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[SOLVED] Embedding Video

Old May 13, 2009, 03:24 PM
10 posts · Apr 2009
[SOLVED] Embedding Video

I am having a problem embedding my you tube video. I follow the directions and made a page with the following


The video does not appear.

Any suggestions about this problem. When I embed the URL, with a title WATCH, the word WATCH appears and then I can click and get the video.
Old May 13, 2009, 07:56 PM
Flynn's Avatar
3,768 posts · Oct 2008
Munich, Germany
I haven't tried lately but I know I was able to insert a Youtube video with such a short code or template tag before, inside a post. Make sure you followed the plugin instructions, i.e. did you insert the code through the WP editor, as you should, in HTML mode?

Old May 14, 2009, 11:28 PM
10 posts · Apr 2009
Embed Video

You ask i.e. did you insert the code through the WP editor?
I inserted the code in the page I wanted it to appear in. Since I'm really new at this, what is the WP editor.

I guess my problem may be that I inserted it in the wrong place.

This is what I inserted. [youtube]dMM5vHJW[/youtube] Is this correct, and where should I put it?

Thanks so much for your help.
Old May 21, 2009, 06:06 PM
evripidis's Avatar
37 posts · Apr 2009
If you like, you can use the plugin Smart Youtube. To use the video in your posts, paste YouTube video URL with httpv:// (notice the 'v').

Example: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWfksMD4PAg
Old May 21, 2009, 09:47 PM
10 posts · Apr 2009
Did not work

I tried your suggestion. I installed Smart You Tube plugin. Then typed into post httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMM5vHJW and it did not work. Any other suggestions.
Old May 24, 2009, 06:18 AM
juggledad's Avatar
23,648 posts · Mar 2009
OSX 10.11.5 WP 4.x Atahualpa(all) Safari, Firefox, Chrome
I couldn't get it to work with the shortcode and if you look at the wordpress support forums, it seems there is a problem. I was able to go to the youtube page for the video I wanted and copy the code from the 'Embed' and insert it into my post USING THE HTML editor (top right side of post test - two tabs: 'Visual' and 'HTML') and it works fine, This is the code:

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ji5_MqicxSo&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ji5_MqicxSo&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
Old Jun 4, 2009, 03:39 PM
10 posts · Apr 2009
Flynn Thank you for your help. I finally got it to work. There was something wrong with my original post. When I deleted it, everything works now. Thanks again. Jackie
Old Jun 30, 2009, 04:33 PM
3 posts · Jun 2009
I am trying to embed a video in my own web site using the following "redirector" to a "WVX" file containing the embedding command, but all I get is a message that the "Play list is not available."
Can you analyse this and tell me where I went wrong? Thanks
(Here is the link to Blind Kid2.wvx
<a href=Blind Kid2.wvx>Click Here to Watch the Blind Kid</a>

(Then this is the "blind Kid2.wvx") (Text version shown here)
<!-- begin embedded WindowsMedia file... -->
<table border='0' cellpadding='0' align="center">
<OBJECT id='mediaPlayer' width="720" height="450"
standby='Loading Microsoft Windows Media Player components...' type='application/x-oleobject'>
<param name='fileName' value="Blind Kid Piano.wmv">
<param name='animationatStart' value='true'>
<param name='transparentatStart' value='false'>
<param name='autoStart' value="true">
<param name='showControls' value="true">
<param name='loop' value="false">
<EMBED type='application/x-mplayer2'
id='mediaPlayer' name='mediaPlayer' displaysize='4' autosize='-1'
bgcolor='darkblue' showcontrols="true" showtracker='-1'
showdisplay='0' showstatusbar='-1' videoborder3d='-1' width="720" height="450"
src="Blind Kid Piano.wmv" autostart="true" designtimesp='5311' loop="false">
Old Jun 30, 2009, 06:44 PM
Flynn's Avatar
3,768 posts · Oct 2008
Munich, Germany
Blind Kid Piano.wmv

Use a file name without spaces
Old Jul 6, 2009, 05:53 PM
3 posts · Jun 2009
Thanks but when I took out spaces, no difference. In fact I believe as long as you are consistent with case size and spacing, it works anyway. But this time I changed it and still got that mysterioous message about the "Unavailable Play List," whatever that means.
Old Jul 7, 2009, 08:44 AM
juggledad's Avatar
23,648 posts · Mar 2009
OSX 10.11.5 WP 4.x Atahualpa(all) Safari, Firefox, Chrome
Did you take out the spaces from the actual file (ie the the file is stored somewhere, did yoiu change the file so that it is now 'BlindKidPiano.wmv') in addition to the code below?
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