1. Ryan Hellyer

    That’s a really smart idea. Thanks for sharing this Sarah.


  2. Brandon Mullins

    I can’t wait to try this one out. No longer do I have to leave the comfort of WP to hunt down stuff on YouTube.


  3. Paul ⓦ (@paul_wp)

    This sounds like the Media Explorer plugin by Automattic / Code for the People?


    Just thought I’d mention an alternative :)

    There are a few extensions on the dotorg repo for it


  4. Anh Tran

    Good idea! Thanks for sharing.


  5. Louis-Michel Raynauld

    Thank you Sarah for sharing about this!

    Since I am the author of this plugin, I can say that you did a great job figuring what I wanted to do!

    To answer you question, there are mainly two reasons that explain why I chose to wrap the URL in an embed shortcode. First, it allows to insert multiple embeds at once using the media manager selection toolbar. Second, it also gives the flexibility to add different options like autoplay that could be set directly from the media manager attachement details tab in future releases.

    I have plenty of improvements under way, starting with a new release coming this week including basic flickr support. Also, people might want to check out for the upcoming release of premium add-ons that will allow more advanced feature like direct upload, syncing and updating your remote medias details here: http://onecodeshop.com/remote-media-library-pro/

    I pay close attention to comments and suggestions, so keep them coming!


    • Ryan Hellyer

      A direct upload functionality which uploads to your own site, then sends it on through to YouTube would be awesome. It would make sure people have their videos backed up in their own install, but still let them leverage the power, functionality and bandwidth of YouTube.

      Upload limitations would mess many people up with this, so keeping it a paid product only would definitely be a good idea, to avoid support overheads.


      • Louis-Michel Raynauld

        I totally agree, that would be awesome! Also, with people having their YouTube videos backed up like that in their own install, I think it would be nice to be able to batch upload medias to any other services like vimeo for example.

        Concerning the paid products, this is also what I had in mind. Advanced functionalities that could require more support would be available via paid products only.

        Thanks for the comments!


        • Ryan Hellyer

          I have another idea relating to this. One of the problems of self-hosting videos, is that encoding the videos is a pain in the butt. If you could have it auto-upload to something like YouTube, then download the clip(s) back from YouTube, then you could effectively offload the video encoding/processing to YouTube whilst still allowing them to be served natively from within WordPress. You could even download multiple versions at different qualities and incorporate a quality switcher into the video player.

          I wouldn’t use that sort of functionality myself, but others may consider it useful.


    • dotrogers

      I can’t get it to work. Followed the above instructions but the gallery is empty when I open it and reads no items found….any ideas what I’m doing wrong? Would be awesome if I can get it to work! thanks in advance for help!


  6. nickpham92

    This plugin is very useful for off-loading media resources on WordPress site via Amazon S3. Can’t wait to see this feature is live!
    Thanks for sharing.


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