How to add audio or video to a Joomla Installation

January 22nd, 2007

Recently I had to add a windows media player audio file to this site (wma) regarding a recent interview I had about my work with the sugar industry – hear it here if you are interested.

I found a great joomla plugin that does all the work for you. It’s called AllVideos Plugin, and it comes as a zipped mambot which you can download here from joomlaworks

to install the allvideos plugin, all you have to do is go to admin section of your site, then the installers menu, then select mambots. After that, browse to the zip archive you’ve just downloaded, and click install… bob’s your uncle.

In case you get a ‘restricted access’ error when you try to set up the allvideos plugin (doubleclick it in the mambots menu) there is a known error with joomla! that causes that behaviour.. luckily to save you time, we’ve included the fix here for you to download – from here just download it, unzip it and place it into your "/administrator/components/com_mambots" folder.

That should fix your problem!

By the way, if you are wondering how to use allvideos, just double click it in the admin mambots menu, and you’ll find a really informative help file.

All the best,



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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Brin  |  December 5th, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    Hello, nice site ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 2. theDuck  |  December 5th, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    Thanks Brin for your compliment ๐Ÿ˜€


  • 3. theDuck  |  December 5th, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    By the way, I checked out your site and I’m finding it pretty useful too ๐Ÿ˜€

  • 4. Makina  |  February 28th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    thank u

  • 5. Mahadev  |  June 21st, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Nicely written. Got my Joomla media ready with the help of this page alone.

  • 6. Sissy  |  December 24th, 2008 at 1:42 am

    Help! I followed your directions exactly. It looked like everything was working just fine. I made a link on my Web site to the avi file I uploaded to Media Center. However, it will not open from the Web site. I also noticed that none of the links to pdf files I have uploaded to the site in the past will open now. I get an error message that says there is a problem with Adobe Acrobat/Reader. And, my donate buttons are not working either.

  • 7. Sissy  |  December 24th, 2008 at 1:45 am

    I would like to know how to undo what I have done. The admin.mambots file I downloaded replaced the original. How can I get an original back, or restore my Web site to how it was before I tried this fix?

  • 8. Andres  |  January 10th, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Thanks man, I was looking for this info and you solved my problem, thanks to you, I’m not gonna get fired. My boss asked me to add a video package to our joomla site 5 days ago….and now I saved my head from being ripped off..

    Thanks again

  • 9. pozu108  |  April 20th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    i’ll try it bro..thnx

  • 10. Mella OBrolchain  |  May 20th, 2009 at 2:45 am

    Hi there,
    Can you help please? Im new to Joomla and am trying to install the AllVideo but there is no Mambots I can find in the install area.

  • 11. Rogรฉrio  |  June 25th, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Good morning.
    Excuse my English, but I am from Brazil.
    Very good article on how to put your audio on the site in joomla. I did Download plugin Allvideos, but I can not see the plugin on the site and not play the audio.
    Can you help?

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