embedding youtube videos

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  • #1391

    drmike
    Member

    Mod hat: removed double posts.

    I can’t see YouTubes from here as the site is blocked. I’m hoping someone else can take this one. Podz?

    #1397

    maras
    Member

    ok, but [youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=cTJim2zIhII] works on wordpress.com hosted blogs. Is there a way to play YouTube on Wordprass hosted at “paid hosting” service?

    #1398

    rollmops
    Member

    armcurl: experienced the same since like 10 days ago. GoogleVideos are also affected. Details here:
    http://wordpress.com/forums/topic.php?id=2131

    #1399

    drmike
    Member

    Maras, there are a number of plugins that will allow you to play YouTube videos on your own WP blog hosted elsewhere. You can find a list of them here. There also exists another one called WP-Extreme which is the one I use myself and the one I roll out for my clients. It can play self hosted videos as well as those hosted elsewhere.

    #1403

    mikepickard
    Member

    Found the solution to my problem.
    The videos that were refusing to play on WP had their setting ‘Allow other sites to host this video’ set to false.
    Simple really.
    It seems this setting shows the video’s first frame as a still, but doesn’t allow ppl to play it.
    Anyway, fixed now. :)

    #1404

    drmike
    Member

    Hmm, never knew that they had such a setting. I don’t remember seeing that on any page over there. *grumble*

    Thanks,
    -drmike

    #1405

    triplejeng
    Member

    i still cant put my youtube video. I used the embed html from youtube and then paste in in my blog(gallery) html box, and its not there. When i check the html box, my embed code was gone.

    I even tried using [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CJKs_c1HhU]

    but the exact html code came out instead of the video.

    what happend?

    #1406

    drmike
    Member

    TJ, can we see a sample of this on your blog please? It should be working if you’re following the instructions above. If you’ve copying and pasteing the code from YouTube like you say you are, then you are doing it wrong I’m afraid. Here‘s the link again for instructions on how to do it.

    #1407

    vivianpaige
    Member

    OK – so I played with this tonight and the video was showing just fine. Now I’ve got a big blank spot. Is there something I’m missing?

    nevermind – looks like YouTube was down.

    #1492

    perfekt
    Member

    I have tried several times now, but it won’t work for me. I know the only thing I need to do is to format it like this:
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIShN5g8e2o]
    But it won’t work for me, it just shows the exact format:
    http://www.jonsmyr.com/?p=51

    What can I do? Can someone help me?

    EDIT: My solution was to turn off this under profile: Use the visual rich editor when writing [*]

    #1493

    drmike
    Member

    What can I do? Can someone help me?

    Greets:

    You’re running different software than we are here which is why our answers don’t work on your install. You need to be over at http://wordpress.org for assistance.

    Sort answer though is that you need a plugin. I recommend WP-ExtremeVideo.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

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