Youtube Embed Code Adds extra blank box.

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  • #1663532

    Hi guys.
    Every video I’ve embedded, shows an extra black, blank box/player, under the video.

    I see this everywhere.

    How do I get rid of the useless extra box thingo? :D

    Example: http://bionicdolphins.wordpress.com/videos/

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

    #1663620

    raincoaster
    Member

    Use the shortcode, not the embed code.

    [youtube=URL]

    #1663651

    I always use the shortcode. :-)

    #1663657

    raincoaster
    Member

    I can’t see any “extra box” anywhere. Can you take a screenshot and upload it to the media library? Then put the link here.

    #1663670

    A lot of people have this problem.

    It’s usless, and doubles the load and size. :(

    #1663671

    timethief
    Member

    Let’s cut to the chase please. What is the youtube URL?

    #1663672

    timethief
    Member

    Once you post it I’ll set my test blog up in the same theme and embed the video into a post to see if I get the same result you get.

    #1663679

    timethief
    Member

    @jackhammermemes
    I put Piano Black up on my test blog and posted videos like this one into it:
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpANEtKcfQY]

    I did not get the double display that you refer to above. I did not get a second empty box below the videos.

    #1663682

    Cut to the chase?
    No need to be nasty.

    Well I DO get the boxes, as in the screenshot.
    So do a majority of people.

    If someone who has encountered this before, reads this, please reply.

    TF, Your bedside manner is shocking. :-/
    Politeness dosen’t hurt.

    #1663683

    It’s ALL videos, and not just WP.
    They appear twice in youtube etc, also.

    The only browser that dosen’t show it, is Opera Mini.

    #1663684

    timethief
    Member

    I wasn’t being nasty. In Canada, where I live the phrase “cut to the chase” simply means “come to the point” ie. in this case I was asking for the youtube URLs.

    Also we sure aren’t in bed here and I am not a nurse.

    The only browser that dosen’t show it, is Opera Mini.

    BINGO! Now we have what we need for Staff. This thread is tagged for their attention. Please subscribe to it so you are notified when they reply.

    #1663685

    macmanx
    Staff

    Interesting, this is the first time I’ve heard of it. Here’s what I see on Chrome 32.0.1700.107: https://cloudup.com/cfAL0N0EzSE

    They appear twice in youtube etc, also.

    If the videos are appearing twice for you on sites outside of WordPress.com, then the problem is not something that we can fix. More than likely, your browser is what’s duplicating the video.

    #1663686

    I read the same problem on WP org.
    Nobody had an answer, but plenty of people had the same problem. lol

    #1663687

    macmanx
    Staff

    Right, we can only control what’s happening at WordPress.com. If people are also reporting it at WordPress.org and you’re also seeing it on YouTube’s site, it’s not a problem with us, and therefore not a problem we can fix.

    I’d suspect that it’s your browser (since you’re seeing the problem at multiple sites), but you’ll need to check with your browser’s support community on that, or just try a different browser.

    #1663688

    Thanks for the reply! ^_^
    I will live with it, as it’s every browser (five) except Opera Mini. :-)

    #1663689

    macmanx
    Staff

    Which browsers (and version numbers) are you seeing it in?

    Also, which websites do you see the problem at?

    #1663690

    tandava108
    Member

    I have tried your site with Chrome, Firefox ,and IE and its fine with all of them.

    #1663692

    Opera Classic, I think Chrome.
    Just checked with Dolphin browser, that seems ok! :)

    #1663693

    macmanx
    Staff

    It definitely sounds like an Opera Classic problem.

    Can you give us a complete list of all the sites you see this issue at?

    #1663694

    Everywhere a video is displayed.
    Even inside the Youtube site. :)

    @ timethief, Sorry about the misunderstanding, it has a different meaning in AU. :D

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