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JW Player 6 - Textmark Plugin

Textmark v2.0 is a plugin for JW Player. This plugin is designed to create overlay text on top of Flash videos. This is not quite the same as a watermark that is burned into the video itself. It is merely a way to add dynamic text on top of the video without needing to re-encode it. Multiple text overlays can be added onto a single video. There is a zip file attached with a working demo of the Textmark plugin.

Escaping characters to get a valid jQuery id

jQuery is a very powerful javascript library that I use all the time. For the most part, I find that it's simple to use, yet easy enough to do very advanced things. Anyone who has used jQuery knows that you can do quite a lot with selectors. One of the caveats that I run into often is using a selector for a DOM element that contains special characters. jQuery requires many characters to be escaped in the selector in order to function properly. The problem here is that jQuery doesn't offer a function that will escape your selector value for you. I've created such a function here: