Play video and audio files

DOCman includes a built-in media player to automatically stream audio and video files, providing stylish control options such as play/pause buttons, timeline, volume control, and full screen playback.The media player is fully responsive and will gracefully resize on smaller screens and mobile devices.

Display a list of video or audio documents

Follow these steps to display a list of playable documents:

  1. Create a category to contain your video and/or audio documents
  2. Create a DOCman (hierarchical default list) menu item which points to the above category and set the Layout parameter to List
  3. When you visit the above menu item in the frontend of your site, you'll see that the links are replaced with media players.

Insert a link to a video or audio document into a Joomla article

If you insert a link to a video or audio document into a Joomla article:

You’ll see that the links are replaced with media players.

Youtube and Vimeo Support

Using the media player you can play Youtube and Vimeo videos too. When you create a document and link it to a Youtube or Vimeo video using the video's share url, the video will play in the media player.

Note: Videos hosted on Google Drive are NOT supported.

Learn more about linking to Cloud Files tutorial.

Supported Formats

The DOCman media player supports the following audio and video formats:

  • Audio: aac, mp3, ogg, flac,x-flac, wave, wav, x-wav, x-pn-wav
  • Video: mp4, webm, ogg

Note: Media types that are not in the above list will be displayed as downloadable documents.

Custom Layouts

DOCman's media player is fully customisable using template overrides. the following templates in /templates/YOUR-TEMPLATE/views/com_docman/document/ can be overriden:

  1. document_audio.html.php
  2. document_video.html.php
  3. player_audio_local.html.php
  4. player_video_local.html.php
  5. player_audio_remote.html.php

Force download video and audio files

If you want your video and audio files to be downloadable instead of playable you can set the force download all files setting in the DOCman menu item parameters to Yes.