so hype, does this mean the administrators can straighten this out?Hype wrote:It's not working for me either. This is what the BBCode turns that link into, which should work perfectly:Artemis wrote:I just posted a youtube and it looks like a black strip.creep wrote:works fine for me
i wouldn't know how to fix it anyway.
If you try the link that it's creating: http://www.youtube.com/v/xVjITlgqlHo it doesn't play right, which is weird. It should. (/v/whatever is the url for just the youtube player rather than the whole page). It redirects to: https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/xVjITlgqlHo But that doesn't play either.
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<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/xVjITlgqlHo" width="425" height="350"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/xVjITlgqlHo" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> </object>
I think I solved it!
I think Youtube has updated their API to use links like: https://www.youtube.com/embed/xVjITlgqlHo instead of /v/. Make sense?
Probably need to update the BBCode for Youtube somehow.
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or we could just copy the Youtube code and go and watch the video on Youtube. That process takes 10 seconds. I think it would be a shame to lose all the posts. And how often does one watch a Youtube video here anyway? Not very often if you're me
Yeah I don't know if the new phpBB fixes this -- but it could. I'm also not sure why it only stopped working recently -- all old posts with youtube links no longer work. There are all kinds of hacky ways it could be fixed, but it's probably not worth it.
I don't think it's a browser issue exactly because I'm getting the black bar (it's a flash object with no video) in Chrome, Edge, and Firefox. It could be that Youtube pushed an updated API globally and it's just taking time to propagate across the internet (also depending on caching, etc).kv wrote:Works on my phone, works on my PC....sounds like more of a browser issue...the fix would prob kill the whole site
It's confusing because Youtube claims that the old code (<object>) became deprecated a year ago, so there's no clear reason why it should suddenly start affecting people now.
On the PHPBB forums, they're confirming what I suggest is the problem above: https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... p=14500776
The way to fix it for all old posts and new, without breaking the board, is given here: https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... #p13704306
Just find this page in the Admin Control Panel: