Tag Archives: wordtube

wordTube Version 2.3.0 released

I’ve uploaded a new version of wordTube to wordpress.org. This version contain the new JW Media Player V5.1. The path to the player is now editable, so that you can upload your custom version (You can also use version 4.x, as the player is backward compatible). Please note : In the next version I will remove the flash file from the repository. If you not move your flash player file outside the plugin folder, it will automatic erased during the upgrade routine.

Please verify the path of your player in the wordTube options, if you have any other trouble with the new version, please report it at the forums. Thanks !


wordTube with plugin support

After a very long break I start to work on wordTube again. I recognize that the plugin features for the JW Media Player are now much easier to implement and so I added this feature to wordTube.

So what is the benefit for you ?

For example : You can add now a great rating tool to your videos, see here for a demo. Have a look at LongTail for all available plugins. Additional you can override all global flash settings via the custom fields. Detailed explanation here. wordTube version 2.20 is now available at WordPress.org

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wordTube 2.1 for WordPress 2.7

I take some time to prepare as well wordTube for WordPress 2.7. No big changes , only some admin UI updates and I added the statistic feature again (THX to Frederic de Ranter).

Here is the version until WordPress 2.7 will be released :

Download wordTube 2.1.0 RC2
Beta Version @ Google Code

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New updates available…

As promised I updated NextGEN Gallery and wordTube for the support of swfobject 2.1. This updates are required to embedded the flash object in a new way and keep compatible with other plugins like Viper’s Video Quicktags.

Please note that some other flash plugins or addons (Nextgen FlashViewer will be updated very soon) can be get in conflict, because the new script is not compatible with older versions. I suggest not to upgrade until the author update there plugins, because this release is not mandatory…

Wish you all a nice weekend ! 

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Final test week

I have uploaded the release canidate for wordTube. It contains now the swfobject 2.1 for showing the flash content and is compatible to other plugins , like Viper’s Video Quicktags. Please update to this version and report your issues at my GoogleCode project.

Please note :This version breaks the currently swfobject of NextGEN Gallery (and as well the addon’s like the Flashviewer). If you are interested, you can test also the update for NextGEN Gallery, here you get the version.

If I faced no big problems, both updates will be available end of the next week at wordpress.org

Happy testing !

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SWFObject 2.1

This article is for plugin authors which uses the great swfobject JavaScript library. The new version 2.1 contains a complete new way to emded and prepare the script code for the flash content. It’s NOT backward compatible with the implementation of version 1.5 , so it breaks my plugins wordTube and NextGEN Gallery. Due to the fact that I need to rework this for both plugins, I created a small PHP class which makes it much easier to implement the script code.

For example : 

$swf = new swfobject( $url, 'id', $width, $height, '7', 'false');

This initiate the swfobject with the url of the flash and the width/height settings and set an id name. This PHP class ensure that the id is not used two times, because it append always a internal counter. 

You can add to the $swf object new parameters, attributes or flashvars :

$swf->add_params('wmode', 'opaque');
$swf->add_flashvars( 'myboolval', $option_a, 'false', 'bool');
$swf->add_flashvars( 'myintval', $option_b);
$swf->add_flashvars( 'mystring, 'abcdef');

Now you can generate the output for your content with the follow function :

$out = $swf->output();

And the generated javascript code can be done with the function:

$js = '';
$js .= $swf->javascript();
$js .= '';

Please note that you can add the JavaScript code to any position in your output, but it’s recommended to add this to your header or footer area. To keep it more flexible it will not automatic add the <script>  wrapper around the code.

This functions produce now the follow HTML output :

<div class="swfobject" id="id_1" style="width:160px;height:120px;">
Get the Flash Player to see the flash content.

var id_1 = {
    params : {
       wmode : "opaque" },
    flashvars : {
        myboolval : "true",
        myintval : "10",
        mystring : "abcdef" },
    attr : {},
    start : function() {
        swfobject.embedSWF("file.swf", "id_1", "160", "120", "7", false, this.flashvars, this.params , this.attr );


This few lines of code should demonstrate how easy you can create dynamic swfobject content with PHP, without build up the JavaScript code manually. The swfobject script will automatic exchange the <div> element with the flash content.

You can download the class from my current GoogleCode trunk :

Download swfobject.php
PHP class @ Google Code

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Chrome rocks…

I know Google tracks my searches…
I know Google scans my emails…
I know Google knows which adult pages I visit last week (ehhh…) 
I know Google knows what I like and what I hate…

BUT Chrome rocks !!! Thanks for this new way of browsing !

BTW : I uploaded a new Beta of wordTube. It contain now the new JW  Player 4.1 and some minor bugfixes. Please report issues at the GoogleCode page 

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wordTube 2.0

After a lot of work I finished the next version of wordTube. This new version is a great rework of the plugin, with a much better code base (THX to Alakahnor). Due to the fact that Jeroen Wijering release a new version of his great JW FLV Media Player, I take the chance to rebuild my plugin a little bit. This new media player version has some great new features which I can support now with wordTube 2.0 :

  • Skining the player (Not only colorized)
  • LongTail Ads support
  • Plugin support

If you already used the Media Player V3.xx you will miss a couple of features (statistic, callback routine, colors, MP3 equalizer). Please stay tuned Jeroen is already working on Version 4.1 and I will integrate these new features in the next time. (If you need those features , please do not upgrade right now, Version 1.60 is still good enough)

wordTube 2.0 has also some great new YouTube feature programmed by Alakhnor : When you entered a YouTube URL, this version will fetch automatic all the media title, description and tags. So you don’t need to enter them …

Here is a first demonstration

Please note : wordTube 2.0 require WordPress 2.6 and the JW FLV Media player 4.0, it doesn’t support earlier versions.

Download wordTube 2.0
Beta Version @ Google Code

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Real Estate with NextGEN Gallery

A new plugin called Great Real Estate is published and I’m glad to say that it supports NextGEN Gallery and wordTube. Great Real Estate brings content management of real estate listings to the WordPress community.

Agents can manage listings, input price and common data such as number of bedrooms and baths, and not worry about formatting each page. The plugin provides starter templates to display listings, and a sidebar widget for featured listings. Agents can enhance listings with a photo gallery, video, panorama photos, downloads, and a location map. The listings information is nicely formatted with a tabbed interface.

Download at wordpress.org

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wordTube support now YouTube

Jeroen Wijering released a new version of the great JW FLV MEDIA PLAYER. This new version support now YouTube links in your Media player. Simply enter the YouTube URL of your favorite video… Great !


YouTube Link : http://youtube.com/watch?v=9zKXCQpUnMg

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