Media ID and Embed Code for non jw-hosted players
We just upgraded to JW7 and would like to do two things:
- Allow our videos to be embedded into other sites via the social sharing overlay
- See stats for our content using JWPlayer reporting tools
Our media content is hosted on our CDN so we don't use the JW hosted player method. Therefore our video stats don't show up in the reporting. Basically our media information is stored in our DB while the media file is housed on our CDN. When a person wants to watch something this data is pulled from our DB and used to construct the code to make the player display on our site. From what I'm gathering from the information that I've read regarding the media id, is it true that we would have to upload each one of our videos (we have thousands) into JW so that a proper media id could be generated? Then that media id would have to be retrieved (and for us then stored into our DB) so that it could be used to construct the code for displaying the player? Am I correct that this would be the process for us in this matter?
For creating embed code to be displayed in the social sharing overlay we would have to create unique html pages that house each video? Then include that in the iframe for the embed code? Is this correct?
I don't mean to sound critical at all but this process seems a bit impractical for sites that have a lot of media content and is not using the jw hosted player option. I know that the JWPlayer is widely used ... is there a more practical solution for larger sites?