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S5 Media Player V2

This tutorial will explain how to install and configure the S5 Media Player V2 plugin.

The S5 Media Player is a very powerful, responsive, free to use, html5 audio and video player that will work on any device! It is based on the MediaElement html5 script, and comes loaded with features! Because this player is html5 based that means it will work on all devices, including Apple products. Setup is a breeze, with absolutely no programming knowledge needed at all.

Note - Many of our club products contain specific styling for our extensions. These styles cannot be transferred from one product to another; they are integrated into the design. The same extension is used on all installations, the themes themselves contain the styling overrides. If a particular theme does not include unique styling for a particular extension, then the default style is used.

Be sure to read the tooltips and other descriptions in the backend of this extension. There are a lot of tips and further information found in these areas.

1. Installation

The first thing you'll need to do is install the plugin. Once you have it downloaded it just follow the below tutorial if you need help installing the plugin into Joomla. Because this is a plugin you will only need to follow steps 1 through 3 on the tutorial, and then continue with the rest of the tutorial on this page.


2. Next you will need to setup the options in the admin

  1. Go to the Plugin Manager in the backend of Joomla under Extensions / Plugins:

  2. Once you are on the Plugin Manager page search for "S5 Media Player" and click on its title to enter the configuration screen:

  3. Most of the configuration options have to do with size, styling, and enabling/disabling certain features. Be sure to read over the tooltip for each setting for a detailed explanation of what each setting does. The default settings will work in most cases, the settings that are adjusted the most frequently can be found towards the top of the configuration, such as the color options, size options and download options.

3. How to use publish the plugin to content areas

This plugin can be shown in any content article or custom HTML module.

  1. While you are still in the configuration area of the plugin proceed to the "Description" tab. This tab contains all the setup instructions and all the possible settings that can be used with the plugin, along with several examples. The code found here will be entered directly into the editor of an article or custom HTML module:

  2. Either create a new article using the Joomla Content Manager or create a new custom HTML module using the Joomla Module Manager. Once you have setup your new article or module just paste the plugin code directly into the editor and apply any desired configuration settings to it. Below is a basic example of an MP3 player. This player has no additional settings applied to it, so all the default settings in the plugin's configuration will take effect.

  3. Once you are done save the article or module and the plugin will appear live on your site.

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