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Youtube not embedding properly

When I see embedded Youtube videos instead of being able to play them in my current window (the one where the discussion is occurring), the videos act as a link and I am taken to the video's Youtube page.

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    Same for me. It's not even clear that it's a link to a Youtube video and not just an image.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    I think a fix is on the way for this.

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
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    I think a fix is on the way for this.

    Rock on. I think the bigger annoyance of this is that they just looked like images people were posting.

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    TaminTamin Registered User regular
    Yeah, I assumed the first I ran across was an animated gif, actually.

    I have them disabled by default on the forums, so not seeing it move didn't confuse me - right-clicking it and seeing the link menu instead of the image menu did.

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    skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
    Can't wait for the fix. Every time I click on a video now it opens it in Youtube on the same page. And of course hitting back sends me to the last page of the thread. :/

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    kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    Tamin wrote: »
    Yeah, I assumed the first I ran across was an animated gif, actually.

    I have them disabled by default on the forums, so not seeing it move didn't confuse me - right-clicking it and seeing the link menu instead of the image menu did.

    They actually are images. It like, automatically inserts an image with a link.

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    ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    Maybe the worst part about this issue is that when you click on a video you want to watch it launches in the same tab that the page you're on is in, so that when you hit the back button you also get hit by the "latest" post issue and you lose your place in the thread.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    Half the time now, at least on my work PC they seem to just load as a blank white area with a play button drifting over in the user information area.

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    SmasherSmasher Starting to get dizzy Registered User regular
    Dunno if I've done anything special to get it to work this way, but in Firefox when I middle click on the image it'll open in a new tab.

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    ronyaronya Arrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    I like how clicking on the rollover play button is the only place in the preview frame that DOESN'T link to the video on youtube.

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    kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    Smasher wrote: »
    Dunno if I've done anything special to get it to work this way, but in Firefox when I middle click on the image it'll open in a new tab.

    Does middle clicking on any link do that? It's possible that's just the shortcut for opening in a new tab, a la ctrl-click.

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    SmasherSmasher Starting to get dizzy Registered User regular
    kime wrote: »
    Smasher wrote: »
    Dunno if I've done anything special to get it to work this way, but in Firefox when I middle click on the image it'll open in a new tab.

    Does middle clicking on any link do that? It's possible that's just the shortcut for opening in a new tab, a la ctrl-click.

    Yeah it does; I forgot ctrl-click did that normally.

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    TaminTamin Registered User regular
    kime wrote: »
    Tamin wrote: »
    Yeah, I assumed the first I ran across was an animated gif, actually.

    I have them disabled by default on the forums, so not seeing it move didn't confuse me - right-clicking it and seeing the link menu instead of the image menu did.

    They actually are images. It like, automatically inserts an image with a link.

    Yes, I know. Nothing "like" about it - it pulls the file from img.youtube.com/videoname/0.jpg.

    To be overly specific, I could have said, "... and seeing the wrong menu did". But, I figured my point would get across - I had link-related options where I wasn't expecting to see them.

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    I'm not even seeing images anymore just the big arrow buttons and they don't do anything when clicked on now.

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    skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    I'm not even seeing images anymore just the big arrow buttons and they don't do anything when clicked on now.

    I'm having this same issue. IE8 on Windows 7.

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    CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    skeldare wrote: »
    skeldare wrote: »
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    I'm not even seeing images anymore just the big arrow buttons and they don't do anything when clicked on now.

    I'm having this same issue. IE8 on Windows 7.

    Same for me, IE8 on WinXP

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    SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    The arrow changes colors if you mouse over, but otherwise doesn't do anything for me

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    CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Checking the embedded youtube videos at home, on Google Chrome, Windows 7, they work fine.

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    AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    It looks like they changed the scripts; instead of actually loading the embedded flash youtube window when the page is opened, now it generates a preview image with a clickable Youtube-style button on it. When you click is when you actually have the Flash page load.

    This looks like it'll have quite a lower overhead, which is awesome when the Youtube page used to absolutely destroy my framerate.

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    skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
    Cambiata wrote: »
    Checking the embedded youtube videos at home, on Google Chrome, Windows 7, they work fine.

    Firefox also seems to at least show the image and allow the go to Youtube to view the video. It seems to only be affecting IE8 (or maybe other versions of IE as well).

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    SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    I'm using firefox 16.0.2, it lets me middle click to open videos in a new tab, and occasionally (but not every time) single click on the part that's not the arrow to load the youtube page in the same tab, but still refuses to do an inline video play

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    Banzai5150Banzai5150 Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Cambiata wrote: »
    Checking the embedded youtube videos at home, on Google Chrome, Windows 7, they work fine.

    I'm still getting the goofy embeds, Win7x64 Chrome(latest)...by goofy I guess it just shows the pick a non-clickable play button, you click anywhere but the button and it takes you directly to youtube instead of playing in the embedded player.

    edit: magically it worked on one of the threads, not sure why.

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    EsseeEssee The pinkest of hair. Victoria, BCRegistered User regular
    With the new configuration (which, by the way, would probably be good if it consistently works, because of the lower overhead), OCCASIONALLY the play button will actually load the video, embedded, the way Youtube videos worked before the change. But usually it doesn't do anything, and clicking anywhere outside the play button causes the video to load in the same tab, NOT a new tab/window. I prefer the new tab/window method, personally, especially in combination with the "when you hit the back button to a page with #latest in the URL, it takes you to the last post in the thread, even if you weren't there yet" issue.

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    SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    Yeah, combined with how the #latest feature acts up, loading in the same tab is pretty damn aggravating

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    It looks like they changed the scripts; instead of actually loading the embedded flash youtube window when the page is opened, now it generates a preview image with a clickable Youtube-style button on it. When you click is when you actually have the Flash page load.

    This looks like it'll have quite a lower overhead, which is awesome when the Youtube page used to absolutely destroy my framerate.

    Clicking them doesn't do anything for me and the button itself is way off center, sitting on the line between the post box and the user info. The only way to see stuff is quote someone, and then copy paste the link.

    I'm on IE8, Windows 2010.

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    skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    Athenor wrote: »
    It looks like they changed the scripts; instead of actually loading the embedded flash youtube window when the page is opened, now it generates a preview image with a clickable Youtube-style button on it. When you click is when you actually have the Flash page load.

    This looks like it'll have quite a lower overhead, which is awesome when the Youtube page used to absolutely destroy my framerate.

    Clicking them doesn't do anything for me and the button itself is way off center, sitting on the line between the post box and the user info. The only way to see stuff is quote someone, and then copy paste the link.

    I'm on IE8, Windows 2010.

    This seems to be consistant with IE8. Only way I can get it to at least view the image to allow me to get to youtube is to go into compatibility mode, which messes up other things on the forum.

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    Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Trans* Woman In Aviators Firing A Bazooka. ⚛️Registered User regular
    Spoit wrote: »
    I'm using firefox 16.0.2, it lets me middle click to open videos in a new tab, and occasionally (but not every time) single click on the part that's not the arrow to load the youtube page in the same tab, but still refuses to do an inline video play

    Me too. Any ETA for a fix?

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    skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
    Seems to be fixed in Firefox, though still a mess in IE.

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    FoefallerFoefaller Registered User regular
    skeldare wrote: »
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    Athenor wrote: »
    It looks like they changed the scripts; instead of actually loading the embedded flash youtube window when the page is opened, now it generates a preview image with a clickable Youtube-style button on it. When you click is when you actually have the Flash page load.

    This looks like it'll have quite a lower overhead, which is awesome when the Youtube page used to absolutely destroy my framerate.

    Clicking them doesn't do anything for me and the button itself is way off center, sitting on the line between the post box and the user info. The only way to see stuff is quote someone, and then copy paste the link.

    I'm on IE8, Windows 2010.

    This seems to be consistant with IE8. Only way I can get it to at least view the image to allow me to get to youtube is to go into compatibility mode, which messes up other things on the forum.

    Add me to the Window XP, IE8 crowd.

    Didn't think of compatibility mode, but yeah, using that does mess up other things on the forums.

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    kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    skeldare wrote: »
    Seems to be fixed in Firefox, though still a mess in IE.

    Chrome looks good as well

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    BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    Okay for me
    On Chrome Youtubes are not loading but I do get audio
    On IE the play button does nothing but clicking anywhere else sends me to youtube

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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    Seems to be working fine in the latest version of Opera.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    This is still messed up in Chrome on Windows 8. As in, I get the preview picture with the play arrow box in the middle of it, the box changes colour when I mouse over it, but does nothing when I click on it. However, if I click on the preview image it opens the video on Youtube in the same tab.

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    VoodooVVoodooV Registered User regular
    I'm on Chrome/Win7 and the embed doesn't work for me, yet it appears there are Chrome users here that are fine. Did you Chrome users change any settings to get it to work or just wait for fix?

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    EndEnd Registered User regular
    Clearing your cache may help, as the fix was a change to one of the javascript scripts.

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    VoodooVVoodooV Registered User regular
    End wrote: »
    Clearing your cache may help, as the fix was a change to one of the javascript scripts.

    that did it for me. Thanks! :)

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    FoefallerFoefaller Registered User regular
    End wrote: »
    Clearing your cache may help, as the fix was a change to one of the javascript scripts.

    Didn't help me, embedding youtube videos still show up as img (and even then, just the play icon) outside of IE8 compatibility mode, and it really only changes to a link when I switch compadibility mode on.

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    IcyLiquidIcyLiquid Two Steaks Montreal, QuebecAdministrator, Vanilla Staff vanilla
    As some of you have guessed, the idea behind this was to lower the overhead of pages that hand multiple youtube videos embedded, as well as to ameliorate the long standing flash problem where flash always renders above other elements. It uncovered a bug in some 3rd party html scrubbing code we use which is causing it to malfunction in some (but not all) cases.

    Pain in the ass to debug, but its near the top of the priority list.

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    ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    With the previous version you could set it so that the video started at a particular timestamp. Would it be possible to get that with the new system?

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    This is fixed for me now! I dunno what you did, but that doesn't stop me loving all you admins!

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