Trouble with EX text and Utube

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posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 01:34 PM
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Hi guys

I tried to Ex text from the daily mail yesterday and all that came up after the copy and paste was "contact us at the daily mail.co.uk " etc

I tried to embed a Utube vid today and and got a broken link, is this a problem with ATS or something new I don't know about?




posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 01:51 PM
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Regarding the Ex-Text thing, I doubt that has anything to do with ATS. 1 guess would be that somehow or another, there may have been some sort of malfunction, and maybe you should double-check it by copy/pasting something else from a different random DailyMail page.


The Youtube thing is very easy after you know it, but not necessarily easy to figure out. All you actually need is the video code itself:

http://w w.youtube.com/watch?v=[color=60DBD3]uahZLfoZ954

So you need only to paste that short code into the 'Vid-Youtube' thingy on the 'ATS Reply Page'.



[yvid]uahZLfoZ954[/yvid]
which would look like↑this before you post it,

and then will appear as↓, in the actual comment/post.





eta: Or maybe you already knew that, and are referring to some other sort of issue with the Youtube vids?




edit on 2/26/13 by BrokenCircles because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 02:02 PM
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I've posted utube vids before and noticed than many members have the same problem tonight.
I'll give it another go in this thread.
See what happens




posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 02:04 PM
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Originally posted by BrokenCircles
reply to post by cody599
 


Regarding the Ex-Text thing, I doubt that has anything to do with ATS. 1 guess would be that somehow or another, there may have been some sort of malfunction, and maybe you should double-check it by copy/pasting something else from a different random DailyMail page.


The Youtube thing is very easy after you know it, but not necessarily easy to figure out. All you actually need is the video code itself:

http://w w.youtube.com/watch?v=[color=60DBD3]uahZLfoZ954


So you need only to paste that short code into the 'Vid-Youtube' thingy on the 'ATS Reply Page'.



[yvid]uahZLfoZ954[/yvid]
which would look like↑this before you post it,

and then will appear as↓, in the actual comment/post.





eta: Or maybe you already knew that, and are referring to some other sort of issue with the Youtube vids?




edit on 2/26/13 by BrokenCircles because: (no reason given)


Thanks it was a disabled adobe flash thing
All sorted

Cody



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 02:17 PM
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Originally posted by cody599
reply to post by BrokenCircles
 

I've posted utube vids before and noticed than many members have the same problem tonight.

When I first posted that comment, I had just assumed you were a new member.

Then after I posted it, and looked at your username/mini-profile, I figured you had probably successfully embedded at least 1 video during the last 8 years. lol



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 11:03 PM
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about the external text thing, How do you do it?
Do you click the EX-TEXT button, click ok, then past in your text between the tags?
Or did you paste the text into the pop up box?

Because the dailymail will add a link to the article and some other text. So if you paste it into the popup box it will only show "Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook" because this is at the end of the text you pasted, DM adds it automatically, the other text is still there, you just need to scroll left a bit.

random dailymail article

Negative interest rates could become a reality in an ‘extraordinary’ move by the Bank of England to kick-start the economy, one of its senior officials revealed yesterday. Deputy governor Paul Tucker said a reduction of the base rate to below zero should be considered four years after it was cut to a record low of 0.5 per cent. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
edit on 26/2/13 by Kr0nZ because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 11:11 PM
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Meh... even I still have to sometimes play around with malformed URL's on Youtube and news sites - as they tend to include extremely long referral strings after the necessary information. Sometimes the strings can get so confusing that resorting to trial and error is about the only sane approach.



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 04:00 PM
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[color=919191]Just a couple thoughts that are probably already known, and may or may not end up being somewhat useful......



Originally posted by Hefficide

Meh... even I still have to sometimes play around with malformed URL's on Youtube and news sites - as they tend to include extremely long referral strings after the necessary information.

Do you frequently use Playlists while watching Youtube vids?

Regardless of whether you are watching a Playlist that was already saved by someone else, or if it is a Playlist that you made yourself, the Playlist URL always has a lot of additional text. However, if you click to watch only the 1 vid, the URL is much shorter, which makes the actual video code a bit more obvious.





Originally posted by Hefficide

Sometimes the strings can get so confusing that resorting to trial and error is about the only sane approach.

Where does the 'Trail & Error' take place:
Can you watch the vid in the preview area before you actually post it?
or
Do you wait until after submitting the post?



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 05:10 AM
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I don't use playlists personally. I don't have much music or any videos at all on my system. I end up with the referral strings usually through redirects or search engines. For example, I tend to watch the Associated Press and Reuters raw feeds when I've got an urge to write a thread about something I know is pending - like new legislation or something of that nature. Anything posted on either of those sites usually has an unreal referral string attached to it.

With Youtube I generally will use the search function to find a video, if there is a particular thing I am looking for - that also generates a referral string.

As far as trial and error? Post and check. If no video shows up on screen, or if a link doesn't work? Edit. Rinse and repeat as necessary.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 03:55 PM
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[color=858585]Hopefully, I'll be able to say this without it being confusing, but I'm not making any promises.lol. It's really quite simple to do, but probably not so simple for me to explain.


 

Originally posted by Hefficide

As far as trial and error? Post and check. If no video shows up on screen, or if a link doesn't work? Edit. Rinse and repeat as necessary.
The reason I asked is because when I was first learning how to embed videos on here, I noticed that most videos cannot be viewed while still on the ATS 'Post Preview' page, but will work correctly after being posted in the thread. I assume that it is like that for others too, and not just me, but I don't actually know for sure.


Anyways, after realizing that, I accidentally discovered a way around it, which allows the video to play while still in the preview area. Personally, I think it comes in quite handy. Especially since I have in the past found some videos which had been set so that they could not be viewed on other websites. I prefer being able to check it out in the preview area first.


 
Now, I do this on every single video that I post, and am able to check all of them out before posting. There might be other ways also, but this works for me every time, so I have had no need to look for any other solution.


[color=FFD470]&feature=related
I add that↑ immediately after the unique video code, on every video that I embed on here. Some of the video URL's already have it, but there are others that do not. It doesn't matter either way, though. I still add it to each.


 

[ yvid]GTDwBl7utE0[/yvid]

So this↑ is all that you need in order for the video to work properly after being posted, but you cannot check it out in the preview.



By simply adding the '[color=FFD470]&feature=related', the video can be viewed in the preview area, so you can see if it's gonna work before you post it. Like this↓

[ yvid]GTDwBl7utE0&feature=related[/yvid]




edit on 2/28/13 by BrokenCircles because: (no reason given)





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