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Offline Risso

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Embedded Youtube videos on Mac OSX
« on: August 12, 2016, 10:18:55 PM »
Any other Mac users having a problem playing embedded Youtube videos on here?  I'm now just getting a black rectangle where the vidoe should be.  I've updated to the latest Flash player, but that hasn't helped.  Any ideas?

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Re: Embedded Youtube videos on Mac OSX
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2016, 10:25:27 PM »
It's happening on a PC using Chrome, but not on an iPad using Safari.

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Re: Embedded Youtube videos on Mac OSX
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2016, 10:33:49 PM »
Do you have an example of a link or similar so can I try on my Mac Book Pro for you please ? Cheers

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Re: Embedded Youtube videos on Mac OSX
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2016, 10:40:13 PM »
Any YouTube link properly embedded using the tags is stuffed.

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Re: Embedded Youtube videos on Mac OSX
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2016, 11:25:51 PM »
Just copied this from the Brum music thread.



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Re: Embedded Youtube videos on Mac OSX
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2016, 12:12:07 AM »
This plays fine for me via Google Chrome - Version 52.0.2743.116 (64-bit) - but I am unsure if this is a tagged example as previously suggested so might not be what is required ?

Spencer Davis - I'm A Man

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=POCUgBSVENQ

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Re: Embedded Youtube videos on Mac OSX
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2016, 08:25:41 AM »
This plays fine for me via Google Chrome - Version 52.0.2743.116 (64-bit) - but I am unsure if this is a tagged example as previously suggested so might not be what is required ?

Spencer Davis - I'm A Man

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=POCUgBSVENQ

It plays fine in Youtube when you click the link, but embedding it on here is knacked.

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Re: Embedded Youtube videos on Mac OSX
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2016, 11:21:24 AM »
Just tried and I'm getting the same on a laptop using Chrome. I'll get in touch with Martin.

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Re: Embedded Youtube videos on Mac OSX
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2016, 12:42:35 PM »
It seems to vary depending on what device you are using.

I will have a look at the coding just in-case there is a problem.

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Re: Embedded Youtube videos on Mac OSX
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2016, 01:00:24 PM »
I don't have a Mac but had the same problem on my phone. Videos only work properly in Internet Explorer. Would prefer it if the site changed so I could use it properly with Chrome or, better still, released an app.

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Re: Embedded Youtube videos on Mac OSX
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2016, 08:39:10 PM »
I'm getting this on an Android tablet but not on an Android phone - both using Chrome.

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Re: Embedded Youtube videos on Mac OSX
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2016, 11:43:03 AM »
Not working in Chrome for me either now. Just a black bar.

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Re: Embedded Youtube videos on Mac OSX
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2016, 12:07:40 AM »
The latest versions of Chrome are deprecating the Flash player which was supposed to be replaced  by the preferred HTML5 alternative some while ago. Unfortunately the Simple Machines version that we are using for this forum has the Flash player hard wired for embedded videos i.e. when you use the [youtube] bbcode. There may be a way around it, but it will involve work and headaches for the admins.

I would suggest people just post the long youtube link with a description, or better yet a short link including the description.


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Re: Embedded Youtube videos on Mac OSX
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2016, 10:17:24 AM »
The latest versions of Chrome are deprecating the Flash player which was supposed to be replaced  by the preferred HTML5 alternative some while ago. Unfortunately the Simple Machines version that we are using for this forum has the Flash player hard wired for embedded videos i.e. when you use the [youtube] bbcode. There may be a way around it, but it will involve work and headaches for the admins.

I would suggest people just post the long youtube link with a description, or better yet a short link including the description.



The above is correct, the embedded version on here is no longer supported. In most cases removal is normally a few clicks, but with this one l have to find the code and remove it manually without creating problems with other coding. I am working on which code to remove and will do so as quickly as l can.

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Re: Embedded Youtube videos on Mac OSX
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2016, 10:43:13 AM »
Cheers Martin. While you're geeking about in there can you get the code to accept the "s" in the YouTube https?