Would you be so kind to explain one issue with buffering? JW player earlier had an outstanding capability to change the default buffer length. called "bufferlength"?
At the moment, this property is ignored as i think.
How can i change the default buffer length for my videos in JW Player 6?
It is crucial for my site operation because of the remoteness of the server.
I must get rid of ocassional video stops caused by low video download speeds, and the only way i see to resolve such an issue is to change the default buffer length to a bigger value. How can i do that in JW Player 6?
My question has morphed into two questions the sound issue appears to be related to the Audio Bit Rate not buffering. Only one of the .mov files will not play sound and it has a significantly higher Audio Bit Rate of 1563kbps compared to an average of 100kbps for the others. Could that be the cause?
As for bufferlength I still cant figure out where to change buffer length to allow videos to play prior to 100% buffer. Here is a safe link http://shefetish.com/jw (the sample video is short thus quick buffer)
Any possible workaround? Maybe i should move my video files to the different server located closer to Russia, and then change the URL's? My hosting provider's servers located in Houston USA. I'm using the "on the server" configuration of JW player, and the majority of my customers is located in Russia. I'll try it, and then write here.
After temporary relocation of media files to the server which is geographically closer, the videos started to load at rapid speeds, and run very nice. So, this method can be used as an extreme measure. BUT, as i said before, these measures have been taken only as an experiment to test the idea.
Nevertheless, the problem of media content transfer to geographically distant users remains unsolved.
It seems to me that the above mentioned issue is important not only for me, but for the large quantity of the JW Player end-users.
In my very humble opinion, now it is time to consider the development of a customizeable setting, which would be make the buffer size for local files adjustable by the user (owner of the JW Player license, not the site visitor).
If only it'd be possible to adjust the size of preloaded portion of local video file before the playback starts.... Such setting can make the lack of download speed barely noticeable for the audience.
I bet for sure, i was the first JW Player license owner, who started to offer the such feature in the player. But also, i am more than sure, that such a feature will be in high demand, or even already in the dreams of every second webmaster with the JW Player license already purchased
To the longtailvideo.com staff: Hey guys, it was only an offer, but i'd like to hear your own opinion on the aforementioned idea for the new feature? Is it possible to see such a thing in any future versions of JW Player? As i said before, it can be in high demand.
Ok, understood. Would you be so kind to explain at least briefly, how can i set up streaming of my FLV's and MP4's? I never used streaming myself before, but as far as i know it is a technology to transmit a video stream from the device to the site directly? I need some more information on this topic, if you please. Is there any HOWTO's?
I have another idea: I figued out that there are CDN on online variant of JW player installation (Publishing Wizard). I think that if i change the host based player with the cloud-based variant, it could resolve the bandwith problem, if Your CDN has a better channel to Russian Federation than my hosting provider. Please evaluate my idea, could this measures make it right. Anyway, my hosting provider refuses to set up any supported streaming service.