Advanced player configurations in Wowza Video

The player in Wowza Video is extensively customizable, allowing you to style, brand, and adjust functionality to suit your streaming event and viewership.

Documentation about customizing the player

The best sources to find out what Wowza Flowplayer can do is to review our developer documentation covering:

We always recommend you use Wowza Video's Player Configurations UI to configure your player as a starting point. If you need to make minor modifications programmatically, or manually, we've added information below on how to do that.

If you want to make major modifications, we suggest you use the JavaScript embed code instead.

Normally the iframe embed code looks like this:

<div class="flowplayer-embed-container"
     style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width:100%;">
  <iframe style="position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;"
          webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen
          title="0" byline="0" portrait="0"
          width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay"></iframe>

If you want to add custom parameters to this code programmatically, you need to add them to the URL.

We provide options to add the following parameters:

Field Values Description



ID of the media asset.

Use a Video, Live. 


ID of the player config. Determine which player config will be used. The iframe will use the default player config on your site if not set.


Determine if video should autoplay or not.
mute true
Override mute or non-mute (with sound).
startTime Seconds into the video. Set the starting point for playback.

An example would look like the following to force autoplay, mute, and start 10 seconds into the video:

Customizing a player using the JavaScript embed

If you want to add extensive customizations for the player, we recommend using the JavaScript embed. The JavaScript embed code looks like this:

<div data-player-id="cdcc4202-ef0b-4e03-a43a-d1fcf6d83157">
  <script src="//">
      "src": "f576651c-4cc6-4664-84fa-bb3b35ef1aba"

There are extensive options to configure the player available for you.