Hi, Over the past couple of months we have been developing and testing a related videos module on some wikis like Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Halo. During these tests we have been tracking the number of video plays as well as collecting community feedback. We are now ready to expand the rollout to the rest of the site, and we are starting with wikis that there are the most videos for - which includes your wiki!

The videos we have are fully licensed from video partners we have developed relationships with. They include videos such as trailers, famous movie/TV clips, walkthroughs and behind the scenes interviews. We currently have video content from Screenplay and are working to create partnerships with other vendors, including Hulu, soon. You can see the video content we have by visiting the video wiki and either searching by keyword or checking out the various categories.

When the module is enabled, it will already be pre-populated with videos related to your topic. We will try to pick the best videos from the video wiki, but understand that the community’s ability to adjust the content is very important, so you will have access to both adding and removing videos within the module. This can include adding videos already on your wiki or adding new ones from the video wiki.

Our high-quality videos will compliment the fantastic articles and photos on your wiki. On 5 of the test wikis the videos in the modules have already had over 10,000 views. This is an exciting number and we hope as we make more videos available these numbers will increase. We are in the process of pre-populating the related videos module for your wiki, and expect the module to go live within the next couple of weeks, so please let me if you have any any questions or concerns. Sarah@fandom (help forum | blog) 23:57, May 23, 2012 (UTC)

Another reason to continue cleaning out those uploaded videos and replacing them with youtube videos. Gotta get to work faster! Jazzi 23:59, May 23, 2012 (UTC)

Ok we will move ahead here. I will let you know when the module is ready to be activated here. Thanks! --Sarah@fandom (help forum | blog) 16:37, May 25, 2012 (UTC)

I just created a {{Youtube}} template. It's a good replacement for Wikia's video system that allows users to see videos inside the article, as oppose to Wikia's video system that forces users to navigate away to play the video. It's very easy to use. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 17:42, May 25, 2012 (UTC)
I've also added a new feature imported from the spanish WikiDex that will initially hide the flash object of videos inserted through {{youtube}} and will replace them by an image of the video. Once the user clicks on it, the video will then be displayed. That improves the load time of pages with several videos. Give it a try (reload cache, etc) and if it causes problems, just revert my edit in the Commons.css page (since the JavaScript will run only if the video object is hidden by CSS) or both CSS and JS. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 18:03, May 25, 2012 (UTC)

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