Imbedding videos from YouTube Issues

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  • #1118304

    alwayzhis
    Member

    I posted this same request last week, but received no responses. Up until about 3 weeks ago, I’ve never had an issue with posting videos from YouTube on my site. No matter which way I use (regular URL, shortcode imbed, etc) all that appears on the blog page is the code.
    Did something change that I am not aware of?
    Thanks for anyone who stops to give me some info…
    Streim

    The blog I need help with is learning2bestill.com.

    #1118415

    timethief
    Member

    There is no chnage I’m aware of. The shortcode works every time for me. The problem most people posting here have is they are copying and pasting live links. They need to read this:

    Make sure the YouTube link is not hyperlinked. More here >
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/youtube/#troubleshooting

    #1118460

    raincoaster
    Member

    What is the URL of the video you’re trying to embed?

    #1118650

    alwayzhis
    Member

    Thank you timethief, but this issue just started happening in late December. I never had this problem before, however I did notice something very strange in my e-mails today when it notified me that I had changed the post. This is what it said : <span class=”smarterwiki-linkify”>http://youtu.be/VjFEPObXvOM</span&gt;
    Okay… so what may I ask is this “smarterwiki-linkify” business. Have you ever heard of this?
    Streim

    #1118651

    timethief
    Member

    May we please have the link that youtube provides, which is found in your top browser bar when you click into the video in question?

    #1118698

    alwayzhis
    Member
    #1118699

    alwayzhis
    Member

    when I use the share button, which I always have @ youtube… this is the link I get http://youtu.be/P282mDAaohI

    #1118823

    andreaguldin
    Member

    You tube embedding is not working for me either. I posted without incident two days ago, but it did not work for todays post. just shows up as the link. would like to know why.

    #1118824

    timethief
    Member

    So would I as I’m not experiencing this issue.
    The shortcode works every time for me. http://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/youtube/#embedding-with-a-shortcode

    The problem most people posting here have is they are copying and pasting live links. They need to read this:

    Make sure the YouTube link is not hyperlinked. More here >
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/youtube/#troubleshooting

    #1118825

    raincoaster
    Member

    This happens not infrequently when either WP.com or YT change something. That is why I always use the shortcode
    [youtube=URL]

    Judging from this post, it seems you probably have a browser add-on that is interfering with your links http://ellislab.com/forums/viewthread/179469/#850146

    #1118826

    justpi
    Member

    @alwayzhis: Those aren’t the right URLs. The right URL is this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P282mDAaohI

    @andreagoutier: That’s because the URL has become a live link. See timethief’s reply. For foolproof results, always paste the URL or the shortcode in the Text editor, not the Visual.

    #1118909

    In another string, I have posted about a similar problem I’ve been having with my embedded YouTube videos.

    I notice that alwayzhis reported that: “Thank you timethief, but this issue just started happening in late December. ” Last month December 2012 was just about the same time when I started to have the problem. In place of all the YouTube videos were empty black frame placeholders. Yet none of the embedding codes had been modified or altered by me.

    I suspect that something in the program coding either with WordPress or YouTube, or both, must have happened or changed around December 2012 to have caused the problem.

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