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can't play youtube video if embedded

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by John Smith, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. John Smith

    John Smith Flightless Bird

    I can play youtube video only if I go to www.youtube.com. When
    viewing the video using IE 8.0, if I click the embed button, copy
    the code, paste it to notepad, enclose the code with
    (html)(body)...(/body)(/html)(can't use less than greater than
    signs here or the newsreader won't let me post), save the file as
    test.html, open it using IE 8.0, it WON'T play (but FireFox will).
    All I see is a generic box with a small icon on the top left
    corner, indicating there should be a picture or video.

    I went into tools/security and enabled every thing that was
    related to Active X. Still, no change.

    Any help? Thanks.

    This is on an XP SP3.
     
  2. D. Kirkpatrick

    D. Kirkpatrick Flightless Bird

    John Smith <jsmith@company.com> wrote in news:i7ebpa$7vf$1
    @speranza.aioe.org:

    >
    > I can play youtube video only if I go to www.youtube.com. When
    > viewing the video using IE 8.0, if I click the embed button, copy
    > the code, paste it to notepad, enclose the code with
    > (html)(body)...(/body)(/html)(can't use less than greater than
    > signs here or the newsreader won't let me post), save the file as
    > test.html, open it using IE 8.0, it WON'T play (but FireFox will).
    > All I see is a generic box with a small icon on the top left
    > corner, indicating there should be a picture or video.
    >
    > I went into tools/security and enabled every thing that was
    > related to Active X. Still, no change.
    >
    > Any help? Thanks.
    >
    > This is on an XP SP3.






    I'd suggest checking to see if embedding has been disabled by the owner
    of the video on the YouTube side. It is a feature now available to
    YouTube users to prevent people from framing their video on pages that
    may generate advertising dollars for a pirate site, or on sites that may
    otherwise post misleading text in conjunction with an embedded video.

    In this way you can only go to the YouTube page to view the video there.

    You may be able to generate the code but it will not work because it is
    inhibited on the YouTube end.

    If this is your video, then check all YouTube settings to make sure you
    didn't accidently activate that feature.
     
  3. John Smith

    John Smith Flightless Bird

    D. Kirkpatrick wrote:
    > John Smith <jsmith@company.com> wrote in news:i7ebpa$7vf$1
    > @speranza.aioe.org:
    >
    >> I can play youtube video only if I go to www.youtube.com. When
    >> viewing the video using IE 8.0, if I click the embed button, copy
    >> the code, paste it to notepad, enclose the code with
    >> (html)(body)...(/body)(/html)(can't use less than greater than
    >> signs here or the newsreader won't let me post), save the file as
    >> test.html, open it using IE 8.0, it WON'T play (but FireFox will).
    >> All I see is a generic box with a small icon on the top left
    >> corner, indicating there should be a picture or video.
    >>
    >> I went into tools/security and enabled every thing that was
    >> related to Active X. Still, no change.
    >>
    >> Any help? Thanks.
    >>
    >> This is on an XP SP3.

    >
    >
    > I'd suggest checking to see if embedding has been disabled by the owner
    > of the video on the YouTube side. It is a feature now available to
    > YouTube users to prevent people from framing their video on pages that
    > may generate advertising dollars for a pirate site, or on sites that may
    > otherwise post misleading text in conjunction with an embedded video.
    >
    > In this way you can only go to the YouTube page to view the video there.
    >
    > You may be able to generate the code but it will not work because it is
    > inhibited on the YouTube end.
    >
    > If this is your video, then check all YouTube settings to make sure you
    > didn't accidently activate that feature.
    >
    >


    Thanks for your reply. Since the same page can be played by
    Firefox without any problems, I believe the problem is specific to
    IE, not the video itself.
     

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