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TouchCast Embed Plugin for WordPress

The TouchCast Embed Plugin allows you to easily embed a fully interactive TouchCast video into a WordPress post.

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Description

Bring the #videoweb to your WordPress blog. TouchCast is a new medium that brings video and the web together. The TouchCast Embed Plugin lets you embed interactive TouchCast videos into your blog. As viewers are watching TouchCasts, they can click around on websites, images, and other video Apps (vApps) inside the TouchCast player to activate them. Once you install the plugin, all you need is a TouchCast video URL, which can be found by searching for the video on TouchCast.com or through the TouchCast iPad app (email a TouchCast to yourself to obtain the URL for any particular video).

Key features of the TouchCast Player plugin:

  • Adds a TouchCast icon to the WordPress toolbar in editing mode.

  • Inserts a TouchCast shortcode into the post

  • AutoPlay option can be toggled on or off

  • Auto Forward option continuously loads the next TouchCast on a given channel. This can also be toggled on or off.

  • Height and width of the player can be specified

  • Click “Insert” to add the shortcode to a post and embed the player.

Screenshots:

  • 1.To embed a TouchCast video in your post, select the TouchCast icon from the toolbar headed:

  • 2.Set the URL of the video to embed and the options you want:

  • That's it, now you have a fully interactive TouchCast playing on your website:

Installation:

Option #1

Download this zip file and upload the zip file to WordPress. Steps:

  • 1.After you download the file, visit your WordPress Dashboard and find the tab for Plugins. Select "Add New."

  • 2.Click the "Upload" tab and select the "Choose File" button to locate the .zip file on your computer. Once you find it, click "Install Now." Click "OK" to accept the plugin installation.

  • 3.Finally after the plugin installs, please click "Activate Plugin" and then you are all set.

Option #2 (coming soon!)

Upload straight from your WordPress Dashboard. Steps:

  • 1.Visit your WordPress Dashboard and find the tab for Plugins. Select "Add New."

  • 2.Perform a search for "TouchCast" and click "Install Now" where see the TouchCast Embed Plugin listed. Click "OK" to accept the plugin installation.

  • 3.Finally after the plugin installs, please click "Activate Plugin" and then you are all set.

Option #3 (coming soon!)

Install from the Plugin directory. Steps:

  • 1.Visit http://wordpress.org/plugins and search for TouchCast to find the same plugin in the WordPress plugin directory.

  • 2.Download the .zip file

  • 3.Upload to your WordPress site and activate the plugin following the same directions as Option #1.

FAQs

  • What is TouchCast?

    TouchCast is the most powerful, mobile video authoring tool on the planet comparable to an HD video broadcast truck on an iPad. TouchCast allows creators to build a new video web experience. It is a platform where viewers can experience the web through on-screen browseable and interactive video apps (vApps) without leaving the video.

  • What can users do on TouchCast?

    Users can either "Touch"or "Cast". "Touch" allows viewers to watch and touch videos on iPad or TouchCast.com. Users can also create videos using the "Cast" authoring tool which allows creators to effortlessly add live web pages and other interactive Video Apps (vApps) to videos.

  • What are vApps?

    vApps, or Video Apps, are on-screen elements that look and feel like television graphics but are interactive and update in real-time from inside the video so as to not interrupt the video playback.

  • What vApps are available?

    TouchCast offers a growing library of vApps that transform web pages, polls, maps and more into interactive graphics that users can play with while watching a video uninterrupted. They include YouTube videos, Twitter streams, Facebook Pages, Flickr photo galleries, news headlines, stock charts, ratings, comments, and more. TouchCast's vApp library is an open-platform so developers can also create and customize their own vApps for any need.

  • Where can users find, create and watch TouchCasts?

    TouchCast for iPad can be downloaded from the iTunes Store. TouchCast for Desktop can be downloaded from TouchCast.com. Users can create and watch TouchCasts on iPad devices or in our PC app. They can also view TouchCasts on TouchCast.com via Chrome and Safari browsers. And now TouchCast is available on WordPress via an embeddable player. TouchCasts are also available on YouTube, though our patented interactive vApp technology is not enabled by the YouTube player. Other platforms will be unveiled later in 2014.

  • What kind of video file does the TouchCast Embed Plugin play?

    TouchCast apps (free to download for iPads, Windows PC and soon Mac OS) produce .mp4 video files with html for the interactivity (we also offer a Flash version).

  • Will the plugin allow my TouchCast videos to work with mobile devices that are viewing my WP site?

    For version 1.0, the TouchCast Embed Plugin will only play the video file without interactivity on mobile browsers. Viewers will see everything but will need to view the post on a desktop browser to gain full interactivity.

  • What desktop browsers are supported for TouchCast video playback?

    For version 1.0, we recommend the latest versions of Chrome and Safari browsers.