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JW Player doesn't work with WP Robot 3.4?

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    Does anyone know if the JW Player Wordpress work with WP Robot? Trying to change skins on youtube video with WP Robot installed and can't seem to get it to work.

    WP Robot does have a youtube.php file, but I don't have a clue what to look for or how to change it to work with JW Player.

    Is it just a matter of changing code for it to work or do I need to hire someone to fix the plugin for me?
     
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    Yes it does work. What you need to do is go into the Templates area in WPRobot and go down to the Youtube template, right now you probably have {video} as the first line, instead put this as the first line:

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    [jwplayer file="{XXX}"]
    In the XXX put url, for some reason the post won't let me put it into the code.

    It will then use jwplayer as your default.

    Enjoy...
     
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    Sorry, I'm not 100% sure what you mean by url. I want to use jw player for multiple videos that I post to my blog. Will this allow me to do that with one command in the template?
     
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    Yes, what it will do is make the jwplayer the default player for your youtube videos posted with WPRobot.

    If you only want to use jwplayer on a few videos, then you will need to just use the code that jwplayer uses, and put that into each post.

    In the code that I show, what I mean by url is, where you see XXX type in the letters url instead. For some reason on the post, when I have {url } it shows ***** instead

    And that code only replaces the first line, not the entire code that you will see.
     
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    Unfortunately, this did not do the trick. After following your instructions, saved, emptied cache and refreshed page, youtube videos still appearing in default left position without JW Player or selected JW Player skin. :confused:

    btw....JW Player plugin is installed and activated
     
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    Sorry, this will only work for new videos that WPRobot posts.

    For your older videos what you will need to do is go into the post and put this code in
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    [jwplayer file="http://www.youtube.com/v/GNzprYn4rBk?fs=1"]
    Just put in the proper youtube address, and it should now show your youtube video with the JWPlayer.

    Unfortunately if you have a lot of videos that have already posted, I don't know how to go about changing them all quickly.
     
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    Of course if you know CSS you may be able to set it in there. But, I have never figured out exactly how to do it. I am sure it can be done by a competent CSS coder though. Unfortunately that would not be me...
     
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    You are a genius sir!!! After 2 days of banging my head against the wall, you did in a few short minutes. Two thumbs up and a thanks to you!!!
     
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    No Problem, it took me a week to find that answer myself and I only found it in a video that is part of the Extreme Niche Empires series, he mentioned it off hand and I had the same reaction of "My God, that's the answer I've been looking for!!!"

    Have a good day, and go make some affiliate money...