Great news: our YouTube and Vimeo support are not basic anymore but fully API based. You don’t need to include any YouTube or Vimeo chrome on your videos if you use FV Player as your video player.
YouTube and Vimeo are immensely popular for video. For good reason: YouTube is free and gives you access to a huge audience. Vimeo is free or inexpensive (the pro version at $200/year is an incredible value) with a fabulous community. Even if you are hosting your own videos or using Amazon S3 for pay per view videos with our FV Flowplayer, there’s every reason you might want to sometimes include either YouTube or Vimeo.
We have just released version 2.1.45 of FV Flowplayer 5 which adds support for both Youtube and Vimeo videos. Our first release just covers the basics. What’s great is how easy it is to use. You can either post the full YouTube/Vimeo embed links or just the video ID and in all cases FV Flowplayer will parse and identify the video automatically.
For the moment we simply use the IFRAME embeds for these video services. We are working on a native implementation – the videos should play inside of the FV Flowplayer interface (chromeless player). There are two big advantages over directly including the YouTube/Vimeo code.
- FV Flowplayer respects your autoplay, width and height settings (no fiddling around with the video/codes).
- Any upgrades or changes to video embedding technology or YouTube/Vimeo formats will happen automatically. You will never get stuck with a legacy mess.
To insert Youtube or Vimeo videos, just enter the video page URL or it’s ID. Any of these shortcodes work:
If you own a FV Player license, make sure you setup the Vimeo API key as described here.
- Full Youtube URL:
- Youtube ID only:
- Full Vimeo URL:
- Vimeo ID only:
You can simply insert the URL or ID using the shortcode editor: