YouTube videos can't be played with Media CE
Since the rework of the Media CE for TYPO3 4.7, YouTube videos cannot be played anymore using the Media CE. The path to the video file is resolved correctly, but obviously the "TYPO3 Media Player" cannot play YouTube videos.
I compared the handling of 4.6 and 4.7 to get one step further in this problem:
- TYPO3 4.6 has a flag "Use Player (Flash only)". When this is checked, TYPO3 tries to play a video with the Flash Player.
- This "TYPO3 Media Player" (contrib/flashmedia/swfplayer.swf) cannot play YouTube videos.
- Unchecking the Player checkbox in 4.6 sets the YouTube/v URL itself as player (typo3\sysext\cms\tslib\content\class.tslib_content_media.php, l. 188). The YouTube player is correctly rendered then.
- The option to deactive the player is missing in TYPO3 4.7. Therefore the YouTube player itself will never be rendered and YouTube videos cannot be played with the Media element in 4.7.
I just googled about using the FlowPlayer to play YouTube videos. But obiously this is only possible with a commercial plugin (http://flowplayer.electroteque.org/youtube). So basically my conclusion would be that we need to have back the SWF rendering with the YouTube SWF as player.
Side note: Vimeo videos seem to work...