Google Video problem?

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  • #15029

    rollmops
    Member

    Now i had the second video from Google which i was not able to embed to a post, as suggested in the FAQ:

    http://wordpress.com/blog/2006/02/06/google-video/

    Usually it works fine, but with 2 videos i have this problem. I can see a frame from the video, but if i click the play button, i get the “currently not available”-error from google.

    The video itself is fine and also ’embedable’, so maybe there is a problem with some charakters in the embedding-code and the db…

    Has anyone else made a similar experience?

    PS: Video is here:
    http://rollmops.wordpress.com/2006/05/26/dziga-vertov/

    #15293

    I posted almost exactly the same thing here, but I haven’t had a response yet.

    http://wordpress.com/forums/topic.php?id=2107&replies=1

    #15294

    rollmops
    Member

    I found out, that if there is any not proper HTML _before_ the embedding video-code, it won’t play. This affects YouTube- and GoogleVideos. And if you do heavy editing, TinyMCE get’s confused and makes rubbish code (ie. interlaced hrefs). So i assume more some problem in the direction Editor-Database-Embedding or so… Didn’t get any response from my feedback also, but they are busy. So maybe if more people report sthg similar…

    #15297

    podz
    Member

    Sorry – I forgot / got busy / apologise.

    Trying various combinations this morning just gets me ‘This video is currently not available. Try again later’ – which I will. I know of no reason why this should have broken but if I can’t figure it out consistently I’ll pass it on.

    #15308

    podz
    Member

    I have 3 googlevideo links on a testblog and they all still show as above. It’ll be passed on.

    #15313

    podz
    Member

    Okay.. there have been no code changes at all.
    The 3 videos I linked to are still unplayable.
    Taking a video from G-videos front page does work so the problem has to be their end.

    #15323

    rollmops
    Member

    podz, thanks a lot for your efforts testing this.
    But what we will do now with the few videos which won’t play?
    Embedding videos is for me very important and was a main reason for choosing WordPress. If some will still play and some not, i will never know before. That is a ugly dent on our celebration day :(

    #15339

    drmike
    Member

    I’m now getting the error myself where in the past it just wasn’t loading. Looks like it’s coming from Google’s side though.

    Dumb question. What is the video of? I’m noting that it appears Google has gone in and censored/ removed some videos. Looks like it’s happening to others as well.

    #15352

    rollmops
    Member

    drmike: we were talking about embedded videos. All the videos will play normally accessed through GV directly, but won’t play if embedded here at wordpress. That’s weird.

    #15532

    rollmops
    Member

    It seems that Google has shortened the Video-URI, and my videos all work fine now. They are learning from uTube quick ;)

    #15534

    drmike
    Member

    Um, actually YouTube just lengthened theirs. :)

    #15538

    rollmops
    Member

    Oh no, they are all way too fast for me ;)
    But thanks drmike + podz for all your great help & support!
    I really appreciate this.

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