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How to install your Skin?
- Created on 04 December 2012
- Last Updated on 16 February 2014
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How to configure and install your skin ?
If you want to build and install your own skin or install one of the premium skin (JW 6.x Professional Pack), you have to follow those steps.
Important !!! : You must have before install our Joomla extension(s) (JW Player Plugin Advanced and/or JW Player Module Advanced) before install the skin.
You can find these here :
Then once the extension(s) is (are) install follow those steps :
Step 1, Understanding the "skin" :
JW Player skins change the appearance of the player, adding a custom layer to your player embeds. All visual components of the player (the controlbar, display, tooltip, dock and playlist) can be skinned.
Here are a few examples of a skinned player. These 8 skins are included in the Pro, Premium and Ads editions of JW Player 6:
Technically, a JW Player skin consists of an XML file that contains a number of settings (e.g. the color of the tooltip texts) and a number of links to PNG images (e.g. for the play button).
Like with CSS, the PNG files can be stored as base64 encoded strings in the XML file. This speeds up delivery and makes managing the skin easier, since there's only 1 file, we strongly encourage this solution.
Step 2, Getting A skin :
There are two ways to get a skin for your player:
Step 3, Install the skin (Only for custom Skins) :
After downloading (or packaging) the skin of your choice, you have to upload it to your webserver (by FTP) , so the skin can be added to your player embeds.
The pathway :
Step 4, Configuring the Joomla extension (Only for custom Skins) :
Then you have to set in the joomla extension that you want to use this skin (or another one you have uploaded),
Note : With the Joomla Plugin , you can override in frontend the default skin with those shortcodes :