Embedded video not working/playing Answered
I have noticed for a week or 2 (maybe more) that when someone embeds a video (Youtube seems to be the main culprit) the only thing I see is the black video area with the Youtube play button in the middle. Clicking on the play button does nothing except push you to the next line on the page. Yes, the cursor says that it is active/available to do an action.
I use Win 7 Home 64bit and IE8 (don't laugh, I don't laugh at others for their choices).
An example of an 'ible that does this is R-KAid Redelux. Scroll about 1/2 way down for the video.
Even looking at the source code, I get the same problem if I copy and paste the video link in a new window. Here's a snippet of the code:
Here´s a video of how the machine actually works:<br />
<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WghZEalbddw" width="560"></iframe></div>
And here's the direct link: http://www.youtube.com/embed/WghZEalbddw which does the same thing, ie nothing.
Is it Instructables or is it Youtube? Seems to be the YT code and if so, it should be stated which style embed code to use that works. ie, check "Use Old Embed Code" on Youtube's site. In this case, it would be:
<object width="560" height="315"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/WghZEalbddw?hl=en_US&version=3"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/WghZEalbddw?hl=en_US&version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
Lastly, is it my choice of browser? Possibly.
Thanks for looking this matter over,