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Extension: BlueSpicePlayer

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Embed a media player on a page.

State: stable Dependency: BlueSpice
Developer: HalloWelt License: GPL-3.0-only
Type: BlueSpice Category: Rich Articles
Edition: BlueSpice pro, BlueSpice Farm, BlueSpice Cloud Version: 4.1+


BlueSpice Player is a video player that enables you to play all the usual HTML5 video formats in your wiki.

  • Activated with the <showtime>Video.mp4</showtime> tag
  • Settings:
    • change the size
    • start the video immediately (autoplay)
    • play the video in a loop
  • Supported formats: mp4, ogv, ogg, flv and webm
  • It is possible to include multiple videos on one page
  • In IE and flv, the HTML5 player falls back to a Flash version (default in VideoJS)
  • For compatibility reasons, bs: jwplayer is also supported as a tag

In the user settings (Special:Preferences) under Appearance, users can set if the videos should start automatically.

Technical Information

This information applies to BlueSpice 4. Technical details for BlueSpice Cloud can differ in some cases.


  • MediaWiki: 1.31.0

Integrates into

Special pages


Name Value
ShowtimePrefHeight 240
ShowtimePrefWidth 320

User options

Name Value
bs-showtime-pref-autostart false



Test status: 2-testing complete
Checked for: Web, Authoring tool
Last test date: 2022-08-09
WCAG level: AA
WCAG support: partially supports (workaround: yes)

Authoring tool: insert tag in source editing mode

Web: Player controls are keyboard and screenreader accessible

No subtitles can be added. Workaround: Use extension EmbedVideo and link to external captioned or subtitled videos.

Extension type: extended
Extension focus: reader