Continuing the discussion from Brand new plugin interface:
So I made this plugin. It’s working fairly well in development, but I haven’t had time to deploy it on my production instance yet.
Basically this replaces the generic whitelist oneboxer for youtube.com and youtu.be with simple image embeds. Those images get a play button, so users know it’s a video. Once they click the image, the actual youtube player is loaded.
This is especially useful if you have topics with massive amounts of YouTube-Links, because loading those takes some time and crashes some older boxes – with this plugin, no more!
How it looks:
After installing the plugin, you should rebake all your posts.
# (Inside of the container) root@forum:/$ rake posts:rebake # this will take a long time.
Note that you can omit the post rebaking, this will cause only new, edited, and manually rebaked posts to use the light embed.