "/output/video.mp4"

I need it to be as follows: and this does not work for some reason:

Dim strAuthor, strTitle, strWidth, strHeight, strDuration, strOriginalFile, strFLVFile, strImageFile, strUploadTime, strViews, strVideoType, strTags As String
    Private Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        Dim strConn As String = "Data Source=MyDataSource"
        Dim MySQL As String = "Select * From Videos Where ID = 56"
        Dim Conn As New SqlConnection(strConn)
        Dim objDR As SqlDataReader
        Dim Cmd As New SqlCommand(MySQL, Conn)
        Conn.Open()
        objDR = Cmd.ExecuteReader(System.Data.CommandBehavior.CloseConnection)
        While objDR.Read()
            strAuthor = objDR("Author").ToString()
            strTitle = objDR("Title").ToString()
            strWidth = objDR("Width").ToString()
            strHeight = objDR("Height").ToString()
            strDuration = objDR("Duration").ToString()
            strOriginalFile = objDR("OriginalFile").ToString()
            strFLVFile = objDR("FLVFile").ToString()
            strImageFile = objDR("ImageFile").ToString()
            strUploadTime = objDR("UploadTime").ToString()
            strViews = objDR("Views").ToString()
            strVideoType = objDR("VideoType").ToString()
            strTags = objDR("Tags").ToString()
        End While
        Conn.Close()
       
        msgs.Text = "Output/" & strFLVFile.ToString()
        
    End Sub

HTML...

<div id="container">Loading the player ...</div>    
        <script type="text/javascript">
        jwplayer("container").setup({
            flashplayer: "JWPlayer/player.swf",
            height: 350,
            width: 640,
            autostart: true,
            file: filename    <====== need this from sql data reader above "strFLVFileName"
            image: "JWPlayer/preview.jpg"
         
        });    
     </script>

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Question by:mlg101
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by:sedgwick
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use a placeholder to inject the player into your aspx page (scroll down to the solution provided):
http://forums.asp.net/t/1736036.aspx/1
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by:mlg101
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That is fine but I can't see where to put that in the context of what I have: an aspx page with code behind and html
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to get the filename from datareader to your aspx page u can set a global variable using the following code:

msgs.Text = "Output/" & strFLVFile.ToString()
Page.ClientScript.RegisterClientScriptBlock(Page.GetType(), "strFLVFileName", msgs.Text);

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this line will render the page with a global variable called strFLVFileName with the requested filename value.
then in your aspx page simply assign this variable to the jwplayer:

jwplayer("container").setup({
            flashplayer: "JWPlayer/player.swf",
            height: 350,
            width: 640,
            autostart: true,
            file: strFLVFileName,
            image: "JWPlayer/preview.jpg"

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to verify that the variable was indeed exists and was set to the filename from the datareader u can view the source of the page once it was loaded and look for a variable called strFLVFileName and check its value.
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