Install and Configure the Nomensa Accessible Media Player in Drupal
14th July 2012
Warning: This post is over a year old. I don't always update old posts with new information, so some of this information may be out of date.
This week I released the first version of the Nomensa Accessible Media Player module for Drupal 7. Here's some instructions of how to install and configure it.
The official documentation for this module is now located at https://www.drupal.org/node/2383447. This post was accurate at the time of writing, whereas the documentation page will be kept up to date with any future changes.
Download the Library
The library can be downloaded directly from GitHub, and should be placed within you sites/all/libraries/nomensa_amp directory.
drush dl libraries nomensa_amp git clone https://github.com/nomensa/Accessible-Media-Player sites/all/libraries/nomensa_amp cd sites/all/libraries/nomensa_amp rm -rf Accessible-media-player_2.0_documentation.pdf example/ README.md drush en -y nomensa_amp
Configure the Module
Configure the module at admin/config/media/nomensa-amp and enable the players that you want to use.
Within your content add links to your videos. For example:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi31YMGmQC4">Checking colour contrast</a>
<a href="http://vimeo.com/33729937">Screen readers are strange, when you're a stranger by Leonie Watson</a>
The best way that I can suggest to do this is to use a File field to upload your captions file:
- Add a File field to your content type;
- On your page upload the captions file.
- Right-click the uploaded file, copy the link location, and use this for the path to your captions file.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi31YMGmQC4">Checking colour contrast</a> <a class="captions" href="http://oliverdavies.co.uk/sites/default/files/checking-colour-contrast-captions.xml">Captions for Checking Colour Contrast</a>
Questions? Comments? I’m @opdavies on Twitter.
About the Author
Oliver Davies is a full-stack Web Developer and System Administrator based in the UK. He is a Senior Developer at Microserve and a part-time freelancer specialising in Drupal, Symfony and Laravel development and Linux systems administration.