March 13, 2015 in Technical Problems
Lot's of people like to embed YouTube videos on my site. I am not sure of the proper way to do it. Many of the videos I see are just links, not the actual video.
Sometimes when I try I paste the link, wait 5 seconds and it shows up, then I submit the post. If I want to type text after the video and I paste the YouTube link, then hit return to type a message, it only inserts the link.
The behaviour seems erratic.
What is the intended way for us to insert videos that will work consistently?
It should be a case that you paste the link, then hit return. If the site detects that the link is embeddable media, then it will embed it accordingly. I'm fairly sure that Brandon mentioned once that YouTube links that have a particular starting time appended to the link (eg t=3m27s) aren't correctly picked up though. Might that be one of the sources of the inconsistencies you've observed, do you think?
No, it's not the starting time issue. Many people post links, about 1/2 of them embed. The other half are either links or plain text of the link.
I am not sure of the proper way to do it.
That’s it in a nutshell. It if doesn’t work, it can be a problem with any of these things.
Thanks, I thought we didn't need to press enter anymore.
Also, what is a proper URL? Mobile? The Share link? The URL at the top?
The address bar URL and the share link should work without problems in 4.0.
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