I did a little poking, and couldn't get a video to play in LightFlow. Does the skin support a video added as a regular album object, or does it only support access to videos that are external to the album itself? And how is it playing them? Is there a player script, or is it just passing the video to the browser in a new tab?
Well, I must be doing something wrong. I select LightFlow, default settings, add a couple of JPG's and one MP4, and I get this album: (demo album removed)
The Chrome_promo.mp4 file is sitting in the slides directory, but LF isn't using it for anything.
Had a play with the skin and found out how to do it.
If you 'Edit' the movie file and open the 'LightFlow' panel you will see a field for external source. Enter the movie filename, Chrome_promo.mp4, then remake the album.
Before retesting check that the browser has a QuickTime plug-in installed as that is needed.
That gives me "File not found." It's looking for the video at the root level, but it's in slides, of course.
If I enter the external location as slides/Chrome_promo.mp4, it works, but only "sort of." Clicking on the thumbnail opens the video, but just in an otherwise-empty browser window - no navigation, no captions, no nothing. It plays with the browser's native MP4 ability, with a <video> tag - no plugins needed. To get back to the album, you have to hit the browser's Back button.
Well, mystery solved, in any event. LightFlow doesn't really include full "video support" as we understand it.
(And geez, who still installs QuickTime? Apple dropped support for the Windows version earlier this year. Dead dog.)
Oh, and if anyone still has QuickTime on a Windows machine, it should be removed. There were two "zero-day vulnerability" warnings about security problems with it. Apple's response was to drop support for it - there is no patch to address the problems.
QuickTime X on an Apple platform is apparently a very different animal.
Right-hand of the external source textfield is a button. Once clicked it tries to extract the video so the user don't need to poke in the html source code to extract the video URL.
Hover with the mouse over the elements to get a help tooltip.
Well, it's simple enough to test. Add a video to a jAlbum 13 project, with jAlbum video support turned on (so jAlbum will convert it to MP4). Make the album. Try to watch the video. You'll get what you see in my sample album.
Here's a video that I use for testing a lot - it has the virtue of being very short, so jAlbum processes it almost instantly.
Just a guess, but might it have something to do with jAlbum putting the processed videos in slides instead of the root of the output? The originalPath and videoPath variables should point to it reliably, but if the skin was assuming the file would be at the root, and just grabbing the file name, things could go awry.