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What is the best You Tube Plugin? (6 posts)

  1. keeperbay
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    What is the best You Tube Plugin?
    And please, where can I find it?

    I tried using MEDIA in Write>Page, but that just gives a link. I'd like the actual video to show - enbeded videos.

    I have tried several video/youtube plugins. I can't get any of them to work, is there a trick to them maybe?
    I upload them to mu-plugin, but I'm finding you should never put anything you may actually want to use in there LOL.
    So I try plugin, I read the directs, but I'm missing something or I'm not getting them setup correctly.
    Or maybe I'm just not using the best of the best.

    Any ideas?

  2. dgilmour
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I've been using Anarchy Media Player for WPMU. It enables very simple embedding of YouTube videos by adding an editor toolbar button which, when clicked, prompts the user for the URL of the video on YouTube (amongst other sites). Whether it's the best for you will depend on your needs.

    Users have been happy with it. Only issue has been that the toolbar button has poor affordance: a capital "A" on a yellow circle isn't obviously a tool for embedding videos.

  3. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 14 years ago #

  4. Klark0
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I use Viper's Quicktags.

  5. keeperbay
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I installed Anarchy Media Player for WPMU, it was working well yesterday, but today it seems to be losing it's grip!

    If you go to http://keeperbay.com/childsafeyoutube You will see that the first video there looks great.

    Now go here: http://keeperbay.com/childsafeyoutube/crafts-for-kids/
    FireFox is requiring a plugin. The thing is, when I click to install it, there isn't one to be found. So I figure, ok, its something embeded into the file. So to test this, I try click from the home page - same problem. I deleted that page and created a new page, same problem.

    The funny thing is, I have no idea how to work any of it. I just installed the plugin and activated it in PlugIn Commander. Logged out of the Admin account and into youtube account and it just worked! I copied and pasted the you tube code into the html editor in PAGE and voila.

    Now today, not so much voila! lOl

    Any ideas?

  6. keeperbay
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Disregard!

    Just incase anyone ever runs across this problem again – and that is VERY unlikely – here’s the problem.

    Last night I found all the videos I wanted to post.
    I copied them and saved them into notepad.
    When I brought up notepad today, I copied & pasted the information from notepad into my PAGE blog.
    I wasn’t until I maximizing “notepad” I realized that notepad had done this to my script:

    Christmas Tree Decoration - Christmas Crafts for Kids The Host is a Child - Our Favorite!!
    <object width="425" height="349"><param name="movie"
    value="http://www.youtube.com/v/lsIHNHc1Dbk&hl=en&fs=1
    &rel=0&color1=0x402061&color2=0x9461ca&border=1"></param>
    <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/lsIHNHc1Dbk&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&
    color1=0x402061&color2=0x9461ca&border=1" type="application/x-
    shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="349">
    </embed></object>

    It was putting breaks in the coding! Now I didn’t think it would matter that much, but when I looked at the code as I pasted it into the html editor it looked like this:

    Christmas Tree Decoration - Christmas Crafts for Kids The Host is a Child - Our Favorite!!

    <object width="425" height="349"><param name="movie"

    value="http://www.youtube.com/v/lsIHNHc1Dbk&hl=en&fs=1

    &rel=0&color1=0x402061&color2=0x9461ca&border=1"></param>

    <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed

    src="http://www.youtube.com/v/lsIHNHc1Dbk&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&

    color1=0x402061&color2=0x9461ca&border=1" type="application/x-

    shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="349">

    </embed></object>

    Once I removed all the breaks in the code it worked just fine. That is why when I copied the script for the video on the homepage it did the same thing, because it was in that same notepad document.
    If I had copied the script from the homepage PAGE, it would have worked just fine.

    Live and learn!

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