WorldTV Embeddable Player is here

Posted by on Aug 18, 2008 in Change Log | 15 comments


WorldTV is pleased as punch to announce that our Embeddable Player is now ready!

Following on from our experiments creating an embeddable player for Techcrunch, our tireless programmers have been putting the finishes touches and tweaks to the first WorldTV ‘Widget’ which is available now as a new Tab in your Editor.

With this new Embeddable Player you can promote your WorldTV channel by adding it to web pages and blogs. You simply select a desired size and copy and paste the embed code into the HTML of your desired webpage.

At present the Player has one dynamic skin (design) which automatically brands the Player with your current channel logo (so a good excuse to give your logo some love and attention) and throws in a nice airy, cloud animation to be a little different from the rest. We will be introducing more skin choices including a basic traditional player in the very near future – with improved options to customize.

How does the embeddable player work in practice?

The WorldTV Widget is a miniature version of your channel and will play all the videos in your playlist back-to-back or randomly, according to how you have your channel set up. Another way of looking at it is that it’s a widget for sequencing a playlist of videos, and these can be videos from our supported sites (YouTube, Metacafe etc) or FLV files hosted on any web server, or webcam videos you’ve recorded using our Webcam record feature. If you have your channel set up with our partner Qik, you can stream live video from your mobile phone to your widget as well. So it has all the key functionality of our main player.

Unlike many other embeddable players ours is configured to track viewing statistics. This means that viewers watching your embeddable player will show up in the Statistics displayed in your Editor.

As we’ve said, this is a first pass at creating an embeddable player for WorldTV and we have lots planned in the way of different designs, functionality etc. We’re already working on these things, but wanted to get this out to you ASAP.

So, don’t be shy!  Give it try?

N.B. The embed code does not currently work on MySpace due to the way MySpace restricts use of the <iframe> tag. We’re working on a fix for this.

15 Comments

  1. Just tested one of our channels : http://worldtv.com/alphawonkyatoz/

    Looks fantastic, see it embedded on our B2B blog:

    http:darlingsocialservices.blogspot.com

  2. Great job guys!, was really looking forward to this, hope the myspace fix is coming up. Great work!

  3. Thank you, this just keeps getting better and better, thanks for letting you us contribute our ideas and thoughts to develop something we each can use! WORLD TV Forever!

  4. gente para bems por essa novidade
    player

  5. Creo que esto era el anhelo de muchos de los usuarios de World TV. Lamentablemente aún sigue siendo el mío, porque este reproductor no funciona en los blogs de Windows Live Spaces. Ojalá pronto puedan hacer que funcione.

  6. This is a very nice package,keep it up

  7. thanks you’re wonderfull

    Thank you very much!!
    WorldTV team

  8. eu fico contente em poderter meu proprio canal

  9. its very good

  10. Do you have live broadcasting facilities using web cam??
    Will that facility be developed in your worldtv web site???

    Hi Sampath,

    Our Webcam function does not currently offer a live broadcasting option but we do plan to develop and improve our webcam options and uses in the future focusing in part on our user community and how they can best interact.

    Thanks

    WorldTV Team

  11. Hola! Gracias por el nuevo reproductor para Spaces!!
    Un saludo desde Argentina.

  12. Looks great! Would it be possible to have an autoplay option for the embed? (That would be really useful for me.)

    Bonegas! Chu eblus havi opcion pri automata ludo en la embed? (Tio tre utilus al mi.)

    Good idea! Although the majority of people seem prefer the embed player not to autoplay we are aware that this is not the case for everyone and the option to choose solves the problem, we will discuss this in our next operations meeting. We are also developing a new Embed Player skin which much more functionality, this will be available in the next few weeks.

    Thank you!

    WorldTV Team

  13. Nice player but we need the “next track” button ! Hope that the new version willhave it. Big up

    Thanks, we are currently developing a skin for the Embeddable Player which will have much improved functionality!

    WorldTV Team

  14. hola esto ha sido muy bueno gracias

  15. Премного благодарен за информацию, буду использовать. :)

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