Use the Videolinq Player Wizard to create custom player with unlimited embed code. Player can point to both a live stream or recorded files that are hosted by Videolinq or by ANY streaming service provider or content delivery network (CDN) that support the HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol. Watch a 2-minute tutorial video below or follow the step listed in this article.


Create a Player for a Live Stream

Step 1:

Configure a live channel and start your video source. To send video only to the player create a destination, but ignore it and don't start it. Confirm you see video in the channel preview player. Push "Go Live" to activate the channel.

Step 2:

Click on the Player tab under the channel preview player.

Now you have 2 options:

  • Click on the widget link and launch an instance player configuration. Give it a name, change controls or colors (optional), and generate an embed code.

  • Copy the HLS path we provide under the widget, and put it in any other HTML5 player like JW Player, Flowplayer, THEOPlayer, Video.js, or any other player that can stream HLS video.

Step 3:

When using the Videolinq Player as shown in Step 2, give the player a name you will remember, adjust player controls and colors, or use our advertising plugin that integrates with 3rd party advertising platform supporting the VAST or IMA protocols. Use the Advertising tool to monetize live or recorded videos.

Look at the red arrow pointing to the green tab: click on this link and a popup window will show up with HTML code to copy and paste to your website or blog. Few things to remember:

  • You can make changes to the player configuration without updating the embed code on your website or blog.

  • You don't need to create a new player every time you start streaming. The player remembers the live channel stream key and will show video every time the channel is "live".

  • Remember that for the video to show in the player you must activate the channel by pushing the "Go Live" green button.

You can also use the "Pop-up link" option to generate a pop-up player link. This link can be used on a website, in email marketing, in documents, or in online meetings like Zoom to popup an external player with your live or recorded video. This feature is very useful because it allow playback of HD video in environment with limited bandwidth (example Zoom presentations).

Tips & Tricks: The Videolinq player has no restrictions and can point to ANY 3rd party streaming service provider or content delivery network (CDN) that support HLS as video playback. All you need to do is send the video to these other services first by adding them as a channel destination, sending them your live video, getting the HLS path, and creating the player!


Create a Player for Video-on-Demand (VOD)

Step 1:

Click on the Player icon on the left navigation bar.

Step 2:

Create a new player and customize its features:

  1. Give the player a name you will remember.

  2. Select "Live" to hide the video seek bar, or "Video-on-demand" to display the seek bar. Add in this box the path to the media. See examples below.

  3. Select from 4 preset skin designs and change the player colors to match your website look & feel.

  4. Add/remove optional player controls.

  5. Preview the player design, and if all works fine, click to generate an iFrame code. Copy & paste the code to your website or blog.

Example of player path to Videolinq hosted media (0000 is your account number) -

https://media.videolinq.net/playback/_definst_/0000/filename/playlist.m3u8

Example path to 3rd party CDN supporting HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) -

https://mymediaserver.com/folder/filename/playlist.m3u8

You can also use the "Pop-up link" option to generate a pop-up player link. This link can be used on a website, in email marketing, in documents, or in online meetings like Zoom to popup an external player with your live or recorded video. This feature is very useful because it allow playback of HD video in environment with limited bandwidth (example Zoom presentations).

IMPORTANT: When you point to the player code video source HLS path to Videolinq you will be using Videolinq as your content delivery network (CDN). Additional data transfer cost per GB will apply.

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