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Note: see mw:Extension:YouTube.


Is this extension downloadable somewhere? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by D444 (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts with --~~~~!

  • I'm not exactly an expert in this area, but I believe you can download the extension from here. However, I'm basically taking a wild guess, so I'd wait to get input from staff before you do that. Supergeeky1 (talk) 12:37, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

I've committed this extension to the official MediaWiki SVN repository in r75433. Enjoy! --Jack Phoenix ShoutWiki Staff (contact) 16:05, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

FR Interwiki link[edit]

Is it possible please to add interwiki link for the french hub as follows:


Thanks. --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 09:37, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

  • Done. Thank you for the translation. --Jedimca0ShoutWiki Staff(talk) 10:36, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

comments from the coding page[edit]

Can we give this extension a different name? It also allows adding Google Video,, and some more.

Feel free to suggest a better name. :)

Each supported service has its own parser tag. I was wondering if there might be a smarter solution that would be easier to remember for users.

Yes, I agree that this is not very user-friendly.

i18n for extension description is missing.

I'm still not convinced that even the simplest of parser hooks need this. I'd much rather see big extensions, like FlaggedRevs and such, translated into most languages before translating the descriptions of simple parser hook extensions. It's not very nice if English text is displayed on every page of a Chinese wiki.

Can this extension supersede any of the existing extensions like EmbedVideo, FramedVideo, YouTubeAuthSub, ...?

I'm not familiar with all of those extensions, but this extension is definitely the best YouTube extension I've seen. Nevertheless, it's not the best video embedding extension out there — at least I don't think so. Wikia's Video extension is the video extension, or would be, but it's no longer being developed. I've played around with it and I believe that if there would be enough interested people, that could be the extension that would supersede all existing video embedding extensions. It's quite user-friendly and has better syntax: [[Video:Video name|200px]] is certainly easier for the users to remember than <youtube height="200" width="200">video ID code</youtube>.

Anno1404 (talk) 23:17, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

Add interwiki link[edit]

Is it possible please to add the Chinese Interwiki link as follows:
Thank you very much. --Z135793 (talk) 16:07, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Done. Misiek (talk) 16:28, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Height and width info[edit]


Could that height and width info info be copied over to here? It is very useful. Only admins can edit the help page here, or I would do it. --Timeshifter (talk) 00:54, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

The info is also here:
--Timeshifter (talk) 07:44, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Wikia help page. Last version before redirected[edit]

See the Wikia help page on April 11, 2018 before it was redirected to the new video embed tool on Wikia.

That Wikia help page is not on So it is copied to this page linked below in case Wikia eventually deletes the page altogether:

--Timeshifter (talk) 12:08, 17 February 2019 (UTC)