An update to the EmbedVideo Plugin

A minor modification, but I have added a “Preview” button to the chooser form.  It should make it easier for you to double check that the video you specified is the one you want.  This button will open up a new browser window to display the appropriate page from whichever provider’s website.  I’ve also decided to take it to release version 1.0 because this is about as far as I’m going to take development (unless someone wants a really cool feature adding – leave a comment if that’s you!).

I have also tidied up the source code for the plugin, thus making it possible for me to release that without being too ashamed of my coding.  I’m not normally as sloppy as when I coded the first pass of the plugin, but I was in kind of a hurry.  It’s all sorted out now, though, and you should be able to get the source from here, or the pre-compiled goodness from here.

IMPORTANT NOTE : If you are going to use the new version and have an older version installed, I advise you to delete the old plugin assembly, called “LiveWriterPlugins.dll”, from the Plugins folder.  If you don’t, there won’t be any major problems, but you will have two copies of the plugin – the old one, and the updated one.  It’s my fault, I know. I should have given the thing a more meaningful name in the first place, but like I said above, I was rushing.

10 thoughts on “An update to the EmbedVideo Plugin

  1. Richard –
    Certainly. If I had bothered to check compliance, and knew of the alternative for YouTube it would have been in there already. Rest assured that as soon as I get the chance to upload the new version, it will be compliant. :)
    Thanks for the heads-up!

  2. I really like your plugin, thanks for producing it. One bug I’ve run into is in the new Preview feature. Rather than previewing the clip, mine takes me to a generic page of videos on YouTube’s website. I checked the URL of a working video against the one in your GetClipId.cs file, and they don’t match.

    You have:
    and it should be:

    Notice the difference on the end? I don’t know how to take those sources files and get a working .dll file…I’m not programmer. I just know how to dig around. Maybe another update?

    Many thanks,
    Code Red

  3. @Code Red :
    Yes, My bad. I was trying to get the thing finalised while on the train. I’ll get that sorted out and upload another update this weekend. Thanks for the heads up.

  4. Thanks but the plugin is not working for me. youtube shows up in live writer but when I publish only text appears in my spaces page?
    Any suggestions? I am gonna try the original and see if it fixes.

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