Social Web, Social Media

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.



Posted on 18 May 2015
Does what it is supposed to
Ease of use
I finally found this easy to install and use extension that does what i need.
I used this to: I need a free extension that would embed easily videos stored on my server.

Excellent plugin

Posted on 25 May 2014
Perfect for inserting videos in articles.It has a professional look.

Thank you very much to the author

Work well in joomla 3.0

Posted on 18 December 2013
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.
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!

It works great

Posted on 13 January 2012
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.


By Lander Compton
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PreziHM is an easy Joomla! content plug-in that allows Prezi into an article. Just enclose the Prezi url inside tags like this: [prezihm][/prezihm] ...and the Prezi appears inside your Joomla! article. Options such as width, height, autoplay, and more can be controlled either globally through the plugin administration, or individual through t...

HM Tube

Lander Compton
Last updated:
Nov 19 2014
9 years ago
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download

This extension does NOT implement the Joomla! Update System


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