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HWDMediaShare is an open source media sharing gallery for Joomla that allows webmasters to display video, photo, audio and documents all within a single package in an organised and manageable layout on the Internet. However, it can also be run just as a video gallery, or a photo gallery if this is all your require. The extension helps you and your community publish media on your Joomla website, share media with other networks, integrate with other apps and keep things organised. The new and much improved HWD is the prime example of less is more. It has been completely rewritten to work seamlessly with Joomla. It's like your own personal publishing platform. HWDMediaShare can handle the uploading, server-side processing and playback of large video media in the most popular video formats. The component requires FFmpeg, MENCODER and FLVTOOL2 to run and supports the mpg, mpeg, avi, divx, mp4, flv, wmv, rm, mov, moov, asf, swf and vob video formats. The software is distributed under the GPL GNU license.

The HWDMediaShare extension is the replacement of the popular hwdVideoShare and hwdPhotoShare components for Joomla 1.5. hwdVideoShare and hwdPhotoShare provided individual gallery support for videos and photos, but have now been consolidated into a single component. hwdVideoShare and hwdPhotoShare were both retired in March 2012 and hwdVideoShare and hwdPhotoShare were both removed from the Joomla Extensions Directory in March 2013 along with all other Joomla 1.5 components. The new HWDMediaShare extensions provides all the great features of the hwdVideoShare and hwdPhotoShare galleries, with a cleaner and more efficient framework that follows the Joomla standards. The hwdRevenueManager tool that provided monetization support for hwdVidoeShare and hwdPhotoShare has been incorporated into the new component.


  • Features have been designed to incorporate functionality like that of other popular video sharing and photo sharing websites such as YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Flickr, Picasa and Instagram.
  • Upload large video files with Uber Uploader
  • Template plugin manager
  • Language plugin manager
  • Third-Party Video plugin manager - YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo etc.
  • Third-Party Image plugin manager - Flickr, Picasa etc.
  • Video Player plugin manager - JWPlayer, Flowplayer etc.
  • Multiple uploading tools or bulk and large media uploads and can support High Definition videos from the mpg, mpeg, avi, divx, mp4, flv, wmv, rm, mov, moov, asf, swf and vob video formats
  • You can add any media extension you need
  • Sub category support
  • Anti-leech video system
  • AJAX user interaction
  • Batch import features
  • Advanced video conversion options]
  • RTMP stream import tool
  • Bulk server directory scan tool
  • AmazonS3 support
  • Hosting platform support such as Vzaar or Kaltura
  • Commenting framework support for DISQUS, Facebook, Komento, JComments
  • Integration with Jom Social, Community Builder, Jom Comment, JComment

Joomla Integration[edit]

Joomla is an award winning[1][2] content management system (CMS), which enables webmasters to build Web sites and powerful online applications. By integrating with this system, HWDMediaShare already has a stable and secure website platform which is very beneficial. Once HWDMediaShare has been configured, the application can be expanded with thousands of free GNU GPL extensions listed in the Joomla Extensions Directory.[3] These other extensions will also function under the same user database and can generally be easily integrated with each other.


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "2006 Open Source Content Management System Award Winner Announced". Packt Publishing. 2006-11-14. Archived from the original on 2007-03-06. Retrieved 2007-03-08. 
  2. ^ "Joomla Wins Best PHP Open Source Content Management System". Packt Publishing. 2007-10-31. Archived from the original on 2007-11-10. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  3. ^ "Joomla Extensions Directory". Joomla. 2009-09-20. Retrieved 2009-09-20.