iZAP-Videos, Full featured videos plugin v3.9b

Release Notes

izap_videos 3.9b revision 134:

  • Fixes in API. Now you can register API at pluginlotto.com for localhost / user.
  • Hidden edit form fixed.
  • Enhanced API with dedicated support of Youtube, Vimeo, Veoh, Metacafe, Blip, CollegeHumor, 5min.
  • Improved sqlite drivers for video queue management.
  • Lighter code.
  • Nice rating video widget.


  • izap-elgg-bridge, Get your copy from http://www.pluginlotto.com.
  • Install latest izap-elgg-bridge and place it on the top of all plugins provided by iZAP. This has some common libraries we need in our different plugins. It's let us maintain DRY programming practices.

Supporting elgg platforms:

  • elgg 1.6
  • elgg 1.7
  • After manually deleted onserver | embed from database I tried older elgg-bridge and izap-videos. Looks like bridge version r82_1.2 and videos version 3.81b works. No more error messages when uploading videos

    ~ Jukka ~

  • how can i reset the settings of izap_videos because my site says if i go to Videos settings: Fatal error: Call to a member function prepare() on a non-object in /opt/lampp/htdocs/mod/izap-elgg-bridge/lib/classes/IzapSqlite.php on line 45 how can i clear this error ?? .. any ideas ? :P antoher question is were can i find a izap database or soomething else ? :/

    my elgg version is 1.7.7 .. does is run on this version ?

  • jea i have the same error with PHP Fatal error: Call to a member function prepare() on a non-object in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/elgg/mod/izap-elgg-bridge/lib/classes/IzapSqlite.php on line 45 ...

    @xmlMaster: what do you mean with:

    When adding manually path to 'new PDO()' it... ?


    how can i do this ? .. does it give any solutions for this error ?? .. :/

  • Hi izap!
    I love you plugin but I need a little help with it:
    I got the API key from http://www.pluginlotto.com/, i've entered it, the mod accepted it, but when I try to add video with url it says: "Your API is invalid or banned. Register new API at http://www.puginlotto.com"
    When I try to add a video with embed code it works flawless. Do you have any idea?
    Thank you!

  • Hello, installing the izap-elgg-bridge I get this error. Do not know how to fix it, thank you very much.


    Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/Berlin' for 'CET/1.0/no DST' instead in /var/www/mydomain.com/public_html/engine/lib/elgglib.php on line 938

  • Flirx. Delete onserver|embed value from your elgg -database. You can use phpmyadmin. Table is elgg_private_settings and value name IzapVideoOptions. Only value leaves is OFFSERVER. Video settings are default values after that. Then remove izap-bridge and videos plugins and install bridge version r82_1.2 and videos version 3.81b. Everything should work after that

    ~ Jukka ~

  • Ratono2000. Set your timezone in php.ini file like this for example:
    date.timezone = 'Europe/Helsinki'

    Using your own timezone of course :)

    ~ Jukka ~

  • Hello  izap,

            Thanks for your great plugin.

      I have some problem in uploading video, the video is uploaded but always in queue. Queue status: Not running (4), the video is not converting. What can i do?



  • Hi!

    When enable it I got this mess:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function izapParseUrls_izap_videos() in /home/.../mod/izap_videos/views/default/output/longtext.php on line 15

    Any clues?

  • do i have to setup a cron job to convert the videos?



  • Can anyone help with this? its not converting my uploaded videos?


    I have FFMPEG etc.....


    do i need a cron job to run to convert?

  • I am running ELGG 1.7.7 and I am using the latest Bridge and IZAP videos (3.9b) as made available from the ELGG community. When I try to link to an external Youtube video I'm getting the following error:

    'Error fetching data from remote url. Either wrong url or video not found.'

    Is there a fix?

    Thanks in advance.

  • I just installed this plugin and I must say.. Wow theres so much to explore. 

    One little annoying problem... if anyone could direct me to... turning off the auto play on the 'my video' widget every time i reload -_- that'll be great. Thanks.

  • how do you embed videos in the riverdashboard using this?

  • api refuses to work for me, just tells me Your API is invalid or banned. Register new API at http://www.puginlotto.com.


    Any ideas??

  • I would like to try previous versions of IZAP videos since the latest 3.9b is not working with my ELGG 1.7.7 installation. Where can I download previous versions? Can someone post the link. The download links have been deactivated when I click on the previous versions in the release sidebox.

  • @driftwork: The links ("Releases") on the left side still work - at least for version 3.71b which I'm still using (Elgg 1.7.8). On the page of the previos versions you need to click on the "I understand the potential risks and want this release." link to download the corresponding version.

  • @iionly Thanks for the response

    Are you using IZAP 3.71b because 3.9b is not working for you?

    Also, are you using a previous version of the Bridge as well?

    Thanks in advance

  • Just to let everyone know, IZAP 3.9b was not working for my ELGG 1.7.7 Installation.

    I could not link to or embed videos and I was getting the following error.

    'Error fetching data from remote url. Either wrong url or video not found.'

    I have now installed IZAP 3.81b and it is working.

    I can now link to and embed videos.

    I am using the most recent Bridge plugin from the LOTTO site (although I'm not sure if its even necessary)

  • @driftwork: version 3.71b doesn't require the Bridge plugin. I'm not sure about version 3.81b. One reason I've not updated yet is lack of time for testing. Unfortunately, new versions of izap_videos often introduced new bugs - or old bugs that already had been fixed returned. With version 3.71b I got a version that finally worked without problems - at least I've not found any yet - so I'm currently not eager to upgrade.

    The idea of separating the embedding API from izap_videos core plugin might be a good idea in case the API of sites like Youtube would change often and the plugin code would be needed to be adjusted and in consequence the plugin would need to get upgraded on each installation. But this doesn't seem to happen often. On the other hand the API server in the middle is an additional failure point. If this server is not available you can't embed any videos - at least I believe so. If the embed code is buggy, you can't fix the errors as you don't have access to the API server.

  • HI all,

    If i wanna add supported site for the Off server mode. Which file i should look into?

  • Hi, I saw a problem during the htmlawed hack to embed videos, this will disallow all the others html tags, for example, bolds, italic, etc.


    To allow this, you should make something like this on the init of the script


       $CONFIG->htmlawed_config['elements'] = 'a, acronym, address, b, big, blockquote, br, center, cite, code, dd, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, img, legend, li, ol, p, pre, small, span, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, var, object, embed, param';

  • Couldn't install izap_videos plugin using Elgg 1.7.8

  • IZAP does not like the new youtube download site...


  • As @lord55 said before, jquery 1.4.x does not work with this plugin. If I have 1.4.x loaded the videos will not play. If you have changed jquery, try 1.3.x instead. Hopefully a fix soon!



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  • Category: Media
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2015-3-13
  • Downloads: 61895
  • Recommendations: 94

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