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This plugin allows one to add videos in a topic using the Cortado Java Applet.

Syntax Rules

  • %CORTADO{ "filename" web="Web" topic="Topic" width="int" height="int" CORTADO_OPTIONS }%

The CORTADO_OPTIONS and other options except the "filename" are optional. The CORTADO_OPTIONS come from the Cortado README:

Option: Type: Default: Description:
seekable boolean false Whether or not you can seek in the file. For live streams, this should be false; for on-demand files, this can be true.
duration int   Length of clip in seconds. Needed when seekable is true, to allow the seek bar to work.
keepAspect boolean true Try to keep the natural aspect of the video when resizing the applet window.
video boolean true Use video. When not using video, this property will not create resources to play a video stream.
audio boolean true Use audio. When not using audio, this property will not create resources to play an audio stream.
statusHeight int 12 The height of the status area
autoPlay boolean true Automatically start playback
showStatus enum (auto,show,hide) auto Controls how to make the status area visible. auto will show the status area when hovered over with the mouse. hide will only show the status area on error. show will always show the status area.
hideTimeout int 0 Timeout in seconds to hide the status area when showStatus is auto. This timeout is to make sure that the status area is visible for the first timeout seconds of playback so that the user can see that there is a clickable status area too.
bufferSize int 200 The size of the network buffer, in KB. A good value is max Kbps of the stream * 33
bufferLow int 10 Percentage of low watermark for buffer. Below this, the applet will stop playing and rebuffer until the high watermark is reached.
bufferHigh int 70 Percentage of high watermark for buffer. At startup or when rebuffering, the applet will not play until this percentage of buffer fill status is reached.
userId string   user id for basic authentication.
password string   password for basic authentication.
debug int 3 debug level, 0 - 4. Defaults to 3. Output goes to the Java console.


  • %CORTADO{"video.ogg" web="Main" topic="MyTopic" width="320" height="240" autoPlay="false"}%
  • %CORTADO{"video.ogg" seekable="true" showStatus="show" audio="false" duration="272"}%

Plugin Settings

Plugin settings are stored in TWiki configuration.

$TWiki::cfg{Plugins}{CortadoPlugin}{DEBUG} = 1;
$TWiki::cfg{Plugins}{CortadoPlugin}{CortadoPath} = "/cortado-ovt-stripped-0.3.jar";

You may change them in the configure script.

  • Set SHORTDESCRIPTION = Embed videos in a topic using the Cortado Java Applet

Plugin Installation Instructions

Note: You do not need to install anything on the browser to use this plugin. The following instructions are for the administrator who installs the plugin on the TWiki server.

  • For an automated installation, run the configure script and follow "Find More Extensions" in the in the Extensions section.

  • Or, follow these manual installation steps:
    • Download the ZIP file from the Plugins home (see below).
    • Unzip CortadoPlugin.zip in your twiki installation directory. Content:
      File: Description:
      data/TWiki/CortadoPlugin.txt Plugin topic
      lib/TWiki/Plugins/CortadoPlugin.pm Plugin Perl module
      lib/TWiki/Plugins/CortadoPlugin/Config.spec Plugin Config spec
    • Set the ownership of the extracted directories and files to the webserver user.

  • Plugin configuration and testing:
    • Run the configure script, enable the plugin in the Plugins section, and configure the plugin in the Extensions section.
    • Set the {Plugins}{CortadoPlugin}{CortadoPath} setting to point to the plugin's attachment directory, such as http://twiki.org/p/pub/Plugins/CortadoPlugin/Plugins/CortadoPlugin/cortado-ovt-0.2.2.jar
    • Test if the installation was successful: Attach a .ogg file to a topic in the Sandbox web and a %CORTADO{}% variable.

Plugin Info

This work has been possible with the help of the following sponsors:

Plugin Author: TWiki:Main.ThadeuCascardo
Copyright: © 2007-2008 TWiki:Main.ThadeuCascardo
© 2008-2011 TWiki:TWiki.TWikiContributor
License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
Plugin Version: 2011-05-14
Change History:  
2011-05-14: TWikibug:Item6701: Import into Subversion; doc improvements -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
17 Dec 2007: Initial version
TWiki Dependency: $TWiki::Plugins::VERSION 1.1
CPAN Dependencies: none
Other Dependencies: Cortado
Perl Version: 5.005
Plugin Home: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/CortadoPlugin
Feedback: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/CortadoPluginDev
Appraisal: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/CortadoPluginAppraisal

Related Topics: TWikiPlugins, DeveloperDocumentationCategory, AdminDocumentationCategory, TWikiPreferences

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