Yahoo! WebPlayer

By Ed JohnsonEd Johnson


The Yahoo! WebPlayer is a nifty bit of javascript that automatically detects audio and video links on a web page. It builds a playlist of all the content it can play and places a small "play" icon in front of each audio and video link. The player can be accessed through a small slider in the lower left corner of the web page.

The Details

To use this player with your Wikidot pages requires a bit of extra work. You must place the links to your A/V files and the javascript link, inside a [[html]] block as shown below. This is the only method that Wikidot currently supports for adding javascript to your pages. Because the [[html]] block creates an iframe on your page, it's important to set a minimum height so the player is fully visible when it is exposed.

Although this player is officially in beta, it seems to be very stable and works great! Details are at the Yahoo! WebPlayer home page.

Yahoo has a similar player that is just for audio files.
Yahoo! Media Player

The Code

<style type="text/css">
a {
    font-family: sans-serif;
    font-size: 14px;
    text-decoration: none;
    color: #880000;
a:hover {
    text-decoration: none;
    color: #008800;
body {
    min-height: 400px;
<a href="">Sample MP3 File</a>
<br />
<a href="">Sample YouTube Video</a>
<script type="text/javascript" src="">

The Result

Thanks to tsangk for this great snippet: conditional-blocks

text above inserted with:

[[include :snippets:if START |unique=1|type=equal|var1=%%name%%|var2=conditional-blocks]]
**##red|Thanks to tsangk for this great snippet:##** [[[code:conditional-blocks]]]
[[include :snippets:if END]]

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