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issueid=1233 03-12-2016 06:45 PM
Youtube embedding with HTML5
Embed youtube videos "the recommended" and more portable way

Hi there,

wouldn't it be better / nicer to use the 'standard' recommended way of embedding
youtube videos with an <iframe> tag instead of the "shockwave-flash only" way?

I am trying to get rid of the flash player wherever I can and it would be nice
if this could be done.

I don't think this will introduce any cons, 'cause the <iframe>-Method will
still select the flash-player for those clients who have installed it.

So in general you have to exchange the old:

HTML Code:
<object width="425" height="350">
    <param value="http://www.youtube.com/v/TPxdBG0XATY&amp;fs=1&amp;start="
    <param value="true" name="allowFullScreen">
    <embed width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" allowfullscreen="true"
... by:

HTML Code:
  <iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""
The video ID (TPxdBG0XATY) is chosen arbitrary here
And the "vq" (video-quality) parameter is optional, too. But setting it to auto seems to be best.

I would really like to see this (by the way recommended way) implemented.


P.S.: If anyone fears the new, a user-setting (HTML5 vs. Flash) might be the way to go.
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03-12-2016 06:58 PM
Puts the Fun in Dysfunctional
I mean, sure - this is handled by a vBulletin plugin that's probably quite out of date, it might well have an HTML 5 approach in later revisions. Would be the easiest way to accomplish what you're after.
03-13-2016 02:21 AM
And now for the obvious question: when?
(don't feel pushed)
03-13-2016 09:06 AM
Puts the Fun in Dysfunctional
I'll bundle it into the next scheduled maintenance cycle. 2016-04-02 2100 UTC.
03-13-2016 07:27 PM
Fantastic! Thanks again.
06-24-2016 08:56 PM
Puts the Fun in Dysfunctional
Unfortunately we have the latest version of AME we can install into this version of VBulletin. To update it would require a base board upgrade, which is not an action we would look to undertake just now.
06-25-2016 08:55 PM
...to bad. Any chance this could be implemented in a less big change?
Note: This is not extremely important, though. So if you have "bigger" problems, fix them first!
Thanks for the feedback
06-26-2016 07:14 PM
Puts the Fun in Dysfunctional
Youtube HTML updated to the HTML5 player. Also adjusted the regex to grab HTTPS links.

Edit: Updated again to add youtu.be link matching.
06-26-2016 08:58 PM
It seems like you did it!
Thanks. Let's hope that nothing got broken...
06-26-2016 09:06 PM
Hmm one question (sorry):
Can you explain, why this post is working (HTML5 preview)
while this one isn't?
06-26-2016 10:58 PM
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O-F Administrator
Originally Posted by kuddel
 Can you explain, why this post is working (HTML5 preview)
while this one isn't?
The former is using Auto Media Embedding with posted simply a link to the video, the latter is using [youtube] BBcode instead.
06-27-2016 10:10 PM
Ah! Thanks for the info.
So nothing really changed
06-28-2016 04:03 PM
Puts the Fun in Dysfunctional
We may be able to amend the bbcode tag too, I didn't realise that existed!

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