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Video Not Appearing in RSS feed (5 posts)

  1. sedwards
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am trying to help someone post youtube videos they have made to their blog using this pluging. It works perfectly when viewing through a browser. However when you see it through an RSS reader only the full URL link to Youtube is displayed, not the rendered version of it as I would like. Is there any way to fix this? Thanks!

  2. This is done on purpose as having an <object> tag in a feed would break it's validation. Plus, the plugin currently embeds via Javascript, something else that can't be in feeds.

    Simply put, you can't, at least with my plugin.

  3. eminentstyle
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Some of the feeds that I subscribe to occasionally have video in them like YouTube. Does that mean that the feed never validates in these?

    @Viper007Bond - It would be great to get around this somehow because at the moment the feed (when using your plugin) lists the link to the video provider rather than solely to the blog post with the video in.

  4. Some of the feeds that I subscribe to occasionally have video in them like YouTube. Does that mean that the feed never validates in these?

    Most desktop feed readers cannot display Flash content, including embedded videos from sites like YouTube, and would basically display a blank area instead of the video, leaving the subscriber to wonder what you're referring to when you say "check out this video".

    To further complicate matters, some feed readers have difficulty parsing even the simplest Javascript.

    Since there's really no good way to support all feed readers and keep the valid according to today's standards, Viper chose to display the full URL, rather than the embedded video, when viewing the feed.

    at the moment the feed (when using [Viper's Video Quicktags]) lists the link to the video provider rather than solely to the blog post with the video in.

    This is a function of the plugin to provide some way of saying "this would be here". The link to your blog post should be handled by WordPress within the <link> field of your RSS feed and the <id> field of your Atom feed. Any standards-supporting feed reader should display this link along with the title of the post, either as part of one link or adjacent to it.

  5. wireman121
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am new to PHP. I am learning as much as I can. I managed to edit it so that it adds &rel=0 to the end of the youtube videos, to supress the Recent Videos showing after the movie completes.

    What I am unable to figure out is how to make it make the DIV width/height when in a normal post (to make the placeholder while the video loads) but to make it NOT use the DIV while in an RSS feed/browser without flash installed. There is just a big space where the video would normally be, and I'd love to change the code so it makes the space on a normal post but not on the RSS.....

    Example:
    http://www.amansway.com/blog/?p=18 loads the flash video placeholder while it loads.

    http://www.amansway.com/blog/?feed=rss2 just shows a big space where the video should be, and still shows the URL (i like that part)

    Any help would be great

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