Frequently asked questions regarding the commercial S3Media Stream plugin for WordPress 3.x. The plugin can embed private streaming video and audios, Flash, protected links.
S3Media Stream does not require a yearly renewal for the JWplayer license, instead a one-time license is required since the plugin ships with JWplayer 5.10 commercial, whereas S3Media Stream Enterprise ships with JWplayer 6.x, requiring a yearly JWplayer license to unlock the pro and premium features.
The Enterprise version has a responsive video/audio player, multilingual subtitle support, Social sharing and Google Analytics on board. We did not implement adaptive streaming since this feature does not work on non-Apple devices, which makes it rather pointless to use. This may change in the future, though.A couple of good features are lost in JWplayer 6.x, like Full sceen, start from, duration, sticky controlbar, icons in the video area which are features of the regular version using JWplayer 5.10. However, the new features are worthwhile, depending on your needs and support for mobile devices is improved considerably. We made this version presuming that you want to work with private streaming (for streaming) and download distributions (for HTMLfallback). If you do not plan to use the plugin for this purpose, the regular version is more suitable. Soon we will publish a complete overview with differences.
When your video or audio refuses to play before full download in progressive download, it usually means the index is at the end of the file.
Converting the videos with HandBrake should remedy the problem, selecting the "Optimize for Web" option, or process your video with this tool: http://renaun.com/air/QTIndexSwapper.air
No, you don't. You just have to make sure to use MP4 with H264 codec and AAC audio in the video to play it on browsers and mobile devices. Here is a tutorial on how to convert videos successfully to ensure playback on iPad and iPhone:
How to encode a video simultaneously for web, iPhone, iPad, iPod & other handheld devices using HandBrake
With S3Media Stream Enterprise, subtitles work on several mobile devices although they have problems with special characters, which can be problematic with French, Spanish and other languages using lots of punctuation and accent marks. Logo/watermark only shows a white bordered rectangle, but the link works. Poster images show up properly on most devices. Social Sharing shows up on most mobile devices as well.
Yes, most membership plugins work with S3Media Stream. As long as they allow you to work with posts and pages, it should work. We tested with DAP and S2Member without problems.
- Wordpress 3.9 or higher.
- S3 account with CloudFront service enabled. Although you can work without an S3 account, it makes this plugin somewhat pointless. There are several free plugins to play non S3 videos.
- PHP 5.x recommended, but works with PHP 4.x as well, except the Enterprise version which requires PHP 5.x
Yes, all major browsers Google Chrome, IExplorer, Firefox, Safari and Opera, in 32bit and 64bit are supported.
Premium support means that you have priority when it is very busy. Generally, we respond within 24 hours, often much sooner. In the weekend, support is closed except in special circumstances. We understand that you want to move forward so we won't let you wait. That is our pledge to you. If you go to www.footprintaddons.com, where we sell the joomla version of this plugin, you will see some testimonials of customers who experienced Premium Support. We want you to be happy, period.
This is not regulated by the plugin but rather in your CloudFront account. CloudFront will automatically detect if an IP address has been set and check the plugin request against it. If the plugin requesting a video or audio is not accessed via that IP address, an access denied error will show up. But as such , it has nothing to do with the functionality of the plugin itself.
You are free to adapt the plugin for your personal use. We ask you not to remove the credit notices in the files. You cannot claim our work as your own and you are asked to add an extra line in the credits area to state that you adapted the code. Selling the plugin, adapted or not, is not allowed. Any changes make the money back guarantee void and we do not give technical support regarding changes you made.
It is better to ask questions about the plugin upfront, of course. But you can get a refund within 30 days of the purchase. We do require a detailed reason why you do not like it and if it is a small matter, we may adapt the plugin to suit your needs. If we cannot adapt the plugin, we will refund your money. You will be required to remove all files from your computers (local and server(s)).
Yes, you can. We will give you a quote in that case. Please keep in mind that the minimal charge will be $300.00 USD.
Yes, you can. If it is not too much work, and if it is a feature that is worthwhile as an update, we don't even charge it. Example: a customers asked to set the bucket in such a way that he no longer had to fill in the full path to the streamer software, but only the CloudFront distribution name. As this is useful, we added the feature without extra cost.
No, you cannot sell it, but we are working on an affiliate program. If you are interested, contact us. You are not allowed to pass on the plugin to third parties. The license becomes automatically void when you become insolvent or in case you leave this Earthly paradise. It cannot be sold as an asset of your business. This means, when you sell your site, the plugin is not included and the new owner needs to buy a license.
Yes, you can use it on any of your own sites. Not on client's or friends's websites. As for the JW player license, you need to make sure your license covers more then one site. If you have already a JW player license which is not sufficient to cover the amount of sites you own, we can help you upgrade to a higher plan with longtailvideo. Just contact us.For the Enterprise version: we do not offer a JWplayer license. You need to buy the license at www.jwplayer.com
Yes, it does if you set the HTML fallback bucket. In short, it will only work on HTML5 mode (from version 5.6 onward). The current version 5.6.4 supports it. The player switches automatically to HTML5 mode as soon as it detects a non Flash browser. However, it means that various features will not work on mobiles, namely: subtitling, related playlist, log/watermark and on some devices, poster images will not show up either.With S3Media Stream Enterprise, subtitles work on several mobile devices although they have problems with special characters, which can be problematic with French, Spanish and other languages using lots of punctuation and accent marks. Logo/watermark only shows a white bordered rectangle, but the link works. Poster images show up properly on most devices. Social Sharing shows up on most mobile devices as well.