Extension: BlueSpicePlayer

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Description: 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


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

  • Activated with the <bs: showtime> Video.mp4 </ showtime> tag
  • Settings:
    • change the size
    • start the video immediately (autoplay)
    • play the video in a loop
  • Supported formats: mp4, ogv, 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:Perferences) under Appearance, users can set if the videos should start automatically.

Technical Information[edit source]

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

Requirements[edit source]

  • MediaWiki: 1.31.0

Integrates into[edit source]

Special pages[edit source]

Configuration[edit source]

Name Value
ShowtimePrefHeight 240
ShowtimePrefWidth 320

User options[edit source]

Name Value
bs-showtime-pref-autostart false

Hooks[edit source]


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