Support » Plugin: Video Thumbnails » [Plugin: Video Thumbnails] Dude, you should seriously look into oEmbed

  • Currently “Video Thumbnails” is limited by the number of web sites it is coded to work with. But adding oEmbed support instead would make it easy to use “Video Thumbnails” in ways it was never intended to be used. (I would love to be able to pull thumbnails from SoundCloud tracks.) I’m not a programmer, so I’m not clear on the specifics, but from what I understand, this should be doable…in fact it’s the whole reason the oEmbed standard exists.

    I really hope you’ll look into this. Any thoughts?

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  • Plugin Author Sutherland Boswell


    oEmbed is a great tool for embedding content, but once a video is in an embed code form it is harder to discover which means different providers need special code.

    Pulling a thumbnail from SoundCloud and other non-video providers would push the plugin outside of its intended purpose, but I’m working on the possibility of easily customizing your own provider list and maybe oEmbed will help that.

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