[+ enis, powerusers]
You can use the videoplayer to play videos from over the web, but you need to set the videoplayer source to the URL for the actual file.
Most videos you see on the web are hidden behind player interfaces. We'll see what we can do in making the
videoplayer smarter about this, but currently you have to give the player the URL for the actual file.
For example, the URL in your screenshot is
That's a php interface, not the URL of a file. If you play around (point a browser to that php page) you'll find that the
URL for the actual file is
If you use that as the source of the videoplayer, it will work. Although the video took a long time to start when I tried it on my phone,.
Another thing you can do is to play the video with a Webviewer component. The WebViewer browser is smart enough to use the php player, although you don't have the start and pause controls that you do with vodeoplayer.
(EDIT: this is not possible, see below!)
ANYONE: Does anyone know a good source of actual URLs for streaming video files on the web (not hidden behind players)?