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What about Edit

I really like to use Blip.TV and would like to know if the YouTube tag works for Blip? My blip.TV site. For example, <blip>900631</blip> does not work. Rauterkus 03:46, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Passed this on. Kirkburn (talk) 11:35, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
Passed on? Humm, what does that mean? Rauterkus 13:23, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
That is, passed it on to the developer/decision makers. Kirkburn (talk) 19:04, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Confirmed that Blip.TV does not allow for porn. So, it is okay and safe for embed capability. Rauterkus 01:10, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

The embed of BlipTV videos seem to be supported with wikia in this site now. What's up? Is this feature now working? See: Help:Video demos Rauterkus 13:34, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

I'll see what I can find out. Kirkburn (talk) 14:52, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
Would still love this as an option. Find out anything? Rauterkus 00:36, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
Yup, we're working on something that should add it - no ETA yet, though. Kirkburn (talk) @fandom 17:58, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Video sites that do NOT support video embed code in wiki pagesEdit

The YouTube extension fails on some sites, sadly.

  • The embed code from Blip.TV works on blog pages and regular, static web pages, but not for wiki pages, as of May 2008.

What about Hulu?Edit

See (hover over the video then click "Embed" on the left to find the embed code).

Passed this on. Kirkburn (talk) 11:35, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
Any response about Hulu? They do have some "R" rated content, but you must be "logged in" to Hulu in order to use that content. Otherwise, it is PG-13 fare and less. All videos on Hulu are from commercial broadcasters, so there is no need to worry about some random video showing up that may violate decency standards. Hulu is also **VERY** willing to work with 3rd party websites for custom content integration, which I think Wikia would more than qualify for.
The problem with Hulu is three fold:
  • There are "commercials" that are sent with the video stream. These are done either as a larger advertisement at the beginning, or something done like a commercial network television show spaced throughout the video. I don't know if this violates any advertising agreements with Wikia sponsors.
  • Videos do come an go, where some links will go bad as content is occasionally removed. This is more of a local administration issue where site editors need to keep in touch with the links to make sure that the content is valid. I think this is one area where a wiki would be a strength rather than a weakness.
  • Content may be restricted only to IP address from American or at least North American ISPs. I do realize that Wikia has a wider international audience, so this may be a little bit of a problem. Hulu has suggested in press interviews that they are trying to get permissions in place for some international content, but I haven't seen any firm stance on this issue.
Anyway, if we can embed a Hulu video into a web page, it would be significantly appreciated. --Robert Horning 21:40, 24 January 2009 (UTC)
Hulu is still under discussion, but is quite likely coming. We have a new feature coming up very soon which should make it easier to add to the list. Kirkburn (talk) @fandom 16:00, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

YouTube High Quality Edit

Could Wikia allow users to embed the High Quality (fmt=18) version of videos?

The extension Edit

Where can I download it? Jhjnju 00:52, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Examples Edit

Under the Examples section on this Page, you can put the following:

Google video Edit

Please put the simplest wiki code as an option too:

<gvideo>id code</gvideo>

It works fine. Inform people that the dash in front of the number is part of the ID.

To see an example please see:


--Timeshifter 04:54, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

For audio? Edit

The Help page says: “Replace "id" with the unique identifier each site uses in their URLs.” The list includes audio at

For embedding audio, says: “NOTE: We are not able to offer a simple piece of HTML to show the playlist along with the player.”

Have no problems with getting YouTube videos linked on our Wiki, so assume I’m just missing something obvious about the id code here.

Could anyone tell me exactly what to write to have the following piece of spoken audio linked up to play on our Wiki:

Steve W 15:25, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

OK, sorted out now. For anyone with the same problem, the answer to my own question. Dead easy really:


Steve W

What about videos? Edit videos comes up in Google video searches:

Their videos can be embedded. Can Wikia set up some simple wiki-code for embedding their videos? --Timeshifter 01:15, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

This is coming :) Kirkburn (talk) @fandom 16:33, 26 January 2009 (UTC) videos Edit

Could videos be added to the to-do list?

I want to embed this Montevideo, Uruguay video:

in this page: [1] --Timeshifter 23:26, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

We don't yet support Dailymotion videos, but we can add it to our list of video providers to look at. Please see Help:Video Embed Tool for more information on which providers we currently support. Thanks! — Catherine@fandom (talk) 03:13, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. I have decided to use the Video Embed Tool now that this float problem has been solved: --Timeshifter 20:32, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Youtube video playlist Edit

How can I get a youtube video playlist enable code to work on wiki(a)? Monster-Stevo 11:49, September 8, 2010 (UTC)

Yes, how do you add a YouTube playlist to the YTMusicPlayer template? I have a playlist I want to add to my profile, but I can't get it to work. And I need in to work in a few days.

Le717 (Talk) 21:30, February 29, 2012 (UTC)

Can't get height above 355 Edit

This extension says it allows heights up to 385, but I haven't been able to get heights above 355. When I specify that I want a video to have width=480 and height=385 (with videos that have a 4x3 aspect ratio, to display them at 480x360 resolution, since the bottom 25 pixels are Youtube's toolbar) the extension actually sets the height to 355 instead of 385. Please fix it so the maximum height is 385 like it is supposed to be and not 355. 385 is 360 pixels for video height and 25 pixels for YouTube's toolbar. I prefer the YouTube extension to the newer video embedding tool, because the video embedding tool doesn't allow you to set width and height separately, and assumes the videos have a 16:9 aspect ratio, leaving huge black areas on the right and left sides of videos with 4:3 aspect ratios. --The Overmind 22:30, March 10, 2012 (UTC)

Aspect ratios Edit

Wikipedia: Aspect ratio (image). I think some of the info on this help page about the Youtube extension and aspect ratios may be incorrect at times. This is because in my opinion some of the editors of this help page are confusing the Youtube extension with the default video embed tool. For more info and links about the 2 video embedding tools see:

I have embedded many videos with the Youtube extension. Almost all of the videos on the Cannabis Wiki are embedded with the Youtube extension. See:

I set only the width, and let the Youtube extension set the height. This prevents the problems shown here:

Youtube extension needs empty div tags at end of wikitext Edit

See discussion here:

Can no longer be used as an audio player?Edit

From what I can see, this no longer works. It just shows either the very top of the video or the centre. Anybody have any solutions/workarounds? --Klock101 20:53, July 11, 2012 (UTC)

No actual example of how to center a video thumb Edit

Did I miss it?

I used:

<div style="margin:auto; width:greater than # below;">
<youtube width="#">youtube_code</youtube>

-- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 16 Aug 2012 5:55 PM Pacific

Removing GameTrailersEdit

From the list of "Other usable video sites". It appears that GameTrailers no longer uses the short video IDs, and I was not able to get the longer ID from their current embed code to work. BertH @fandom (help forum | blog) 22:18, November 7, 2012 (UTC)

Bug? 3/9/2014 - Fixed Edit

So recently YouTube players have not been showing up for me, is this an issue I am experiencing myself or has it bugged?

Right-clicking the space where the player should be shows the following:


GameUser10PrometheanKnight - TacoGuy (Profile|wall) 07:12, March 9, 2014 (UTC)

Are you using any custom Javascript/CSS? Secondly, do you have any browser extensions installed such as AdBlock, etc? Third, is it happening on a specific wiki, or everywhere in general? Also, are there any other details you can provide? E.g. OS, 32bit or 64bit, browser version, when it first started happening, and any other circumstances that could be related. — RyaNayR (talkcontribs) 07:27, March 09, 2014 (UTC)
>> No, I am not using any custom scripts, and have Adblock installed - although it wasn't an issue before. So this means it's just me? Some users also could not see YT players, and I the only thing I can relate to when it first started happening is YouTube's new theme. Yes, it happens on everywhere. I have W7, 64-bit. Edit: I've been told that they've been broken for months.GameUser10PrometheanKnight - TacoGuy (Profile|wall) 00:06, March 10, 2014 (UTC)
>> As of 10:53, March 23, 2014 (UTC), the issue seems to have somehow fixed itself. GameUser10PrometheanKnight - TacoGuy (Profile|wall)

Start playing youtube videos at specyfic time Edit

Friend of mine asked me to make it possible to specify starting time of the youtube video.


youtube start_time="10">CCz1kmfqL7g</youtube>

Here is the modified code:

function embedYouTube( $input, $argv, $parser ) {
$ytid   = ;
$width  = $width_max  = 425;
$height = $height_max = 355;
$start_time = 

if ( !empty( $argv['ytid'] ) ) {
$ytid = embedYouTube_url2ytid( $argv['ytid'] );
} elseif ( !empty( $input ) ) {
$ytid = embedYouTube_url2ytid( $input );
if ( !empty( $argv['width'] ) && settype( $argv['width'], 'integer' ) && ( $width_max >= $argv['width'] ) ) {
$width = $argv['width'];
if ( !empty( $argv['height'] ) && settype( $argv['height'], 'integer' ) && ( $height_max >= $argv['height'] ) ) {
$height = $argv['height'];

if ( !empty( $argv['start_time'] ) && settype( $argv['start_time'], 'integer' ) ) {
$start_time = $argv['start_time'];

if ( !empty( $ytid ) ) {
$url = "{$ytid}";
return "

Feal free to use this code. 12:23, March 18, 2014 (UTC)

PHP? I think only Wikia Staff have access to modify the PHP code, so there's no way for any of us to implement that. It might be better to give that code directly to Wikia via Special:Contact/feedback. — RyaNayR (talkcontribs) 19:00, March 18, 2014 (UTC) 08:53, March 22, 2014 (UTC)Great I have been searching it for a long time. Thanks! One more...Can you add to this plugin specific stop time? 
Like this


Is there any ways to enable auto playing a video like a audio? The old player do have that function and this one doesn't it seems. Yong Feng (Reply←→Edits) 12:14, August 27, 2015 (UTC)

Seems like it doesn't workEdit

I used these tags as "audio player" on several pages but now they just don't show up. Is wikia stopped support this extension or it's just a bug?
MtMB (talk) 19:44, April 16, 2017 (UTC)