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Offline COINBOYNYC

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Problems posting You Tube videos
« on: July 16, 2017, 03:29:33 AM »
I've attempted to post some videos from You Tube using the You Tube button, but when I preview the post instead of seeing the video I see this:

#Invalid YouTube Link#

I've changed the tags from <youtube>URL</youtube> to <url>URL</url> which provides a working link to the video, but it's not the same as having a visual preview.
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Re: Problems posting You Tube videos
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 04:48:14 AM »
Remove the S from "https". That should solve it.
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Re: Problems posting You Tube videos
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 10:48:01 PM »
This is a common problem on forums that are coded from sites like SMF or phpBB. As said, removing the S from "https" will resolve this.

(And I bet that once "https" does work, then "http" without the S will stop working. But I hope that they'll both work.)

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Re: Problems posting You Tube videos
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 10:58:30 PM »
It works!  (I just tried it.)  Thanks!
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Re: Problems posting You Tube videos
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 12:16:40 AM »
I have no experience with the inner workings of SMF, but one would think that by 2017, the ability to automatically recognize photo and video links as such without having to insert code would be pretty standard.  I manage a blog that utilizes Wordpress, and very seldom do I ever have to do any coding.  Posting and/or linking images and videos is very simple.  For links, it's literally just copy and paste.

Wordpress and Simple Machines Forums exist for different purposes, but at their heart, they do similar things.  One makes those things incredibly simple while the other doesn't, and that 'other' is the one with "simple" in its name.

With that being said, how long has it been since the SMF backbone of the site was last updated?  Perhaps this issue has been addressed and is just an update away, although part of me kind of doubts it.
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