mojoPortal Tips: Now with Sound and Motion!

In previous versions of mojoPortal, the only means of embedding video were offsite methods such as YouTube, or hand-rolling audio/video links that might or might not play on your computer. As of version 2.3.7.6, mojoPortal now offers the Audio Player and Video Player features, based on the JPlayer JQuery add-on. These features are based off the community addition by mojoPortal community member Kerry Doan.

Both players allow the creation of playlists, so that you can upload a series of audio or video clips to be played in a specified sequence. In addition, you can specify if the media should play automatically, or if the playlist is eligible to be played in random order (shuffle). For each instance of the player, you can also add introductory text via the “Content Settings” link.

One thing to keep in mind with the video player is that it currently only supports the following video formats: .m4v, .webmv,.ogv,.flv.  If your videos aren’t currently in one of these formats, don’t worry – the free version of Any Video Converter will allow you to convert to an appropriate version from a wide variety of native video types.

The addition of these great features are an excellent addition to mojoPortal, especially for musicians wishing to showcase their music, or for people who want to have more control over how they present their video content (tutorials, premium video content, etc.)

While mojoPortal’s built-in rights and roles will allow you to limit access to the controls, at this time it won’t prevent those who are able to locate the storage directory of your media files from downloading them directly, though this may change in a later release.

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