Problem with embedding videos

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posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 04:21 PM
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Hey, so I checked out multiple threads about this in the Freshman forum, but couldn't find an answer to my problem. I tried messaging the staff but received no reply, so I'm throwing it out there. I understand the steps inorder to embed. My problem is that all of the icons above the message box are faded out/unclickable. I cant use the youtube icon, underline icon, bolden or any of them. Ideas anyone? Thanks.




posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 04:37 PM
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Works from this end, all the buttons are clickable.

If you want to embed a video without the button, use the yvid tags.

for example,

[yvid]video-id[/yvid ]

but without the extra space in the last tag before the closed square bracket.

you put the video-ID in the middle, where you'd normally paste it into the yvid box.



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 05:11 PM
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reply to post by winofiend
 


Ok thanks I was able to embed without the button. I still can't use any of the icons tho... inorder to underline words, one would just highlight the text and click the icon right? Doesn't work..



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 05:29 PM
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Highlight the text, then hold down control and press c. Then hit the button, and hold control and press v in the empty field. If you are on mac replace control with command I think it is.
edit on Sat, 26 Oct 2013 17:30:28 -0500 by TKDRL because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 06:08 PM
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winofiend
reply to post by Tucket
 


Works from this end, all the buttons are clickable.

If you want to embed a video without the button, use the yvid tags.

for example,

[yvid]video-id[/yvid ]

but without the extra space in the last tag before the closed square bracket.

you put the video-ID in the middle, where you'd normally paste it into the yvid box.


Related question: Does that work with non-YouTube videos like Google video or others?



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 06:17 PM
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reply to post by Riffrafter
 


I think it's just youtube. Either that or I couldn't figure out the proper snippet to paste in from google video.



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 06:18 PM
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It's best to tell us which browser you're using and what operating system. Usually having more than one browser installed, you can diagnose problems like this to see if it happens across all browsers you've tried, or just a single browser.



Riffrafter
Related question: Does that work with non-YouTube videos like Google video or others?

No. Only works with YouTube videos. And Google video has been long gone. There used to be a button for Google video as well, but since Google video is no more, so is the button.



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 06:24 PM
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Is there a way to embed a non youtube video ?

Using some kind of html code ?



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 07:27 PM
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reply to post by _BoneZ_
 


Hey I use explorer on a surface RT. The weird thing is that the first few days on ATS, all those icons actually worked. Then one day the wind changed...



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 07:32 PM
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Quite a few people are having more problems with IE than with Firefox. If you can, try deleting your cookies, cache, history, etc., then see if the buttons come back. Also, make sure your Java and Adobe Flash is up to date.

If that still fails, download and try Firefox. It's a better browser anyway.



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 07:33 PM
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TKDRL
reply to post by Tucket
 


Highlight the text, then hold down control and press c. Then hit the button, and hold control and press v in the empty field. If you are on mac replace control with command I think it is.
edit on Sat, 26 Oct 2013 17:30:28 -0500 by TKDRL because: (no reason given)


Hey that doesn't work..no empty field pops up..



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 07:35 PM
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_BoneZ_
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Quite a few people are having more problems with IE than with Firefox. If you can, try deleting your cookies, cache, history, etc., then see if the buttons come back. Also, make sure your Java and Adobe Flash is up to date.

If that still fails, download and try Firefox. It's a better browser anyway.






K thanks for the help



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 07:37 PM
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Keep us updated, and let us know how you fixed your problem, if you can.



posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 12:26 AM
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No. Only works with YouTube videos. And Google video has been long gone. There used to be a button for Google video as well, but since Google video is no more, so is the button.


Thanks. Makes sense since Google owns YouTube anyway they'd fall under the "Redundant Dept of redundancy dept" at Google...



I just couldn't think of another video streaming service off the top of my head. Poor example...

So it sounds like we can easily embed YT vids and for all others we need to link to the page with the vid - correct?



posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 08:25 AM
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Riffrafter
So it sounds like we can easily embed YT vids and for all others we need to link to the page with the vid - correct?

Correctamundo.



posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 09:04 AM
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_BoneZ_

Riffrafter
So it sounds like we can easily embed YT vids and for all others we need to link to the page with the vid - correct?

Correctamundo.





Danke.



posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 07:15 PM
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Hmmm, for me, I get this weird blank popup that says youtube, and only has an OK button. I hit the OK button, then the empty field pops up. Not sure why that strange first popup happens at all. I assume there must be a reason though lol.



posted on Oct, 28 2013 @ 11:48 AM
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Hey those ideas you suggested didn't work. And I found out that Firefox isn't compatible on a surface RT. This thing pisses me off sometimes.. oh well, at least I can embed videos now..





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