Thank you for downloading the JW Player, the leading open source video player for Flash and HTML5 on the Web. Not only is the JW Player the easiest way to put video on your website, but we offer a host of other products and services to assist in providing the best possible video experience for your users.
The quickest way to get started is to unzip the file you downloaded (you must have done that if you're reading this!) and copy the contents into a folder called 'jwplayer' at the root of your website. The end result should be:
You can then view the source of this page and copy the code from the example below onto your webpage. That's it! You should see a player on your site.
Below you see a simple embedded example of the JW Player.
If you need help, the LongTail Support Community contains a wealth of information, include a large library of documentation, a very active support forum, and a blog on the latest releases and tips on publishing video.
Some documents you might find useful are:
Last, the source code of all different versions of the player can be found here. You can click a version and download the ZIP files (the links are at the bottom).
The player is licensed under a Creative Commons License. It allows you to use, modify and redistribute the script, but only for non-commercial purposes.
Examples of commercial use include:
In addition to the JW Player, LongTail Video has a suite of products to help you publish video.
Learn more about them here: