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Jon
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Message 1 of 8 (747698)
01-18-2015 4:55 PM


Can't figure out how to embed a youtube video that starts at a specific time. When I append #t=1m25s (for example) to the end of the URL, I don't get anything but the video starting at 0:00.

Is this not possible with the dB utube code? Is there an HTML code that will allow this? I tried the iframe code suggested on the internet, but that seemed to produce only an empty box.

This is a video I was trying to post in another message with the suggested link given by YouTube (they use ? instead of #). It starts at the beginning no matter how I format it.


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Message 2 of 8 (747749)
01-19-2015 8:42 AM
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01-18-2015 4:55 PM


Convert your "1m25s" into seconds and try this:

[utube=LZ06Ca9QKME?start=85]

This YouTube video should begin at a minute twenty-five:

The "#t=1m25s" that you were trying doesn't work in embedded videos, but I can detect its use in the [utube] dBCode and convert it to "?start=n". I'll add it to my list.


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Message 3 of 8 (747779)
01-19-2015 1:46 PM
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Excellent. I remember seeing that alternative when looking up codes to use, but I never tried it and wouldn't have known to put "start" in front of it.

Thanks.


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Message 4 of 8 (750478)
02-16-2015 2:01 PM
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01-19-2015 1:46 PM


I believe I posted the announcement somewhere, but announcing it again, you can now specify start times for YouTube videos by specifying hours, minutes and seconds with the "t" option. Here's a few examples:

[utube=YRxS8IVQRcs,t=23s]
[utube=YRxS8IVQRcs,t=5m23s]
[utube=YRxS8IVQRcs,t=1h5m23s]
[utube=YRxS8IVQRcs,t=1h5m]
[utube=YRxS8IVQRcs,t=1h]

In case some are unsure where the code comes from, it's from the YouTube URL. It's the portion in red bold in this example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRxS8IVQRcs

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Message 5 of 8 (750481)
02-16-2015 2:17 PM
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02-16-2015 2:01 PM


Excellent! Thank you for that.

A possibly related question: is there something special that the youtube videos embedded at EvC run through? I think this is the only site where I cannot see any embedded videos on Firefox. Works fine in other browsers. I imagine I have to tweak a setting in Firefox related to how EvC displays youtube videos, but I don't know what that setting would be.

I've also read other people having problems seeing all embedded videos in Firefox, so it might be a glitch in the FF software, but I think other sites' embedded videos work for me so my problem might be different...


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Jon
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Message 6 of 8 (750482)
02-16-2015 2:20 PM
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02-16-2015 2:17 PM


Never mind.

I got it to work in FF Safe Mode. Must be an add on conflict! I'll have to figure out which one's giving me trouble.

ABE: Oh wow. It was my Google Disconnect addon, meant to stop google from tracking my movement around the web. I wonder why I need that turned off only for EvC??? Even with that addon enabled, other sites still show embedded videos...

Edited by Jon, : No reason given.


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02-16-2015 2:44 PM
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02-16-2015 2:20 PM


I just made a minor change that might help. When you get a chance could you give it another try and let me know how it goes?

Everyone: The change was to the DOCTYPE. Browsers have become much more consistent and uniform from when I originally set the DOCTYPE, so the new setting should be fine, but please let me know if you find something broken.


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Jon
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Message 8 of 8 (750488)
02-16-2015 3:00 PM
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02-16-2015 2:44 PM


Still not working.

This seems to be a known problem with the addon: Google Disconnect Reviews.

It apparently blocks the embedded content on certain sites but not on others. I might have to look into getting another addon that has a similar function but without the side effect.

At least I know where the problem lies now, though. This has been bugging me for a couple of years ...


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