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I did, but now I can't view video. Only happening on WordPress, what's up?

  1. contemplatingtruth
    Member

    TO: richardmtl

    Surprisingly the first video I listed in my most recent post here appeared in its location at my site's home page and it played back well. I created or opened a duplicate of the page on a new browser tab, but the page duplicate did not display the video.

    I have taken screen snapshots of the two pages and uploaded them in my WordPress media library for your comparison. Here they are:

    Hope this helps your troubleshooting. Let me know please. Thank you.

    Marc

  2. contemplatingtruth
    Member

    TO: richardmtl

    I forgot to mention that before the good original page's video was displayed, a message appeared inside the video's frame to the effect that there was a possible problem connecting to the DNS server of the video (YouTube, I presume) for which the video could not be displayed.

    However, after I reloaded the frame (not the page, just the video's frame), the video appeared in the frame and displayed correctly. You can see the result in the GOOD page screen snapshot I posted.

    Could there be a glitch in the connectivity between the embedded WordPress video link and the actual video at YouTube's server? I hope the info helps.

    M.

  3. dessertbyrandall:

    Can you please take a screenshot of each browser that you've tried, with the missing video? I'm trying to find the common link between them.

    cntemplatingtruth: if there was a message that said something about a problem connecting with the DNS server of the video, then that would normally indicate a problem between your computer and Youtube, not a WordPress-related problem.

    Thankd to both of you for your help with this.

  4. contemplatingtruth
    Member

    TO: richardmtl

    You wrote:

    cntemplatingtruth: if there was a message that said something about a problem connecting with the DNS server of the video, then that would normally indicate a problem between your computer and Youtube, not a WordPress-related problem.

    The odd thing about the message was that it was displayed INSIDE the video frame, not on the page itself. In other words, the home page was displayed by the GC browser, except for that single video in the page. Except for the video, the rest of the page was actually displayed on the screen before I reloaded the video frame. So, it cannot be a problem between YouTube and my computer. It is more probably a problem between WordPress and how it is linking to and displaying YouTube videos on a WordPress page. I hope this clarification helps.

    Furthermore, I now notice that on a page where there is a number of embedded YouTube videos (for example, http://contemplatingtruth.wordpress.com/breaktime/), one or a few videos might be displayed at random (not the same ones everytime); the others are not. Refer please to this screen shot I took of the example page: http://contemplatingtruth.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/video-display-problem.jpg?w=900. I zoomed out the screen display so you can see the neighboring videos which are blacked out.

    M.

  5. Thanks, contemplatingtruth, for the scfreenshot.

    The DNS message would definitely indicate a problem between your computer and YouTube though, as the video does not in any way "pass through" WordPress.com before being displayed on the page, your browser makes a request directly to YouTube for the videos, and the fact that it was displayed only in the video frame reinforces that fact. I still don't know why you would have issues connecting to YouTube, though.

  6. contemplatingtruth
    Member

    TO: richardmtl

    "I still don't know why you would have issues connecting to YouTube, though."

    It is puzzling because I can view videos directly at YouTube's site using the same computer browsers.

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