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Joomla AllVideos plugin – preview or first frame image

If you’re using the JoomlaWorks AllVideos plugin on your Joomla site, you may want to know that as of version 2.5 (current version is 3.3 as of this writing) you CAN assign a poster image to your video. This is an undocumented feature as far as I can tell, and I only found the solution from this forum comment.

Place a .jpg image in the same folder as your FLV file. So if your video is myvideo.flv, post a matching file in the same directory as myvideo.jpg

To see this effect in action, watch the image preview load for the video posted on this page: