MT-YouTube: A Movable Type Plugin

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Current version is 4.0.0.0 released on 2007-08-18

Contents

What This Plugin Does

Heard of YouTube? Of course you have. Well, this plugin will do a 1-way sync with your YouTube videos to your blog.

Using the background tasks functionality in Movable Type, this plugin will query your YouTube account for your latest videos. When it sees a new one, it will create an entry in your blog for that video. Various properties of the blog entry are used.

Requirements

  • This plugin works with Movable Type version 4 and higher.
  • Perl version 5.8.5 or higher. This is what I use. It may work on lower versions. Let me know if it does and I will lower this.

Installation Instructions

  1. Download the latest version of the plugin.
  2. Unzip the contents of the file.
  3. Copy the file YouTube.pl to your Movable Type “plugins” directory.

    (If you don’t have a plugins directory, create a plugins directory in the same directory where your mt.cgi file is located. Then upload YouTube.pl into the newly created plugins directory.)

  4. Go into your blog settings. Click on the Plugins tab. You should see an entry for MT-YouTube. Click on Show Settings and configure as desired.
  5. If you have any trouble, be sure to check the Movable Type Activity Log for errors.

Configuration

There are a variety of options that you can set when configuring the plugin:

Configuration

Frequently Asked Questions

None yet.

Examples

None yet.

Purchase

This plugin is not free. Lots of my other Movable Type plugins are free. So you need to purchase the plugin for $10 USD in order to use it. You can try it out for a few days and see if you like it before purchasing.

License

This software is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. This software is licensed, not sold.

NO WARRANTY. THE PRODUCT IS DISTRIBUTED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY AS TO MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY OTHER WARRANTIES EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. THE AUTHOR WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DATA LOSS, DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS OR ANY OTHER KIND OF LOSS WHILE USING OR MISUSING THIS SOFTWARE.

Download

Download the current version from the link below. Past versions are not archived.

Version History

4.0.0.0 — 2007-08-18
  • Works for me.

Contact

For questions, suggestions, bug reports, and anything else related to this plugin, please e-mail brandon@fuller.name or leave a comment.

  • Caio James

    Any way to configure this plugin to pull only videos that I set as my favorites? Or from a particular playlist? I don’t necessarily want to put all of my videos on the blog, only certain ones.

    Thanks!

    Caio

  • spag

    Hi, I was testing your plugin

    and…

    When it imports movies from youtube it forgrets about encoding. How to fix that ?