Discussion in 'AK New Format' started by 4-2-7, Jul 21, 2017.
Luther can look, I'm sure, but it's a YouTube problem.
I'm done with this thread.
I just checked another forum which uses UBB. YT photo preview is working.
testing in case its area specific ...
seems global then ..
Look black to me, too.
This started several days ago. I just assumed it was something new from Youtube.
It does suck.
The plaque of unsolicited advertisement over on YouTube seems to have abated....sometime in the last two weeks.
I heard (from an iffy source) that anyone who posted a video on YouTube is now required to go back and select a 'thumbnail' to represent it in the links.
Here's a not-too-painful workaround. I think guys in the olden days of vBulletin did this. First you get the URL of the YouTube thumbnail by replacing the XXXXXXXXXXX with the 11 character YouTube ID (the random characters in the video URL):
So I replaced the XXXXXXXXXXX with 1gQEvupSrRY and got http://img.youtube.com/vi/1gQEvupSrRY/0.jpg
Then embed this image using the "Image" tool in the editing tool bar. So now we have the same thumbnail for the Raveonettes that YouTube uses. Finally you select the embedded image and insert the URL for the actual YouTube video page using the "Link" tool in the editing tool bar. When you click on the video it takes you to the YouTube page and plays the video. It's a lot easier to do than describe. So click on the image below and see how it works. You'll see the 11 character YouTube ID in the video URL.
The Raveonettes - Attack of the Ghost Riders
that works and it will add to clicks like you would hope if its your video .. i need to decipher your instructions in daylight .
How to “Lazy Load” Embedded YouTube Videos
This article describes the differences between "Lazy Load" - which I think is the way we do it now - and the full load way which is what we might have been doing before. By going to lazy load the number of calls to YouTube went from 22 to 5 (per video - including the thumbnail which is now missing) and the bandwidth from 674 KB to 102 KB. The 480x360 standard thumbnail is probably only around 20 KB.
Sooo ... I'm wondering if now there's a tweak to the "Lazy Load" function that you have to do to get the thumbnail?
While I am more worried about nuclear fallout, I do like seeing the thumbnails on you tube vids embedded. We have to get to the bottom of this!
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