Player System

About the player system

The player system allows you to configure the settings for the player using a form, and generates a javascript player based on those settings. Unlike the old embed generator, these settings are saved in a database, and generated each time the iframe or embed script is loaded, allowing you to change the saved settings without having to change the code embeded on your website.

This offers a significant advantage for players that will end up embeded in many locations, since they can be controlled from a single point.

Using the player system

To use the player system, go to Players > List in the control panel. This will show you a list of configured players. The add player button will let you create a new player.

Fill out the form with the appropriate settings for the player, and save it. Then on the player's manage page, you will see an Embed Code section that gives you the options for embedding this player.

  • Embed: This code will embed the bare player without refering to the database. Use this if you don't want the embed to change if the saved player is updated.
  • Short: This code is a single combined piece of javascript that will update when the player is changed.
  • Iframe: This is an iframe URL that will load an up to date player. The iframe will also work if your website uses a CMS that makes it difficult to embed javascript. You can also use the URL the iframe points to if you just want to give the player out to users without a web page to embed it on.