Why are YouTube videos replaced by others?

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    Today I discovered that many of the YouTube videos in my blog posts had been replaced by the one most recently added to my YouTube favorites list. How is this POSSIBLE? How can WP and YouTube be related in this way, beyond the control of the WP blogger (and YouTube user)?
    Blog url: http://janolofbengtsson.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is janolofbengtsson.com.



    1.Go here > Users > All Users and delete any user that does not belong there.

    2. Disable post by email > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-by-email/

    3.Disable post by voice http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-by-voice/

    4. Change your blog password to a very difficult one > http://en.support.wordpress.com/passwords/#change-your-password

    5. Go to your email program and change the password to a very difficult one



    6. More security tips here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/security/


    Thanks for your reply. And apologies: The short question in the form of which my subject was entered was too short and therefore unclear. I didn’t mean to say that others (other persons) replace YouTube videos, but that YouTube videos are replaced by other YouTube videos. No one else is using my WP blog.



    I’m sorry but we have no control over what happens at the youtube end of things.


    I’m not talking about what happens at the YouTube end of things. What happened happend at the WP end. In several of my WP blog posts, one YouTube video was replaced by another YouTube video. Nothing at all happend to my YouTube account.



    Then pleaseundertake the 5 steps I posted above knowing that Staff do not change any youtube videos in anyone’s blog.



    Did you check that the video’s still exist on Youtube? Did you check it was the correct video after embedding it on WP? I always play the video after posting it, just to be sure. Sometimes people on Youtube replace one video with another (copyright take down), so i would check on it. If you are adding the videos URL’s from your own Youtube account then it’s possible that the next video in line would show if one is removed, depending on your settings. Other than that i’d say you have a naughty little elf playing tricks on you!


    1. There has never been any other user there.

    2-3. Post by email and voice have never been enabled.

    4-5. My blog and email passwords are very difficult ones. (I’m not sure how you think my email might be related to this.)

    I certainly don’t think staff changed the videos, nor do I think my blog has been hacked. It seems to me this is an impersonal technical error having to do with something in the impersonal connection between WP and YouTube. That is why I asked “How is this POSSIBLE? How can WP and YouTube be related in this way…?”



    Did you check what i wrote above?



    Thanks. I am trying to reply to your kind advice as quickly as I can.

    I didn’t check it, but I have been thinking about this. When videos I have posted have been removed from YouTube, the video image in the post has always disappeared without being replaced by any other video, and when the black imageless space is clicked to play, a message that the video is no longer available on YouTube has appeared.

    What has now appeared instead (if the videos I linked to have been removed) is, as I said, the video most recently added to my YouTube favourites list. This cannot be said to be the “next video in line” in relation to the first one.

    I have not changed any settings anywhere.



    Well i’m baffled now to be honest. I have never heard of this happening before. Maybe the lovely timethief will tag this thread for you, so staff can take a look and see if there’s any bug.



    I already flagged this thread for Staff attention previously.



    timethief, one step ahead of me as always. Good luck janolofbengtsson, sorry i couldn’t help.


    Thanks to both of you! This tagging and flagging is new to me. How does that work? Can I do it? In the past, the kind WP staff (the “happiness engineers” as I think they used to call themselves) has always responded directly and in most cases even immediately to my questions. Don’t they any longer?


    The WordPress.com staff don’t usually work on weekends, except if one happens to be around. So we (volunteers) mark anything that needs their attention – for when one is on next – with ‘modlook’ in the tags here. This sticky post explains that:



    I see. (I may look at “modlook” later and learn how to use it; I’m not yet familiar with tagging.) Thanks!


    Timethief has already Modlooked this topic for you so there’s no need for you to do anything. And you should only use it if volunteers can’t help you or if you are certain you want staff to see your query. (Often it isn’t necessary even though a lot of people think it is.

    The tagging I’m talking about is here in these forums. If you come to this or any other topic that you have started, look to the left of the window, you’ll see ‘Tags’. Below that is a field in which you can post keywords that will tag the topic so that should anyone want to use tags to find a similar problem to their own, they can do so easily. You can put the ‘Modlook’ tag there as instructed in the link I gave.

    You can also add tags there that relate to your problem. It’s best to use simple ones that other people are likely to look for. For instance, you (or anyone else) could put the tag youtube

    By the way, I had a look at your blog and it seems to me that the youtube videos on your blog match the titles of your posts – so I’m wondering if this might be a browser issue or something to do with Adobe Flash.

    Try this (it might work, and it might not): Click one of the ‘wrong’ youtube videos. While it’s playing, right click on it and look at the Adobe Flash settings menu that comes up, click ‘Settings’ then, if the Hardware Acceleration box is checked, uncheck it and save your choice.

    If that doesn’t change anything, check your browser – is it up to date? If you’re using Firefox or similar that uses add ons, disable them all and see if that makes a difference. If it does, you’ll know it’s one (or more) of the add ons and you can re-enable them one at a time to see which one is causing it.

    I’ve had a lot of problems in the past myself with Youtube. It’s worth going through all the possible problems with your own computer and browser first, to at least rule those out.


    Sorry, look to the right of the window for the tag box! (I’m a bit dyslexic!)


    It would help to have a very specific example to review. Can you please post back with the following:

    1. Link to where we can see the problem in action on your blog
    2. Link to the YouTube video you expect to see
    3. Link to the YouTube video you are actually seeing

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