Gallery2:Modules:flashvideo - Gallery Codex
Personal tools


From Gallery Codex

FlashVideo Module


Adds support for Flash Video (flv) files to be shown in an embedded player.


  • No special player needed, browser just needs flash support.


  • Install and activate the module in site admin -> plugins


For expert users: If you want to manipulate code to change the way the player is called, you can do it by editing the file classes/FlashVideoRenderer.class in the flashvideo module directory. Here is a complete list of all parameters:

flvUrl - full url to the flv
thumbUrl - full url to preview thumb
htmlDiv - containing/target div for resizing. allows for multiple instances on one page - default flashvideo
sb - short primary buffer default 10
lb - longer secondary buffer default 20
allowDl - allow download? true/false (shows/hides download button)
langDownload - tooltip Download
langLarge - tooltip Large
langNormal - tooltip Normal


If video files with flv extension do not play in the embedded player, try swf files instead of flv.

In version 1.0.0, but not any more in 1.0.2, you might need to edit the movie size to the actual value instead of default 0 x 0 to have the embedding actually work. You have to go through every movie item manually. Thumbnails are not generated. On the other hand, if you use the ffmpeg plugin, you can have thumbnails, but probably not for flash video. Thumbnails work for other video formats, but then you don't have the handy embedded flash player.