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  • Plugin Author Nico

    (@nico23)

    I am working on a option for the big next version update. Can you tell me in detail why you want this disabled in RSS feeds, I am guessing the thing with thumbnails and videos does not really play nice with RSS.

    Plugin Author Nico

    (@nico23)

    Not ignoring the two sticky posts that say:

    Official Free Support ONLY at nextgenthemes.com/support/

    Not ignoring the text above the contact form that says:

    This form is intended for presales questions or anything that is not customer support. Please do not use this form for support questions, please use the support site instead.

    Actually works and get you responses relatively fast.

    Plugin Author Nico

    (@nico23)

    Please open a support question here https://nextgenthemes.com/support/ and fill out the details. I have a question in German about a similar issue opened there already where I am waiting for reply.

    I could not reproduce this with Classic Editor, ARVE and shortcode UI installed. I also had a question related to shortcode UI that turned out another plugin was the cause. Maybe it was one of you.

    Plugin Author Nico

    (@nico23)

    I actually have a add-on in the works for a while now that will do this. It will only work with the upcoming versions.

    I initially thought it would be trivial to just enqueue it but turns out its a more complicated then that. I already spend a lot of time on it if you want to help testing please let me know.

    Plugin Author Nico

    (@nico23)

    Usually yes but it depends on what video provider(s) you are using.

    For YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Wistia and a bunch of other hosts the thumbnail will be automatically obtained.

    Like I said above there is a setting called Fallback Thumbnail in the Pro Addon. If you set that you are save for all cases. Then when the thumbnail for a video can not be obtained that image will be used. Ideally in cases like that you set your own on individual videos. You will see if there is one in Lazyload or Lightbox mode or the Google Structured data tool for all modes. You may also want to set Default Mode to Lazyload or Lightbox when you are at the settings page but that has no effect on the structured data.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Nico.
    Plugin Author Nico

    (@nico23)

    It’s not using the_excerpt, its using 300 characters of the actual post_content. So you should be fine. This is how they are doing it, at least the part of the code I looked at.

    There is also another fallback I build in that in case post_content is empty it will be filled with {title/name} - {provider} video

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by Nico.
    Plugin Author Nico

    (@nico23)

    @robbypayne If you want to roll with the default data ARVE adds you do not need to re-embed videos. There are fallbacks for all required entries to make Google happy, in case of thumbnailURL the Pro Addon has a option for a default thumbnail that is used when none is set and none can be automatically obtained. I think I will add another fallback for thumbnail to the posts thumbnail in 5.0. But for YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion and others it will be filled automatically.

    So for example if you use the embed/youtube/vimeo/… blocks or a URL on its own line in classic editor or a ShortCode with nothing but the url like this [arve url="https://youtube..." /] then:

    • name will be filled with YouTube title automatically.
    • thumbnailURL will be filled you YouTube thumbnail automatically.
    • description will be a excerpt from the post for YouTube and others. For Vimeo and others its filled with the correct description. New in 4.3.0.
    • uploadDate will be filled the posts date not a date from YT (Pages and Custom Post types will also work). New in 4.3.0. We should all lobby YouTube and the major video hosts to put in inside the oEmbed result!
    • There is more and even more coming with future version.

    There is more like embedURL that for some reason in the test I am looking at right now is not there. But its not required, it actually should be added by the free plugin for everyone. But I need to really force myself to work on ARVE 9.0 and ARVE Pro 5.0 with Gutenberg block and stop patching the old versions or it will never be ready. There is more SEO data to come, duration and author is provided in many cases. I will keep building to have even more SEO data added.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by Nico.
    Plugin Author Nico

    (@nico23)

    OK version 4.3.0 of the Pro Addon is out now.

    I forgot to add to the change-log that I also added fallback default for title/name – the post title. So even for providers that have no data available all the required SEO data is now added.

    I will add a option to 5.0 to disable the SEO data completely in case you use another plugin like Yoast SEO Video that already ads it but note its $80 a year and ARVE Pro has the basics covered on top of its main features for just 31,50€ a year (for now).

    Next time please use nextgenthemes.com/support/ instead of this forums. I usually am not that fast in responding here. Also this covered the Pro Addon and I am actually not allowed to give support for that here. If you have any issues or questions about this ask them there.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by Nico.
    Plugin Author Nico

    (@nico23)

    Thanks @keengamer I looked into what they are doing and they actually had the same idea as me and they use the post date as upload uploadDate.

    For description they use parts of the post content as default, will do the same.

    So I changed my mind and am currently working on a fix for ARVE Pro 4.3.0 to be release soon.

    Plugin Author Nico

    (@nico23)

    It seems Google just started to send mails about it, the data was never put in there automatically (at least not completely) there so its nothing that suddenly changed in ARVE.

    ARVE has shortcode parameters to fill in all of those. Automatically filling them is partially handled by the ARVE Pro addon. It automatically gets the thumbnailURL and name for providers that provide that through oembed. Some providers supply description but others don’t current versions if ARVE Pro do not include it at all (sorry). None of the providers give the upload date with oEmbed.

    In version 5.0 of the Pro Addon that is on the works I will do some ‘smart’ things like if there is no description it will put in

    [YouTube] video with title “[title]”

    or just duplicate the title into the description.

    What do you think of the idea to put in the post date from WordPress as upload_date? It would not be a correct date a video was uploaded but it would make Google shut up. Its probably better then nothing and would be solution that works for all providers. For self hosted videos I could pick the upload date from the video attachment but most users use YouTube and Vimeo I guess.

    For YouTube and Vimeo I consider using their APIs for this in the future but it will probably require not only time but also that people sign up for API keys and enter them in the options.

    But it is my goal to fill in those fields as best as possible with version 5.0 of the Pro Addon. For now everyone has to put in the missing information in by yourself.

    [[arve url="..." thumbnail="this will be set as 'thumbnailUrl'" title="This will be used as 'name'" description="desc" upload_date="2019-10-04" /]]

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by Nico.
    • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by Nico.
    Plugin Author Nico

    (@nico23)

    Yes, version 9.0 will even support multiple mp4 files at the same time. One with AV1 codec and a fallback with x264 and other currently common codecs.

    Plugin Author Nico

    (@nico23)

    With the latest version you can use shortcodes and add sandbox="false" to make it work.

    Plugin Author Nico

    (@nico23)

    Well there are two 44% discount codes out, one on the settings page and the wporg code here. With that you end up with 47.60€ that is actually just a little more then 50 US Dollars.

    And its justified by me wanting to eat and pay rent for my work.

    Also note then if you have just two sites, then having two seperate single site licenses is actually cheaper then having the 2-5 site license.

    Plugin Author Nico

    (@nico23)

    I assume you mean the HTML5 video player of Chrome that has by default a download button. ARVE actually has a option for that called Chrome HTML5 Player controls and if you put nodownload in there the download button will be hidden.

    But you wont keep a bit technical people from finding the source and downloading the file anyway, just so you know.

    Plugin Author Nico

    (@nico23)

    ARVE can not display a playlist separately from the video, you can emebed a Youtube playlist but the UI is inside the normal video player.

    You can not customize the prividers players beyond what providers offer with parameters. ARVE has no custom player as all the major providers to not really work in 3rd party players. You can have a Watermark like a transparent image shown over the players with a bit of CSS but to have a clean player without YouTube/Vimeo/… specific stuff for example you would need to host your own Video files. ARVE can embed HTML5 playable video files and uses the browsers player for them. A watermark overlay would make most sense there.

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