Flashembed and Flowplayer
Flowplayer is a regular Flash component just like any other Flash component. It can be placed on your page with this tool or by using HTML-based object tags or you can use our "competitor", SWFObject.
- the Flowplayer programming API and event model
- player loading/unloading mechanism
- handling of multiple player instances on a page
- jQuery support
|version||The required Flash version for Flowplayer is [9, 0] and this is supplied as the default value. You can use a greater value, such as [9, 115], if you want to require support for the MP4 format.|
|expressInstall||By default, Flowplayer uses this file: /media/swf/global/expressinstall.swf for such users that have less than version [9, 0] but greater or equal than [6, 65].|
It's important to know that all configuration options that you supply to Flowplayer in the second argument are given directly to flashembed. In this example, we will supply a custom onFail listener for Flash versions that do not support MP4.
In Flash versions below 9.115, users will experience an Express Install and additionally our custom onFail event is called and an info box shows what happened. The same behaviour occurs if the container is configured with an initial splash image. Of course, you can skip the Express Install by setting the expressInstall property to null.