YouTube Expands API: Good for Embedded Media Field

So YouTube just added some new features to their API: Upload videos and video responses to YouTube Add/Edit user and video metadata (titles, descriptions, ratings, comments, favorites, contacts, etc) Fetch localized standard feeds (most viewed, top rated, etc.) for 18 international locales Perform custom queries optimized for 18 international locales Customize player UI and control …

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Low Hanging Fruit

During our Drupal Multimedia panel on Monday, Nate Haug (quicksketch) mentioned that soon we will be discontinuing the Image module, and providing a migration for existing Image Nodes to ImageField (or its replacement). The same thing needs to happen to the Video module. That could happen now. The module that provides a migration path for …

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Drupal China gets Embedded Media Field!

Jacob Redding (jredding), Robert Scales, and John Zhu conducted a panel about Drupal in China yesterday at DrupalCon. We all learned about why and how China is beginning to embrace Drupal. I plan to do a better write-up for the Drupal Newsletter, so you’ll have to wait till then to hear more about it. However, …

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Drupal Text Editor Brainstorming

Oleg Terenchuk (litwol) and I were discussing the Rich Text Editor (RTE) in core thread on the developer’s list the other day. He has a great idea to create some hooks to allow this to be simple, powerful, and easily extendible. It would be written in jQuery, and allow buttons to be built on top …

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Module Development during DrupalCon

So I was just updating the Contributed Modules Status page at gdo to reflect that I plan to work on upgrading Embedded Media Field to Drupal 6.x during DrupalCon, and noticed that fago also plans to work on Workflow-ng “after the drupalcon”. So I scanned through the list to see if anyone else was planning …

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Hotlinking Images? No. Wget Instead.

There’s an open feature request for the Embedded Media Field to allow editors to link to a live image on any arbitrary site. Although this is technically possible, and easy to implement in the module’s framework, this practice is also known as hot-linking, and I’m not particularly interested in enabling that sort of functionality. However, …

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Embedded Media Import Roadmap

So I had a dream last night. About Drupal, as I often do. I envisioned a way to make Embedded Media Import, which is bundled with Embedded Media Field, far more useful than it currently is. And I don’t think it’ll be too difficult to implement either. I plan to work on this at DrupalCon, …

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