Video Gallery Documentation

Sometimes if the mp4 video format is not proper or video converted using third party softwares, problems
can occur while playing the video.Make sure you create/convert mp4/webm videos with right software.following
are some softwares can encode mp4/webm video with right video code H.264 -
http://handbrake.fr/ , http://www.squared5.com/ , http://www.getmiro.com/ .....

A.Play Videos from Server

1.Enable Video Format for the joomla site

Before adding video to the module there’s one thing you need to take care of - We need to check that
mp4,webm,flv extensions are allowed to run for the joomla site from settings.

login as administrator.In the navigation menu go to "content->media manager->options" and locate "Legal Extensions (File Types)"
field. Add flv,mp4,webm extensions by comma's to the list in the textbox and click 'Save' button.

Also Ensure your web server can serve the relevant file media types – if some browsers get media errors,
add the following mime types to your server


AddType video/mp4 mp4 m4v
AddType video/ogg ogv
AddType video/webm webm

2.upload videos in server to play videos from server
to play a video located on the server, we need to upload it in server first.

when file size is less than 10MB, follow these steps - >
Go to "content->media manager->" page.
here a list of folders on the left displaying root and sub folders(located in images folder in joomla site).
Choose the desired folder from the folders list and at bottom 'browse' the video file you want to upload
and then click 'start upload'.In this way add videos and thumbnail images too in the file system of your
joomla site.

when file size is greater than 10MB, follow these steps - >
Go the desired folder under images folder in your site from any FTP Client and upload your video files there
After uploading the file go back to media manager from administrator side to make sure files are uploaded.

3.Add video to play by the video gallery
finally go to the video gallery component's video manager page from admin side.
there create a category by clicking 'New Category'
then click 'add video' link to add video for this category
there in 'select video file' section select 'existing file' and then select the server directory
of 'images' where you have uploaded videos.then select the video file under this directory

note: There are many free video converter in web which you can use to convert your videos to mp4,flv,webm if needed.

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B. Play video from external source or youtube

1.to play a video from an external source:
in add video and under 'Select Video File' section, select 'External File' option
then select File format first.if it is youtube, select youtube or others

if you select 'youtube' as file format above then to enter youtube file url
in the url textbox follow these steps -
load the youtube video in your browser in a seperate page.under the video, click 'share'
then click 'embed' and you will get embed code.copy that code and paste in your
url textbox above

if you selected other format from 'file format' radio list then write the full video url
in the url textbox.make sure if you select mp4 file format then you should enter a
mp4 video file url like http://yourdomain.com/file.mp4

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