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  • admin 10:43 pm on February 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Hello. With the release of WordPress 3.1 looming, I was wondering if there is any news from the video server camp? I would really like to set up a self-hosted system using this framework, and from the general tone the project is undergoing some new updates. Is there any news? Would this be the primary source of news if there was any? What’s happening captain?

  • Scott Kingsley Clark 5:02 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    I’m looking for a way to communicate wi… 

    I’m looking for a way to communicate with VideoPress so that the Media Library screen can be used outside the TinyMCE Editor for inserting the Shortcode into another field.

    • Hailin 5:51 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      You could take a look at the source code of wporg VideoPress plugin,

      Then instead of launching the wpcom login screen by clicking the Camera icon, you can check to see if that is possible to achieve outside of TinyMCE Editor.

      • sc0ttkclark 5:54 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I went ahead and looked at the code earlier this morning to see how it worked. I also talked with the developer of the plugin josephscott and he also explained how he did not know this to be possible. Since the Camera icon (or any link) would open an iframe to another site, the code wouldn’t be able to be modified to pass through the GUID. Am I incorrect in this conclusion?

      • sc0ttkclark 5:55 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        To clarify, it’s not an issue of having the selection screen on another screen, it’s an issue of passing the selected GUID to the page the user is currently on, via JS

      • sc0ttkclark 6:01 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        As an alternative, I’m looking at using Vimeo and their comprehensive API which allows you to upload a video to their service, and communicate back and forth. Maybe once VideoPress has an API that can match that of Vimeo I’ll consider swtiching. For now, I’ll work with the developer of the Vimeo for WordPress to help make this a solution other WP users can use to accomplish what I’m trying to do too.

        • sc0ttkclark 11:48 pm on September 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          How soon do you and your team feel a suitable API will be put in place that would make this possible?

          As a separate question, would financial contribution help at all towards expediting?

        • Hailin 11:54 pm on September 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          can you describe Vimeo’s API in more detail? What does it allow you to do? Any docs?
          WordPress video project is an open source project, so we welcome any support in any form 🙂

          • sc0ttkclark 1:43 am on October 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

            I will do my best, but hopefully there are others out there who can contribute as well.

            I’ll start at the beginning:

            1. What do APIs do?

            – Authenticate to maintain security
            – Retrieve Data
            – Send Data

            2. What could the proposed VideoPress API do?

            – Authenticate: Ask for a special API “key” that you can get from your VideoPress settings on your WP.com account, which you can then plugin into your WP.org plugin for use to communicate, similar to how Akismet works, perhaps using that same key would be a solution? Or perhaps a separate key would maintain the integrity of your Videos, so your clients don’t have access to them if they have access to the Akismet key you’ve installed on their blog for them.

            – Retrieve Data: Users want to retrieve lists of their videos, and perhaps information about their videos.

            – Send Data: In order to retrieve data, you have to explain what you want first. By getting a list, a user could select a specific video to be sent back to get specific video details.

            3. What does VideoPress do currently?

            – It is a framed solution that can be interacted with solely on the WP.com server using a UI that is housed on the WP.com server, allowing for no other plugin to manipulate the data to extend it or enhance it.

            – Specifically, you are unable to customize the look of the page, the data that is displayed, nor have the data be sent in an automatically to a specific field other than the TinyMCE Editor content field.

            • Hailin 1:52 am on October 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

              Thanks for the good info. Do you know how Vimeo implements the API? It’s be helpful if you can post some samples or post some links here…

              • sc0ttkclark 2:41 am on October 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

                Specifically the Vimeo Advanced API found here:


                You can even Upload directly through the API, which is another great feature that draws my attention.

                • rficcaglia 7:19 am on October 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

                  WP supports OAuth as a plugin I believe, though I haven’t tried it.

                  send/upload data — that is a needed feature, but I am thinking it is probably easy to modify an existing email post plugin and process the video as an attachment, at least as a start

                  as to retrieve meta data or the video itself, if each video is bascically a post then you can use all the standard APIs WP already has for queries

                  To me though, the benefits of Video WP vs. Vimeo or YouTube, etc. is that you have control of your video assets, not a 3rd party. So while another API can be useful to use as a design template, the choice of using a 3rd party has more to do with the content and intent of the service.

                  • sc0ttkclark 4:24 pm on October 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

                    So what you are saying is, that it is currently possible to upload a video to VideoPress, then to retrieve the Video ID shortcode necessary to display it using the existing standard WP API?

                    • Hailin 2:08 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

                      I think Robert refers to the self-hosted solutions framework, which handles transcoding and serving all by yourself.

                      • sc0ttkclark 4:10 pm on October 14, 2009 Permalink

                        Ah gotcha, yeah we were really wanting to use the VideoPress service. I’m going to do some more research online for now and if necessary I may offer up some code as a solution. If the code is reviewed, how likely would it be pushed live on the VideoPress service?

                      • Hailin 4:14 pm on October 20, 2009 Permalink

                        If the code is reviewed, usually after a round of testing, we can deploy it immediately.

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