Here's A Different Way To Embed YouTube Videos On Wordpress Blogs...

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One of the main benefits to using this player to embed YouTube videos is that it will not "click through" to Youtube...

Download the "Flash Video Player" Wordpress plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/flash-video-player/

Active the plugin.

Enter the following short code wherever you would like the YouTube video to be displayed:

Code:
[flashvideo file=http://youtube.com/watch?v=pShf2VuAu_Q /]
(Obviously, replace the YouTube video link with your own )

There are many options for the player itself including the ability to hide the controls, autoplay, etc...
#blogs #embed #videos #wordpress #youtube
  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    ah...VERY nice!!! thanks for this, i can use this on many sites!
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  • Profile picture of the author mr2monster
    This plugin also works with a bunch of other videos... like .mp4 videos hosted on your s3 account.

    The thing I like about it is that it disables the ability for the user to just click the video and go straight to youtube..
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Hess
        Originally Posted by Marty S View Post

        Cool TY. But no thanks to that torturous music.
        LOL... just trying to get Wagenheim some additional exposure...
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        • Thanks Mark, this is really an awesome plugin !
          It will save us from visitors clicking the video to watch it in Youtube.

          Goodbye,
          Alessandro Zamboni
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        • Profile picture of the author richporr
          Heh, I kind of liked it . . . but I'm probably close to Steve's age.

          -Rich
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          • Profile picture of the author DJorge
            Nice Mark, very nice.


            Thanks for sharing,

            DJ.
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          • Profile picture of the author rjaf
            Originally Posted by richporr View Post

            Heh, I kind of liked it . . . but I'm probably close to Steve's age.

            -Rich
            Close to Steve's age?

            Steve and his buddies were in a bar, talking:

            One says, "You know, I'm getting really forgetful. This morning, I was standing at the top of the stairs, and I couldn't remember whether I had just come up or was about to go down."

            Another says, "You think that's bad? The other day, I was sitting on the edge of my bed, and I couldn't remember whether I was going to sleep or had just woken up!"

            Steve smiles smugly. "Well, my memory is just as good as it's always been, knock on wood," he says as he raps on the table. Then with a startled look on his face, he asks, "Who's there?"
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  • Profile picture of the author Midas3 Consulting
    Thanks Mark, was actually looking for a solution to that sometime back.

    I presume of course it in no way interferes with the view count of the video ?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Hess
      Originally Posted by SimonHarrison View Post

      Thanks Mark, was actually looking for a solution to that sometime back.

      I presume of course it in no way interferes with the view count of the video ?
      I wouldn't think so since it's still pulling the video from YouTube, but I don't have a definitive answer....
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      • Profile picture of the author Midas3 Consulting
        Originally Posted by Mark Hess View Post

        I wouldn't think so since it's still pulling the video from YouTube, but I don't have a definitive answer....
        I didn't thinks so either but by blocking one action with code, it did occur to me it's a possibility.

        Update the thread if you run some tests please Mark.
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        • Profile picture of the author Mark Hess
          Originally Posted by SimonHarrison View Post

          I didn't thinks so either but by blocking one action with code, it did occur to me it's a possibility.

          Update the thread if you run some tests please Mark.
          I'm sending an email to the person who produced the plugin to know for sure...
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
    Dang bro, you are a bomb

    Thank you very much
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  • Profile picture of the author Carl DiNello
    A helpful plugin Mark, but is it in violation of YouTube Terms of Use to modify the player of any embedded video?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Hess
      Originally Posted by Carl DiNello View Post

      A helpful plugin Mark, but is it in violation of YouTube Terms of Use to modify the player of any embedded video?
      Check out YouTube's TOS: YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
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      • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
        Originally Posted by Mark Hess View Post

        Check out YouTube's TOS: YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

        Actually, I'm not quite sure whether it is or isn't in violation. It looks like it might be. Also, is there a difference between broadcasting my own videos and broadcasting those of others in terms of permissibility of using this plugin?

        Thanks!
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        • Profile picture of the author Mark Hess
          Originally Posted by wordwizard View Post

          Actually, I'm not quite sure whether it is or isn't in violation. It looks like it might be. Also, is there a difference between broadcasting my own videos and broadcasting those of others in terms of permissibility of using this plugin?

          Thanks!
          Here are the FAQ for the plugin: mac-dev.net Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)
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  • Profile picture of the author EdgezWorks
    I have always been worried about putting embedded youtube videos on my blog because of the possible 'distraction' from the visitor if he clicks on the video and goes straight to youtube.

    I know I'm guilty of that when I visit other people's blogs. Youtube seems to be addictive at times..

    But this plugin eases my worries now Thanks a lot Mark!

    Ameer
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  • awesome share! thanks man!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tamer
    Originally Posted by Mark Hess View Post


    Code:
    [flashvideo file=http://youtube.com/watch?v=pShf2VuAu_Q /]
    Nice distracting video (the one you used as an example!)
    and the plug-in is awesome

    Tamer
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  • Profile picture of the author wiseinvest
    Dang Mark!,

    That plugin is awesome... thanks for sharing it.

    Am now looking at buying Wagenheim....

    or maybe not...


    thanks again,
    Armand
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  • Profile picture of the author tribros
    very nice plugin. thanks for the post.
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  • Profile picture of the author mlmguru
    Great tips, I was looking for something like this, one question though, is there still a way to resize the video, sometimes the smallest video available (580 width) is still too big for my blog and I need to go into the source and change the dimensions manually, can I still do this with this plug in?
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  • Profile picture of the author bobsstuff
    I took Mark Hess's link to youtube's TOS and it said (among other things):
    If you use the YouTube Embeddable Player on your website, you must include a prominent link back to the YouTube website on the pages containing the Embeddable Player and you may not modify, build upon, or block any portion of the Embeddable Player in any way.
    It would seen that this plug in might be to youtube's liking. ?????????
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  • Profile picture of the author 1960Texan
    Thanks Mark! Your post is the reason I love this forum.
    Will
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  • Profile picture of the author Filter
    Nice plugin, I hate the YouTube click through but...

    I'm wondering if using the plugin would detract from the SEO benefit you get from having YT videos on your page. Google loves YT embeds and I'm guessing that it wouldn't see the video inside this player as a YT video?
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    • Profile picture of the author TJ Kazunga
      A clever plug in, but it is in violation of YouTube's ToS, in a fairly big way (obviously so when you think about it).

      Also, what is it
      for? If it's your own video you're embedding then effectively you're trying to use YouTube for free hosting without "paying" their price - which is wrong no doubt but that is your choice.

      But the biggest issue I have with it is that people will use it to embed videos which aren't theirs which is in effect
      plagiarism, or theft of another persons content to be more blunt.

      So a clever plug in but definitely NOT cool.


      My 2 pence.

      Cheers
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Hess
        Originally Posted by TJ Kazunga View Post

        A clever plug in, but it is in violation of YouTube's [COLOR=Black]ToS, in a fairly big way (obviously so when you think about it).
        To keep in line with YouTube TOS, you can post a link to the actual YouTube video underneath the player...
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  • Profile picture of the author globalpro
    Mark,

    I tried the link, but get this error:

    Internal Server Error
    The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

    Please contact the server administrator, support@supportwebsite.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

    More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

    Apache/1.3.33 Server at mmonewsletter.com Port 80

    Thanks,

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author SledgeHammer
    What's so special about this method ?
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  • Profile picture of the author mistermint
    Great tip thanks Mark.

    Recently stuck my own video on a blog and submitted a video site map and bingo the video is nr 3 in google..
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  • Profile picture of the author davewebsmith
    The new YouTube.com video player prevents the user from going to the YouTube site unless they click on the small youtube logo in the corner of the embed.

    Id prefer to stick to YouTube TOS
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    watch this space ...
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Hess
      Originally Posted by davewebsmith View Post

      The new YouTube.com video player prevents the user from going to the YouTube site unless they click on the small youtube logo in the corner of the embed.

      Id prefer to stick to YouTube TOS
      The initial post is 4 months old... there's also multiple options for the player...
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    • Profile picture of the author Rough Outline
      Originally Posted by davewebsmith View Post

      The new YouTube.com video player prevents the user from going to the YouTube site unless they click on the small youtube logo in the corner of the embed.

      Id prefer to stick to YouTube TOS
      He said earlier that putting a link by the video keeps it in line with the YT TOS. Just make the link very small if you want.
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      • Profile picture of the author davewebsmith
        Originally Posted by Rough Outline Writing View Post

        He said earlier that putting a link by the video keeps it in line with the YT TOS. Just make the link very small if you want.
        Would be useful if you dont use WordPress. Im simply imforming you all that the new embed player doesnt link to youtube unless you click on the small youtube image in the corner.

        I dont used wordpress often myself
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        watch this space ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Sanchez
    Thanks for the heads up. I really appreciate the little things that help eliminate those nagging problems that you just live with..
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Thanks so much for the tip, Mark! Lately I've become somewhat of a Wordpress plugin junkie, there seems to be a plugin for almost everything under the sun. Try to do your research before installing them though, as I've come across some really crappy ones but have also found some real gems that truly make me wonder WHY on earth they're offering them for free!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tanner
    This plugin is awesome! I've been using it for a while now with my ongoing product launches and it's been working great. The videos do take a bit longer to load than with my S3 account, but hey it's free so I can live with it...at least in my non IM niches.
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  • Profile picture of the author OPLeads
    Too bad that it is not a stand alone product. Would love to use a plugin like that on my html header ....
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  • Profile picture of the author sharma3361
    Great tool , i will try it
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  • Profile picture of the author i-forum
    Absolutely fantastic!!

    Initially video did not work, it took me long time to notice that I did not insert forward slash, finally it's working now.

    Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author automaton
    There is a even easier way to embed Youtube videos. Use the Smart Youtube plugin for Wordpress and just replace the "http:" from the videos link with "httpv:" and it will automatically embed it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Schmitz
    Banned
    i will try it
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