Use oEmbed/ogp for the external video block to support more sites?
Currently the external Video block supports fixed list of content providers. Which happens to be quite limited.
Another approach to support external content is to rely on meta data provided in the page to extract the content and embed it. Two protocols exists to do that:
- open graph protocol - i.e. Facebook
Those two allows you not only to embed videos but more generaly to add rich content - slides, audio, etc. Both are very well supported by content providers.
Those protocols are open ended, that is you are not limited to a fixed list of sites but allows you to embed content from any site supporting them.
We developped our own artefact plugin to circumvent those limitations - another one exists based on embed.ly - but I believe it would make sense to extend/modify the video block and provide support at the core level.
|Changed in mahara:|
|status:||New → Triaged|
|importance:||Undecided → Wishlist|