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You Tube Links in 3.1.9 Board

Post by kfs » Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:42 pm

I realized that all of the complaints and attempted fixes have been posted in the 3.0 forum. I tried them all but none of them worked.

I was using this code before the trouble came down.....

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<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" style="width:525px; height:450px;" data="{SIMPLETEXT}"><param name="movie" value="{SIMPLETEXT}" /></object>

Enter the youtube video id only. Example -  use just the b_HwkBHyXZ8
This code continued to work with Firefox but none of the other browsers such as IE and Chrome.

I removed the bbcode and loaded JoshYs SE9 which worked great as far as today forward.

I am looking for a bbcode that I can repost for a 3.1.9 board that with reactivate my older prior posted videos without having to manually update.

The old code allowed for just the video id to be placed between the youtube brackets to embed the video.

Thanks in advance

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Re: You Tube Links in 3.1.9 Board

Post by k0nsl » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:44 pm

Well, first of all: don't use Flash when HTML5 is available and supported by practically every browser of note :)

Secondly, here is the solution I've got for one of my boards. It probably can do with some tweaking and a general overhaul, but for the moment it's "working" and it has been working for the past 2+ years or so.

File: yt_embed.php

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//Simple code for returning an "embed" link, for youtube.
//works mostly with the iframe method.

if(isset($_GET['url'])) {
$url = $_GET['url'];

if (filter_var($url, FILTER_VALIDATE_URL)) {

//Strip out the url itself,

$url = str_replace('http://', "", $url);
$url = str_replace('https://', "", $url);
$url = str_replace('www.', "", $url);
$url = str_replace('', "", $url);
$url = str_replace('', "", $url);
$url = str_replace('', "", $url);

//probably in effecient, but i'm too lazy to look up a better way.. so...
$params = explode('&', $url);
$embed = $params[0];
$params = explode('?', $embed);
$embed = $params[0];
//Basically, it'll split the remnants by the "&"s found in the string. We only need the first instance, as the rest
//are just arguements for the video, that aren't compatible in this form.

header('Location:'.$embed );
//and viola!

  echo "URL is invalid.";

Paste: ... b047Pw3wY=


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HTML replacement:

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<iframe width="420" height="315" src="/yt_embed.php?url={TEXT}" frameborder="0" border="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-style: none"></iframe>
This method can be taxing on resources. If anyone can improve on it, go ahead. The author is somewhere on this board, I forgot who it was!

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