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Offline arthwollipot

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Really annoying YouTube bug
« on: November 26, 2019, 07:10:11 PM »
The forum software has a plug-in where it will automatically display a YouTube video if you just paste the link. That's great, but it also does that when you enclose the link inside url tags. Sometimes I don't want the video to display in the post, I just want to post a link to it. That is currently impossible. The weird thing is that it is not substituted until it is actually posted. It displays as a link in the Preview so I often try to do this and forget, and have to go back and edit the post to remove the link.

Is there any chance that this could be changed?
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Re: Really annoying YouTube bug
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 08:44:35 PM »
Edit: Yep, inside the = or between the two tags, the video shows up. And the text in between disappears, if you use url=

Can't see the text in the html source, either, so somehow the url tag is ignored entirely.

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Re: Really annoying YouTube bug
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 09:13:58 PM »
Without completely removing the mod, I don't see a way to get rid of this behavior.  The only way I think you could do it would be to use a link shortener.  That might work.
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Re: Really annoying YouTube bug
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2019, 09:23:02 PM »
If I copy the url from the YouTube page rather than the share URL it works the way you want for me


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Re: Really annoying YouTube bug
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2019, 11:43:56 PM »
If I copy the url from the YouTube page rather than the share URL it works the way you want for me

Nope. I never use the share link. I always copy from the address bar, because I'm old-fashioned like that.
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Re: Really annoying YouTube bug
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2019, 11:51:43 PM »
Interesting. The share URL always shows the video for me and the address URL always shows the link.

I always want it to show the video


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Re: Really annoying YouTube bug
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2019, 11:57:18 PM »
Interesting. The share URL always shows the video for me and the address URL always shows the link.

I always want it to show the video





ETA: The first is the address bar link, the second is the share link, which you can see if you quote this post.
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Re: Really annoying YouTube bug
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2019, 12:00:47 AM »
Without completely removing the mod, I don't see a way to get rid of this behavior.  The only way I think you could do it would be to use a link shortener.  That might work.

That's a bit disappointing. I stopped using link shorteners years ago for a bunch of reasons, not the least of which is that malicious agents can use them to conceal the link to scam someone into going to a malware site.
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Re: Really annoying YouTube bug
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2019, 09:27:51 AM »
Just to see what happens for me. First, the URL from the address bar, without the URL tag added:

BTW, this is my new favorite harpsichordist. I posted another of her videos on the What Are You Listening To thread.



Then the Share link, again without the URL tag:



Now, just for kicks and giggles, the address from the address bar, but I'm going to strip off the https://



ETA: Okay. No matter what I do it shows up.

Here's a work-around:

youtube dot com/watch?v=GPlU9e2VCbE

The link is not clickable. You'd have to copy and paste into the address bar and then replace the dot. But it's a work-around if it's really important for the image not to show up.
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Re: Really annoying YouTube bug
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2019, 09:36:31 AM »
Daniel's video,

https://youtu.be/GPlU9e2VCbE?t=0

add ?t=0 to the end of the url.
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Re: Really annoying YouTube bug
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2019, 10:56:15 AM »
<iframe src="https://youtu.be/embed/x_drw3FD9CM"></iframe>
<iframe>"https://youtu.be/embed/x_drw3FD9CM"</iframe>
<"https://youtu.be/embed/x_drw3FD9CM0">
"https://youtu.be/embed/x_drw3FD9CM<https://youtu.be/embed/x_drw3FD9CM>

These all have the "embed" in the link.

Same links, no "embed"

<iframe src=""></iframe>

<iframe>""</iframe>

<"">

""

This one plays the video on my iPhone via Tapatalk:

<https://youtu.be/x_drw3FD9CM>


So now we have two workarounds. Put the link in quotes and use the embed, or add ?t=0 to the end of the url.



 
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Re: Really annoying YouTube bug
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2019, 11:12:24 AM »
Daniel's video,

https://youtu.be/GPlU9e2VCbE?t=0

add ?t=0 to the end of the url.
This one plays the video on my iPhone via Tapatalk


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Re: Really annoying YouTube bug
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2019, 06:47:47 PM »
Seagulls!

Yep, that's an acceptable workaround. And in only four characters. Thanks.
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