Video Macro

Last modified by Admin on 2015/10/02 00:05

cogDisplays videos from YouTube, Dailymotion and Vimeo
Developed by

Oana Tabaranu, Sergiu Dumitriu, Ludovic Dubost, Vincent Massol, Yann Flory

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LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1
Installable with the Extension Manager

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The Video Macro displays videos from YouTube, Dailymotion and Vimeo.
Also plays a video attached to your wiki page using Video.js library. mp4, webm and ogv formats are supported. 


Play a video online:

{{video url="<URL>"/}}

Play a video in an attachment:

{{video attachment="<filename>"/}}

Parameters definition

urlStringThe URL of your video's page. It has to be the address of a Google video, a YouTube video (including shorten URLs), a Vimeo video or a Dailymotion or Dailymotion Cloud video taken from its original page.
widthNumberThe width of the embedded video, in pixels. By default a size of 600 pixels is used. If not defined and the height is defined, then the width is automatically computed to obtain a 3:2 ratio.
heightNumberThe height of the embedded video, in pixels. By default a height of 400 pixels is used. If not defined and the width is defined, then the height is automatically computed to obtain a 3:2 ratio.
attachmentStringThe name of the video attachment.
videoPosterStringThe poster of the video is an image attachment that will be displayed before starting playing the video.

Sample Code

{{video url="" width="660" height="440"/}}
{{video url="" /}}
{{video url="" /}}
{{video url=""/}}
{{video url="" /}}
{{video url=""/}}
{{video attachment="my-video.webm" videoPoster="poster.jpg"/}}


YouTube video


Vimeo video


Dailymotion video


Attachment video



This extension has been tested with the following configurations.

Extension VersionXWiki FlavorNotes
1.1XWiki Enterprise 2.x
1.4XWiki Enterprise 6.0.1

Prerequisites & Installation Instructions

We recommend using the Extension Manager to install this extension (Make sure that the text "Installable with the Extension Manager" is displayed at the top right location on this page to know if this extension can be installed with the Extension Manager).

You can also use the following manual method, which is useful if this extension cannot be installed with the Extension Manager or if you're using an old version of XWiki that doesn't have the Extension Manager:

  1. Log in the wiki with a user having Administration rights
  2. Go to the Administration page and select the Import category
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to upload the downloaded XAR
  4. Click on the uploaded XAR and follow the instructions

Call the macro using the wiki editor (use {{video url="URL"/}} syntax ) or the Wysiwyg editor ( choose Macro>Insert Macro... from the menu and then Video from the list of macros).


Created by ElenaOanaTabaranu on 2009/09/09 16:05

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