allvideos plugin not playing videos

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allvideos plugin not playing videos

Postby Doktor_G » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:54 am

AllVideos is an awesome plugin and I've used it with many Joomla sites. This, however, is my first Joomla 2.5 experience.

There is an issue with a Joomla 2.5 test site where my local or remote videos will not play.  The site is accessible at .  Please also see .

A [youtube] video is added to the home page at the top and plays fine, so the plugin is working.  A local flv (/images/videos/astra.flv) is added below but will not play.  The player is definitely there, but no video.

I originally put the images/videos and images/audio folders in the site via ftp. I removed them and re-inserted with the backend media manager. The problem persisted.

I'm stumped.  Please help.

Relevant scripts are shown below.


[youtube]  (works)

<!-- JoomlaWorks "AllVideos" Plugin (v4.4) starts here -->

<div class="avPlayerWrapper avVideo">
   <div style="width:400px;" class="avPlayerContainer">
      <div id="AVPlayerID_6ed783ef_1457818069" class="avPlayerBlock">
         <iframe src="http://www.[youtube].com/embed/caONS9IRzrs?rel=0&amp;fs=1&amp;wmode=transparent&amp;autoplay=1 [nofollow]" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player"></iframe>               </div>

<!-- JoomlaWorks "AllVideos" Plugin (v4.4) ends here -->

astra.flv  (not working)

<!-- JoomlaWorks "AllVideos" Plugin (v4.4) starts here -->

<div class="avPlayerWrapper avVideo">
   <div style="width:400px;" class="avPlayerContainer">
      <div id="AVPlayerID_dbb40d07_671313135" class="avPlayerBlock">
<div id="avID_AVPlayerID_dbb40d07_671313135" style="width:400px;height:300px;" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player"></div>
<script type="text/javascript">
      'file': '/ar/images/videos/astra.flv',
      'image': '',
      'height': '300',
      'width': '400',
      'modes': [
         { 'type': 'html5' },
        { 'type': 'flash', src: '/ar/plugins/content/jw_allvideos/jw_allvideos/includes/js/mediaplayer/player.swf' },
        { 'type': 'download' }
      'autostart': 'true',
      'backcolor': '#010101',
      'plugins': {
         'viral-2': {
            'onpause': 'false',
            'oncomplete': 'true'
      'controlbar': 'bottom',
      'skin': '/ar/plugins/content/jw_allvideos/jw_allvideos/includes/js/mediaplayer/skins/bekle/'

<!-- JoomlaWorks "AllVideos" Plugin (v4.4) ends here -->

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Re: allvideos plugin not playing videos

Postby kenmcd » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:01 am

All of the JW Player files are showing as 403 Forbidden.
For example:
Result is 403: Forbidden
So no player is embedded because the access to the player files is blocked.

It appears you have some sort of ownership/permissions issue with the player files.
Or it could be some security measure messing with the player files.

Note: I used the Firefox HttpFox extension to see the 403 errors on the player files.

Once you get that fixed, you will need to fix the plug-in configuration.
The embed code shows the file to play as: 'file': '/ar/images/videos/astra.flv',

Add that to the base URL of:
And you will get something like:
That will not work.

The video file is actually here:


Firefox HttpFox extension

The Firefox HttpFox extension is very useful for troubleshooting media player issues.
That is what I used to analyze this issue.

With this tool you can see where the player is actually looking for the media file.
This can point out plug-in configuration issues.

HttpFox download

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