What is Showtime?

Showtime integrates a HTML video player.

How to use Showtime?

Use the tag <bs:showtime>Video.mp4</bs:showtime> anywhere in an article to activate the player. Please note that you have to upload the video you want to show into your wiki first.

The following video formats can be displayed: mp4, ogv, flv, webm

Optional arguments

You can configure the player with the following arguments:

Argument Description Type Default
width Width of the video int 320
height Height of the video int 240
autostart Automatically starts the video when the page is loaded bool false
repeat Automatically repeats the video in a loop bool false

Example: <bs:showtime width="640" height="480" autostart="true">Testvideo.mp4</bs:showtime>

Compatibility matrix

For technical reasons, not all video formats can be played in all browsers.

Format Firefox Chrome Internet Explorer
mp4 yes yes yes
flv yes yes yes
ogv yes yes no
webm yes yes no

Please note: due to VideoJS standards, the player is set back from HTML5 to Flash when playing an flv-file or using the Internet Explorer.

See also

Our reference page.