Guides and discussions about the more advanced features of HWD.

When an attempt is made to load content into your Flash Player at runtime, the request is subject to the Flash Player security model, which is in place to protect users and website owners. As part of this model, Flash Player by default prevents cross-domain loading of data. To allow a Flash media...

Joomla provides a powerful and robust form framework, which makes editing forms easy under the MVC system. The forms are used in the frontend of the Joomla website to edit various HWDMediaShare items, such as media items, albums, groups, playlists and channels. The default HWDMediaShare forms...

It is possible to use the Wowza Media Server in HWDMediaShare using any video player which supports RTMP streaming. However, iOS devices don't support Flash and therefore can not display RTMP streams. We frequently get asked about how to use the JW Player in HWDMediaShare using the Wowza Media...

Every HTML5 browser supports the ability for players to seek to not-yet-downloaded portions of a video. This functionality, often referred to as pseudo-streaming , is great for any video longer than a few minutes. Unfortunately, this functionality is not available by default when playing videos in...

Even in state-of-the-art servers some operations in the management of a media gallery may take several minutes to complete. Unfortunately some elements of the server are configured by default to prevent that kind of long processes from running. A paradigmatic example is the case of HD video...

The media player framework is a plugin system which allows the use of any suitable media player to be utilized for the delivery of videos and audio in HWDMediaShare. The media player plugins belong to the plugin group called hwdmediashare , and can be installed using Joomla. Installing the Addon...

Processing videos with Ffmpeg, especially the generation of HD video files, is a very CPU consuming task. Ffmpeg can use the 100% of one or several processors during their execution, so it is likely that the performance of the server is noticeably degraded during the conversion. In Linux/Unix...

For the manipulation of image files, such as format conversion, resizing, scaling and cropping, hwdMediaShare uses ImageMagick . Imagemagick is a open source multi-platform set of tools that supports more than 100 formats and a wide range of operations. hwdMediaShare may use the Imagick tools in...

HWDMediaShare has a CDN framework which facilitates the transfer of your "local" media file to a remote CDN. This significantly reduces site load and bandwidth consumption. The feature works by moving your "local" media files (after they have been uploaded and processed on your server) to the CDN...

This article is now out of date. To install ffmpeg and the other video conversion tools, please follow this guide: Painless ffmpeg installation with omnibus-mct This article is aimed at system administrators who manage their own servers. hwdMediaShare has server requirements . If you are using a...