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The EmbedVideo Extension is a MediaWiki extension which adds parser functions called #ev and #evp for embedding video clips from popular video sharing services.

Project Homepage
Documentation at Github
Source Code
Source code at Github
EmbedVideo is released under The MIT License.

Notice: As of the 1.0 release the EmbedVideo extension has a new maintainer and a new code base. EmbedVideo has been merged with EmbedVideoPlus, and Version 1.0 should be backwards compatible with both old versions of EmbedVideo and old versions of EmbedVideoPlus.


  1. Download the EmbedVideo package.
  2. Unzip the file in your extensions/ directory in your wiki inside the folder EmbedVideo.
  3. Rename the folder to EmbedVideo.
  4. Enable the extension by adding this line to the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:


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

  • {{#ev:service|id}}
  • {{#ev:service|id|width}}
  • {{#ev:service|id|width|align}}
  • {{#ev:service|id|width|align|desc}}
  • {{#evp:service|id|desc}}
  • {{#evp:service|id|desc|align}}
  • {{#evp:service|id|desc|align|width}}


  • service is the name of a video sharing service (See "service name" in the list below)
  • 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)
  • align (optional) is an alignment (float) attribute. May be "left" or "right".
  • desc (optional) is a short description to display beneath the video when it is aligned

For example, to include the famous "evolution of dance" YouTube video, you'd enter:


And if you wanted scaled down to thumbnail size, on the right with a short description, you could use:

{{#ev:youtube|dMH0bHeiRNg|100|right|This is an embedded video!}}
Note: See the Project Homepage for more examples.

Supported Services

As of version 1.0, EmbedVideo supports embedding video content from the following services:

Site Service Name
Dailymotion dailymotion
Div Share divshare
Edutopia edutopia
FunnyOrDie funnyordie
Google Video googlevideo
Interia interia or interiavideo
Revver revver
sevenload sevenload
TeacherTube teachertube
YouTube youtube and youtubehd
Vimeo vimeo

Enabling full-screen mode for youtube

Note: This modification is described by various commenters in the Discussion tab.

1. Open the EmbedVideo.hooks.php file and change the following:

  • line 130 from :
           " wmode=\"transparent\" width=\"{$width}\" height=\"{$height}\">" .
to :
           " wmode=\"transparent\" allowfullscreen=\"true\" width=\"{$width}\" height=\"{$height}\">" .
  • line 158 from :
           " wmode=\"transparent\" width=\"{$width}\" height=\"{$height}\"></embed>" .
to :
           " wmode=\"transparent\" allowfullscreen=\"true\" width=\"{$width}\" height=\"{$height}\"></embed>" .

2. Open EmbedVideo.Services.php and add add &fs=1 to both youtube URL values. For example, change$1 to$1&fs=1

To enable HD by default, add &hd=1 after the &fs=1.

Developer notes

The major benefit of using a parser function as the injection mechanism for video clips (as opposed to an extension tag) is that parser functions can utilize template parameters (of the form {{{1}}}).

For example, say you found yourself making a lot of YouTube videos in thumbnail size, right-aligned like an image. You might make a template called Template:Youtube_tn which could contain this:

<div class="thumb tright">

And then call it like this:

{{youtube tn|someYoutubeId}}

Reporting Bugs

There is an issue tracker set up on the Github project page.


Bug reports, feature requests, and patches are always welcomed. New contributors can be added to the project if there is sufficient interest.


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