View Full Version : Making Embedded Videos Appear Inside a Single Player?

10-09-2008, 06:56 PM
I want to embed videos from many different sources (youtube, dailymotion, megavideo, etc.) on my website, but all their video players look different. I want a uniform look as well as the full-screen option. So I can't just use the embed codes provided by those sites.

Is there any way I can make all my embedded videos appear inside a single type of player (with a full screen option)?

I know this may be very easy to achieve if I download the videos and then convert their format and upload them to my server but I can't do this due to legal and bandwidth/storage-space reasons. So keep in mind that the videos must remain embedded not hosted.

Thank You!

10-28-2008, 04:08 PM
Well, I know it's kind of a getaround, but you can make an iframe or something similar and carefully hide the controls on the actual players themselves, and add your own JavaScript-controlled controls, but that's a bit messy.

Other than sweeping the dirt under the rug... I don't know. good luck!

10-28-2008, 05:58 PM

Wonderful invention based on lightbox, but designed for movies.

Most services allow you to grab the link to the video itself, or there are ways of getting the video link itself. It just takes some cunning, but this one supports a few of those sites. Each site has a unique method, and they tend to change it occasionally to stop this from happening.

Major Payne
11-05-2008, 04:27 AM
Wow. hijk719 has 8 posts and ALL SPAM!!!!!

11-15-2008, 04:37 AM
The way I do it for my site is use the go4ent (http://go4ent.com/flashPlayer/index.php) flash player. Just put in the url and it will make the player.

Another way is to use a player like flowplayer (http://flowplayer.org/) More cusotmizable, but more complicated. You need to grab the flv off the site with a program like orbit's grab ++ (http://www.orbitdownloader.com/)