Video Stack via text link wanted


(Tina Holch) #1

Hi

I need a video stack that can play a video file located in my web host. I used to use the great Stack called FlowBox, but it’s discontinued. The great thing about FlowBox is that you can use a text link to open a lightbox with the video. The other video Stacks uses Vimeo or Youtube I don’t want that. I need to be able to host my own video files and access then via a text link. Is there a Stack that can do that.


(Robert Ziebol 🖖🏼) #2

You can use Joe’s HTML5 Video stack along with his Expose stack to get the lightbox effect. It plays hosted MP4, WebM and OGV files (as well as others too).


#3

prettyPhoto stack does that, I just add a rel=‘prettyPhoto’ to the end of the HREF to pull in the lightbox.

I have some javascript that loads with the page that pulls that rel statement out if the web page is being viewed on a mobile device, that way the lightbox does not show and that allows the built-in video player of the device to take over and show the video in full-screen.


(Mathew Mitchell) #4

You can also use (I believe) a combo of Player stack with TopBox stack. More at Stacks4Stacks.


(Ben Workman) #5

+1 for Stacks4Stacks Player & TopBox


(Tina Holch) #6

How to i use them.

I don’t want a preview of the video only a text link. What do I put into the 2 places. One is called Drop stacks here " Launcher " and two is called Drop stacks here " Lightbox.


(Tina Holch) #7

I can’t find prettyPhoto stack you are talking about.


#8

Its offered by RWExtras —> http://rwextras.com


(Tina Holch) #9

Thank you all for helping me out.

I went fore Joe’s stacks. And I found a video explaining how to do exactly what I wanted. It’s much easier when you know what to do.

Here is the video link. Using a text link to open an Expose Lightbox.