WaveCalender 9: Embed Youtube videos in your Wave

It is not possible to share videos from Youtube unless you use a gadget. Olaf Lederer from Finalwebsites has created a youtube gadget generator.
It simply works by go to the site http://www.finalwebsites.com/googlewave/. Find your youtube file link and the size of the video. The result is a bit.ly url like http://bit.ly/6S4gEW.
You can then insert this url into your Wave and you will get a gadget with the embedded video inside.
youtube_gadget
What I like about this gadget is that a new gadget is created pr user. The way this is done is by creating an url like http://www.finalwebsites.com/googlewave/gadget.php?url=3WYYu4pZt-M&height=344&width=452, which is converted into the bit.ly url. By using this url it is really easy to generate the gadget XML to embed the video.

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Daniel Graversen

Founder of masteringwave.com and SAP Integration consultant at figaf.com

3 thoughts on “WaveCalender 9: Embed Youtube videos in your Wave”

  1. Very cool. This will definitely come in handy. It’s very easy to embed as well without the extra step of having to add a bot or something to the wave.

  2. Slightly confused by the post – you don’t have to add a gadget yourself, there’s one built into wave.

    Just past the url in & a lightbulb icon appears after it – click on that and the video gets embedded.

    I suppose that gadget could add additional functionality, but you *really* don’t need to go to that much trouble to embed a youtube video :-/

  3. imma is right, after you place a video link Gwave recognize the URL as an video and convert it to a video.

    Very strange that so many people doesn’t recognize this feature.
    I get 50+ visitors a day, searching for a solution.
    (for those people the generator is still a great tool)

    Thanks for the post!

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