OSYouTube Has New Settings for Related Videos and Your Video Display

No Info Setting and Changed Related Video Setting in OSYouTube 3.8.12

We recently posted about our plans to change the OSYouTube Pro Joomla plugin. The OSYouTube Pro 3.3.12 release implements those changes.

This update is needed because Google is making some signifcant changes to how embeds are displayed. In short, you will have less control over the display of your video title and the YouTube logo. You also lose the ability to disable the "Related Videos" feature.


Change #1. How to display video information

In OSYouTube Pro versions prior to 3.3.12, there was an "Info" box. Setting this to "Yes" would display the title of your YouTube video and setting it to "No" would hide the video title:

no title displayed

Setting the Info option to "Yes" also allowed you to hide the YouTube logo displayed be default on the control bar.

However, because of YouTube's API changes, starting from OSYouTube Pro version 3.3.12 you won't see the Info setting anymore.

This means that from now on your YouTube videos will always display their title and the YouTube logo.


Change #2. The Related videos option

In OSYouTube Pro versions prior to 3.8.12, the Related videos setting had Yes and No options:

related videos setting before 3812

You had a choice to hide the related videos displayed by default once the video viewer stops the playback:

related videos displayed by default

As of version 3.3.12, you won't be able to hide the related videos. Instead, you will be able to specify their source:

  1. All Channels. With this option, OSYouTube plugin will be looking for the related videos in all of your YouTube channels.
  2. Same Channel. With this option, OSYouTube plugin will be looking for the related videos only in the YouTube channel, to which the displayed video belongs.

channels


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Born from a Ukrainian mother and Russian father, Alex lives in the United Kingdom. Alex is a self-taught Microsoft Certified Professional. He enjoys learning Joomla and helping web site administrators make the most of it.