I have had nothing but problem issues with the FLV Flowplayer. The MAJOR problem I am having is its inability to fast forward or rewind. I THINK I have narrowed it down to either the streaming protocol, or the browser cache. I found a link in the Moodle Docs at http://docs.moodle.org/21/en/FLV_Player that says the following:
There are two main types of video connection, progressive download, where the video FLV file is downloaded into the browser cache and the user can start to view the video content after a second or two, and streaming, where specific portions of the video stream are served to the video player as and when requested. Progressive download is the easiest to implement and the most commonly used.
The JW FLV Player supports:
- Progressive download (default)
- HTTP streaming (pseudo-streaming)
- LIGHTTP streaming
- RTMP streaming (Red5 and Flash Media Server)
If the problem I am having is related to the Moodle Doc above, then this link doesn't explain how to change to other streaming methods.
I think that what's happening is that the local browser is caching the video each time it is watched and for some reason stops the user from accessing the timeline controls on the player to rewind and fast forward. See the graphic below to better explain my problem. Any ideas?