Sep 202012

Popular video-sharing site Vimeo has added a tip jar, which allows Vimeo users to accept payments from anyone who enjoys their movies.

To use the new Tip Jar you’ll need to be a Vimeo Plus or Vimeo Pro member, but provided you’re already set up with a paid account, enabling it is as simple as adding a PayPal account and checking a box on the video’s advanced settings page. Once that’s done a “Tip This Video” button will appear underneath the video player on, allowing viewers to leave tips in appreciation for your cinéma vérité efforts.

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Jul 232012

It’s nice to have something happen when visitors arrive at your webpage. Videos and music are nice, but you can’t control the volume the user’s speakers will be set to, and custom applications can end up being too loud and startle users while sending them frantically looking for volume controls, or quickly clicking away.

An embedded Youtube video provides a familiar experience to the user, and has several features that make it fit nicely almost anywhere.

Below is the script you will need to embed your video or playlist. This code starts the video with the volume muted, and hides the controls until the user mouses over the video frame. Note: this will not work properly if you test it from your desktop. Once uploaded toy our site, it should work fine.


This embeds a playlist:

<script src=””></script>
<script src=””></script>
<div id=”ytapiplayer”>You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video.</div>
<script type=”text/javascript”>
google.load(“swfobject”, “2.1”);
function onYouTubePlayerReady(playerId) {
ytplayer = document.getElementById(“myytplayer”);
var params = { allowScriptAccess: “always” };
var atts = { id: “myytplayer” };

 “ytapiplayer”, “100%”, “380”, “8”, null, null, params, atts)


To embed a single video, just change the bold part to the normal Youtube video URL:

“ytapiplayer”, “100%”, “380”, “8”, null, null, params, atts)


Here are some links that may be helpful:

This post and a better representation of the code are available here.

YouTube Embedded Players and Player Parameters

YouTube JavaScript Player API Reference



Apr 092012

Does your cat show an interest in the images and sounds coming from your computer? Did you know you can take that a step further with videos tailor-made for feline viewing pleasure?

YouTube user Meghan Koley has created an entire channel dedicated to videos for cats. We asked Koley what inspired her to curate the content.

“I was inspired to create the channel based on my experience with cats — [theyre] entertained by certain videos just as much as humans are,” Koley told Mashable.

“There are millions of videos of cute cats doing cute things on YouTube, so I thought why not entertain the YouTube star itself and the owner at the same time?”

Koley’s channel, “Videos For Your Cat”, contains footage of various “cat bait” creatures to which cats respond best, according to Koley.


via 7 Videos Tailor-Made to Fascinate Your Cat.