After I get some programming experience with wp-Table I need another easy plugin for my clients. They want to show there own video in the style of Google video or youTube. Again I found serveral plugins (Like WP-FLV) which handle this already , but really not in a easy integration (or I’m to stupid to google for it). Anyway I’m motivated to do it in my own way and learn more usefull things.
How it works in WordPress
Here is a playlist demonstration of several media files. wordTube supports now the streaming video format (Format .flv or .swf), sound files as MP3 and JPG, GIF or PNG grafic files. With wordTube you can simply insert it into your blog with the tag [MEDIA not found] or as playlist [PLAYLIST not found].
Example for the standalone MP3 player
You don’t need to change the WYSIWYG mode or special HTML knowledge to insert such a tag. You can show a simple media file (i.e. a flv Format) or a playlist of all your media files. And I integrate in the header the SWFobject script to prevent the annoying “click here to activate” message when you use the Flash player.
How to you encode a Flash video
You can use the Marcomedia (or now Adobe) Flash Video Encoder (included in the Stanard installation) or a free version from the RIVA FLV Encoder. It’s really easy to encode your mpeg,avi or whatever to a flash video (the FLV format)…
Installation of this plugin
Unpack the zip file and upload the folder into the WordPress plugins folder. Note : Do not change the folder names (See picture left side). You need also the free (for personal use) JW Media Player from Jeroen Wijering. Download the player from the website and upload it (player.swf and yt.swf) to your WordPress Upload folder. Now you can activate the plugin.Note : Make sure you have the following in your template! (It’s in the original WP index.php template, but if you’re creating your own, you may have forgotten to include it) :
<?php wp_head(); ?>
That line would go in between your <HEAD> </HEAD> tags
Admin Menu in WordPress
You can upload your files via the Manage->Media Center Upload form or you select the URL to the file, the file you want to play didn’t need to be placed on your server. Note for streaming videos : The Flash player will not show direct a preview, therefore you need also to upload a image (thumbnail) file. After uploading you can insert the tag [ media id=ID ] or you show a playlist with the tag [ playlist id=ID ].
wordTube is prepared for the translation in other languages, to support the plugin in your language , see here.
German / Deutsch [de_DE]
French / Français [fr_FR]
Italian / Italia [it_IT]
Author: Lord S.
For version: 1.50
Last updated: 2007-08-10
Dutch / Nederlands [nl_NL]
Norway / Norsk Bokmål [nb_NO]
Portuguese / Português Brazil [pt_BR]
Turkish / Türkçe [tr_TR]
For version: 1.40
Last updated: 2007-02-18
Spanish / Español [es_ES]
Author: Felipe Lavín Zumaeta
For version: 1.60
Last updated: 2008-03-26
Swedish / Svenska [sv_SE]
Romanian / Român? [ro_RO]
Bulgarian / ????????? ???? [bg_BG]
Just upload the .mo file in the wordTube folder. WordPress will automatically load the language file from this directory, where ‘locale’ is the value you defined in your wp-config.php file in the root of your WordPress installation.
Important note for updating
Please deactivate and activate one time the plugin. The database structure has changed. Download the latest version from the Flash MEDIA Player. Then you are able to use other media formats than the FLV.
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Support & Feature request
Please use the forum for all question around wordTube. Please request your wishes and problems there.
History list / Changelog