View Full Version : Posting YouTube Videos on MBN

04-20-2014, 07:56 PM
The second installment this morning on how to do stuff here.

It seems that when I try to watch some of the YouTube videos posted here on MBN, I end up with a blank screen and a browser bar full of garbage.

Anyone else have this issue? Is is a MacBook problem? Dunno.

So I sat here and experimented and think I may have found a fix.

Take a look at rgvkid's Trophy Kart post (http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/283178-post393.html). Notice how it's all screwed up and and the text is below the regular window?

I think I've figured out the issue with it.

For some reason when you link from YouTube, it wants to use https in stead of http

Don't have a clue why...

Now I've found that if I post just post the original location and then go back and remove the https (which it automatically posts for some reason), I get a working video that plays and doesn't take me to some funky long winded window or screw up the frame in the post.

See -

TrophyKart RS 450 Barstow Road Jump follow us on instagram @theg4ride - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4SYqgdEMPc)

What's interesting is that all I posted was YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?) (snipping the rest out so you can see the syntax.

So next time you post up a video off of YouTube, try snipping everything prior to www and just place it in your text. Seems that vBulletin goes ahead and does the url link stuff.

04-21-2014, 04:14 PM
Thanks for the heads up!
I stopped using the share link because it only shows the link back to youtube site.
But if I copied the link from the address bar, it will post it along with the viewer as seen above.

I'll try your trick next time if I have the problem your talking about. But I have yet to deal with that problem on my end from Windows Desktop.

04-21-2014, 05:07 PM
I'm finding that if I just use everything from www on, and don't use the link button or anything else and paste it, the video comes up and works fine. No http or https

I just edited one and this is what I put in the post (w/o the spaces)

w w w . you tube. com/ watch ?v=vkbkVI5Ki-E&feature= youth . be

It will go ahead and do all the link stuff from there. Here's how it posts it once you hit submit (once again, w/o the spaces)

[url ] https: // w w w .you tube. com /watch?v=vkbkVI5Ki-E&feature=youtu.be [/ url]

Don't know if it's a vBulletin thing or what, but it does seem to work.

Weird computer crap.