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I'm trying to use OVA and clustering plugins in one player.
Hosts from cluster plugin are never connect in this situations.
Is there any trick to use both plugins?

Hi Piotr, I'm having a look at this now...


Hi Piotr, I've just configured up an example using:

OVA for Flowplayer v0.6.0 RC3 (build 92)

I think the issue may be that the current production build of OVA for Flowplayer is unlikely to support the clustering. Some changes have been made to the way the clips are handled in the latest Release Candidates (available on the OVA developer site), and I suspect that fixes the issue you may be facing.

The example I configured up with the latest OVA dev build works perfectly so I'm confident all is good there.

Are you able to grab the latest OVA for Flowplayer SWF from the OVA developer site (http://developer.longtailvideo.com/ova) ?

If for any reason you can't grab the latest dev build out of the SVN trunk (or RC2 will probably also work) - email me at enquiries@openvideoads.org and I'll email you the latest build...


Hi Paul,

I'm trying with RC3 without success. I don't know why:( Maybe you can find my mistake in code belowe.

Thank you


$f("player", {src:'/player/flowplayer.commercial.swf',wmode: 'opaque'}, {
key: '#$e426d3be*************',
log: { level: 'debug', filter: 'org.flowplayer.cluster.*' },
logo: {
url: '/images/player_logo_nazywo.png',
fullscreenOnly: false,
displayTime: 0 ,
right: '5px',
top: '5px',
linkUrl: 'http://***********'
clip: {
url:'<?php echo  $_POST['path'];?>',
live: true,
autoPlay: true,
bufferLength: 2,
autoBuffering: false,
scaling: 'fit',
connectionProvider: 'clustering'
onError: function(errorCode) { 
   if (errorCode == 200) { 

onStart: function() {
   this.getPlugin('canvas').css( { backgroundImage: null } ); 
showErrors: true ,
plugins: {
gatracker: {
url: "flowplayer.analytics.swf",
labels: {
start: "Start",
play: "Play",
pause: "Pause",
resume: "Resume",
seek: "Seek",
stop: "Stop",
finish: "Finish",
mute: "Mute",
unmute: "Unmute",
fullscreen: "Full Screen",
fullscreenexit: "Full Screen Exit"
debug: false,
trackingMode: "AS3",
googleId: "UA-*******-1" // your Google Analytics id here
rtmp: {
url: '/player/flowplayer.rtmp.swf'
clustering: {
url: '/player/flowplayer.cluster.swf',
netConnectionUrl: 'rtmp://server/application',
hosts: [
loadBalance: true
controls:{"url": "/player/flowplayer.controls.swf","timeColor":"#ffffff","borderRadius":"0px","bufferGradient":"none","backgroundColor":"rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)","timeBorderRadius":20,"progressGradient":"none","time":false,"height":26,"volumeColor":"#4599ff","tooltips":{"marginBottom":5,"volume":false,"scrubber":false,"buttons":false},"fastBackward":false,"opacity":1,"timeFontSize":12,"border":"0px","volumeSliderColor":"#ffffff","bufferColor":"#a3a3a3","buttonColor":"#ffffff","mute":true,"autoHide":{"fullscreenOnly":true},"backgroundGradient":"none","width":"100pct","display":"block","sliderBorder":"1px solid rgba(128, 128, 128, 0.7)","buttonOverColor":"#ffffff","fullscreen":true,"timeBgColor":"rgb(0, 0, 0, 0)","scrubberBarHeightRatio":0.2,"bottom":0,"stop":false,"zIndex":1,"sliderColor":"#000000","scrubberHeightRatio":0.6,"tooltipTextColor":"#ffffff","sliderGradient":"none","timeBgHeightRatio":0.8,"volumeSliderHeightRatio":0.6,"name":"controls","timeSeparator":" ","volumeBarHeightRatio":0.2,"left":"50pct","tooltipColor":"rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)","playlist":false,"durationColor":"#b8d9ff","play":true,"fastForward":true,"timeBorder":"0px solid rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3)","progressColor":"#4599ff","volume":true,"scrubber":false,"builtIn":false,"volumeBorder":"1px solid rgba(128, 128, 128, 0.7)"},
openAdStreamer: {
url: '/player/ovarc3.swf',
"autoPlay": "true",
"overlays": {
"closeButton": {
"type": "custom",
"image": "http://www.popler.tv/images/cancel.png",
"width": 12,
"height": 12
"ads": {
"notice": { "type": "countdown" },
"servers": [
   "type": "OpenX",
   "apiAddress": "http://www.popler.tv/openx_new/www/delivery/fc.php"
"showOverlayCloseButton": true,
"schedule": [
"position": "auto:bottom-center",
"zone": "1",
"startTime": "00:00:05",
"duration": "20"

I'm using flowplayer 3.2.5, but I thin it make no difference. Probably you're trying with http pseudostreaming, I'm trying with RTMP, maybe it is the problem.

Hi.. yeh, I must admit I just used the example off the Flowplayer site (HTTP based)... I'm not sure why RTMP would make a difference though.

Any chance that you can point me to a URL with this running so I can see what's actually happening?

(email the URL to enquiries@openvideoads.org if you don't want to share it here)


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