HWDMediaShare allows you to add remote files meaning you can enter the location of a remote static media file, such as an MP4 video or JPG photo. This method of adding media to the gallery is available in the administrator interface.

This documentation is written for Joomla 3, and refers to the HWDMediaShare version 2.

Adding Remote Files

To add new media go to the HWDMediaShare dashboard.

Then click on the Add New Media menu option.

Select the Add Remote File tab.

Enter the URL of your remote file and click on the Add button.

In order to add a remote file you must have the full URL to the file. It should also be a native media supported that can be displayed by internet browsers. For best results, use the following formats:

  • Audio: MP3
  • Documents: PDF
  • Images: JPEG, JPG, PNG, GIF
  • Videos: MP4

Defining the Type of Media

HWDMediaShare will automatically determine the type of media from the extension provided in the URL. However, sometimes media are provided through masked URLs and the extensions will be unclear.

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