Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fixing Yahoo Media/Web Player to work as of Sept. 2013

Yahoo! Web/Media Player deceased June 30, 2013
If you’re a publisher and currently using Yahoo! WebPlayer on your site, after June 30 the Yahoo! WebPlayer won’t load. Your users will continue to be able to play media files using native browser support. You may wish to locate and remove the following line in your code:
A suggestion to replace the URL "http://mediaplayer.yahoo.com/js" with the URL 
"http://webplayer.yahooapis.com/player-beta.js" was working for 3 months,  but is no longer working
I have gotten this to work by hacking the code as seen in this article:

"For those going this route: it’s important to note that you need to poke through the player code and make sure that all of the elements are served locally. There still are some images and bits that come off Yahoo servers, and given that they’re not supporting this software anymore, it’s a safe bet those elements will go dark sooner or later. It’s a hell of a piece, as others have stated here, it’s the best web media player out there, ESPECIALLY for music, by a country mile."

If you need this done on your site, email me (see contact page).

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