Detect broken videos from YouTube, DailyMotion, MixCloud, SoundCloud, Vimeo and more!
You have a website with videos embedded from YouTube or similar, but over time some of those videos are removed from that site for some reason and you have no way of knowing! Avoid showing broken video content to your visitors with Video Link Checker – it runs in the background always protecting your site.
Video Link Checker is a WordPress plugin that will automatically validate videos on your site from these top video sites:
- Google Drive
- Go Unlimited
(If you are looking to have another site supported and they have an API, contact me.)
It does this by extracting video URLs from each post and querying the video site APIs to ensure those videos are still valid. This is a MUST for any video site that wants to retain their visitors and not annoy them with broken content. Other scripts try to validate with HTML checks, which will NOT work. Use Video Link Checker for 100% results!
Video Link Checker can also detect when a YouTube video is or becomes blocked in your target region(s) for whatever reason.
The truth is videos are uploaded and removed or blocked frequently – either by the user or the site itself for usage/copyright violations. If this happens to videos you have embedded on your site, your visitors are going to see broken content instead of the video they expected. Don’t let that happen.
- You can scan on demand or let the plugin automatically scan on its own in the background, notifying you of any issues.
- Numerous options to support custom post types, post statuses, embedded urls, video links, custom meta fields, email reports, and more.
- Plug and play! The plugin comes with default API keys for YouTube, SoundCloud and Vimeo – no need to register for your own unless you want to.
- Receive email reports whenever a scan is complete. Always know your videos are good.
Quick video on how the Video Link Checker works:
Video Link Checker ChangelogSource