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#47885 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Support automatic video embedding for BitChute and DTube

Reported by: markalexandersmith Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Embeds Keywords: reporter-feedback
Focuses: Cc:


Support automatic video embedding on wordpress for BitChute and DTube videos.

Change History (2)

#1 @desrosj
11 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Embeds
  • Keywords reporter-feedback 2nd-opinion close added
  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

Hi @markalexandersmith,

Thanks for this ticket, and welcome to Trac!

When whitelisting oEmbed providers, there are several questions that need to be answered to be considered. The list of questions and factors weighed before adding a provider can be found here: https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/contribute/design-decisions/#whitelisting-oembed-providers

Based on some initial research, though, I am personally not convinced that these providers are currently a good fit for WordPress Core.

I am marking this for a 2nd opinion so others can weigh in. But if you can provide answers for the questions linked above in the mean time, it may help better understand the platforms.

#2 @pento
11 months ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion close removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

I agree, neither of these are a good fit for whitelisting.

I couldn't see any manual embedding options for DTube, but I did notice that BitChute embeds with a simple <iframe>. If BitChute were to implement oEmbed Discovery, then this would be automatically recognised by WordPress and used for embedding.

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