JW Player in ASP.NET 2.0

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  • Hello guys
    Ive used kLinks sample [url=http://www.jeroenwijering.com/?thread=14074]kLink's Sample[/url] to combine a SWF file inside the JW player. In a simple HTML document it works very well without any problem. I insert the code in an ASP.NET 2.0 local website which is located on my computer. The JW Player *DOES* appear but when I click on the play button the loading indicator appears and never main video being played. I suppose that a few settings should be applied to IIS. I am using IIS7 in Windows Vista and I would be really appreciated if anyone can help me here.

  • As always, post your code or a link to your test page.

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  • well i put the javascript and css code in a master page file:
    bc.. <%@ Master Language="VB" CodeFile="MasterPage.master.vb" Inherits="MasterPage" %>

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head runat="server">
    <link href="Style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    <asp:ContentPlaceHolder id="head" runat="server">

    <style type="text/css">
    position: absolute;
    top: 200px;
    left: 400px;
    width: 427px;
    height: 260px;
    z-index: 0;

    position: absolute;
    top: 352px;
    left: 437px;
    width: 80px;
    height: 80px;
    /* border: solid 1px #808080; */
    z-index: 1;

    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/swfobject/2.1/swfobject.js"></script>
    <!--<script type="text/javascript" src="mediaplayer/swfobject.js"></script>-->

    <script type="text/javascript">

    <script type="text/javascript">
    var flashvars =
    'streamer': 'lighttpd',
    'file': 'mediaplayer/video.flv',
    'title': 'Main Video',
    'description': 'This is the main video.',
    'skin': 'mediaplayer/player.swf',
    'repeat': 'always',
    'stretching': 'exactfit',
    'icons': 'false',
    'frontcolor': '86C29D', // text & icons (green)
    'backcolor': '849BC1', // playlist background (blue)
    'lightcolor': 'C286BA', // selected text/track highlight (red)
    'screencolor': '000000', // screen background (black)
    'autostart': 'false'

    var params =
    'allowfullscreen': 'true',
    'allowscriptaccess': 'always',
    'wmode': 'opaque',
    'bgcolor': '#FFFFFF'

    var attributes =
    'name': 'playerId',
    'id': 'playerId'

    swfobject.embedSWF('mediaplayer/player.swf', 'player', '427', '280', '9.0.124', false, flashvars, params, attributes);

    <script type="text/javascript">
    var flashvars =

    var params =
    allowfullscreen: 'false',
    allowscriptaccess: 'always',
    wmode: 'transparent'

    var attributes =
    name: 'swfId',
    id: 'swfId'

    swfobject.embedSWF('mediaplayer/links.swf', 'swf', '380', '180', '9.0.124', false, flashvars, params, attributes);

    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <asp:ContentPlaceHolder id="ContentPlaceHolder1" runat="server">


    and here is the relevant section of the page that is using the master page and the player is dwelling inside it:
    bc.. <div id="page_content">

    <!--start of middle column-->
    <div id="playercontainer" class="playercontainer">
    <a id="player" class="player" href="http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash">Get the Adobe Flash Player to see this video.</a>
    <div id="swfcontainer" class="swfcontainer">
    <a id="swf" class="swf" href="http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash">Get the Adobe Flash Player to see this video.</a>
    <!--end of middle column-->

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  • when using exotic nonstandard proprietary systems and languages - start with a standard .html test page, with just a player
    and then only when you have seen that work first - start the experiments with the transferral...

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  • I'm not sure what you mean by a local website. The player page must be online for online file access. That means at least http://localhost/path/playerpage.html

    Also, Flash content doesn't work well in forms. However, there are workarounds for .NET and/or ASP which must be placed in forms. I'm not very familiar with them, so use Google "Flash Content ASP Forms" and you will probably find the workarounds.

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  • @kLink:
    I think that the problem is not what you mentioned. Even i tested the swfobject.net and that problem still exist. Just for testing purpose, I move the folder that contains all JW Player's files which works perfect outside an ASP.NET project but when i move that folder inside my ASP.NET it stops working( the html sample that you gave me doesn't work in an ASP.NET website). So i think the problem is something related to IIS or other factors and definitly it's not related to ASP.NET form element or such things.

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  • i uploaded a picture that shows how JW Player appears in my ASP.NET website:
    bc.. http://i36.tinypic.com/a3e06a.jpg

    the loading indicator never stops loading!

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  • @JAAB - from - *http://www.jeroenwijering.com/?item=JW_FLV_Media_Player* bc.. Also note that javascript interaction doesn't work for SWF files inside a <form> tag.
    while it is true that the js-api doesnt work out of the box inside form tags, there are several postings in the forum telling thet it can be made to work - but the form tag, and the whole asp.net stuff upsets the namespace hierachy, and makes it a genuine pain to restore to a working condition !

    try some forum wide searches - *http://www.jeroenwijering.com/?search=asp*

    and then you will have to go about it an extremely systematic way - in the code you posted there are way too many unknown factors that can be the cause of the problem(s) - small steps are what is needed.

    youve seen it work on a plain .html page you say - so we know the player can work on your server - leaving out the asp stuff

    so you are in for a really painstaking series of meticulous experiments, starting with the working .html page - change only one thing at the time and test - so that you have a fair chance to notice when what breaks what. - then repair and repeat procedure

    edit: it hits me, that you should also try use full paths everywhere ! maybe that asp.net directory is virtual and ruins the paths

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  • bc.. it hits me, that you should also try use full paths everywhere ! maybe that asp.net directory is virtual and ruins the paths

    I suppose you are right. I copied my whole website to another location and ran my website without IIS7(with ASP.NET built-in web server) and the plain .html sample started to work but the .aspx page still have that problem. Do you guys have any idea how can i solve the problem?

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  • Finally i managed to run the JW Player in ASP.NET websites. The solution is really ridiculous and i am not going to write it here since it's not really a true solution. But i still can't run JW Player under IIS7 while my website must run under IIS7. any idea?

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  • I did everything as mentioned in the tutorial
    to make this control works on asp.net 2 page but still not working, and The message appears is get the flash player to see this player.
    steps I did as follows:
    1.adding JW-FLV-Player-Control.dll as reference in visual studio
    2.set properties :
    - File : URL to .flv video file
    - FlashPlayerLocation : URL to player.swf file
    - Swfobject_jsLocation : URL to swfobject.js javascriptfile
    3. i got the latest flash player installed on my pc
    but still not working

    there is javascript error : swfobject is undefined
    Please help me to solve this problem

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  • test

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  • Try this site: *http://www.arjones.net/opensource/swfobject.net/* (Recommended by the developers of swfobject.)

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  • i tried to implement as per above metirial. but i am not geeting jw player in my website
    plz hlep me for this one

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  • Can you provide a link to where you are running this?

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