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Release status:Extension status beta

ImplementationTemplate:Extension#type Tag
DescriptionTemplate:Extension#description Adds a parser tag called <video> for embedding video clips with the VPIP Player
Author(s)Template:Extension#username Yeraze
Latest versionTemplate:Extension#version 1.0
MediaWikiTemplate:Extension#mediawiki 1.10.x or higher
LicenseTemplate:Extension#license No license specified
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The vPIPPlugin Extension is a MediaWiki extension which Adds a parser tag called <video> for embedding video clips, with some help from the vPIP tool (http://www.vpip.org)

Project Homepage
vPIPPlugin - Yeraze.com
Source Code
vPIP.php (earlier Version)


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  1. First, download the vPIP Package from www.vpip.org (from the "All Other Installs" page).
  2. Edit your MediaWiki install's skins/MonoBook.php and add the necessary lines (shown at the bottom of the All Other Installs page) right before the </head> tag.
  3. Download the VPIPPlugin and unzip it into a temporary directory.
  4. Place the 2 GIF images in an web-accessible location on your webserver.
  5. Place the vPIP.php file in your wiki's "extensions" directory.
  6. Modify the vPIP.php file to reference the location of the images you installed. (Near the bottom, you'll see the <img src tags).
  7. Modify your wiki's LocalSettings.php to add the following line: require_once("$IP/extensions/vPIP.php");
  8. With all these done, you should be able to visit your Wiki's "Special:Version" page and see <video> as a new Parser Extension.


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To add a VPIP video to a page, use a syntax like the following:

url=<video URL>
height=<video height>
width=<video width>
image=<placeholder image URL>
title=<video Title>
caption=<video Caption>
download=<download URL>
type=<video MIME Type>

In this way, it's very similar to working with a Template, but without the Pipe at the beginning of every line.

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