YouTube doesn’t display ads by default, so there won’t be any displayed - by default.
The library I’m using plays the video and once it’s finished displays the video thumbnail, so you won’t see any “recommended videos” either.
We have switched all our video hosting from Vimeo over to YouTube — it’s free and actually pretty good once you get the hang of it. Being able to suggest other videos (using YouTube’s cards and end screen suggestions) to users has proven pretty popular.
I think it works pretty well as is, but I do have it on my after launch todo list to see if I can improve it further.
There was talk (i think there was anyway) during the RW8 beta of there being some kind of integration between RW and the community site / addons listings. Does the work you are doing here tie in with that?
OK, new site is online and the developer admin area is working
Everything in the admin area is all new — I expect there to be some teething issues, please let me know if you find a bug or are having trouble with anything there.
A couple of important changes/updates:
All information associated with an addon can be viewed by clicking the “eye” icon on your list of Addons
From here you can manage versions, screenshots, and categories. You can also view a list of likes and reviews.
The second way to manage versions, screenshots, and categories for your addons is to click on the links in the left sidebar — this gives you an overview of each resource (listing all entries across all your addons), and allows you to create an entry for that resource and attach it to an addon.
Stats are being worked on. The data is there, I am working on displaying it in a more meaningful way.
For subscribers there will be data graphs like the one below for views, likes, reviews, advert impressions, and advert clicks.