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[split from] Youtube code isn't working anymore?

Post by WWu777 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:13 am

Which YouTube BBCode works with phpbb 3.2? I just upgraded to it and my YouTube embedded videos don't show anymore. Does phpbb 3.2 require a different YouTube BBCode?

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Re: [split from] Youtube code isn't working anymore?

Post by KevC » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:52 am

Just use the media embed extension. You don't need BBcode any more.
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Re: [split from] Youtube code isn't working anymore?

Post by WWu777 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:38 pm

KevC wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:52 am
Just use the media embed extension. You don't need BBcode any more.
It's not that easy. What about all the hundreds of videos already embedded in my forum? They already have YouTube tags around them and have turned into links. A new plug in with media tags will only apply to new videos. You forgot about that. :P

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Post by KevC » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:43 pm

Not at all. Most forum users never go back more than 1 or 2 pages in a forum. Posts older than a few months rarely get looked at again. They can easily copy the link if they really really want to see it, assuming the video is still even on youtube.

In a lot of cases the presence of the bbcode around the link has no effect and the URL is parsed anyway.
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Re: [split from] Youtube code isn't working anymore?

Post by Webmasterks » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:06 pm

I just installed the media embed extension on my new 3.2 forum, but as soon as I changed the settings (there are only 2) my forum crashed, and it took a bit of swearing to get it removed again.

I'd rather have a BB-code for Youtube vids than an extension. Is there a tutorial on how to get a new BBcode for Youtube for 3.2?

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Post by KevC » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:15 pm

Why not just post to the support section of the extension and ask what might have happened. It might not be related to that at all.
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Re: [split from] Youtube code isn't working anymore?

Post by Webmasterks » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:21 pm

Because I was just interested in getting the Youtube BBcode on my forum working as it did before. I downloaded and installed the media embed extension because I thought it would make my life easier. Instead, it'll open up a whole new can of worms. If an extension doesn't work right of the bat, I don't need it. The problem I have is with a BBcode that doesn't work anymore. Pursuing a problem with the extension would be having another problem ;-)

My forum has been installed brand new as of yesterday, so if the extension causes problems, it's more likely the issue is with the extension, rather than my forum.

So the question remains: how can I put in a BBcode that will embed a Youtube video?

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Post by KevC » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:24 pm

If you got a white page it's more likely to be a server issue actually. Many people are using that extension with no problems at all.
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Post by Webmasterks » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:27 pm

That may be true, yet, I don't have any problems or white screens if I don't install that extension.

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Re: [split from] Youtube code isn't working anymore?

Post by KevC » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:36 pm

If you look at the server error log it should tell you why you had the white screen.

Getting that working will be much less bother than a BBcode that can easily break if youtube change their URL format yet again.
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Re: [split from] Youtube code isn't working anymore?

Post by Webmasterks » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:49 pm

I gave it the benefit of the doubt and came across another post about the plugin, where someone remarked to first delete the old Youtube BBcode. I did still have the old youtube BBcode on my forum when I installed the media embed plugin. I deleted the BBcode after installing and checked the empty Youtube box in the plugin's setting. When I clicked OK, the forum crashed.

So, I got the plugin removed and deactivated and first removed the youtube BBcode. I then reactivated the plugin and the forum did not crash. Hopefully it's working fine now.

It would've been nice if the install text had made a mention of first having to delete the old BBcode.

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