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can't embed videos its just a white square

Discussion in 'Support' started by enginekid, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. enginekid

    enginekid Silver Belt

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    checked and re-checked

    embed isnt working for me

    here is an example

    embedding this"


    <object width="1280" height="745"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/8agz9FcDcPk&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1?rel=0&amp;color1=0x006699&amp;color2=0x54abd6"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/8agz9FcDcPk&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1?rel=0&amp;color1=0x006699&amp;color2=0x54abd6" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="1280" height="745"></embed></object>

    using the youtube tags [yt.] [/yt.] without the dots



    i see just a white square

    here is the URL to the video embed code above
    someone else try to embed it here and see if its also not working for you

    YouTube - Carter Emmart demos a 3D atlas of the universe
     
  2. SillyWabbit

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    Works fine for me.
     
  3. enginekid

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    can you please post just the exact embed text you used

    then post what tags you used.

    i need to test this somehow
     
  4. enginekid

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    are you clicking the embed icon in youtube then using control+C to copy it?

    are you using Chrome as your browser?

    maybe my browser is causing it. i am at a loss
     
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    I went to the link you posted, clicked embed, then copied this embed code using the mouse:

    <object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/8agz9FcDcPk&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/8agz9FcDcPk&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>

    I'm actually using IE(I know, it's shit), and you're using the correct embed tags so I don't really know what it is.
     
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    After doing a quick visual comparison it looks like the code you posted and the one that ultimately allowed me to post the video are a bit different. Maybe you copied the embed code of a video from a site we can't use here earlier and the ctrl c didn't work properly when you tried to copy from youtube. I know I've had problems using the ctrl c command to copy from youtube, that's why I use the mouse to do so.
     
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    ok i just copied the exact embed text you used from your post

    now i will put the YT tags around them to see

     
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    wow it worked

    ok now i am really freaked.
     
  9. enginekid

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    i did exactly what you did at the exact same youtube page

    this is the embed code i get

    <object width="1280" height="745"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/8agz9FcDcPk&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1?rel=0& amp;color1=0x006699&amp;color2=0x54abd6" ></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/8agz9FcDcPk&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1?rel=0& amp;color1=0x006699&amp;color2=0x54abd6" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="1280" height="745"></embed></object>

    it will be different slightly depending on my youtube settings, for instance mines set to the widescreen.

    this is your embed code. you are using 640/385 dimensions. maybe thats the differnce


    <object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/8agz9FcDcPk&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/8agz9FcDcPk&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>
     
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    i changed the size to 640 lets see if it works now

     
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    nope

    ok i will use IE and see if it works

     
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    yup i copied the embed text in IE and it works

    the problem is with Chrome i guess
     
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    here are the two embed texts pulled from IE and Chrome

    they are clearly different

    IE8

    <object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/8agz9FcDcPk&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/8agz9FcDcPk&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>

    Chrome

    <object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/8agz9FcDcPk&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1?rel=0&amp;color1=0x006699&amp;color2=0x54abd6"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/8agz9FcDcPk&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1?rel=0&amp;color1=0x006699&amp;color2=0x54abd6" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>
     
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    I keep hearing how chrome is the shit, but I've had nothing but problems with it. I don't know if there might be some sort of upgrade available, but until there is I'll continue to let it collect dust.
     
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    i just analyzed each embed code and see that Chrome adds these two strings:

    ?rel=0&amp;color1=0x006699&amp;color2=0x54abd6">
    ?rel=0&amp;color1=0x006699&amp;color2=0x54abd6

    it seems these strings cause the embed to fail.

    this has never happened before to me and i have used chrome for two years,
    i wonder if there is anyone i can contact about this.
     
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    You've been using Chrome without a problem for two years? I started having problems with Chrome the second I downloaded it.
     
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    yup. no real problems

    except once all my favorites disappeared. but that never happened again.

    seems like there is one now though :(

    i hate to have to use IE because it isnt secure like Chrome and allows viruses to get through
     
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    I always use the sequence that comes after "v=" in the url to the youtube vid.
     
  19. enginekid

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    there is no string
    V=

    in the youtube embed code
     
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    Click the "Share" button under the video. There will be an address and if you put what is after the "v=" and put that in between the yt brackets it will work as well. Just less to copy, really. Try that on chrome and see how it works for you.
     

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