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To embed a video, use the Embed Video extension.

Sites supported[edit]

As of version 0.1, EmbedVideo supports embedding video content from the following services:


Precede the site name with #ev.

The EmbedVideo parser function expects to be called in either of the following ways:

  • {{#ev:site|id}}
  • {{#ev:site|id|width}}


  • service is the name of a video sharing site.
  • id is the id of the video to include
  • width (optional) is the width in pixels of the viewing area (height will be determined automatically)

For example:


To embed a YouTube video, for example, one uses the format below:

{{#ev:youtube|T69TOuqaqXI}} (The code T69TOuqaqXI is the unique identifier for the YouTube video)

This produces the video on screen:

To embed as a thumbnail:

{{#ev:youtube|T69TOuqaqXI|100}} produces:

Examples for how to embed videos from all six services are given at the extension's project homepage.

A quick plea[edit]

Whilst this extension is fun and can be used for a great many things, it is also time consuming for the server's CPU and for a user trying to open a page with videos on it. Also consider that both the site and a person browsing have to pay for bandwidth. Please use sparingly.

See also[edit]