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FlowPlayer Reloaded

Set up FlowPlayer Flash on your Joomla! site within minutes!

compat 25compat 30
compat 15 native

Current version: 3.0 (July 7, 2011)

  • Embed video directly to your site - everywhere, not only to articles - with a single plugin
  • iPad\iPhone\iPod Touch support (if you use MP4 videos)
  • Fully customisable, numerous options and parameters
  • Cool overlay effect
  • Stylish skins, 3 already included + you can create your own
  • Supports subtitles, RSS playlists
  • Social sharing features
  • Has a great number of extensions, like Slow motion, RTMP support, Google Analytics etc (available on
Demo (images only) Usage Get it!



To embed the player, you can use the following syntax:


Specify custom width and height:

{flowplayer width=640 height=480}path-to-your-file{/flowplayer}

Open in popup, specify initial image, width, height, activate viral plugin, specify subtitles, spash image type, loop video:

{flowplayer popup=1 img=path-to-initial-image width=640 height=480 viral=1 subtitles=path-to-subtitles splashtype=1 loop=1 }path-to-your-file{/flowplayer}
You can find complete description of all 14 parameters in plugin configuration, once you've installed it.
If you specify RSS file instead of video file, it will be used as a playlist. See MediaRSS format description for details.

You can use plugin tags EVERYWHERE - in modules, in pure html etc, not only in articles. This is a benefit of System-type plugin.


Images and changelog


+ See changelog for previous versions


Does your plugin supports YouTube?
FlowPlayer - a third-party developed flash app that I use in my plugin - has it's own extension that brings this feature. However, that extension is commercial. As well you  may need some technical knowledge to set up it.
However' it is possible to load video almost from any website via http, if that site has such feature.
I have problems with slash symbol before path.
 Make sure that FPRR is called afterSystem - SEF plugin. (That Joomla plugin is responsible for your problems). In fact, I'd recommend moving FRPP to the end of plugins chain.
Some of my MOV files do not have sound when playing.
If your audio is encoded with Little-Endian, this may happen (it's a problem of FlowPlayer itself, not of my plugin). See here for details. You can re-encode files with AAC, or just use another format.
I get Stream not found error
Most likely, you have written {flowplayer}</strong><strong>/video.flv</strong>{/flowplayer} in your HTML. So, please, open your article in HTML mode and eliminate all markup inside {flowplayer} tages. (Also check that your video is accessible from the web).
This problem is solved automaticaly by FlowPlayer Reloaded since version 3.0
Overlay effect (popup) does not work.
   Most likely, you are experiencing jQuery-mootools conflict. It can be caused by bad-written extensions. I recommend you to disable jQuery in ALL your extensions, install my plugin, jQuery++ Integrator and activate noConflict mode in it (advanced params tab).

For advanced users

plusExtending FlowPlayer Reloaded


Known issues

Pop-up feature does not work in IE8. You have been warned, please do not post negative reviews concerning this.


PHP 5 is required. Installing this extension on PHP 4.x site may cause problems. If you did so, read these tips.
Joomla! 1.5 Joomla! 2.5/3.0


Please not that this item is no longer supported. Use it 'as is'.

If you use FlowPlayer Reloaded, please post a rating and a review at the joomla logo smallJoomla! Extensions Directory.

Additional Info

  • Type: Plugin
  • Last updated on: Thursday, 07 July 2011
  • Release Date: Friday, 26 November 2010
  • Version: 3.0
  • Size: 597 KiB
  • Supported versions: Joomla! 2.5, Joomla! 1.5
  • License: GNU GPL v2
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