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#1 2016-08-31 09:44:22

NicolasGraph
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oui_player (formerly oui_video) - Easily embed customized players

Easily embed customised players.
This plugin does, by its own, what arc_youtube, arc_vimeo and oui_dailymotion used to do together.
It also adds a support for other providers such as Myspace videos, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, etc. and is coded to be easily extended.
Plugin preferences define most of the attribute default values, making things easier for site users.
Requires Txp 4.6+

Examples

Display a video

Use the prefs values for the provider and/or play attributes.

<txp:oui_player />

Use a video id through the tag attribute.

<txp:oui_player provider="dailymotion" play="x4l8awd" />

Let the plugin find the provider and the video id by providing the video URL.

<txp:oui_player play="https://vimeo.com/155020267" />
Using the conditional tag
<txp:oui_if_player play="https://vimeo.com/155020267">
    Yes, it is a valid URL pattern for a Youtube, Dailymotion or Vimeo video.
<txp:else />
    No…
</txp:oui_if_player>

…or with the provider attribute…

<txp:oui_if_player provider="vimeo" play="https://vimeo.com/155020267">
    Yes, it is a valid URL pattern for a Vimeo video.
<txp:else />
    No
</txp:oui_if_player>

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#2 2016-09-01 06:30:27

candyman
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Re: oui_player (formerly oui_video) - Easily embed customized players

Very useful.
I guess I can use a custom field filled with the video ID number.
It would be nice a dropdown menu to choose the preferred provider: is could be possible in someway to get this in the original Txp interface?

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#3 2016-09-01 07:22:34

colak
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Re: oui_player (formerly oui_video) - Easily embed customized players

candyman wrote #300904:

Very useful.

Indeed!

… could be possible in someway to get this in the original Txp interface?

I guess the problem here is that the API of third party providers (youtube, vimeo, etc) may change which might make txp incompatible. Furthermore, the rumours are that the next mac OSX will not support flash by default or even quicktime. What seems that they are thinking is closing the system similarly to the IOS paradigm.

As much as I like embedding videos, I think that a plugin is the way to go.


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#4 2016-09-01 07:40:30

NicolasGraph
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Re: oui_player (formerly oui_video) - Easily embed customized players

candyman wrote #300904:

Very useful.

Glad you like it!

I guess I can use a custom field filled with the video ID number.

Yes, you can!
I’m now wondering if I wouldn’t remove the custom attribute to use the video attribute only (video=“custom1”). There would be a really tiny chance that your custom field have the same name as the video id you want to use and in this rare case you could still use video='<txp:custom_field name="custom1" />'.

It would be nice a dropdown menu to choose the preferred provider.

It would require to change few things but I’ll take a look at this.


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#5 2016-09-01 09:51:21

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Re: oui_player (formerly oui_video) - Easily embed customized players

Great. Actually I have a two custom fields where I put the IDs of youTube videos (one for 4:3 and one for 16:9 that use different CSS layout): it could be possible to add a dropdown menu for the aspect ratio too?

The ideal would be a custom field (Video ID) and then a collapsable option menu where, if opened, you can specify other options using dropdown menus (one for the provider and one for the ratio). You should have the possibility to specify default options (es: Youtube@16:9) in a dedicated plugin option tab.

Just an idea.

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#6 2016-09-01 12:36:41

NicolasGraph
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Re: oui_player (formerly oui_video) - Easily embed customized players

candyman wrote #300910:

Great. Actually I have a two custom fields where I put the IDs of youTube videos (one for 4:3 and one for 16:9 that use different CSS layout): it could be possible to add a dropdown menu for the aspect ratio too?

The ideal would be a custom field (Video ID) and then a collapsable option menu where, if opened, you can specify other options using dropdown menus (one for the provider and one for the ratio). You should have the possibility to specify default options (es: Youtube@16:9) in a dedicated plugin option tab.

Just an idea.

Options probably won’t take place in the Write tab. The only thing I can do for now is to add plugin prefs to choose some attribute default values. I already have a working version with plugin prefs for the custom field and the provider by default…


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#7 2016-09-01 13:00:22

jakob
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Re: oui_player (formerly oui_video) - Easily embed customized players

NicolasGraph wrote #300892:

This plugin does, by its own, what arc_youtube, arc_vimeo and oui_dailymotion do together.
You can easily embed videos with customized players from Youtube, Dailymotion and Vimeo.

A brilliant little plugin that goes a way towards making things easier.

candyman wrote #300910:

It would be nice a dropdown menu to choose the preferred provide: is could be possible in someway to get this in the original Txp interface?

You could do this a different way. I have a custom field called article_video in one of my sites that holds the video infos in the form service:idnumber.

You can then use smd_wrap or similar to split that apart to get at the individual parts:

<txp:variable name="video_service"><txp:smd_wrap transform="split|:||1"><txp:custom_field name="article_video" /></txp:smd_wrap></txp:variable>
<txp:variable name="video_id"><txp:smd_wrap transform="split|:||-1"><txp:custom_field name="article_video" /></txp:smd_wrap></txp:variable>

which you can then use to construct your video embeds – or plug into Nicolas’ plugin with:

<txp:oui_video provider='<txp:variable name="video_service" />' video='<txp:variable name="video_id" />' />

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#8 2016-09-01 13:10:42

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Re: oui_player (formerly oui_video) - Easily embed customized players

candyman wrote #300910:

Great. Actually I have a two custom fields where I put the IDs of youTube videos (one for 4:3 and one for 16:9 that use different CSS layout): it could be possible to add a dropdown menu for the aspect ratio too?

Perhaps try this extending the above principle:

  • Set up a single custom field called, for example article_video.
  • Put your details in like this service#video-id@16:9.

To get at the individual parts do:

<txp:variable name="video_service"><txp:smd_wrap transform="split|#||1"><txp:custom_field name="article_video" /></txp:smd_wrap></txp:variable>
<txp:variable name="video_id"><txp:smd_wrap transform="split|#||-1,split|@||1"><txp:custom_field name="article_video" /></txp:smd_wrap></txp:variable>
<txp:variable name="video_ratio"><txp:smd_wrap transform="split|@||-1"><txp:custom_field name="article_video" /></txp:smd_wrap></txp:variable>

While I’ve not tested this, it should:

  • Split the string at the # and get the first part = txp variable video_service
  • Split the string at the # and get the last part, then split that at the @ and get the first part = txp variable video_id
  • Split the string at the @ and get the last part = txp variable video_ratio

Note: I suggest switching to using a # as separator (compared to the post above) as the ratio includes a : in it.


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#9 2016-09-01 13:32:21

candyman
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Re: oui_player (formerly oui_video) - Easily embed customized players

Many thanks Jacob.
Never used smd_wrap but I could try following your tips.

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#10 2016-09-01 13:47:55

NicolasGraph
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Re: oui_player (formerly oui_video) - Easily embed customized players

jakob wrote #300917:

A brilliant little plugin that goes a way towards making things easier.

Thanks jakob!

…You can then use smd_wrap…

Good tip; rah_repeat could also do the job.


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