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Video Macro

Last modified by Ludovic Dubost on 2013/11/06 10:48
cogDisplays videos from Youtube, Dailymotion and Google video
Developed by

Oana Tabaranu, Sergiu Dumitriu, Ludovic Dubost, Vincent Massol

LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1

This Wiki Macro should run on all XWiki's supporting Wiki Macros (XWiki Enterprise 2.0+)

Installable with the Extension Manager

Download v1.4



{{video url="URL"/}}

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.

Sample Code

{{video url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Titn-yAh74A" width="660" height="440"/}}
{{video url="http://youtu.be/Titn-yAh74A" /}}
{{video url="http://y2u.be/Titn-yAh74A" /}}
{{video url="http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/xwiki/video/x9x04h_wiki-et-reseau-social-xwiki-et-blue_tech"/}}
{{video url="http://api.dmcloud.net/player/embed/4e709e80f325e11e5f000025/4f60ab6af325e17d8b0006e4?auth=1353013153-0-o40jn5ab-bd93c99f957be98e0723359e78436552" /}}
{{video url="http://www.vimeo.com/6433080"/}}




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).

Release Notes


  • Fixes bug with YouTube which has changed it's URLs


  • Mark the macro page as hidden
  • Change the default macro visibility to "wiki"  so that it can be installed in a farm without Programming Rights


This versions additionally supports Youtube shorten URLs and DailyMotionCloud


This version supports Youtube (except shorten URLs), DailyMotion (except DailyMotion Cloud), Vimeo

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

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