Home Random Sh17cast Forums

Embedded Video Plugin Modified to show videos in feeds

Friday, March 30, 2007

It’s been slightly annoying me that videos weren’t showing up in The Sh17’s RSS feed, so I decided to modify the plugin I’ve been using.

From the author’s page: jovelblog ยป Embedded Video with Link

V3.0 – 30.01.2007

* plugin ready for WordPress 2.1!
* removed video object in feed, just a link instead
* added video portal: brightcove, aniBOOM
* added support for local media files like mov, avi, mpg, flv, swf

I guess videos showed up in feeds up until version 3.0. I started editing the embedded-video.php file and around line 132 is where my modifications start.
Lines 132 to 159. All I did was comment out the if/else statement.
//if ( !is_feed() ) {
switch ($match[1]) {
case "youtube": $output .= YOUTUBE_TARGET; break;
case "google": $output .= GOOGLE_TARGET; break;
case "myvideo": $output .= MYVIDEO_TARGET; break;
case "clipfish": $output .= CLIPFISH_TARGET; break;
case "sevenload": $output .= SEVENLOAD_TARGET; break;
case "revver": $output .= REVVER_TARGET; break;
case "metacafe": $output .= METACAFE_TARGET; break;
case "yahoo": $output .= YAHOO_TARGET; break;
case "ifilm": $output .= IFILM_TARGET; break;
case "myspace": $output .= MYSPACE_TARGET; break;
case "brightcove": $output .= BRIGHTCOVE_TARGET; break;
case "aniboom": $output .= ANIBOOM_TARGET; break;
case "vimeo": $output .= VIMEO_TARGET; break;
case "guba": $output .= GUBA_TARGET; break;
case "dailymotion": $output .= DAILYMOTION_TARGET; $match[3] = "nolink"; break;
case "garagetv": $output .= GARAGE_TARGET; $match[3] = "nolink"; break;
case "local":
if (preg_match("%([[:print:]]+).(mov|qt)$%", $match[2])) { $output .= QUICKTIME_TARGET; break; }
elseif (preg_match("%([[:print:]]+).(wmv|mpg|mpeg|mpe|asf|asx|wax|wmv|wmx|avi)$%", $match[2])) { $output .= VIDEO_TARGET; break; }
elseif (preg_match("%([[:print:]]+).(swf|flv)$%", $match[2])) { $output .= FLASHPLAYER_TARGET; break; }
default: break;
//} else {
// if a feed, overwrite nolink option
//$match[3] = "Link";

And I added this:

//add generic <noembed> so that feed readers that dont support it won't get confused
$output .= "<noembed>--There's a video here that you can't see. You should check out the blog post and watch it.--</noembed>";

Now. With any luck, video’s will start showing up in feeds. If the plugin doesn’t get updated anytime soon, I’ll extend it and just have it post a thumbnail of the video or something with a link to the post.

For a test:

Discover and Share
posted by johntash at 6:36 pm  

No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

38 queries. 0.115 seconds.
Copyright © 2007-2010 http://www.thesh17.com