YouTube embedded videos

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  • #113090

    oldgreypoet
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    YouTube have implemented a change to the embedding player which displays a nice little display of ‘related’ videos at the bottom of the video window, permitting the user to go on to see videos, from other youtube sources, playing in the window on our wordpress.com blogs. Sometimes this is good, sometimes it’s not. YouTube have provided an additional parameter to turn the feature off, needing a modification to the code.

    My question/request here is for help/guidance on how to code the parameter. Any takers, please?

    #113420

    raincoaster
    Member

    I sincerely doubt that will work here, as we have our own custom code. I agree it’s a beautiful little feature they’ve added, but the loading time is incredible!

    #113422

    drmike
    Member

    Actually it’s probably just a filter that just drops in that URL into a javascript. At least all the video filters I’ve done have been. :)

    Best bet would be to send this in via feedback, point them with an actual URL to where they describe this on their website, and explain why you feel that this is important.

    #113426

    raincoaster
    Member

    You can see an example of the function here:
    http://raincoaster.com/2007/06/06/new-york-as-seen-from-canada/

    Scroll your cursor over the bottom of the YouTube and you’ll see it.

    #113429

    drmike
    Member

    And of course I’m listening to a Google video currently and can’t try this.

    edit: Gotta admit that I’m against this. I had a “mature” video load on rain’s example.

    reedit: Hmm, works with my filters as well. Kind of cool as I didn’t update the viewer on my site.

    #113430

    oldgreypoet
    Member

    Thanks, guys — I’ve raised it with support/feedback as you suggest. And, drmike, you’re right — without effective ‘adult content’ filtering, this makes youtube unusable for family-friendly blogs.

    #113432

    raincoaster
    Member

    Really???? Wow, that’s quite a problem. I imagine they’ll have to stop randomizing if people aren’t going to tag their videos correctly. I mean, I’m assuming they’re screening out certain tags, but who knows? The liability issues are enormous.

    #113443

    drmike
    Member

    Big large 900+ pound naked woman on rain’s example. Don’t need coffee anymore this morning. :(

    Mark or anyother staff members: care to foward a note to youtube with our concerns? Gotta admit that since they got bought out by google, I doubt they’ll listen to end users.

    #113446

    drmike
    Member

    Note there’s a mention on their blog as to how to turn off this feature:

    If for any reason you don’t want this option turned on, you can modify the video URL by attaching a rel=0 parameter to the video. i.e. http://www.youtube.com/v/&rel=0

    #113467

    uvamag
    Member

    I cannot get the “rel=0” parameter to work in my blog, I think because it automatically changes the “&rel=0” to “&rel=0”. Anyone found a fix for this yet?

    #113468

    drmike
    Member

    Staff’s got to do it on their end.

    #113472

    raincoaster
    Member

    Brilliant. I noticed that it’s retroactive as well, so all of our videos will have to be changed, even ones we posted ages ago.

    It would certainly be best if WP.com automatically strips out that option. It’s slick looking, but I don’t want that crap happening on my blog.

    #113473

    drmike
    Member

    Nah, you can do it with the filter. I’ve already done it on the 13 mu installs we run and my own one. Took about 5 minutes and most of that was looking up which servers they were on.

    It’s up to staff if they want to make this change. If they don’t weigh in shortly, I’ll send them a feedback and point them to this thread with an explaination of what is occuring.

    #113523

    meh im not happy. Went to check the vids i have on YouTube, why oh why does anime=porn. Of the vids it was showing 5 ofthem were porn. I’m sooooo not happy

    #113526

    drmike
    Member

    Have you dropped youtube a comment? I know I have and that’s why I’m suggesting other folks do as well.

    Can someone post the link to their feedback system? Locked down terminal today.

    #113529

    they have a weird feedback system. Login to your account, and then hit my account, scroll down to the bottom of the page and you’ll see a small link called ‘got feedback’. It’s a javascript window thing that pops up for you to fill in.

    And yes, i did do it already :) my complaint was so hot it probably burnt all the way from my machine to their inbox hehe

    Edit: In the mean time please join me and drop support here a line to ask them to add DivShare to the list of approved vid displayers. Not to mention thier MP3 widget. I’ve been using them for a while now on my self hosted blog and found them to be better than YouTube, especially now lol

    #113557

    oldgreypoet
    Member

    I sent my five penn’orth to (email redacted)

    HTH

    #113559

    drmike
    Member

    I found the feedback form/ rating system by teh way.

    #113561

    timethief
    Member

    Cross reference – more news on adult content filtering from Mark here https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=12002

    #113574

    This is turning into a disaster for our family and church blogs. I will have to remove half of my posts which will leave my blog useless. My daughter was embarresed today when she began looking at her “new” videos from her blog. It’s not wordpresses fault. I hope there is a solution. Is a solution coming soon?

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