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Meta => Suggestions and Questions => Topic started by: Molandfreak on December 16, 2013, 11:11:47 AM

Title: Youtube player code not working
Post by: Molandfreak on December 16, 2013, 11:11:47 AM
The past couple of times I've tried to embed a video into posts using the bracket code Not a valid %s URL, it hasn't been working properly. Is this because of youtube policy changes? This hasn't happened before.
Title: Re: Youtube player code not working
Post by: NE2 on December 16, 2013, 11:14:45 AM
Ditch the https.
Title: Re: Youtube player code not working
Post by: Molandfreak on December 16, 2013, 11:33:44 AM
See, now the video you posted isn't working. Without the https, it still is just a blank video player that shows the message "an error occurred, please try again later."
Title: Re: Youtube player code not working
Post by: NE2 on December 16, 2013, 11:40:44 AM
See, now the video you posted isn't working.
No shit, check the code.

If you insist on mooching off my fish, here you go:
Title: Re: Youtube player code not working
Post by: 1995hoo on December 16, 2013, 11:57:16 AM
This may seem like a silly question, but did you use the whole URL? I'm a member of another forum where the YouTube tag works with the portion of the URL that appears after the equal sign (so, for example, if the URL were you would wrap the YouTube tag around just "hMfq_J4h9j8" and omit the rest), but on this site it requires the whole thing.

Also, I believe some YouTube uploaders somehow request that videos not be embeddable, so could that be the issue here?
Title: Re: Youtube player code not working
Post by: NE2 on December 16, 2013, 05:16:53 PM
This may seem like a silly question, but did you use the whole URL?
Check his recent posts. He used an https link.
Title: Re: Youtube player code not working
Post by: Alps on December 16, 2013, 07:27:30 PM
HTTP not HTTPS.
Title: Re: Youtube player code not working
Post by: rickmastfan67 on December 17, 2013, 05:31:33 AM
I'm a member of another forum where the YouTube tag works with the portion of the URL that appears after the equal sign (so, for example, if the URL were you would wrap the YouTube tag around just "hMfq_J4h9j8" and omit the rest), but on this site it requires the whole thing.

Odds are because we might be using a different mod than the other site, that's why you need the full URL here.

Also, I believe some YouTube uploaders somehow request that videos not be embeddable, so could that be the issue here?

If that were the case, there would be a message in the YouTube box saying so.