MediaElementPlayer - How to use?

Topics: Controls
Dec 1, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Newbie question:

How do I use the MediaElementPlayer in a post or page. I wish to upload my mp3's and then have the player play them for users on the web page.

Not sure where to begin.

Dec 1, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Create "media" folder in the root of your site and drop some pm3's there.

In the post, add this in the place you want player to show up:

[video src="myfile.mp4"] for video

[audio src="myfile.mp3"] for audio

When post loaded, you should see media player instead of bracketed markup.

Dec 1, 2011 at 10:06 PM


Mar 2, 2013 at 11:22 PM
I am using this syntax with BE 2.7, but no joy with audio (haven't tried video). I'm having a dickens of a time figuring out the parsing of this string within BE.Core, though I've only just started down the rabbit hole.
Mar 6, 2013 at 6:04 PM
The [video] placeholder needs to be in a <p> tag to get properly parsed. however, not all is well yet. It looks like only HTML5 browsers are working properly - IE8 and below all do not render a player. I assume that I should nave fallback to flash/silverlight as per the current MediaElementPlayer documentation.

Any assistance appreciated.