YouTube in MediaWiki

YouTube in MediaWiki

. . . along with Google Video and DailyMotion (???). This discovery has spawned lots of others. Look, a whole page of third party extensions for MediaWiki.

8 Comments

  1. Fascinating. Love the “torn page” screenshot too. Where’s the wiki it comes from?

  2. That wiki is not for prime time yet 😉

  3. Discovering this ability has taken the idea of Wiki vandalism to a whole new level. I need to make sure that I have the permissions thing right, or who knows what videos could start showing up on these pages.

  4. This is a great snag, and that extensions page a perfect stimulus for us here at UBC-OLT as he prepare our own MediaWikiFarm (on hold until we come up with a better name).

    Thanks for this, and all the other rich chocolatey goodness that you keep tossing off!

  5. Cool implementation at http://www.ballerium.com in their wiki

  6. Jeff. Actually I think the wiki is cool but it doesn’t use embedded video on the wiki that I can see. Maybe they should try it 😉

  7. Lance E Sloan

    May 29, 2008 at 8:08 am

    Hi, Andy. Have you ever tried setting the MW configuration option $wgRawHtml to true and using HTML to embed videos? I have a secured wiki (no public access, everybody must have an organizational username and password, and even then they have to be on a list of allowed users, just for reading the wiki) that I tried that with. It doesn’t work for some strange reason.

    I copied the embed HTML code from a YouTube video and put it in a wiki article. MW just displays the HTML code. It doesn’t matter if I put nowiki tags around the HTML or not. I thought that since this is a secure wiki, it would be safe enough to allow raw HTML, that way we can make simple YouTube MW templates for embedding video and we wouldn’t need any special extensions.

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