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Using third-party services

It is possible to embed videos and other multimedia files from sites such as YouTube or SlideShare into your module, just as you might embed them on your own personal web site. Please keep in mind, however, that unlike media files attached to Connexions modules, there is no guarantee that these resources will be always be available to your readers. Also, content hosted on third-party websites is not necessarily released under the same open licenses as Connexions content, meaning that other authors won't have the same rights to edit and modify content as they would with an attached media file. For these reasons we strongly encourage you to consider providing your own attached media files whenever possible.

Most resources hosted by a third-party service can be embedded using the same process as an attached video or flash file as described earlier, with the src attribute pointing to the URL of the video rather than a local file. Some of these external resources, however, require a little extra work by the author.

Embedding youtube videos

If you choose to include YouTube videos in your module, you will need to first copy the information provided in the Embed HTML snippet provided by YouTube for the video you wish to use. As an example, consider this video of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. The Embed snippet for this video is as follows: <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/RMINSD7MmT4&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/RMINSD7MmT4&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always"allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object> Since this code is designed for use on websites and not the CNXML language, the majority of this snippet is not necessary. The part that is important is the embed tag : <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/RMINSD7MmT4&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always"allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"> The CNXML example below illustrates how to embed a YouTube video in your module. Notice that it is implemented like a standalone video, with a few key features:

  • The media subtype is <iframe> , not <video> - this is because the YouTube player uses iframe for embeds.In practice, the <video> element would work just fine to embed a simple YouTube player, but some features (such as being able to view the movie in full screen mode) would not be available.
  • The src attribute is set to the embed URL for the video, not the URL for the video on the YouTube website . The embed URL is the one found in the code snippet as shown above and is of the form http://www.youtube.com/embed/[VideoID] (where [VideoID] is the ID of the video you wish to include in your module).
  • After you copy the embed URL, you need to replace the & characters with &amp; . The & character is a special character in CNXML and must be escaped in this manner, otherwise you will get an error when you try to save your module. In this example, src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RMINSD7MmT4 & rel=0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RMINSD7MmT4 &amp; rel=0"

Questions & Answers

Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
hi
Loga
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
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