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Offline Stilldrillin

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YouTube Button, Again.......
« on: June 07, 2012, 03:24:57 AM »
Is it Me?  :scratch:

I can only post the Youtube, link. The button's not working, again........  :bang:

#Invalid YouTube Link#

#Invalid YouTube Link#

http://youtu.be/_hp8PcMhp68

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Re: YouTube Button, Again.......
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 04:34:34 AM »
It be broken David  :(


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Re: YouTube Button, Again.......
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 06:31:41 AM »
It be broken David  :(


Rob

Ah!

It wasn't me!!  :palm:


Was it? 




                   :)

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Re: YouTube Button, Again.......
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012, 12:41:11 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hp8PcMhp68" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hp8PcMhp68</a>

It's both of you, looks like it works to me  :scratch:

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Re: YouTube Button, Again.......
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 12:42:47 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hp8PcMhp68" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hp8PcMhp68</a>
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Re: YouTube Button, Again.......
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2012, 12:49:00 PM »
The solution...

Your link was incorrect.
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http://youtu.be/_hp8PcMhp68
Note the "." between the U and the B. That broke the code for the button. It however, doesn't break the link, apparently youtu.be is registered??

There are 2 ways to get it work. This is the actual link to your video:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hp8PcMhp68
You can copy everything after the "watch?v=" and use the button:

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[youtube]_hp8PcMhp68[/youtube]
Or just insert the whole link:
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hp8PcMhp68[/youtube]
The button is fussy, so you have to watch what you paste. There are some youtube links that you have to go to youtube and get the direct link to make it work. They usually have words like "embed" in them.

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Re: YouTube Button, Again.......
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2012, 03:52:31 PM »
Thanks Eric!  :thumbup:

So...... The Youtube button needs youtube, not youtu.be, that youtube are putting into the link which they supply........  :scratch:

The older I become, the more complicated life becomes! Sigh........  :bang:

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Re: YouTube Button, Again.......
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2012, 03:55:10 PM »
Yup!

You can just use the last part of that link: _hp8PcMhp68 in the youtube button

A PITA I know....
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Re: YouTube Button, Again.......
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2012, 03:59:09 PM »
Yup!

You can just use the last part of that link: _hp8PcMhp68 in the youtube button

A PITA I know....

Eric.

It will probably be next week, or month, when I need to do it again........ Wonder if I'll remember?  :scratch:

Thanks Mate!  :)

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Re: YouTube Button, Again.......
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2012, 05:37:42 PM »
So...... The Youtube button needs youtube, not youtu.be, that youtube are putting into the link which they supply........  :scratch:

In fairness, that's not YouTube's fault, it's the SMF (Simple Machines Forum) YouTube button patch/addon that's not working properly. It may have been patched by now to cope with youtu.be links, if not, I might be able to do some jiggery pokery to it to make it behave - Eric, I'll drop you a line if I get a chance to do that.
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Re: YouTube Button, Again.......
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2012, 08:23:52 PM »
So...... The Youtube button needs youtube, not youtu.be, that youtube are putting into the link which they supply........  :scratch:

In fairness, that's not YouTube's fault, it's the SMF (Simple Machines Forum) YouTube button patch/addon that's not working properly. It may have been patched by now to cope with youtu.be links, if not, I might be able to do some jiggery pokery to it to make it behave - Eric, I'll drop you a line if I get a chance to do that.

That's a fair assessment. The creators of the YouTube button are not even SMF (the boards software) employees...

I will have to check to see if there is an update.
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Re: YouTube Button, Again.......
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2016, 06:54:30 PM »
Just to drag this up rather than create a new thread as its only a minor request.

Is there any update for the YouTube link button. The issue of the mobile link URL or full link use to be a problem on all forums but now, all seem to accept any valid YouTube link to display the video. Also, I find it displays slightly odd. The videos are in a small frame considering the size of the thread post/message area and then shows the link in a weird position right next to it.

It's no big deal but would be nice to update if there is a simple fix/upgrade for it.

If you are on a desktop I expect there is little issue but isn't great for a mobile device, which I am on 99.9% of the time when on this forum.

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