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  • 2020-07-29 "Hogfather" yes
  • 2018-04-22 "Greebo" yes
  • 2017-02-19 "Frusterick Manners" yes
  • 2016-06-26 "Elenor Of Tsort" yes

plugin Easily embed videos from various Video Sharing sites like YouTube or Vimeo.

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Conflicts with

Similar to dailymotion, slideshare, vimeo, youtube

Tagged with embed, flash, media, video, youtube

This plugin allows you to embed flash video players from various video sharing sites. New services can be added by just editing a config file. This is not for displaying local video files.

Download and Install

Search and install the plugin using the Extension Manager. Refer to Plugins on how to install plugins manually.


The basic syntax looks like this: {{videosite>videoid?parameter1&parameter2|title}}

  • Where videosite is one of the identifiers listed in Supported Services chapter
  • and videoid is the identifier of the video at the respective site
  • The parameters are optional. You start these with a ? and separate more of them by a &. Look in Parameters chapter
  • The title is optional as well. Look in Examples chapter
  • The video can be aligned by adding spaces on the left or right inside the curly brackets (like in the image syntax). Look in Examples chapter

A toolbar button pops up a prompt where you can simply paste the full URL to the page of the video you want to embed. The plugin will then try to figure out the video ID by itself


  • The size parameter is the best supported parameter. You can either give it in the form:
    • widthxheight like 500×300
    • or use the keywords small, medium or large
  • Some other additional parameters are supported (depending on video service) as well:
    • Start point of video: &start=<seconds> (YouTube, DailyMotion) or &initial_time=<seconds> (TwitchTV)
    • End point of video segment: &end=<seconds> (YouTube)
    • Auto play: &autoplay=1 (Vimeo, YouTube, DailyMotion, Bambuser) or &ap=1(MetaCafe)
    • Do not show related videos when playback ends: &rel=0 (YouTube)
    • Start slide: &startSlide=5 (SlideShare)


Display a YouTube Video:


Show a larger player:


Right-align the player:

{{ youtube>L-WM8YxwqEU}}

Show a small, centered player:

{{ youtube>L-WM8YxwqEU?small }}

Show a small, centered player with a title (look for right space!):

{{ youtube>L-WM8YxwqEU?small |Some funny video}}

Some other additional parameters are supported (depending on video service) as well:

{{youtube>L-WM8YxwqEU?small&start=30&end=45|A random segment of 15 seconds}}

Supported Services

Copy paste the video url in the toolbar pop-up prompt to generate the syntax

Identifier Website Supported parameters
5min 5min
bambuser Bambuser autoplay
bliptv Blip.TV
break Break
clipfish Clipfish
dailymotion Daily Motion start
gtrailers GameTrailers
metacafe MetaCafe ap
myspacetv MySpaceTV
odysee Odysee LBRY
rcmovie RCMovie
twitchtv chapter_id, initial_time
slideshare Slideshare startSlide
ustream Ustream.TV
veoh Veoh
viddler Viddler offsetTime
vimeo Vimeo autoplay
youtube YouTube start, end, rel, autoplay

Additional sites can be added to the sites.conf file in the plugin directory. Video ID recognition patterns for the toolbar button are configured in sites.js


plugin/vshare.txt · Last modified: 2021-06-26 23:50 by andi