Change Skin for your Web Player, Moyea PlayerBox or JW Player? {0}

How to change a player skin? This is no newbie question. There is large number of web players on the website and you can locate one with Google easily. Most web players available on the website allow changing player skin but don’t tell you how. I would like to take the renowned JW Player and brand new Moyea PlayerBox for example to tell you how to change skins for web player.

Let’s start with Moyea PlayerBox. With Moyea PlayerBox, changing skins for the player are much more intuitive and no coding work at all. And you are free to customize skins for your web player according to your web player.

All you need to do is to launch Moyea PlayerBox and select each component of the web player and change skin for all status of an individual component.

You can create a player and then apply it by click “Publish” button on the main interface. Before you apply it to different web page for different FLV videos, you need to export the player skin as SWF file first. And then use Moyea Publishing Wizard to connect videos and player.

Implementing a skin on your site involves a simple addition to your existing JW Player HTML code. The JW Player now includes skinning through a separate SWF file that contains the player’s graphical elements and layout. Custom skins are easy to publish: by adding a single variable in the embed code, you can assign a new skin to the player.

SWFObject
var so = new SWFObject(‘http://www.yoursite.com/player.swf’,’mpl’,’470′,’320′,’9′);
so.addParam(‘allowscriptaccess’,’always’);
so.addParam(‘allowfullscreen’,’true’);
so.addVariable(‘file’, ‘/upload/flash.flv’);
so.addVariable(‘skin’, ‘/path/to/skinfile/skin.swf’);
so.write(‘player’);

SWFObject (alternate form)
var so = new SWFObject(‘http://www.yoursite.com/player.swf’,’mpl’,’470′,’320′,’9′);
so.addParam(‘allowscriptaccess’,’always’);
so.addParam(‘allowfullscreen’,’true’);
so.addVariable(‘file’, ‘/upload/flash.flv’);
so.addParam(‘flashvars’, ‘skin=/path/to/skinfile/skin.swf’);
so.write(‘player’);

According to the comparison above, we can tell the JW Player focuses on changing skins with html coding while Moyea PlayerBox is devoted to customizing skins in a WYSIWYG way. If you are quite familiar with HTML coding and flashvar, you can choose JW player, but remember you have to pay for the template by JW, meaning that you don’t have much choices. If you prefer to design or create skin all by yourself to match the theme and style of your website, Moyea PlayerBox is absolutely the best solution.

Moyea Player is a newly developed web FLV player creator program by a rising flash applications developer – Moyea Software. It realizes creating custom web FLV player with drag and drop edit box and no ActionScript coding is required. It can handle FLV of almost all kinds. It also supports RTMP, HTTP, live streaming and various playlist formats, With Sample XML playlist file, you can easily organize the playlist. Its skinning functionality is much more powerful than JW Player. It provides much more skin templates and it allows you create and change play skin all by yourself.

The JW FLV Player is the Internet’s most popular and flexible media player. It supports playback of any format the Adobe Flash Player can handle (FLV, MP4, MP3, AAC, JPG, PNG and GIF). It also supports RTMP, HTTP, live streaming, various playlists formats, a wide range of settings and an extensive javascript API. Its skinning functionality allows you to completely customize the JW Player’s look & feel to match your site.

More tutorial here – http://www.player-box.com/player-box/use-playlist-present-long-video-tutorial-online/