Yola Video Player

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You all know how at the time Yola doesn't have a video player, right? And you have to upload it to YouTube first. Well, I've come up with a very simple widget that uses a simple <iframe&ggt; code. It would use the following:
<iframe src="resources/your-video.wmv" frameborder="0"></iframe>
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Clambo Clamster

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Kevin

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BOB, I like your idea, but from what I currently understand, you are using Internet Explorer. Putting a wmv in an iframe is a very dangerous act, since it will only work in Internet Explorer. All other browsers(chrome, safari, etc.) will download the video instead. Even the IE9 beta will open it in windows media player, not the webpage.
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Clambo Clamster

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I'm actually using Google Chrome and Firefox. But, on lots of sites, you have to download the video to watch it. So, I think it'll still be fine.
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Kevin

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Well, that is true, but if you want to download it, why not just use a file widget?
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Brianna

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Hi Bob,

Thanks for your idea. We love hearing suggestions from our customers. While adding a video feature is not on our list of releases, it is something that we may consider for the future.

While we do offer the suggestion of uploading your video to YouTube or Metacafe, you can also upload your own video another way - using http://freevideocoding.com. Here's a tutorial that shares all of the steps: Embed a Video File.

Thanks again for sharing your idea, Bob!

Cheers,
Brianna
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Hi Bob, this is a good idea. But Kevin is right. But how did you make that Video icon? That's cool, it looks exactly like a Yola widget icon. (Did you use Photoshop?)

Thanks
Nathan
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Clambo Clamster

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Oh! I had a feeling that people would ask me that! I first went on Google Images, looked up 'video icon' and took a screenshot and worked it in on Photoshop.
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Nathan, Champion

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Good job on making it! It looks like you just removed the Flickr Search and replaced it with the video image...nice.
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Clambo Clamster

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Hey! I got another Idea! How about using an <object> , <embed> , and <iframe> code? So, you can do this:
<object width="width" height="height"><embed src="resources/your-video.wmv"></embed><br><iframe src="http://yola.com/video-controls"></iframe></object> Huh? Will that work?
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Hello Clambo

You have proposed an interesting thought! It sounds quite similar to the code that Freecoding.com uses. If you have a chance to try out your suggestion on your site (be sure to use a test page!), please do let us know how this goes!