This step-by-step Video Gallery Player tutorial was inspired by my friend Marcelo Souza post in twitter: “Wouldn´t be cool a TV in the studio playing video references from a custom gallery all day long ?”
First I thought about writing down a simple python app to do that, but it definitely couldn´t the easiest neither the best idea to do that at all… Then I´ve tried a few things like Vimeo widgets, Vimeo coachmode, Vimeo API and after a few hours diving into those stuff I finally came up with a simple and standard solution for everybody:
Go to the Vimeo website and log in. At the top navigation on the right, click Tools and then select Make Widgets:
Now click either on the Hubnut thumbnail or Customize this to start setting it up:
Note that a new panel is going to open on the right side with a couple of options:
And here is the trick: Choose My subscriptions on the first drop down menu:
That way the widget sorts videos from users that we´ve subscribed:
Of course you can create an account with a common password for users and collect “My Likes”, but that´s totally up to you.
Now we are ready to retrieve the result: Click on the blue button Get Code to copy it from the text field.
Done! Just paste the embed code in your website/blog, press play and hit fullscreen to enjoy :)
Hope you like it, cheers :)