LiveClip-Embed: Playing back YouTube videos in Simple Web TV

Here you will find step by step instructions on how to create a LiveClip-Embed for playing YouTube videos.
With this functionality you will be able to playback YouTube videos with the Simple Web TV video player. This will allow you to play those videos like if they were Clips o LiveClips, even using the "Interactive Videos" functionality.

Tutorial requirements:
- Simple Web TV version 1.1.10+
- LiveClips-Embed extension.
- URL of the YouTube video.

- LiveClips-Embed won´t work with the iPhone/iPod Touch extension.
- YouTube playback functionality is subject to the terms (and will...) of YouTube. Simple Web TV is not related in any way with YouTube and does not guarantee this functionality.
- The user interface of the following screen captures may be different than yours, since it depends on the operating system your are using (Windows XP, Vista, Mac OSX, etc).

Open the WebTV´s Content Administrator. To do it, add /admin to your WebTV´s URL.

Click on the "Clips" button; the corresponding page will open.

Once inside the "Clips" page click on the "New LiveClip" button:

The Clip creation page will open:
1) Enter the "Name" of the LiveClip (up to 100 characters).
2) Enter a complete description.
• You can enter XHTML code into the description field.
• (Simple Web TV 1.1.5+) If you are entering a description which is very long or has XHTML code, it is recommended to also supply an alternative "text-only" description that will be displayed on the iPhone/iPod extension, as well as the search results page. In order to do this, enter a simplified ( unformatted, text-only ) description between the tags [shortdesc] and [/shortdesc].
3) Write some keywords (Tags) related with the clip you are creating.
IMPORTANT: Tags must be separated by commas. Tip: it is better to use nouns and verbs for Tags.
Example: video, demostration, turism, enjoy
4) Provide an image "Thumbnail" that will represent the LiveClip in the WebTV. It is recommended to use a representative frame of the video.
5) It does not matter what you select for the "Aspect" (aspect ratio).
6) Enter an approximate duration.
7) Select "No" for the 3D option.
8) Select the Channels where you want to include the LiveClip-Embed.
9) Click on the "Create LiveClip and specify video files" button.
NOTE: All the LiveClip properties can be edited anytime.

The LiveClip-Embed will be created with the supplied information. The following steps are to specify the YouTube video.

10, 11) Enter the URL of the YouTube video into the first field of each quality, starting with the tag [youtube]. You can specify the desired quality (720, 1080, ...) by including a parameter inside the tag, like this [youtube:quality].
Posible values for the quality parameter: small, medium, large, hd720, hd1080, highres. Please, note that the YouTube video must support the quality you intend to specify.
Posible YouTube URLs. One video can have two kinds of URL; you can use any:
- Shortened, like the following:
- Conventional, like the following:
Note: the value "7SWUfutE8mk" corresponds to the video ID; each YouTube video has a unique (different) ID.

12) If there is a quality corresponding to the iPhone extension, you can leave it blank or specify a video file/stream (as a LiveClip).

Web Links: The interactive videos functionality will work the same as with conventional Clips/LiveClips.

To finish, click on the "Save" button.

The new LiveClip-Embed will appear in the Clip list.
NOTE: Every time a LiveClip-Embed is created, it will have an "Inactive" status, the LiveClip won´t be publicly available until you decide to activate it.

Activate the LiveClip-Embed
by clicking the grey light bulb (once activated it will turn yellow).
Feature the LiveClip-Embed by clicking the grey flag (once activated it will turn yellow). Featured LiveClips-Embed will appear in the "Featured Videos" panel.

NOTE: If you do not wish to "Feature" a LiveClip-Embed, click on the flag icon until it changes to grey.

That´s all! you just have created a LiveClip-Embed.


- Ensure the tag [youtube] is correctly written and, if you are using the quality parameter [youtube:quality], ensure it is a valid quality.

- Ensure the tag [youtube] is at the beginning of the field and there is no space or any other character before it.

- If the thumbnail is not saved after saving the Clip, verify the write permissions for the "plantillas/admin/thumbs" folder in your server.

For more information, check the Installation and Configuration tutorials.

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