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Kickstarter video embed workaround

  1. There are a couple of old posts from last year about the gigya shortcode workaround for Kickstarter videos. Most of them link to this page: http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/04/29/inserting-kickstarter-videos/

    But it seems like Kickstarter has changed their coding a little, so the source code doesn't resemble the code on the site. Does anyone have any tips for a more recent workaround?

    The blog I need help with is kickwhat.wordpress.com.

  2. I'm the author of that post, so thanks for pointing this out: I'll update the post as soon as possible.
    But it's still the same workaround: it all has to do with converting flash embed codes to gigya shortcodes (as explained in a more general post of mine). The changed embed code you can now get as per step 3 in my post is this part of the video sourcecode:
    <object ETC ETC ETC param name="flashvars" value="VARIABLES HERE" /></object>

    Shortcode model:
    [gigya src="www.kickstarter.com/swf/kickplayer.swf" width="480" height="360" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" wmode="opaque" flashvars="VARIABLES HERE" ]

    You can save this model and just copypaste the actual variables from the embed code to the shortcode.

  3. Hey justpi - thanks for the quick response! I appreciate it.

    Hmm...I think that's what I tried. As you mention, it did look mighty similar, and I tried adding in those extra items (allowfullscreen, allowscriptaccess, etc). Let me try it again and see if it works. Cheers.

  4. AWESOME! It worked!

    Could you paste the link to your general gigya code workaround here? I'd love to check that out in case the encoding changes again. I feel like I was really close on my own but didn't quite know what to do to get it to work.

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