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Audio only WP YouTube Lyte broken, fix expected

[Update: this indeed got fixed with 1.1.4]

So audio-only embedding is broken due to YouTube enforcing the minimum embedded player size that has been added to the TOS recently. I’m working on a fix for this, expect 1.1.4 soon. And if you’re impatient (or want to help), you can always download the development tar-ball here.

Audio-only YouTube embedding with WP YouTube Lyte 0.7

Last night I finished version 0.7.0 of WP YouTube Lyte. The bump in version number (0.6.5 to 0.7.0) is because of a new feature: the ability to embed YouTube as audio-only player, as seen on Pitchfork. Because after all, as great a source for music discovery as YouTube can be, you really don’t want to force your visitors to watch yet another clumsy fan-made slideshow while they’re listening to your latest musical crush, do you?

Embedding YouTube as an audio-only player is dead-simple; add an ‘a’ instead of a ‘v’ to the YouTube link and you’re good to go!

httpa://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFjgv1MO724

becomes this audio-only embedded YouTube with Dorian Concept’s “Her Tears Taste Like Pears”;

Dorian Concept - Her Tears Taste Like Pears
Watch this video on YouTube.