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#51487 closed enhancement (fixed)

Update 3rd-party Video Unit Tests to use more permanent videos

Reported by: garrett-eclipse's profile garrett-eclipse Owned by: garrett-eclipse's profile garrett-eclipse
Milestone: 5.6 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Media Keywords: has-patch has-unit-tests commit
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This is a follow-up ticket from a discussion on slack, ticket in meta and associated core ticket #46986. To answer, what videos to use in unit tests for vimeo and youtube.

I'll quote the meta response from @dd32 as I feel it the most appropriate path forward;

Instead of using WordPress test accounts, could we instead fall back onto using a video uploaded by the embed company instead?

For example, for Vimeo, anything from Vimeo Staff or the test video from should be safe to use going forward. edit: The player embed page actually has a bunch of test videos with various states, such as not-embeddable, hosted by official vimeo test accounts, seems perfect for this use-case.

Having official WordPress accounts for every embed platform is not going to be viable from a management perspective IMHO, and having accounts everywhere with only a single W logo video doesn't lead to a super great experience when it ends up in search results.

Where WordPress does have a use for the service (Such as Youtube) using one of our uploads such as a release video does make sense though.

This ticket is to update those urls to use the youtube suggested video and the one from the Vimeo embed tutorial.
Youtube -
Vimeo -

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51487.diff (10.7 KB) - added by garrett-eclipse 4 years ago.
Initial patch to bring consistency to the vimeo/youtube urls used for tests.

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Change History (9)

4 years ago

Initial patch to bring consistency to the vimeo/youtube urls used for tests.

#1 @garrett-eclipse
4 years ago

Note: While creating the patch I found some instances in Gutenberg so once this gets some review we can look to also bring consistency to those tests too.

#2 @Mista-Flo
4 years ago

  • Keywords needs-testing removed

Hey Garrett, nice one!

I have run the unit tests with the patch applied and it works, no regression.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-media by hellofromtonya. View the logs.

4 years ago

#4 @garrett-eclipse
4 years ago

  • Keywords commit added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 5.6

Awesome, let's get a committers review and see if we can land this in 5.6.

#5 @garrett-eclipse
4 years ago

  • Owner set to garrett-eclipse
  • Status changed from new to accepted

#6 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

In 49117:

Tests: Update third-party video URLs in unit tests with more permanent videos.

This brings some consistency to the YouTube and Vimeo URLs used for tests:

  • For YouTube, use the video of WordPress 5.0 release.
  • For Vimeo, use one of the official test videos.

Props garrett-eclipse, dd32.
Fixes #51487. See #meta5467.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #docs by garrett-eclipse. View the logs.

4 years ago

#8 @garrett-eclipse
4 years ago

Thanks @SergeyBiryukov I've added a note to the Automated Testing document here;

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