Yahoo! Pipes + Webplayer = Awesome!

When webplayer.yahoo.com was released we thought - this would be a perfect enhancement to the Pipes pages that link to media! The simplicity of Webplayer and the ability to create customizable playlists / mashups with Pipes are a win.

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Pipes that link to media content will have the Webplayer initialized on the page. The Webplayer by default will be minimized on the lower left hand side of the pipe.info page. A play icon will also be to the left of the link if it detects it can play that media type. This feature is only available on the List view of pipe.info pages currently. You can also use the json output of your Pipe to create your own badge using Webplayer on your website if you choose.

The media types that Webplayer currently supports are:

Audio:

  • mp3
  • xspf
  • wma
  • flv (audio only for now)
  • wav
  • m4a
  • m3u
  • m4u
  • asx
  • pls

Video:

  • YouTube links
  • Yahoo! Movie links

This list is expected to grow and please visit http://webplayer.yahoo.com/docs/how-to-use/ for more info.

Example Pipes:

My YouTube Favorites
http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=PLKC7o943BGDA5mW2R2EvQ

Top Rated Movies
http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=31d88b9cc8140aa49b9698b184b272ea

Free music from last.fm (classical,acoustic,electronic,hip hop,jazz,pop)
http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=68c20b197e060f6a58b608ef4376612f