YouTube Player - plugin detail

Search for YouTube movies in NetBeans IDE 6. Double-click a movie title and the browser opens, displaying the selected movie.

NetBeans Plugin - YouTube Player
Plugin owner: geertjan
Website: http://blogs.sun.com/geertjan/entry/youtube_movie_player_in_plugin
Added: 2007-12-07
License: CDDL
Category: NetBeans Rich Client Platform
Downloaded: 2,004 times
Rating:
 3.9, by 2 users

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Download plugin   Download size: 0.67 MB   Last Update: 2012-04-06

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Download plugin   Download size: 0.67 MB   Last Update: 2012-04-06

What's new in this version

Added pic.

Verifications for NetBeans versions

Plugin is not subject to any verification



Introduction

  1. Open the YouTube Search Window, under the Window menu.
  2. Type something in the window.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. The Navigator (Ctrl-7) shows the results.
  5. Click a title and browser opens, displaying movie.
  6. Watch the movie.

All of it looks like this:

john-lennon-youtube-player.png

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User Comments

  

Think about it...

Imagine there were NetBeans tutorials delivered via YouTube... wouldn't it be handy if they could be watched inside NetBeans?
Posted by geertjan on Mar 26, 2008
  

691 Downloads says this plugin fills a niche...

"Plugins are meant to provide a useful and related addition to a good project."

Says who? And are you the one to judge whether something is useful? I think I need your e-mail address so that I can write to you whenever I'm thinking about a new plugin, so I can ask you whether the plugin is going to be useful. Of course, if you write back and say: "No. That won't be useful", then I will not create the plugin. By the way, there have been 691 downloads of this plugin. Doesn't that tell you that this plugin "fills a niche"?
Posted by geertjan on Mar 26, 2008
  

Ice Cream fills a niche

All of the things you listed serve a purpose. Ice cream is an object that tastes good when you eat it, flowers make a great present, etc. Even Youtube is a great site for what it's worth.

We're not talking about ice cream and flowers, we're not talking about youtube, we're talking about a plugin that serves no purpose, and fills no niche, other than being a fantastic example of code. Youtube has no connection to Netbeans, and has no need to be connected to netbeans.

Plugins are meant to provide a useful and related addition to a good project. A good example would be the original C/C++ plugin, which was not included from the start, but was definitely an improvement for the usability and efficiency of Netbeans.

This is a youtube search bar (don't we have enough youtube everywhere else) in a programming IDE. The only effect this plugin could have is a loss of productivity, hardly something people need help with.

You liken this plugin to flowers and ice cream, things that stand on their own and serve a purpose, but that is wrong, the Youtube website has a search bar that could be likened to those. A Youtube search bar in a programming interface is like supergluing a teddy bear to the outside of your car just in case someone wants to cuddle. Yes, it's a cute idea, but how is the extra drag affecting your driving?
Posted by Haydre on Mar 18, 2008
  

Geertjan

Just because something isn't necessary, doesn't mean it shouldn't be done, does it? Is eating ice cream necessary? Is smelling flowers necessary? Is going to the circus necessary? On your logic, you should vote against ice cream, flowers, and circuses, when/if you get the opportunity.
Posted by geertjan on Jan 06, 2008
  

Why?

How is this rated 5/5? What does it matter if it works exactly as it should? A direct link to Youtube is not something that is necessary in an IDE.
Posted by Haydre on Jan 03, 2008
  

Cool modules

great works a treat
Posted by hat27533 on Dec 08, 2007
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