Yahoo Launches Webplayer, How To Add It To Your Website

Yahoo Launches Webplayer, How To Add It To Your Website

Yahoo has launched the beta version of its Yahoo Webplayer which allows website owners let readers to view videos and listen to music on their websites. It’s a universal webplayer, when added to your website, can play Youtube videos, Mp3 files, Yahoo Movies in a slick pop-up window.

With this new webplayer you can get rid of embedding multiple media players as Yahoo Webplayer supports variety of files like WMV, Mp3 and content from Internet sources like Youtube.

Add Yahoo WebPlayer To Your Website thumb Yahoo Launches Webplayer, How To Add It To Your Website

How To Add Yahoo Webplayer To Your Website?
You just have to add a single line of code in your website html. Once added, all you have to do is link the text to corresponding file or Youtube page. It’s as simple as that. When you’re done and load the webpage, it adds a play button next to the hyperlink(Playable Item) and clicking on it will open the video or Mp3 in the Webplayer. (Check out the above image)
Add this line before </head> into your website html -
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://webplayer.yahooapis.com/player-beta.js”></script>
That’s it!! Now whenever you want to add video or mp3 file into your webpage, just link the text to the corresponding Youtube page or WMV/ MP3 file. Yahoo Webplayer will do the rest. Here’s how you have to create links using text as content.
<a href=”http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810096458/info”>Tron</a>
<a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i56XeM0-b8Y”>Zoetrope</a>
As you can see in the above image, player scans the page contents and adds play buttons next to ‘playable’ items. If the webpage has more than one playable items, users can play all the videos and songs on the same page while browsing rest of the contents. Now you don’t have to embed any code, just use Yahoo Webplayer as it’s the simplest way to add multimedia contents into your website. Here’s a live example of the player in action.
Yahoo Webplayer currently supports Youtube, Yahoo Videos, WMV and Mp3 files but the team is continuing to work on this webplayer. Hope more formats and features will be added in the near future. If you are thinking about the impact of using 3rd party script on page load time, you can also download the script file and upload the script to your hosting account.
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Step 1: Get the code

Copy and paste this code at the end of your document, directly above your closing </body> tag.

Choose theme: Black Silver

Step 2: Add video and audio

Link to mp3 files, YouTube, Yahoo! Movie pages or select the check box above and just mention any
of the recognized terms (movies, soon TV shows, actors and more).

Term recognition examples
This is an example sentence showing how the Yahoo! WebPlayer recognizes terms within quotes such as "Cowboys & Aliens" or "X-Men: First Class" and makes them playable. No special HTML needed - just make sure this feature is enabled above.