Use embed.ly while embedding new links


(Alex Flom) #1

http://embed.ly/ is a service which is automatically displaying thumbnails and rich media previews for videos when a new link is posted (in a discussion).
Is there a way to use it on discourse(or something similar)?

Thanks!


(Jens Maier) #4

Discourse has Onebox which is open source and relatively easy to extend. If there’s any content you want to embed in your Discourse forum but can’t, post a feature request here on meta. As long as the originating website provides any form of embedding service, I’m sure it can be included in the oneboxer. :slight_smile:


(Kane York) #5

embed.ly is a paid service, and requires access keys, so it won’t work for Discourse.

The onebox gem which @elberet linked above does the same thing.