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HM Tube Plugin

Include YouTube video anywhere inside articles with JW Player as a Joomla plugin. The plugin admin allows you to set default settings such as Player skin, width, height, auto start, control bar location (the bar with the play button), control bar hide (hide the bar with the play button when control bar location is set to "over), HD, and more.
What's New in version 1.1?

* Minor bug fix related to Joomla! installs in nested directories.

What's New in version 1.0?

* Updated to JW Player 5.8
* Tested to work with Joomla 3.01

What's New in version

* fixed issue with HD video not displaying correctly.


1. Select from various skins to change the look of HM Tube
2. Insert video anywhere in your article.
3. Change the location of the control bar, or hide it when the mouse is inactive.
4. Play YouTube videos in HD.
5. Choose whether to auto start the video when the page loads or not.
6. Stream live video via RTMP.
7. Position the video with CSS through the admin panel.

File formats:
Video Formats: H.264 (.mp4, .mov, .f4v), FLV (.flv), 3GPP (.3gp, .3g2), YouTube

Sound Formats: AAC (.aac, .m4a), MP3 (.mp3)

Image Formats: JPEG (.jpg), PNG (.png), GIF (.gif)

To include a video in your article simply find the YouTube video and enclose its url inside the [hmyt] and [/hmyt] tags. So, for example, to use this YouTube video in an article:

You would enclose it inside the tags like:


You can also override the default settings (set in the plugin admin) by using tag parameters. In the above example, if you wanted the video to 500 px wide, and 300 px tall, you would include with width and height tag parameters, which would look like the following:

[hmyt width="500" height="300"][/hmyt]

The site documentation list all available tag params and usage.

I will try to support this plugin, however, remember that I am just a guy who wrote a plugin for his own needs and decided to share it with the Joomla community. Also, as I'm not an experienced programmer, I can't promise to find the solution to every potential problem. The code is very simple though, and I don't foresee too many issues.


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Reviews: 7
Perfect for inserting videos in articles.It has a professional look.
Thank you very much to the author
Reviews: 10
It's easy to use and to install. Simple instructions.
But.... don't support all youtube's videos, and don`t play "ad infinitum" the same video.
Reviews: 3
I registered just so I could post this review. I worked for HOURS trying to get a video embedded in a CMS website and used several players. I downloaded this and had my video running in minutes. It does exactly what it promises to do - no more and no less. Excellent plugin. The only thing I'd like to have added is a default volume level or mute tag.
Owner's reply

Thank you for your review!

Reviews: 5
I needed a way to show video from my iPhone. I had been taking video with a small camera then converting it to flv which was fine. Except I got an iPhone for Christmas and found that I can take and upload video directly from my phone.
Problem was I needed a way to view it on the site. HM Tube solved that, and it is MUCH MUCH easier than some other extensions I looked at.