Chico3001 Chico3001 - 3 months ago 43
Android Question

“href” value in HTML to open video in youtube app or market (Google Play) on Android

I'm making a Web Page that shows 360 videos, but i recently noticed that 360 functionality in the android browser is not supported, and because of this the video wont shows correctly, so after searching a lot i found that the best option is to try to open the video in the YouTube app making use of an "Android Intent" explained in this developer tutorial:

https://developer.chrome.com/multidevice/android/intents

So i need to construct the href address for a YouTube video, but unfortunately i don't know android programming and also can't find the YouTube App xml manifest to fill the options, can anyone help me?

intent:
HOST/URI-path <-- I think here needs to be the video URL?
#Intent;
package=com.google.android.youtube.player.YouTubeIntents; <-- Is this the correct package? or should i use com.google.android.youtube.player?
action=createPlayVideoIntentWithOptions(context, UUweNrpFTwA, true, true); <-- Dont know what to put in context field
category=[string]; <-- Is category needed? if so what category should i place here?
component=[string]; <-- Is component needed?
scheme=youtube; <-- Is this the correct scheme?
end;


Any help or tutorial will be greatly appreciated... Thanks!!

Answer

1) Intent solution :

<a href="
intent:
  //8xn9iq3lG_w/
  #Intent;
    scheme=vnd.youtube;
    package=com.google.android.youtube
    S.browser_fallback_url=market://details?id=com.google.android.youtube;
end;
">youtube or market</a>

NB:

Maybe you need to remove spaces in href attribut:

<a href="intent://8xn9iq3lG_w/#Intent;scheme=vnd.youtube;package=com.google.android.youtube;S.browser_fallback_url=market://details?id=com.google.android.youtube;end;">youtube or market</a>

video


2) Link solution :

You get more information in Settings > Apps > Youtube > Open by default > Supported links:

  • youtube.be
  • m.youtube.com
  • youtube.com
  • www.youtube.com

See: https://youtu.be/8xn9iq3lG_w and try, here: http://output.jsbin.com/tubozokebe/

<a target="_blank" href="https://youtu.be/8xn9iq3lG_w">link: https://youtu.be/8xn9iq3lG_w</a> or
<a target="_blank" href="vnd.youtube:8xn9iq3lG_w">link: vnd.youtube:8xn9iq3lG_w</a>

video

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