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Name: Random Youtube Videos - Version: 3.2.1 / / - Type: Module - License: GPLv3
Description: Shows Youtube videos randomly on a module position - Joomla! Extensions Directory

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Shows an unlimited number of Youtube videos in shuffle mode in Joomla!

Module: RYV - Random Youtube Videos
Function: This module shows self-defined Youtube videos randomly on a module position.
Languages: English / German

Random Youtube Videos is a small module, which allows you to integrate any number of self-defined videos from the platform Youtube on a module position. The videos can be entered in the backend, it is possible to enter the video ID or the whole URL of the video. A video will be selected at each loading randomly. The module uses the new code from Youtube, which enables both HTML5 and Flash. The video can be set in the size (width and height) individually.


  • Integrates Youtube videos in shuffle mode
  • Single videos and playlists can be displayed
  • New integration code, allows HTML5 and Flash
  • Videos can be entered via the ID or the URL
  • Privacy-enhanced mode implemented
  • Width and height of the video adjustable
  • Fast, clean code
  • Languages: English and German


Install the plugin in the backend. Configure and activate it in "Extensions" - "Modules" - "RYV - Random Youtube Videos"


+ = Added - ! = Removed - ^ = Changed - # = Fixed

Joomla! 4.x

Version - 2022-10-17

  • + Added Pro Security Token validation check. The Pro package contains a token file with an individual security token linked to the user account and checked against the validation server for authenticity.
  • ^ Multiple internal code optimisations.

Version - 2021-11-14

  • + Added the built-in Download Key Manager support to enter your Pro Update ID without installing the update helper plugin.
    Important: Please copy your personal Pro Update ID using the second copy button in the Pro ID Manager and enter the key in System - Update - Update Sites - Select the entry of the Pro extension and enter the ID into the Download Key field.
  • ^ Code optimisations

Version - 2021-09-18

  • + First Pro release for Joomla! 4.x based on RYV Pro version

Joomla! 3.x

Version - 2021-06-12

  • ^ Maintenance release
  • ^ Changed the version number specification. The first number stands for the supported major Joomla! version. The following three numbers follow the Semantic Versioning Specification (SemVer), as it used to be previously.
  • ^ Updated custom field
  • ^ Code optimisations

Version 3.3.1-PRO - 2021-01-16

Version 3.2.1 - 2019-08-05

  • + Added Custom Field - Pro Button
  • + Option "Allow Fullscreen" - This option allows to enable or disable the fullscreen in the embedded Youtube Player.
  • ^ Updated Custom Fields
  • ^ Updated Project Page URL
  • ^ Code Optimizations

Version 3.3.0-PRO - 2019-05-20

  • + First Pro release based on RYV version 3.2.0
  • + Option "Allow Fullscreen" - This option allows to enable or disable the fullscreen in the embedded Youtube Player.

Version 3.2.0 - 2016-09-10

  • + Youtube Playlist View - Enter the complete URL of a playlist, to display the Youtube playlist view on a module position

Version 3.1.1 - 2016-03-31

  • ^ Use HTTPS URLs of YouTube - Avoids mixed content issue on HTTPS-secured websites
  • + Code Refactoring

Version 3.1.0 - 2015-08-01

  • + Donation Code Validation Process - Improved the validation process with a new server (HTTPS request) plus an independent, separated fallback server (HTTP request).
  • + New Download Server - Download packages are located independently of the project website on a new download server.
  • https://downloads.kubik-rubik.de/
  • ^ Semantic versioning - Switched to semantic versioning, see http://semver.org/ for more details. Please update manually since the core update server functionality will not recognize the new version!
  • Version 3-2 - 2015-03-02

    • + Update Server - Added the Joomla! core functionality for the update checks
    • ^ Updated Donation Code field - Uses the HTTP API for the requests and calls the check script via HTTPS
    • ^ Links in the language files - Updated outdated links to the JED (Joomla! Extensions Directory)
    • ! Removed Version Check field

    Version 3-1 - 2013-12-16

    • First release for Joomla! 3.x.
    • This release is tested only with Joomla! 3.2.1 - do not use it in a lower Joomla! version. Do not report any problems with other Joomla! versions. Only the mentioned version is supported officially (and higher version)!
    • Based on version 2.5-2 with the same features

    Joomla! 2.5

    Version 2.5-2 - 2013-12-02

    • ^ Enable Privacy-enhanced mode - Enabling this option means that YouTube won’t store information about visitors on your web page unless they play the video. Source: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780
    • ^ Updated custom fields

    Version 2.5-1 - 27-Jan-2013

    + First version for Joomla! 2.5


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