Support #12861


trouble with YouTube

Added by Marilyn Weber over 2 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

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Ines Vano_Garcia writes

I am creating a site (“Documenting Communities (Focus Inquiry Group – FIG)”) to display multiple projects developed by several graduate students during their teaching this semester. One of the projects has several YouTube videos created by students. I have added the videos to one page (the page is “projects” under “violence, healing, justice”) but I am having trouble with one of the links – it does not show as a YouTube image (like the others). I have checked and all the links are unlisted, and I am not sure why this link is acting differently.

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Updated by Boone Gorges over 2 years ago

  • Assignee set to Raymond Hoh

I spent a few minutes trying to figure this out, but I couldn't see the problem.

The proper YouTube embed URL for the video in question is, but this didn't seem to work even after deleting the oembed cache in postmeta.

Ray, do you have experience with how YouTube oembed works? Maybe you could have a look.

Actions #2

Updated by Marilyn Weber over 2 years ago

Scott may have cracked it. He writes "It embeds for me when you use this url -"

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Updated by Boone Gorges over 2 years ago

I tried that in a couple different ways, but couldn't make it work. Maybe you can?

Actions #4

Updated by Raymond Hoh over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Reporter Feedback

oEmbed for that one particular item has been blocked, probably due to the video's settings.

What I've done in this case is link the video's thumbnail to YouTube as a workaround for now until the video author has maybe changed their video settings to be more open.

Let me know if that is good enough, Marilyn.

Actions #5

Updated by Boone Gorges over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Reporter Feedback to Resolved

Thanks for looking into this, Ray.

I'm tentatively marking as resolved.


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