Using JPlayer in mojoPortal

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11/16/2011 10:43:52 PM
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Joe,

I believe that I have made all of the changes you suggested. Localization is complete and I removed all use of System.IO with the exception of Path.GetExtension(). I left in the use of Path.GetExtension() because I could not find an alternative and I saw that it was also used in features like Shared Files. All of these changes are checked in to my repository on BitBucket so all you would have to do is perform an update if you would like to review the changes.

I do have ideas (which I would like to discuss here in the forums sometime soon) for evolving it, so I would like to have commit access to be able to do that in the mojoPortal repository. Just let me know....

Let me know if you have any more feedback.

Thanks!

Kerry

11/17/2011 11:04:05 AM
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Hi Kerry,

Thanks! I've got the latest from your repository. I'll do my best to get this into this month's release but have a couple of other things I need to finish first. I'll make sure I pull the latest changes again just before I start working on it in case you update anything else.

Best,

Joe

12/1/2011 9:42:54 AM
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Hi Kerry,

Sorry everything took longer for this release than anticipated so I didn't get to this in time. I'll definitely get to it soon and then there will be more time for you to review it after its in the repository so we can make sure it is really polished for the next release.

Best,

Joe

12/1/2011 9:51:00 AM
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Hi Joe,

Happy to see the launch of our MojoPortal v2.3.7.5, with a great applause and im not worried that i missed my piece of cake for this launch but still proud to be a part of the user team and a consultant too. Kudos & thanks once again.

 

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12/1/2011 8:56:01 PM
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Joe,

No problem that it did not make it in to this release. It will give us some time to make it more "usable" from a Core mojoPortal feature. The biggest thing lacking that is see from a Core mojoPortal feature is skinning options. I would like to supply more color options for the base Blue Monday and Pink Flag skins that are available from the jPlayer website. The main issue is that the skinning community for jPlayer is not real broad at this time. The skins come with PSD files so they should be easy to update, but graphic arts is one area I stay away from. So I need assistance with this.

Is there anyone in the mojoPortal community that would be willing to create a few more color options from the PSD files?

Secondly, once we have some more options, I assume it would be nice to allow the skin/color for the Media Player to be set via the style.config file of a mojoPortal skin versus the xml file and specific code that I have currently implemented. With that in mind, I would just look for a bit of guidance from you for the best way to implement and get these changes checked in. This may be more of an offline conversation that we can have when we get some more skin options.

Let me know if you have any other thoughts...

Thanks!

12/1/2011 10:04:09 PM
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Hi Kerry,

Im happy for your new feature haaving a media player on mojoPortal, which was a longtime dream for many including me. You've done a great job Kerry. I'm a serious fan and have reputed mojoPortal to greater extent to other to use it and also have been working since its versions in the early 2009. Im a designer too. Lemme know how i can help or be a part in this media player design stuff. Kindly dont hesitate to contact me, you're always welcome. Thanks to Joe once again...I Love MojoPortal always. :-)

 

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12/2/2011 7:20:09 AM
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Hi Kerry,

One of the things I would like to change is how the jplayer skins are applied so that changing the skin only requires changing a CSS class on the container element. By using the container element class as part of the CSS selectors that should allow having multiple skins in the same css file. So we could have a css file that contains multiple jplayer skins and this could be added from style.config, or if a user wants to have leaner css they could use a custom css file with just the one skin they want. The skin name could basically be the class name that we add on the container and we can make that something that can be set from settings. Once this is integrated into mojoPortal we will definitely need to include the css by default in the skins we ship and add instructions in the sticky thread about important skin changes to explain how to update existing skins.

I'll begin the integration steps in the next few days and let you know once it is in our repository.

Guruprasad,

That would be great if you can help Kerry with the graphics work to make additional skins for jPlayer. I have no graphic skills either so it would be great if you have such skills and are willing to help.

Best,

Joe

12/6/2011 11:03:31 AM
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Sorry for posting this here, but Guruprasad, did you get the message I sent to you via your website?

12/6/2011 2:31:05 PM
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Hi Kerry,

The initial integration is complete and this is now in our source code repository. I've sent you an email with additional information.

Thanks for your great work on this! It will be a really nice addition that I'm sure a lot of people will use. Probably will release a new version of mojoPortal with this by the end of the month.

You can also see it in action on our demo site.

Best,

Joe

12/12/2011 1:07:39 PM
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Joe/Kerry,

Hi! I decided to pull down the latest build to see how this is working, and I noticed a bit of oddness when a video's sent into full-screen mode. The control bar will appear/disappear until the video is started, but after that, it won't display again. I've been trying to figure out where the difference is between the demo on demo.mojoportal.com, and what's in the repository, but no joy. Maybe this will ring a bell for one of you?

12/12/2011 1:22:54 PM
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Hi,

Yes, Joe and I had a separate offline discussion about this same thing. In my initial version I had hid the full screen button as during my testing I experienced similar issues with some browsers. Joe pointed out that on the jPlayer website there is a configuration file to hide the button from the browsers with known issues. They kind of advertise that their default settings cover all of the browsers that they know about. So with that knowledge he added it back in.

Are you saying that the full screen works for you when view the Video player on the demo site, but not on your local instance? What browser and version are you viewing the Video player with? Any extra info you can help provide would be appreciated so that we can hopefully find out more info about how to best account for full screen. Thanks!

Kerry

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