Support » Plugin: External Videos » does this download videos to media library?

  • Resolved wasanajones


    from the description “Your videos, once imported, can also be added to any other post via the media library, or presented in a gallery using the shortcode [external-videos]. ”

    that’s not something I’d want to do, want to play not download


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  • Plugin Author nimmolo


    Hi @wasanajones,

    No – the videos are not downloaded. It’s a bit tricky to describe – the videos are available to add to other posts via the media window AS IF they were in your media library, but:

    What’s going on is, a script looks through your external-videos posts to find each video’s playback info (URL, title, description and thumbnail). Then it puts together a grid of these videos for the Add Media window, similar to the grid of other kinds of attachment thumbnails. When you add a video to posts however (or anywhere you can use the media uploader), what gets added is always just the embed URL for playback, not the video file.

    thanks for the fast and thorough reply (not to mention the cool video grabber)

    Plugin Author nimmolo


    Welcome – let us know how it’s working for you, and if there’s any other feature you’d like to have in the plugin.

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