I need to have a sample of using file format independent video player that can be integrated with PHP. I mean a player like you see in Youtube. There are many under GNU license.
With or without converting files to FLV it should be able to play any common video file without need additional plugins.
So, this project is to,
1. Inform me about usable freeware video player which can embeded to PHP pages.
2. A sample how video URL is passed to player
3. How to create thumbnails of videos.
If there any file type detection say WMV or 3gp, that shouldn't be with file extension. Instead it should identify file type by inspecting file content.
No other development needed. Sample shoould be well commented and accompanied by word document explaining how implemeny, stepwise (Not extensive documentation.
Thanks and Best Regards