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Problems Embedding Videos - backslash added

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posted on Mar, 24 2008 @ 04:36 AM
I'm having problems posting videos. For some reason when I post a video the generated code keeps adding a backslash (\) to my link which results in a Bad request.

This happens with both YouTube and Google. (I didn't have this problem before)

example: my code = [ gvid ]8578627348211373904[ /gvid ]

Google Video Link

it's sometimes difficult to know when to put the hyphen. So, here it is again with the hyphen: (same results)
my code = [ gvid ]-8578627348211373904[ /gvid ]

Google Video Link

This is the video that should display, but as you can see the backslash is added in both instances.


I've noticed some people are still posting with no problem, so it must be me. I'm using Firefox on a Windows XP platform (Service Pack 2)

EDIT: Sorry, it appears the second link (with the hyphen) works!!! It doesn't work in preview mode...
So this is all a hyphen thing?

[edit on 24/3/08 by ConspiracyNut23]

posted on Mar, 24 2008 @ 04:48 AM
I too have been getting malformed video result with my postings. So I will be watching for answers. I miss it!

posted on Mar, 24 2008 @ 06:19 AM
Guys, it's any alphanumeric character or shift keyboard symbol after the equals mark. Doesn't matter if it's a hypen or a plus sign or anything else.

Also, on my PC at least, nothing ever shows in preview.


posted on Mar, 24 2008 @ 09:16 AM
It does not work in preview mode...

I recall that happening...

ED: So at times I go back and edit until it works.

[edit on 3/24/2008 by TeslaandLyne]

posted on Mar, 24 2008 @ 12:38 PM
reply to post by Badge01

Thanks, that helps.

I won't worry about preview mode and simply edit if I get it wrong as suggested by Tesla.

EDIT: Well at least in BTS I can give Badge a star, so here you go.

I assume the ATS staff is already aware of some of the bugs in preview mode if this thread has been moved here.

[edit on 25/3/08 by ConspiracyNut23]

posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 01:16 AM
Could someone tell me why the 2nd video (Mary Muchmore film) in this thread isn't embedding?? The google link is right.

Again, this particular video involves the ever-mysterious hyphen.

[edit on 25/3/08 by ConspiracyNut23]

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