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Youtube

Insert Easy Youtube Videos on Website.

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1 star
Another redundant plugin you don't need
By , for WP 3.4.1

The plugin directory is too crowded with too many redundant plugins like this. For those who can read and just want to paste a video, use this from wordpress:

All you need to do to embed something into a post or page is to post the URL to it into your content area. Make sure that the URL is on its own line and not hyperlinked (clickable when viewing the post).

For example:

Check out this cool video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTDNLUzjkpg

That was a cool video.
WordPress will automatically turn that into a YouTube embed when the post is viewed. (Check the "Auto-embeds" check box in Administration > Settings > Media SubPanel.)

You can also opt to wrap the URL in the [embed] shortcode. It will accomplish the same effect, but does not require the URL to be on its own line and the "Auto-embeds" setting to be enabled. It also allows you to set a maximum (but not fixed) width and height, like so: [embed width="123" height="456"]...[/embed]

If WordPress fails to embed your URL you will get a hyperlink to the URL.

oEmbed
The easy embedding feature is mostly powered by oEmbed, a protocol for site A (such as your blog) to ask site B (such as YouTube) for the HTML needed to embed content (such as a video) from site B.

oEmbed was designed to avoid having to copy and paste HTML from the site hosting the media you wish to embed. It supports videos, images, text, and more.

Can I Use Any URL With This?
Not by default, no. WordPress will only embed URLs matching an internal whitelist. This is for security purposes.

Okay, So What Sites Can I Embed From?
You can use all of these:

YouTube (only public videos and playlists - "unlisted" and "private" videos will not embed)
Vimeo (note older versions of WP have issues with https embeds, just remove the s from the https to fix)
DailyMotion
blip.tv
Flickr (both videos and images)
Viddler
Hulu
Qik
Revision3
Scribd
Photobucket
PollDaddy
WordPress.tv (only VideoPress-type videos for the time being)
SmugMug (WordPress 3.0+)
FunnyOrDie.com (WordPress 3.0+)
Twitter (WordPress 3.4+)

It's all here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Embeds

More here too:
http://www.viper007bond.com/2009/10/13/easy-embeds-for-wordpress-2-point-9/

1 star
Not an official YouTube product
By ,

It's called YouTube but it's not an official Google/YouTube product. There are like 10 other plugins that do the same thing

1 star
doesn't add anything wordpress already does
By , for WP 3.4.2

I downloaded and I don't see the benefit of this if there's already oEmbed support built in to WP? It doesn't seem to do anything extra but force you to type more characters?

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