Embedded player flashvar variables

These flags concern the flashvar variables that are sent along to the swf ("flash program"). Please note that you need to change the variables in two places - one for the <object> tag and one for the <embed> tag. Preferrably you use swfobject and save yourself from a lot of headache.

You may or may not benefit from copying the player locally as well. In particular if you intend to use it to display several videos like on the front page this might be necessary to dodge flash sandbox restrictions.

<object width="480" height="303" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" id="embid326046" data="http://www.pond5.com/pond5FlashPlayer2.swf">
<param name="movie" value="http://www.pond5.com/pond5FlashPlayer2.swf" />
<param name="wmode" value="opaque"/>
<param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"/>
<param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"/>
<param name="flashvars" value="hideController=no&amp;itemid=326046&amp;orgClipWidth=1920&amp;orgClipHeight=1080&amp;debug=no&amp;hqFLV=yes&amp;filetype=flv&amp;server=prod&amp;cj=yes&amp;username=marcus" />
<embed src="http://www.pond5.com/pond5FlashPlayer2.swf" width="480" height="303" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" wmode="opaque" flashvars="hideController=no&amp;itemid=326046&amp;orgClipWidth=1920&amp;orgClipHeight=1080&amp;debug=no&amp;hqFLV=yes&amp;filetype=flv&amp;server=prod&amp;cj=yes&amp;username=marcus"></embed>


no (default) - disabled

yes - The red/cyan circles are shown and if user clicks on it the player restarts with the analgyph video version instead.


no - nothing happes when the user clicks on the video.

yes (default) - If the user clicks on the area in the player where the video is shown, the user is taken to the clip page on Pond5.


Set to yes to make the player output debug info of no interrest for anyone but the programmer of the flash player.


Set to yes for best possible quality. It's set to "no" on search result pages to make the previews load as quickly as possible.


These are only used to calculate the aspect ratio of the clip.


"play on mouseover" can assume three values.

no (default) - The player starts to play immediately

yes - the video is loaded but the player only plays when the user has the mouse pointer over the player.

click - embedding several videos on a page can be a bit heavy so we added click. Click loads the largest icon (480x270) instead of the actual preview video. When the user clicks the play button, the icon is removed and the actual video stream is loaded. This is the present setting in the Pond5 Forums.

New variables for the player2g.2.swf player


- sets the bacckground, including transparency, e.g. "0xffff00ff"


- have a checkerboard background or not. Default no.


- takes the higher quality format "264hi" or "264lo".


- needed to get correct aspect '160'


- needed to get correct aspect '90'