This documentation refers to an earlier version of Islandora. is current.


JWPlayer is an in-browser multimedia player made by Longtail Video. Islandora uses it to create viewers for objects using the Audio Solution Pack and Video Solution Pack, so that they can be streamed directly inside a user's browser instead of requiring them to download it to their own computers first.




JWPlayer is free for non-commercial use, but to download it you first need to create an account on the page by clicking "GET JWPLAYER FREE" button. You will receive confirmation by email that your free account has been set up. Then log in to your account at and on your "dashboard" page find the bloc "Self-Hosted Player" and click "License Keys and Downloads". Islandora supports the self-hosted player JW Player 6 (6.12). Download the zip file and unzip it to 'sites/all/libraries'.

The Islandora JWPlayer Drupal module required for Islandora integration can be found at the Release Notes and Downloads page.


The process of installing JWPlayer is broken up into the following steps:

  1. Install, enable and set up the Libraries API. Check that page for more information on how to do this.
  2. Download and extract the JWPlayer .zip archive from
  3. Place the 'jwplayer' folder from the .zip archive into your Drupal site's 'libraries' folder created when the Libraries API was set up (e.g. sites/all/libraries)
  4. Install and enable the Islandora JWPlayer Drupal module


Check the Audio Solution Pack and Video Solution Pack pages' configuration sections for more information on how set JWPlayer as a viewer.

This module has been updated to use jwplayer6. If you are updating this module for the first time since 22/01/2013 with an install predating that date your library will need to be updated.

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