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Auto-embedded YouTube videos not playing on iPad (23 posts)

  1. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This seems to have happened recently without me noticing.
    I am adding YouTube videos to my self-hosted WP site by just including the YouTube video link in my post.

    For example, see:
    http://lerner.net/montas-song/

    The video plays fine in my ordinary computer browser. And it plays fine on the iPad if I go directly to the YouTube site and go to the video in Mobile Safari. So it's not a Safari problem per se.

    But if I go to the above link directly on my iPad the video won't play. None of them at my site do via WordPress. You see the image and play button, but it acts like it's just a static image.

    Anybody know what might have happened?

    Could this be related to all the JetPack upgrades lately? I can't think of anything else that changed at my site.

    Thanks,

    doug

  2. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Another note. It is working on my iPhone. Just not on my iPad. Both ate running iOS 6.01.

  3. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Does nobody else have this issue? If you paste a YouTube link into a WP post can you play it on your iPad?

    It shows up auto-embedded on my computer, and even my iPhone. But not on my iPad. On my iPad I can see the player button, but it acts more like a static picture.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    doug

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Works fine on my iPad... Do other videos play okay on yours? Have you tried playing it via YouTube directly?

  5. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WPogi,

    What? What? What?! It works fine on your iPad?!

    Other videos (except for WordPress videos) play okay on mine. And I did try playing it directly on YouTube via Mobile Safari, and it plays there as well.

    But none of the videos at my WordPress site play on my iPad. I have an iPad 2 running iOS 6.01.

    What about my latest post at http://lerner.net/mon-and-monta-in-their-separate-cages/ - can you see the video there in your iPad as well? I can't.

    Thanks,

    doug

  6. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yep, no problem with that one either. Is your iPad on WiFi or 4G? Maybe a connectivity issue?

  7. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    BTW, it's an iPad2 -- but still on 5.1 (not crazy about my maps getting messed up :) )...

  8. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm on wifi - definitely not a connectivity issue. The UI itself doesn't work. The embedded video, including the play button, is as though it is a static image.

    (pause to get older iPad 1)

    Well I'll be! On the iPad 1 running iOS 5.1.1 it plays!

    So it's some incompatibility that was introduced in iOS 6 and just on the iPad.

    I wonder what it could be?

    doug

  9. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try searching on Apple support forums -- and post there if you don't find anything. They're pretty good in my experience.

  10. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, I'll check around. But this seems to be only a problem inside WordPress as far as I can see.

    doug

  11. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think the issue must be the Weaver II Pro theme I'm using.

    At the Weaver support forums they are currently telling me it is not a theme issue. But I did a simple test. If I active TwentyEleven voila! It then works on my iPad 2 in iOS 6.

    And if I re-activate Weaver it stops working on my iPad 2.

    Doesn't that sound pretty convincing that it is something in the Weaver theme?

    I'm waiting for their support to respond again.

    doug

  12. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Perhaps it's a Weaver / plug-in issue?

  13. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm discussing it with the Weaver people. I think it does seem to be Weaver-related somehow.

    doug

  14. info@bpr.nu
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Doug,
    I have the same problem... did you resolve it?
    I have a site and on ipad1 and ipad3 youtube works fine, but on the ipad2 is doesn't...
    please help me out!

  15. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, this hasn't been resolved yet. But I think it may be Weaver II theme related. If I activate TwentyEleven it works, but not with Weaver II. Are you also using Weaver?

    doug

  16. mimiv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Doug- Have you found a solution to this yet? I have the same problem with embedded video on my iPad. I have a WordPress website (advancethedialog.com), and embedded video (at bottom & in Feb 19, 2013 post) plays fine on my Mac using Safari, but on iPad, also using Safari, it doesn't even display. If I go to the site I got it from, it plays fine. But the embedding code I grab from those sites (CNN & CNBC) to use for mine, only works on the Mac. I have an iPad2 with iOS 6.1.

    This is frustrating!

    Apologies for also posting this on https://discussions.apple.com/message/20246111#20246111, but I am desperate!

    Mimi

  17. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi. I saw your post at Apple too. The thing is, mine is working now on my iPad 2 under the lastest iOS 6.

    Since my original post I've gone through various upgrades of WP and iOS, so I don't know what fixed it. But I just tried it and the link in my original post is working on my iPad 2.

    Maybe you could compare the source and see if the embed code looks different?

    doug

  18. mimiv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ---> Maybe you could compare the source and see if the embed code looks different?

    Sorry, but I don't understand- compare what to what?

    I just updated WP & iOS on my iPad and I still have the problem: the video doesn't even display, it's just blank.

    Could you copy/paste your working video embed code on this site if/when you have time?

    Thanks for your response.

    -Mimi

  19. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The actual "code" I entered in my post was just the YouTube link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwszqKtKnG8

    It automatically embeds. The embed code that WP appears to be serving is:

    span class='embed-youtube' style='text-align:center; display: block;'><iframe class='youtube-player' type='text/html' width='640' height='390' src='http://www.youtube.com/embed/lwszqKtKnG8?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent' frameborder='0'></iframe></span>

    But WP automatically creates that. I didn't enter that. All I entered was the YouTube link.

    doug

  20. mimiv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hmm. I can't get any of your videos to embed & work on a test page of my site even on the Mac!

    There's got to be info on this somewhere. I'll be damned if I'm gonna pay Apple to answer this question. But I may have to.

    Thanks for your help.

    -Mimi

  21. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm sure Apple would just tell you to contact WordPress anyway.

    It's curious that my videos don't work on your iPad 2. You mean they don't play when you visit my site? Or they don't play if you put them on your site?

    My iPad is running iOS 6.1.2. Is that the same as yours?

    I can't imagine what else might be different on the iPad 2 other than version.

    Sorry I'm not much help. All I seem to be able to say is, "Well, it's working here" - but that's all I know.

    doug

  22. mimiv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Your video works fine on my ipad & mac.

    On my mac, I tried embedding your video on a test page using the simple link method (where wp fills in the code) and also using the embed option (which results in the same code anyway). Neither worked on my mac or ipad.

    However, I also tried embedding one of the videos on my own site but using the simple link method instead of the embedded way (which is how I did it on my site, & which works for the mac but not the ipad). The simple link embed didn't work on my mac.

    Who knows why.

    One question for anyone who has the answer- When you embed video using the simple link method, there is a menu with options for the video type (eg. frame, flash, etc.). How do you know which it is? Does WP figure it out for you?

  23. mjcasty
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    hey guys,

    just wanted to say thank you so much for starting this discussion. i googled a lengthy question and this is what popped up! i was having the same trouble with the youtube embed issue that you guys described above. i was able to view the embed via pc, but on ipad2 and iphone5... it wasn't showing up. i am using responsive... so i don't think it was just an issue with weaver, because i also experienced the same issue. i do believe the main issue has to do with the sizing of the video when you embed it... the plugins or custom settings on the respective wordpress blogs/websites try to resize it to a format that doesn't work. in a nutshell, i found if you will just copy and paste the actual URL from the youtube video, it works just fine. works on pc, iphone5, and ipad2 for me and that was the one change i made.

    TL;DR --- simply copy and paste the URL from the youtube video onto the site! good luck and hope that helped.

    -mike

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