Google took a big step forward in solving its problem with copyright music video content on YouTube this week by signing an agreement with Universal that will license all of their media archives for internet distribution via a new site called “Vevo” to be launched next year. Music Videos are some of the most popular content on YouTube, with top videos uploaded by users seeing over 20 million hits per page. However, since the users are simply recording the videos to digital off of television, and in a sense, rebroadcasting them on YouTube without permission (aka “sharing”), the music companies have been vocal in forcing Google to remove this content from individual user accounts. Now, in the new system, all proprietary content from Universal will be hosted on the Vevo site, and wherever it is embedded or shared across the web by users, the content will be monetized to produce ad revenue and royalties. This is a big victory for the music industry, and the other record labels are expected to join in similar agreements with Google for online music video distribution.
This is a reference article for adding a YouTube button for automatic video uploads in Drupal with FCKeditor. Basically, there are a few small issues that I ran into when setting up the plugin, but the process is simple and quick. If you want to give embedded video support through the WYSIWYG editor, without having your users cut and paste the embed code through the source directly, then this method may be of interest.
1. Install and configure FCKeditor in your Drupal installation.
2. Download the YouTube Plugin for FCKeditor at:
3. First Change – the documentation for the plugin says to upload it into the:
Disregard this and upload it into the upper level folder of the Drupal FCKeditor module. The path should be: