Embedded YouTube videos not appearing on iPad

Discussion in 'Help, support & suggestions' started by CoryThigpen, Jan 29, 2012.

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  1. CoryThigpen

    CoryThigpen Premium Member

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    Is there a way to fix this? None of the embedded YouTube videos appear on my iPad. Thanks.
     
  2. Before I say anything I'd like to emphasise that I have never touched an iPad however, I think the problem lies in that they don't have flash player (by default at least). I may be wrong but, you could try searching for a way to install flash player on it. I've heard it is now possible (my friend has an iPhone, apparently that can play flash now. I'd assume the same for the iPad).
     
  3. masterofthebass

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    This is categorically wrong. Please don't pull stuff out of your ass.

    For some reason the [video] tag in the latest VB version doesn't work for iPad embedding. The old style [youtube] tag we had on this forum works, but it is way more convenient to use the new built-in functionality. I'm not sure what we can do about it, other than petitioning vBulletin or seeing if they have already fixed it in some version.
     
  4. Noahaha

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    I have the same problem. I just take the link and manually add it to the end of the generic youtube video url. Just to clarify, I experience this in the tapatalk app, which needs an update to fix this.
     
  5. As I said, I have never touched an iPad, therefore my ability to troubleshoot is somewhat limited. I did state that I may be wrong and that it was only a thought. I apologise for trying to help.
    Could you please elaborate on what you mean by "categorically wrong"?
     
  6. masterofthebass

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    Your entire assumption was false. If you don't know the answer to a question, it would be best if you just refrained from posting instead of spouting false information. It would make threads a much easier place to find correct responses.
     
  7. Tim Major

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    I guess that explains my problem. Sometimes I can see embedded videos ([youtube]) and sometimes it says "YouTube Video" with a dead link ([video]).

    This is on my Android phone however.
     
  8. masterofthebass

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    Yes. It seems pretty consistent across all mobile browsers. Something about vBulletin's embed just does not work.
     
  9. theZcuber

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    ^ This is what happens to me as well (although normally it just doesn't show anything)

    However, I believe that people should start posting a hard link to the video under the embedded version, so that people on mobile can view it on their youtube app.
     
  10. Mal

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    I agree because I can see hardly any of the videos people post.
     
  11. That was harsh. The guy made an educated guess and warned that it was just that: a guess and not a fact. If that is "what he pulls out of his ass" I am sure his farts smell nice as well

    If new (video) doesn't work and old (youtube) DOES work the conclusion is simple: OLD > New. Is it possible to get the old functionality back (automatically) while we wait for VB to fix this?
     
  12. tx789

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    Apple doesn't allow flash player on iOS for safari at least
    iPod touch should vid sometimes
     
  13. CoryThigpen

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    Not sure what this means, but you don't have to explain: I'll take your word for it. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has been having this problem. I was half expecting someone to tell me my iPad sucks.
     
  14. You should read what others post before you write
     
  15. pjk

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    When you say "latest VB version", do you mean since I've upgraded the forum? We aren't running the latest VB for various reasons atm. When you say "old style [youtube] tag", do you mean before the upgrade? I'm a bit confused.

    I think I can get this to work without having to do an upgrade of vB. Since I don't have an iPad, can you tell me exactly what the issue is? [youtube] tags don't show up when browsing? Is it just a blank space? If I had to guess, this issue would have to do with how the mobile web browser is rendering the page, but I'm unsure. I should be able to find a fix once I know more about the issue.
     
  16. Kinda had limited information to go on, since the post didn't specify that this only occurred on this site. It is the equivalent of a student asking their teacher why they got the wrong answer, without showing working or specifying what that answer was, just that it wasn't right. Apparently my mistake has insulted you, would you like me to remove it?
     
  17. CoryThigpen

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    Oh my goodness. This isn't a pissing contest. All Dan is saying is if you don't know about iPads, then don't give advice about iPads.

    I don't know all about code, etc, so I didn't go into detail other than the embedded videos don't appear on my iPad. I usually see something like, "Hey look at me solving while riding a horse"... and then nothing below it to click or view.
     
  18. Thanks for the support, it is very much appreciated. :)
    I wouldn't go as far as to say Old > New however, for compatibility purposes, this seems to be the case. I would've hoped that new stuff would be backwards compatible to an extent (after having to make all of my HTML IE6 friendly, for my IT project. That was tiresome).
     
  19. masterofthebass

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    Whatever html the vB [video] tag produces doesn't show up on mobile browsers. This tag is used when someone clicks on the video icon in the advanced editor, which seems like the most common way people are embedding videos nowadays. Before the upgrade to vB4, we had to have out own tag for embedding, i.e. the [youtube] and [youtubehd] tags. The html created by those show up fine on mobile browsers. I'm not sure if vB has fixed the issue in later version of the software, but unless you can change the behavior of the [video] tag, there's not much we can do about that.
     
  20. Carson

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    Can someone who is having this issue verify that they have the latest version of IOS? Based on some brief googling, it appears that this is a common problem across VB boards, but some iphones/tablets are not affected.

    FYI, it works fine under android with the default browser, Dolphin HD, and Firefox. I'm curious whether this is affecting mobile devices other than Apple.
     

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