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Module: Video embed for YouTube/Vimeo (TextformatterVideoEmbed)

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Same here with chrome, I think it is tinymce that is adding the link.

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Hi! Is it possible to return the videoID from the module's output? Would come in handy when trying to generate Youtube/Vimeo thumbnails for my template.

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Not sure that I understand where it would return to. Can you provide more detail? Textformatter modules happen behind the scenes and manipulate the text directly, rather than returning anything. That's why I'm not sure I understand the question.

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Thinking more, it does have the video ID at one point in the module, so you could modify the module to make it insert thumbnails as part of the text formatting it does. This is probably the way I would approach it at least.

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Just a note if you are wanting YouTube to be responsive (which it is not out of the can)

Then I stole this from http://avexdesigns.com/responsive-youtube-embed/

Add this css somewhere:

.video-container {
    position: relative;
    padding-bottom: 56.25%;
    padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden;
}

.video-container iframe,
.video-container object,
.video-container embed {
    position: absolute;
    top: 0;
    left: 0;
    width: 100%;
    height: 100%;
}
 
The do this to your poor body block:
 
<div class="video-container"><?php echo $page->body; ?></div>

Obviously this probably only works neatly with just ONE video!

Hmmm ... perhaps an alternative module-field type that is just a text box might be a good idea for this.

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@Joss, so far I know that css code is injected inline in the output of the embed tag if you checked the responsive option in the TextformatterVideoEmbed settings.

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There is one?

Oh, I will go look

Interesting set of errors in chrome, by the way, which seems to object to the iframe:

Unsafe JavaScript attempt to access frame with URL

I gather this is a common Chrome problem, however.



Oh yeah!!! :)

Okay, scrub my previous post.

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About the errors, thats normal. Google allows all kind of advertisement scripts and other bandwidth eating scripts to access the iframe.

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About the errors, thats normal. Google allows all kind of advertisement scripts and other bandwidth eating scripts to access the iframe.

A nuisance with me though - I always have to wade through the list of errors I create myself; I don't need chrome adding to my woes. :)

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Is there any way of making this work outside of a tinyMCE or equivalent field, ideally a plain text field or if not a standard textarea field?

I gather this is meant more for on the fly inclusion of videos within textareas but I'm looking for something specifically for a video template.

In the past I've got them to find the embed code and I've factored that into my templates but the url would be easier! :)

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Just in case this is of help, I use this code from Ryan to turn a YT URL in it's own paragraph into an embedded  YT vid.

Thanks Alan, will take a look but I think this approach is what has now been turned into this module. I think what I'm almost after is a youtube or vimeo fieldtype so I don't have to present the client with a tinyMCE field to put his url in.

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There's a ton of controls you can call on depending on the code you use to embed. It's ages since I looked but I Googled and dev pages on youtube.com had lots of advice, so I am guessing that, especially with the rise of HTML5 will be the place to go to get the appropriate embed to establish HTML5 over Flash as a pref'.

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Thanks Alan, I'm using the module at the moment so not sure if there is a preference in there that affects it.

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You can use the module in a text field also, but because it will look for <p> tags around the video, make sure you also choose textile or markdown before the video formatter on that same field. It works, but it's a lot of unnecessary processing for something that simple.

Or you could do this without a module. Just create a video ID field, and embed the video like this

echo "<iframe width='560' height='315' src='http://www.youtube.com/embed/{$page->videoID_field}'></iframe>";

If you want to control some aspects of the player add as many of these parameters as you wish to the video url https://developers.google.com/youtube/player_parameters

echo "<iframe width='560' height='315' src='http://www.youtube.com/embed/{$page->video_id}?autoplay=1&theme=light'></iframe>";

And if you want, those parameters can be dynamic:

echo "<iframe width='560' height='315' src='http://www.youtube.com/embed/{$page->video_id}?autoplay={$page->video_autoplay}&theme={$page->video_theme}'></iframe>";
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Thanks Diogo.

The end user would just find the video id and paste that in? That's sort of what I was doing with the embed codes, just thought the url would be easier for them but if it's just the number bit, probably OK.

Thanks for the tip about the text fields, I may try the module on that!

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Mediaelement looks pretty cool, I actually have a use for this on another project and am glad to find out about it. I need to take a closer look to determine if this is something that fits the URL-to-embed code purpose of the module without stepping over the line on front-end dev. But it certainly fits with the name and purpose of the module.

Modal popups are a good idea, but things that might be better in one's front-end development rather than in a text formatting module, given that they are more site/need specific and involve linking to local javascript files and such. These common YouTube/Vimeo video embeds are pretty much universal to the point where one almost expects one of their URLs to convert to a player, so that's what the purpose is here. And that's the most likely way this module would grow (adding more services). Still, this module may be a good starting point for branching in less universal, more site specific needs, and I'd encourage extending it like that.

Dear Ryan, like user interrobang, I also have self hosted videos on my Linux server and I'm interested to try your module.

All my self hosted videos have the same URL structure: http://my.internal.server/streaming/videos/name-of-the-video

(where "name-of-the-video" changes every time). Hoy could I tweak your "TextformatterVideoEmbed.module" in order to use it with this type of URL?

I'm not a php coder, so I'm quite scary about tweaking your code.

Regards!

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I'm not really sure how this module could be tweaked for local videos, as it's built around oembed, so really more about web services than local hosting. I think that the best solution for local video hosting will depend largely on what player you want to use to display the videos.

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Yes Ryan, you're right. I'm using the phpmotion.com platform (a youtube-clone) on a local linux server, to upload videos and convert them.

Like youtube, also phpmotion provide both the link and the embedding html structrure.

Currently I'm simply using the HTML embed into a textearea field, but I was wondering if there's any way to pass the link and automatically build the embedding structure.

An example:

generated internal link: 

http://myserver/videos/title
 

and its standard embedding structure (tweakable):

<embed src="http://myserver/player.swf" width="320" height="256" bgcolor="FFFFFF" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="false" flashvars="flvsource=http://myserver/uploads/PZDBCClXAP0td1rgBPqE.flv&preview_image=http://myserver/uploads/player_thumbs/PZDBCClXAP0td1rgBPqE.jpg&backgcolor=FFFFFF&autoplay=true&url_logo=http://myserver/images/playerlogos/logo-player.png&logo=top_right&floating_navbar=false&color_nav_bar_top=0x478dc2&color_nav_bar_bottom=0xE7EBEC&ads_background_color=0x00CCFF&ads_border_color=0xCCCCCC&scrubber_position_color=0x6AA1CE&scrubber_load_color=0x888888&scrubber_background_color=0xBBBBBB&volume_bar_color=0xBBBBBB&aspect_ratio=stretch"></embed>
 

Probably it's not possible, because of the source (random_name.flv).

Thank you! Regards.

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What do you mean the source is random? On the embed code above, you are refering to this "PZDBCClXAP0td1rgBPqE.flv"?

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What do you mean the source is random? On the embed code above, you are refering to this "PZDBCClXAP0td1rgBPqE.flv"?

Yes, the embedding code is generated by phpmotion. It's really a good platform, but probably there's no way to make the embedding automatic.

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But that's the name of the vídeo on the url, right? You have access to that code from the url to put it on a field in the admin, I guess.

If so, It would be enough to have a normal text field where you put that code without the extension, and have the embedding code on the template:

echo '<embed src="http://myserver/player.swf" width="320" height="256" bgcolor="FFFFFF" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="false" flashvars="flvsource=http://myserver/uploads/' . $page->video_code . 'flv&preview_image=http://myserver/uploads/player_thumbs/' . $page->video_code . '.jpg&backgcolor=FFFFFF&autoplay=true&url_logo=http://myserver/images/playerlogos/logo-player.png&logo=top_right&floating_navbar=false&color_nav_bar_top=0x478dc2&color_nav_bar_bottom=0xE7EBEC&ads_background_color=0x00CCFF&ads_border_color=0xCCCCCC&scrubber_position_color=0x6AA1CE&scrubber_load_color=0x888888&scrubber_background_color=0xBBBBBB&volume_bar_color=0xBBBBBB&aspect_ratio=stretch"></embed>";
 

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