JW Player Shortcut Module

This module allows you to easily use the JW Player instead of the default DaCast player through a simple shortcut that can be added to the JS embed code (found under PUBLISH SETTINGS).

To enable this, you just have to add the attribute player=”jw” to the embed code as follows:


<script src="//" id="55554_c_73330" player="jw" jwurl="//" width="800" height="500" class="dacast-video"></script>

Please also note the "jwurl="//"" portion. You need to replace LICENSEHERE with your actual license from JW.

As before, you can change the width and the height parameters in the embed code.

This is for a general, stock version of JW Player. To use a custom version, please read the token and JW Player APIs.

If you want to test the player live before publishing, please use this service.

Please note, using the JWPlayer Custom version requires a license for commercial use. Please see the JW Player site for more details.



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    This doesn't appear to work - and I don't think this would allow us to use the JW Player API. We would need to specific file URL in order to use this in JW Player.

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    Anthony Romero


    Do you mean a direct link, like an m3u8? If so, sadly we can't provide that at this time.

    In terms of getting this code to work, we just recently published a new version of it, if you would be willing to give this latest one a shot.

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    ok where is it

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    plug in your channel e.g. 11111_c_22222
    to use the jw player (hosted version 6 only, as far as I can make out) you need license.