Blog Posts by Alex Sirota

  • Introducing Yahoo! WebPlayer

    Today we’re announcing the first beta version of Yahoo! WebPlayer. At its core, Yahoo! WebPlayer is a powerful Web based media player written in HTML and JavaScript. It supports a variety of video and audio media formats and services, for example Yahoo! Video, YouTube, MP3 or WMA. Beyond being a flexible and universal media player, Yahoo! WebPlayer comes with advanced technology that can automatically add relevant video to your Web pages.

    Yahoo! WebPlayer

    This is how it works - any publisher, blogger or developer can easily add the Yahoo! WebPlayer to their site with just one line of code. After the player is added to a site, when a page loads, the player scans the page contents and adds play buttons next to ‘playable’ items. Playable items could be references to supported media or specific recognized terms, such as movie titles. Once clicked, a play button will open a slick in-page player that will stream all the detected playable items as a unified playlist.

    Here are a few examples of playable

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