In order to support YouTube’s monetizable videos through the JW Player, YouTube would like us to upgrade to their AS3 chromeless player. This upgrade would mean that you, as the end publisher, could continue to play the videos on your site and YouTube would now run ads within them. You would not receive any of the ad revenue generated.
We are working with YouTube to figure out the right way to move forward for us, our users, and YouTube. When we have a plan in place, we will update you with a timetable for the upgrade. If you have comments or questions, please let us know.
Update – Feb 4, 2011 @ 2:09pm
We hopefully have a temporary fix in place. We have created a one-off build of JW Player 5.4 with YouTube AS3 chromeless player support. Please download the attached zip, unzip it, rename the swf to player.swf and replace your existing JW5 player.swf file with it. If you are still using JW4, then you may need to update your embed code as well since you will be upgrading to JW5.
Note: This is not an official release. If you have specific technical issues or feedback, please let us know about them on this forum thread. We will try to incorporate your feedback into a future official release.
Download the JW Player 5.4 w/ YouTube AS3 Support (unofficial)
Licensees, please contact us with your license number for a custom build.
Thanks to Mustafa Dindar for contributing some early code to this.
Update – Feb 7, 2011 @ 3:22pm
This has been updated to fix issues with stretching and the stop button. Latest version is here:
Download the JW Player 5.4 w/ YouTube AS3 Support v2(unofficial)
Again, if you have any issues or feedback, please let us know about them on this forum thread.