Imports from Posterous with youtube links are missing the links

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  • #904623

    douglerner
    Member

    I just noticed that some of the older posts I imported from Posterous containing youtube links are missing the links.

    For example, compare:

    http://douglerner.com/blog/2007/12/30/a-few-minutes-with-hao-chan

    at Posterous with

    http://douglerner.wordpress.com/2007/12/30/a-few-minutes-with-hao-chan/

    here at wordpress.com.

    Is there anything I can do about that? I think maybe all the imported ones with youtube links are missing the links. Sigh.

    Thanks,

    doug

    The blog I need help with is douglerner.wordpress.com.

    #904900

    timethief
    Member

    Hello there,
    I flagged this thread for response form Staff.

    #904902

    douglerner
    Member

    Thanks, Timethief.

    The same problem didn’t seem to happen with newer imported posts, like from 2009.

    doug

    #904903

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for the additional information for Staff.

    #904905

    macmanx
    Staff

    It looks like these were embedded with Youtube’s old Flash embed code, so we don’t have a way to translate it since we can’t allow Flash here.

    About how many posts were affected?

    #904906

    douglerner
    Member

    Thanks for checking.

    I’m not sure how many there are. I’ll just go through them one-by-one over time and edit them.

    It may not be a priority here, because the links are so old, but it looks from the source like they would be straightforward to translate.

    One of the attributes is

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kViOhvOY7qA&feature=player_embedded

    and the YouTube video URL is right there:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kViOhvOY7qA

    Just thought I’d point that out. :)

    Thanks,

    doug

    #904928

    macmanx
    Staff

    How ever they embedded originally? Was it via embed code off of Youtube.com?

    #904934

    douglerner
    Member

    To tell the truth I don’t remember. It was almost 5 years ago. It’s possible it was via the embed code off of Youtube.com.

    Thanks,

    doug

    #904935

    macmanx
    Staff

    That is more than likely it. We may be able to fix this in the future, but won’t be able to re-import the affected posts.

    For now, I recommend just changing those manually.

    #904936

    douglerner
    Member

    Yes, that’s what I’ll do. Thanks.

    doug

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