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Posting .FLV Videos on Joomla

Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by LoveLikeaHippie, Sep 13, 2012.

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  1. LoveLikeaHippie

    LoveLikeaHippie Thread Starter

    Sep 6, 2012
    Hello everyone,

    I am having some trouble with Joomla (what's new). I am trying to post a .flv that was recorded over a green screen on our website. It's just a video of the attorney talking that is supposed to play when someone enters the site.

    Unfortunately, Joomla required me to install a plugin called AllVideo to embed the video within an article. The plugin advised that I use the code {flv}name of file{/flv}, so that's what I did. However, the code keeps posting as text. I tried posting the video location instead of just the name and that didn't work either.

    I also uploaded the video to YouTube and embeded it that way, but it didn't post right. It's supposed to be just the attorney standing there, not a video box. So alas, YouTube won't work.

    With this type of video am I supposed to place it within the HTML of the template maybe and if so, where?

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. dukevyner


    Nov 4, 2011
    try using the full location of the file e.x. {flv}http://yourwebsite.com/videos/name of file.flv{/flv}
    i've never used joomla (prefer to code stuff my self) so i have no experience... but is { } correct? what do you mean the code shows up like "{flv}name of file{/flv}" if so then i'd would think the the { } is the wrong symbol...but i'm not certain
  4. LoveLikeaHippie

    LoveLikeaHippie Thread Starter

    Sep 6, 2012
    According to the plugin for Joomla, that is the way the code is suppose to be written with those symbols { }, but I have a feeling that Joomla is editing the code as it has a tendency to do. I actually tried putting the whole video name as well and that didn't work either.

    As such, my next question is are there any other tags I can use instead of the { }? I tried < >, but apparently that wasn't the way to go. The code didn't appear as text, but it also did nothing at all.
  5. JiminSA


    Dec 15, 2011
    Just a shot in the dark suggestion, but maybe you could try <object></object>... whenever I have embedded .swf files, that is the tag I've used and I guess that it also applies to .flv files. You may also want to look at this link for embedding objects
  6. artonweb


    Oct 16, 2012
    Good morning,
    The problem is the path of your video.
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