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2 months 3 weeks ago #176398 by Andy Wilson
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Hi,

I have found out why it isn't possible to embed flickr videos in my Joomla site. I raised to ticket with flickr tech support and they said:

"....Yes, you are correct: if you would like to share videos from your Flickr account on your website, those videos must be viewed in your (flickr) account. I understand this is an inconvenience, and will definitely pass your great feedback along to the team for consideration. While I am unable to make any policy changes, I will escalate this to the decision making powers that be."

In view of this perhaps the reference to being able to play flickr embedded videos using this code {flickr}123456789{/flickr} should be removed from your compatibility list?

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2 months 3 weeks ago #176404 by Fotis
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What they probably mean is that the videos you try to embed are not allowed to be embedded. Not that Flickr videos in general cannot be embedded...

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2 months 2 weeks ago #176447 by Andy Wilson
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Hi Fotis,

Thanks for your reply. You are correct, flickr does not allow videos to be embedded in websites and in fact they will not play at all using Allvidoes, unfortunately. They say that "embedded" videos need to be "linked back to my flickr account", which means I have to "embed" the Flickr Share link on my website, which only shows a thumbnail picture from the video on my website and when it is clicked, takes you back to my flickr account and plays the video there - not on my website, which is useless and nothing like Allvideos working with Vimeo, Youtube etc. They have told me if I embed a flickr video on my website using a third party player it is against their policy and my account could be deleted.

I can provide you with the emails that they sent me if you like. I know you are very busy and this is a free extension and support is very limited, so I am not asking you to try and fix Allvideos not working with flickr. I only suggest you may want to correct your documentation regarding it's non-operation with flickr videos. Perhaps Allvideos once worked when flickr was owned by Yahoo but it doesn't work with now its owned by SmugMug.

Thanks for a brilliant plugin that works perfectly with the other video hosts I use.

Andy

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2 months 2 weeks ago #176459 by Fotis
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Don't worry, I'll update AllVideos to just use their JS widget. No big deal...

Can you share a couple video URLs on Flickr that you tested before (unsuccessfully)?

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2 months 2 weeks ago #176490 by Andy Wilson
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Thanks, Fotis

Here is a suitable video www.flickr.com/photos/naughtygrandma/49274513796/

Does updating AllVideos to just use their JS widget mean it should fix the issue with flickr videos?

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2 months 2 weeks ago #176499 by Fotis
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Now that I'm looking at Flickr again, it appears it's indeed not allowing ANY video embed. So, I'm guessing Flickr support will probably be dropped from AllVideos...

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2 months 2 weeks ago #176513 by Andy Wilson
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Thanks for looking into it Fotis,

If I find out that flickr does support external embedding (I have asked them to considers this for Pro members) I will let you know.

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2 months 2 weeks ago #176517 by Fotis
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Thank you as well.

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