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  • Resolved takashio



    As I understand, since 1.4, the plugin creates opengraph schemes for WordPress posts to add a inline video as part of a Facebook page. I ran into a issue under 1.4.1, however.

    In this case I was attempting to use an external video from YouTube to play via JWPlayer. Using the gallery (via External Media tab), it’s parsed and plays properly in WP, and jwplayermodule_fb_headers_id is set properly to a media_id. But the og:video never gets a parameter pointing the player to a source video. This results in a Facebook post that looks correct, but with inline JWPlayer that plays no video.

    If you try to change jwplayermodule_fb_headers_id to the YouTube link, I can get the &file= variable added to the video, but Facebook Linter reports a incomplete graph because it doesn’t add any description or thumbnail.

    Right now, I placed a workaround in the function jwplayer_wp_head() at JWMediaFunctions.php as such (added lines commented):

    if (empty($meta_header_id)) {
      } else if (is_numeric($meta_header_id)) {
        $attachment = get_post($meta_header_id);
        $title = $attachment->post_title;
        $description = $attachment->post_content;
        $thumbnail = get_post_meta($meta_header_id, LONGTAIL_KEY . "thumbnail_url", true);
        if (!isset($thumbnail) || $thumbnail == null || $thumbnail == "") {
          $image_id = get_post_meta($id, LONGTAIL_KEY . "thumbnail", true);
          if (isset($image_id)) {
            $image_attachment = get_post($image_id);
            $thumbnail = $image_attachment->guid;
        $file_attach = wp_get_attachment_url($meta_header_id);      //fetch external video URL
        if($file_attach) $settings[] = "file=$file_attach";         //use as Facebook link
      } else {
        $title = $post->post_title;
        $description = $post->post_excerpt;
        $thumbnail = "";
        $settings[] = "file=$meta_header_id";

    Since I only use external (Amazon S3 and YouTube hosted) videos, this seems to work for me, but I have not tested videos uploaded directly to WordPress, albeit from seeing the code I’m wondering how it would do so at all.

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  • Plugin Author JW Player



    You are correct. This is an issue we discovered this morning and I have since checked in a fix. We’ll be releasing the fix sometime this weekend.


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