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Embedding youtube http or https

Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 1:57 am
by TobyMac
This may have already been posted somewhere or everyone except me may have already known this, but since I just spent about 3 hours trying to figure it out I figured I would post my problem and my solution just incase others have the same problem.

I was notified by some of my forum members that they could no longer embed Youtube videos.

I was able to identify that youtube url's starting with http:// embedded just fine but youtube url's starting with https:// would post as a link vs. embedding.

I have phpBB vs 3.0.11 installed

My original custom BBcode was:

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v={SIMPLETEXT}[/youtube]
Followed by:

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<object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/{SIMPLETEXT}"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/{SIMPLETEXT}" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>
I changed the 1st line to:

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[youtube]{IDENTIFIER}://www.youtube.com/watch?v={SIMPLETEXT}[/youtube]
Followed by:

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<object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="{IDENTIFIER}://www.youtube.com/v/{SIMPLETEXT}"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="{IDENTIFIER}://www.youtube.com/v/{SIMPLETEXT}" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>
And now both http://www.youtube.com and https://www.youtube.com videos embed

:D

Re: Embedding youtube http or https

Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 3:44 am
by izamahmed
good info.
thank you 8-)

Re: Embedding youtube http or https

Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 3:50 am
by gohannx
Hi Toby,

Can you figure out too how to post facebook videos? It's no longer working on my end!

Much thanks,
hannx

Re: Embedding youtube http or https

Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 9:12 pm
by TobyMac
gohannx, I didn't even know Facebook had videos - LOL - I'll see what I can figure out.

Try doing a search under 3.0x support forum as I am sure there are instructions posted some where.

If I am able to figure it out, I'll post back here.

Re: Embedding youtube http or https

Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 12:46 am
by MsIrey
Using your code and links provided, neither link works for me on my test forum

Re: Embedding youtube http or https

Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 11:33 pm
by TobyMac
This works to allow fullscreen on my forum.

First line:

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[youtube]{IDENTIFIER}://www.youtube.com/watch?v={SIMPLETEXT}[/youtube]
The second line:

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<object width="560" height="315"><param name="movie" value="{IDENTIFIER}://www.youtube.com/v/{SIMPLETEXT}"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="{IDENTIFIER}://www.youtube.com/v/{SIMPLETEXT}" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

Third line:

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Copy and paste the URL for the video between the [youtube][/youtube] tags

Re: Embedding youtube http or https

Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 10:16 am
by Mick
gohannx wrote:Can you figure out too how to post facebook videos? It's no longer working on my end!
You need to start another topic in this forum, this topic is about YouTube, we prefer one subject one topic.

Re: Embedding youtube http or https

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:22 am
by kamaleon
Sorry wrong thread...

Re: Embedding youtube http or https

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:06 pm
by giarosenko
Hello, first of all nice community and i am glad i found it. Seaching on the forums and here, started to set up my own phpbb, but since i am not a rocket scientist.

TobyMac, can you explane little bit more where do i paste this code? I have figure out how to move/delete lines of code and do translations but it would be nice, if you would add upper of all codes the path of the files.

Thank you
giarosenko

Re: Embedding youtube http or https

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:18 pm
by Lumpy Burgertushie
this is about bbcodes for youtube videos in posts. you do not edit any files to do this.

you create bbcodes in the admin panel under the posting tab

in my opinion, the best youtube bbcode is as follows:

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[youtube]{TEXT}embed/{IDENTIFIER}{TEXT2}[/youtube]
html replacement:

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<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/{IDENTIFIER}" frameborder="2"></iframe>
help line:

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[youtube]copy and paste the iframe embed code here[/youtube]
the bbcode mentioned the posts above is the old style of embed code.
the current youtube embed code is using the iframe.

using this bbcode, the user simply clicks "embed" on the youtube page, then copies the provided iframe code,
then pastes it in the post inside the youtube bbcode tags. done.


robert

Re: Embedding youtube http or https

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:30 pm
by kamaleon
What about this post?

viewtopic.php?p=13839826

Isn't it better?

Re: Embedding youtube http or https

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:38 pm
by Lumpy Burgertushie
that is an extension for 3.1. you are posting in the 3.0 bbcodes topic.

that extension is a very good one but you must be using phpbb 3.1.2 to use it.
you can also still use the same bbcodes in 3.1 that you could use in 3.0

that is your choice.

the extension allows you to post videos from many different places without using bbcode, just post the url of the video into the post.

robert

Re: Embedding youtube http or https

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:45 am
by kamaleon
Thanks, very clear :)

Re: Embedding youtube http or https

Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:08 pm
by Redbear
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:this is about bbcodes for youtube videos in posts. you do not edit any files to do this.

you create bbcodes in the admin panel under the posting tab

in my opinion, the best youtube bbcode is as follows:

bbcode usage:

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[youtube]{TEXT}embed/{IDENTIFIER}{TEXT2}[/youtube]
html replacement:

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<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/{IDENTIFIER}" frameborder="2"></iframe>
help line:

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[youtube]copy and paste the iframe embed code here[/youtube]
the bbcode mentioned the posts above is the old style of embed code.
the current youtube embed code is using the iframe.

using this bbcode, the user simply clicks "embed" on the youtube page, then copies the provided iframe code,
then pastes it in the post inside the youtube bbcode tags. done.


robert
Lumpy,
that was awesome..
works great for my forums !!