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YTobject(yturl;w;align)

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Oliver Reid, First Growth Management LLC
http://firstgm.com

Easily insert YouTube videos in Web Viewers and in text fields that are used to drive dynamic web sites

Sample Input:
<object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/De4OucJuC3o&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/De4OucJuC3o&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed></object>
Sample Output:
data:text/html,<object width="600" height="500" align=right style="padding:0px 1px 3px 10px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/De4OucJuC3o&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/De4OucJuC3o&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="600" height="500" align=right style="padding:0px 1px 3px 10px"></embed></object>


 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

Click here to copy To Clip Manager if you have myFMbutler's Clip Manager installed

Description:

See comments in function definition.

The function automatically sets padding and border values so that if inserted into a text field which is delivered to a dynamic web page the Video player is appropriately sized and placed with text.

Thus an interface on the FM side can easily insert videos in web news stories, etc.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

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Has anybody done this for private videos stored on Vimeo? Those urls don't seem to work as well in FileMaker web viewers.

Bob Harlow, Greenbrae, CA
October 19, 2011 5:42pm

Thanks very much for this. Worked like a charm (after I saw I only needed the URL from the YT embed code)

Kudos!

Jason, Edmonton, AB
February 27, 2012 7:39pm

I just have a couple of questions about how to install the function.

1. Do I first create a web viewer on a layout and call YTobject from within a custom URL?

I would like to use this within FM GO locally on an iPad or iPhone.
2. Could you give a few more details on how to implement this?

Have tried putting a web viewer on a layout to display YouTube videos. The video will not center properly. That's why I want to use your function.

Thanks in Advance

Melvin Simmons

Melvin Simmons, Chicago, IL
January 27, 2013 11:58am

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