kgpl jwplayer embed
There is an issue with jplayer and https especially when you are playing music hosted on another domain.
Because of this my KGPL widgets are not working on write.as. I assume they are not working on other https sites too.
Matt is the programmer at write.as and he walked me through some of the issues I have been having embedding on write.as.
Then I did some more research and hacked around on some Internet Archive widgets and got the above embed to work.
This is what I wrote to Matt about what I found.
I still have a ways to go to actually update my program but I have found this to be true.
jplayer supports playing media hosted on another server as long as everything is http. This doesn't work with https.
In fact not playing media hosted on another server appears to be one of the security enhancements implemented with https.
jwplayer is the media player used at archive.org to power their widgets. These work fine under https. Of course they are running the media player and hosting the media at archive.org.
This is why the archive.org widgets work under write.as while my KGPL widgets don't.
I can use the archive.org media player in my code to play media hosted on archive.org. Then it will play on write.as and I assume other https sites as well.
Here is a link to code hosted on KGPL.
Here is a link to that code embedded in an iframe and playing on write.as.
I really wouldn't have known where to start on this without your help.