Stream Cloud Files with FlowPlayer Plugins

Streaming with Cloud Files will be Decommissioned on July 31, 2022.

Disclaimer: As of January 12, 2021, excluding the China variant of Flash,
the Flash executable has a built-in kill switch that prevents it from playing
Flash files. As of February 2021, all major browsers block Flash and cannot
play it. Only IE11, niche browser forks, and some browsers built for China plan
to continue support.

This article shows you how to upload and stream videos from Cloud Files by
using the Akamai Content Delivery Network (CDN). Using FlowPlayer as the
streaming video player enables you to get the streaming technology and web
experience that customers are looking for without having to develop their own
Flash players.

You can set up your video for streaming by using the following steps:

  1. Upload your file to Cloud Files through the
    API or the Cloud
    Control Panel

    If your video file is more than 5GB, use our large-object support.

  2. Download the Akamai Advanced FlowPlayer Provider
    . The system requires this
    plugin to play your video on the Akamai network.

  3. Upload the FlowPlayer plugins to your Cloud Files account or on a
    server where the internet can access them.

  4. Request your streaming URL by performing a HEAD on your object.

  5. Use your streaming URL to serve your content.

The following steps show you how to embed your video with FlowPlayer in your
website code:

  1. Upload all of the FlowPlayer components to a container.
  2. Call the flowplayer.js file by using a <script> tag to include it
    in the HTML.
  3. Link the flowplayer.css stylesheet to the Player frame.
  4. Make any configuration changes to the FlowPlayer object.
  5. Add in the .swf player object so that the player controls the .swf
    object and sets the source for the video.

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