[module] MediaFront


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The MediaFront module is a front end media solution for Drupal. It employs an innovative and intuitive administration interface that allows the website administrator to completely customize the front end media experience for their users without writing any code. In addition, this module provides an interface to which 3rd party media players can integrate and utilize settings presets to display rich media. Out-of-the-box, this module provides two media player solutions.

- The Open Standard Media (OSM) Player is a full featured media player that provides integrated playlist functionality as well as playback of HTML5, YouTube, Vimeo, and Flash.

- The minPlayer is a plugin based minimalistic media player that provides "core" media playback functionality for HTML5, YouTube, Vimeo, and Flash.

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An open source ( GPL ) and free front end media solution. With a built in jQuery media player!
HTML5 content delivery with dynamic Flash fallback for non-standard media.
A dynamic and integrated YouTube and Vimeo player which the same presentation to users.
Easily themable media player using jQuery-UI ThemeRoller.
An advanced, easy to use administrator interface for configuring your media player.
A simple to install and configure front end media solution. Simply install the module and you are ready to go!

Depends on modules [Drupal7]

If you just want to play a video in HTML5 across many devices, this module is massively more complex to setup and use than MediaElement, although it does come with comprehensive documentation, and it has an enormous range of options, including a very flexible custom presets system. Presets have a nice option to NOT show a player when there is no media (which is very useful if one is combining many different media fields in one content type).

It also has nice configurable playlist that can appear next to a single main "current" video, and the playlist integrates with Views.

For an example of a single uploaded video playing in MediaFront please visit (on nearly any device): Video: Demonstration of NetBeans IDE prompting on an OOE IMenuItem encapsulation of a Drupal menu item in object-oriented PHP {MediaFront}.

There is a well-known problem when playing videos on iPad or iPhone from the private filesystem that afflicts many video player modules, including MediaFront. It is fixed by installing Resumable Download.
As far as I can tell, there is currently no easy way to include existing MediaFront video nodes using text filters into a desired position in another page. Currently Node Embed fails: ISSUE: TEST: Node Embed fails with MediaElement and MediaFront

MediaFront (now) works standalone with external video sources like YouTube

You don't need the Media and Media: YouTube modules for this anymore ! There are now instructions in the MediaFront: Readme.txt. For an example please visit: Video: YouTube example: The Drancing accelerometer music system: PureData/GEM + Wii Remote version {MediaFront}.

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