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  #1  
Old May 13, 2009, 03:24 PM
jackiejart
 
10 posts · Apr 2009
I am having a problem embedding my you tube video. I follow the directions and made a page with the following

[youtube]dMM5vHJW[/youtube]

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.
  #2  
Old May 13, 2009, 07:56 PM
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Flynn
 
3,765 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?

http://codex.wordpress.org/Shortcode_API
  #3  
Old May 14, 2009, 11:28 PM
jackiejart
 
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.
  #4  
Old May 21, 2009, 06:06 PM
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evripidis
 
37 posts · Apr 2009
Greece
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
  #5  
Old May 21, 2009, 09:47 PM
jackiejart
 
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.
  #6  
Old May 24, 2009, 06:18 AM
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juggledad
 
22,253 posts · Mar 2009
OSX 10.8.5 WP 3.8.x Atahualpa 3.7.x Safari 6.x Firefox 25 XP
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>
  #7  
Old Jun 4, 2009, 03:39 PM
jackiejart
 
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
  #8  
Old Jun 30, 2009, 04:33 PM
redblanchard
 
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">
<tr><td>
<OBJECT id='mediaPlayer' width="720" height="450"
classid='CLSID:22d6f312-b0f6-11d0-94ab-0080c74c7e95'
codebase='http://activex.microsoft.com/activex/controls/mplayer/en/nsmp2inf.cab#Version=5,1,52,701'
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'
pluginspage='http://microsoft.com/windows/mediaplayer/en/download/'
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">
</EMBED>
</OBJECT>
</td></tr>
  #9  
Old Jun 30, 2009, 06:44 PM
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Flynn
 
3,765 posts · Oct 2008
Munich, Germany
Blind Kid Piano.wmv

Use a file name without spaces
  #10  
Old Jul 6, 2009, 05:53 PM
redblanchard
 
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.
  #11  
Old Jul 7, 2009, 08:44 AM
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juggledad
 
22,253 posts · Mar 2009
OSX 10.8.5 WP 3.8.x Atahualpa 3.7.x Safari 6.x Firefox 25 XP
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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  #12  
Old Jul 8, 2009, 11:38 AM
redblanchard
 
3 posts · Jun 2009
Yes I went through the entire sequence of events,
and made all the file names identical (they were before, with the spaces) and everything still works the same. I get that mysterious message about
"playlist unavailable, or words to that effect."
Does anyone have an examples of a WVX file to embed a video? The Embed files I have tried work fine directly, but not with "redirect" pointers.
  #13  
Old Nov 17, 2009, 04:52 AM
Ty_
 
4 posts · Nov 2009
Hi,

When I try to paste YouTube embed code into my posts or pages, the code vanishes as soon as I click Publish or Save Draft. I can embed YouTube into my WP sites with other themes without a problem, but my sites using Atahualpa won't allow it.

I've also tried adding the code exactly below in the HTML view without any success.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by juggledad
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>
  #14  
Old Nov 17, 2009, 05:56 AM
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juggledad
 
22,253 posts · Mar 2009
OSX 10.8.5 WP 3.8.x Atahualpa 3.7.x Safari 6.x Firefox 25 XP
what is the url of the page?
Have you looked at the generated source to see if the html is there or are you saying that when you add the code to a post and publish it, it vanishes from the post itself?

If this is the case, try deactivating all your plugins to see if there is a conflict.
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  #15  
Old Nov 17, 2009, 06:32 AM
Ty_
 
4 posts · Nov 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by juggledad
what is the url of the page?
Have you looked at the generated source to see if the html is there or are you saying that when you add the code to a post and publish it, it vanishes from the post itself?

If this is the case, try deactivating all your plugins to see if there is a conflict.
The latter. The code vanishes from the post itself.

Ah, I've tried disabling all plugins and it still happens, but checking now it's happening with all themes on this particular installation, but not on other installations with a different version (where I'm not using Atahualpa). It's a Wordpress Mu install and I've just upgraded it, so I think we've found a bug!

Thanks very much for your help.

Ty

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