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Display link content type as embedded video, provide a video gallery view

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This package adds a new view to Plone’s Link content type. If the remote url of the link is an oembedable video collective.videolink will override the default link_redirect_view browserview to show the embedded video.


The code was originally forked from another project nmd.ploneaslinkvideoembed


  • Plone
  • requests
  • plone.patternslib

Plone 4 compatibility

Use collective.videolink 3.0a5

Plone 5 compatibility

Use collective.videolink >5.0

Version 5 has support for video from Vimeo and Youtube and experimental support for public video links from Google Drive.

Why this package ?

I needed a way to display video links in a thumbnail gallery style view This provides a simple view for collections of video links. This is known to work with videos from youtube and vimeo. It also works with soundcloud and other oembedable links.


5.0a5 (2018-03-16)

  • now “unshortens” urls from and flickr [pigeonflight]
  • supports embedding flickr albums [pigeonflight]


  • version bump [pigeonflight]


  • updated changelog and readme


  • added soundcloud and experimental google drive video support [pigeonflight]
  • now works with Plone 5 [pigeonflight]
  • further customisations to the embeddedvideo listings view and individual view [pigeonflight]
  • added dependency on plone.patternslib and videos now use pat-inject to load inline;fixed thumbnailing so that thumbnails are created on creation not just modification of a video link [pigeonflight]
  • refactored to use a custom marker interface “IVideoLinkOembedable” as a strategy for overriding the default link view with a video view; we no longer implement our own display view in the display menu [pigeonflight]
  • test suite updated to work with


  • replaced collective.colorbox with collective.prettyphoto [pigeonflight]
  • do not purge viewmethods [cleder]
  • use metal:content-core fill-slot=”content-core” to simplify pagetemplate [cleder]
  • added embeddedvideos view to Collections and Folders [pigeonflight]
  • known to work with Plone 4.2 and 4.3


  • collective.colorbox with collective.prettyphoto
  • this version requires Plone 4 as it uses the json module which ships with Python 2.6 [pigeonflight]
  • now properly supports and youtube videos [pigeonflight]


  • version that is now compatible with Plone 4 [pigeonflight]


  • updated viddler code to compensate when url is missing a trailing slash [pigeonflight]


  • prevent uneccessary repetition of queries to oembed providers [pigeonflight]


  • fixed bug where normal links would become broken when product is installed [pigeonflight]


  • removed stray ‘debugging’ line in that was showing uneccessary metadata [pigeonflight]


  • now relies on oohembed for videos that are not from vimeo,youtube or viddler [pigeonflight]
  • thumbnails will be forced to 200px width in the @@embeddedvideos collection view [pigeonflight]


  • added proof of concept auto thumbnails for vimeo videos [pigeonflight]
  • created a custom view for collections called @@embeddedvideos [pigeonflight]
  • forked from nmd.plonelinkasvideoembed [pigeonflight]

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