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Theodoric
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Message 1 of 14 (904732)
01-06-2023 11:40 AM


Please explain to me what I am doing wrong, or is there an issue.
I cannot get Youtube videos to play from s post.


What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 2 of 14 (904735)
01-06-2023 11:51 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Theodoric
01-06-2023 11:40 AM


Let's try this:
You can use "Peek" to see what I did.

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Message 3 of 14 (904737)
01-06-2023 11:55 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Theodoric
01-06-2023 11:40 AM


For many months I've been getting that a lot. And not getting it. Sometimes embedding a video works and sometimes it doesn't, but if it works then it always works for that particular video and if it doesn't work the first time then it won't ever work (in my experience).
My practice has evolved to trying to embed the video but also providing the URL link in case that doesn't work. Furthermore, I will use Preview as the first test: if the thumbnail preview image is present, then it should work, but if the background is completely black then it won't.
I suspect that the issue is on the YouTube side and not the EvC side.

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Theodoric
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Message 4 of 14 (904744)
01-06-2023 1:07 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by nwr
01-06-2023 11:51 AM


I used utube instead of youtube

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 5 of 14 (904750)
01-06-2023 3:24 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by Theodoric
01-06-2023 1:07 PM


I used utube instead of youtube
I don't think that matters. Using the "youtu.be" form of the link seems to be the best supported method these days.

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Theodoric
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Message 6 of 14 (904752)
01-06-2023 3:32 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by nwr
01-06-2023 3:24 PM


Then how I did it should work.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 7 of 14 (904753)
01-06-2023 4:12 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by nwr
01-06-2023 3:24 PM


Using the "youtu.be" form of the link seems to be the best supported method these days.
I don't understand. Why would we need to route through Belgium (.be)? Do their proxies do something different?
ASIDE:
There seems to be something in British humor about Belgium that I don't quite get. For example, in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Zaphod Beeblebrox's curse word would be "Belgium!" (used at least once; last I listened was four decades ago -- I recorded it from the local NPR station when it aired and listened to it while driving home from North Dakota to So.Calif.).
And then on Doctor Who ("Time Crash", a special where the 10th Doctor meets the Fifth Doctor, who in real life is David Tennent's father-in-law), I seem to recall something about a temporal anomaly blowing a hole in the space-time continuum "about half the size of Belgium?".
Now to experiment with that YouTube link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-J7XB3OBHE -- it's reportedly the only decent copy of "Time Crash" left on YouTube, but it's done with a voice-over in Russian that obliterates much of the original audio (same happened to their copy of the German film, Viktor und Viktoria (1933), which was remade as "Victor/Victoria" ).
No, [utube=https://www.youtu.be/watch?v=x-J7XB3OBHE] still didn't work.
Belgium!

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Message 8 of 14 (904754)
01-06-2023 4:19 PM


Information from an external source - Message 1 and Message 7 YouTube clips do not work for me.
-YouTube "play" button appears with a black background in the clip area
-clicking on the play button gives an error
The Bugs Bunny one in Message 2 works fine.
-YouTube "play" button appears on a video background (I can tell the video will be about bugs bunny before even clicking on it from the still image in the background)
-clicking on the play button play the video just fine

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Message 9 of 14 (904756)
01-06-2023 4:55 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by Stile
01-06-2023 4:19 PM


And as I report, the same formatting produces some videos that work fine and others that don't work at all (as you just described).
For example, the embedding of a video in my Message 195 worked just find using utube and youtube (no Belgium!), yet other attempts of mine also using those keywords failed (sorry, but no time to hunt them down right now).
Again, I suspect some setting or property of the individual video to be at play.

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nwr
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Message 10 of 14 (904758)
01-06-2023 5:21 PM
Reply to: Message 7 by dwise1
01-06-2023 4:12 PM


Why would we need to route through Belgium (.be)?
That routing is unlikely. But Belgium probably earns some income from the use of their DNS service.
This works
Either it doesn't like the "www." or it doesn't like the "watch?"

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AZPaul3
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Message 11 of 14 (904763)
01-06-2023 6:13 PM


[utube=...] or [youtube=...] doesn't matter.
You are making errors in picking up the video name.
[utube=HuxJqIs2a-Y] gives
just like [youtube=HuxJqIs2a-Y] gives
The "HuxJqIs2a-Y" is the video name and adding any extraneous characters will screw it all up.
I don't understand nwr's "youtu.be" tag. How does that one work unless youtube registers that link to help with errors?
Anyway, if you pick up the vid name, and only the vid name, then either dBCode (utube or youtube) will work.

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Theodoric
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Message 12 of 14 (904764)
01-06-2023 6:27 PM
Reply to: Message 11 by AZPaul3
01-06-2023 6:13 PM


Weird wild stuff. Seems cannot just copy and paste the youtube URL.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 13 of 14 (904770)
01-06-2023 9:18 PM


I always use the share embed code at the youtube page. See "peek".
Moose

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Theodoric
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Message 14 of 14 (904771)
01-06-2023 9:20 PM
Reply to: Message 13 by Minnemooseus
01-06-2023 9:18 PM


I will start doing that I just shared and copied

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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