Release status: stable
|Description||Allows to embed YouTube and Google Videos movies, Archive.org audio and video, WeGame and Gametrailers video, Tangler forum, and GoGreenTube video|
|Latest version||1.9.3 (2018-10-13)|
|License||GNU General Public License 2.0 or later|
|Example||Any ShoutWiki site|
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The YouTube extension allows users to embed YouTube and Google Videos movies, Archive.org audio and video, WeGame and Gametrailers video, Tangler forum, and GoGreenTube video.
Originally made by and for Fandom, though Fandom no longer uses this video extension.
- Download and place the file(s) in a directory called
- Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
wfLoadExtension( 'YouTube' );
- Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
To embed a YouTube video:
foo is the video ID from the URL. i.e. if the video's URL is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyBSS48E4xI, then the embed code would be:
Other supported video services
See ShoutWiki's help page on using the YouTube extension for more information, such as using alternate, non-YouTube providers to embed content.
The YouTube extension allows also to embed videos from these services:
Setting width and height
<youtube width="200" height="120">CCz1kmfqL7g</youtube>
You can change the width and height of the video box
- Width is controlled with
xxxis the number of pixels. The default is 640 pixels.
- Height is controlled in the same way with
height="xxx". The default is 385 pixels.
See Fandom's old help page about this extension. It explains further details. Here is a link to the last version of it before it was blanked and redirected to the new video embed tool page on Fandom.
Old Fandom help page
See the Fandom help page on April 11, 2018 before it was redirected to the new video embed tool on Fandom.
That Fandom help page is not on Archive.org, so it is copied below in case Fandom deletes the old page altogether. Fandom licenses their material under CC BY-SA. See Fandom licensing page.
|Old Fandom help page. -|
This page documents how to use the YouTube video extension, an older video extension. Videos added using the YouTube tag are automatically converted to file pages so as to help reduce page load time and improve video data tracking. A few exceptions exist and are listed below.
Using the YouTube extension
To add a video using the YouTube extension, you need the ID code for the video.
The string of letters and numbers after "
YouTube videos are embedded using two tags, with the ID code for the video you want to show between them:
"ID code" is the code from the YouTube URL. So in this example, you would use:
You can change the width and height of the video box.
So the example from above could be:
Once the page with the YouTube tag is saved the tag will be converted to a file page, pulling the name from the YouTube video name. Only the width is converted, except if the height is designed for use in an audio player. Attribution on the file page is attributed to the user who added the YouTube tag.
This happens in all circumstances except when the video play bar is smaller than 30 pixels in height. This will render a usable audio player on mobile devices and some desktop browsers (excluding Google Chrome).