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I have downloaded a plugin called Stream Video Player, which has a shortcode. If I put the shortcode into the content editor, it works well and it displays the video. However, if, inside a template I am creating, I call it through the do_shortcode() function, it doesn't work, it just shows the text [stream bla bla]. Can anyone help me and tell me why this is happening?

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  • Did you do echo do_shortcode('[stream blah blah]'); do_shortcode returns a strings!
    – keatch
    May 5 '11 at 9:10
  • Yes, I do the following: echo do_shortcode("[stream flv=xxx.es/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/VIDEO-UE.mp4 mp4=xxx.es/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/VIDEO-UE.mp4 provider=video img=xxx.es/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/previo-video.jpg embed=false share=false width=500 height=333 dock=true controlbar=over bandwidth=high autostart=false opfix=true /]");
    – DarthRoman
    May 5 '11 at 9:21
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    many plugins don't use 'real' shortcode, but use regular expressions code to extract the function from the content. in this case, 'do_shortcode() cannot work; and you need to look through the plugin documentation or the plugin code, and try to find a function that you can call directly in the template.
    – Michael
    May 5 '11 at 9:48
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It's not really a shortcode, its a content filter but you can try calling the plugins function directly:

if (function_exists('StreamVideo_Parse_content')){
   echo StreamVideo_Parse_content("[stream flv=xxx.es/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/VIDEO-UE.mp4 mp4=xxx.es/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/VIDEO-UE.mp4 provider=video img=xxx.es/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/previo-video.jpg embed=false share=false width=500 height=333 dock=true controlbar=over bandwidth=high autostart=false opfix=true /]");
}
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  • Glad I could help
    – Bainternet
    May 5 '11 at 14:24

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