Chromeless Custom Youtube Video Player using Microsoft Player Framework ?

Topics: Windows 8 JavaScript, Windows 8 Xaml
Sep 29, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Does someone have a guide to create a custom player(skin) for playing youtube videos
using the chromeless youtube API ?
This is for basically embeding Youtube videos in Windows 8 apps without the default youtube chrome.
Any help or pointers is highly appreciated.


Thanks 

Coordinator
Nov 27, 2012 at 6:46 PM

If the youtube video is encoded as a file that is supported by Windows 8, it can be played with the video tag or the player framework in your app. If it is a Flash video it won't work without building a custom media foundation extension (a very advanced task). 

Here's a list of supported video formats in Win8...

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/06/08/building-a-rich-and-extensible-media-platform.aspx

Look for the section: Video and audio support for Metro style apps