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Video Picture Linking!

Discussion in 'PHP' started by machineman, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. machineman

    machineman New Member

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    My blog is regularly updated with videos so the main page loading speed isn't very fast:
    vidstowatch.com

    I'm going to try and explain this as best i can: Basically instead of being able to play videos from the main page. I'd like to have just the image of the video (from Youtube, Metacafe, College Humor or any other video site i may use) on the main page that once selected re-directs the user to the page with the video on where they can play the video properly.

    Does that make sense and is it possible?

    Thank you
     
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes why not and where do you host your videos?
     
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    ritsmontu New Member

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    You can use the Youtube API Tools to get thumbnail images.
     
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    PHP:
    function print_video($id)
    {
    echo 
    "<a href='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v={$id}' target='_blank'>
    <img src='http://img.youtube.com/vi/
    {$id}/0.jpg' />
    </a>
    "
    ;
    }  

    Source: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2068344/how-to-get-thumbnail-of-youtube-video-link-using-youtube-api
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011

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