Video embeds suddenly stopped working

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  • #654168

    thejdg
    Member

    Vid embeds had been working just fine since launch last week. Today, suddenly, just a link shows up in the posts.

    Anyone have this or know what’s going on?!

    Thanks

    The blog I need help with is hiphopww.com.

    #654353

    YouTube got themselves a new player. Re-designed. Could be it? Besides: YouTube is down right now. Can’t get in…

    #654362

    thejdg
    Member

    Grr…must mean nobody’s vid embeds on wordpress.com are working. My friend discovered they weren’t working 5 hours ago–has youtube been down that long?

    #654392

    disembedded
    Member

    All of mine are working fine right now, including YouTube.

    By the way, I hope people remember that Google video is shutting down pretty soon. That means that wherever you have a Google video in your blog, nothing will be there.

    #654395

    thejdg
    Member

    I just spent an hour putting in shortcodes: [youtube=….]
    My site wasn’t working and didn’t want to wait until who knows when…

    #654411

    wordpainters
    Member

    It’s not just YouTube for me. It’s all video embeds and links – including sites with shortcodes. Frustrating.

    #654478

    awilddog
    Member

    Having the same issue with a friends blog.

    #654486

    I have all videos up again…

    #654494

    lyrikh
    Member

    Oh, are videos working for everyone again? I still can’t embed videos from youtube. I can post links but once I past in the imbed code and hit publish the whole thing disappears.

    #654512

    joyousthirst
    Member

    will the links simply start working? or will we have to change the links somehow?

    #654533

    thejdg
    Member

    I have the “auto-embed” featured enabled on WordPress.com. I suspect that the new “oEmbed” developer feature they just unveiled had something to do with breaking the auto-embed system. So… I went through ALL 75 posts I have and encapsulated every youtube link with the shortcode so now they look like this: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/heresarandomvideo]

    They work with the shortcode. So, lesson is–don’t rely on auto-embed!! Plus, if you need to transfer your site to wordpress.org one day, then you know the shortcode will work! So, just another reason to simply add the [youtube= …] tags.

    Still annoyed, though…

    #654535

    timethief
    Member

    @jongoldstein177
    Oh dear … how annoying. I’m so sorry this happened to you but alsoglad to hear that you have resolved it. I hope you have a great weekend.

    #654541

    laurie200
    Member

    Hi, I am so grateful I found this forum post. I have spent hours the last two days trying to embed a youtube video in my blog. I’m not an HTML hotshot, I can barely get by and I have hired someone occaisonally just to make things work, so I’m not sure I understand. Is there a real work around and cansomeone walk me through how to go about it?
    FYI I am self hosted, using twenty ten theme with a firefox browser.

    in the past it was so easy, I just popped the video in and hit save draft and it was good to go. For the last two days I’ve tried adding it in the URL, I’ve tried embedding it a thousand different way.

    #654542

    laurie200
    Member

    Jon,
    I’m not even sure what auto embed means?
    Should I add the [youtube=
    in front of the embed code from youtube?

    thanks for your help!

    PS. i went in and checked my older posts and the videos looked fine, so my problem seems to be with anything new.

    #654543

    timethief
    Member

    I am self hosted

    Have you tried using the shortcode? That’s what jongoldstein177did

    Example:
    Paste the video URL on a line by itself in your post/page editor. Then create a shortcode using the format below. Be sure to replace the URL listed here with the URL of your video.
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaNH56Vpg-A]

    #654564

    Looks like WP’s own video embeds doesn’t work properly right now:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/youtube/
    Maybe someone will do something to correct it :-)

    #654565

    Here is a picture of the not-working-youtube-embed:
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29754280/embed.JPG
    taken from here:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/youtube/

    #654566

    airodyssey
    Member

    @christianlouw: The YouTube videos on the support document work perfectly for me. Have you tried any of the tips here?
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/

    #654576

    macmanx
    Staff

    I don’t see any problems on our end.

    Visit Settings -> Media in your blog’s Dashboard and make sure that “Enable auto-embeds” is checked.

    #654577

    raincoaster
    Member

    Just use the shortcode as described above, and make sure it uses the OLD style URL for the video, the one in the browser bar, not the new one YouTube gives you in the box below the video.

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