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just doesn't import video's (49 posts)

  1. supervinnie40
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    the plugin has been working for a while.
    but since a few months, it's just not working.

    i've tried to use the option to reset the plugin. i've triend installing/deleting the plugin.
    i've tried to deactivate other plugins.

    i've even changed my youtube profile.

    it just doesn't do anything anymore.

    every time i click on "import videos" it says "imported videos: 0".

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/automatic-youtube-video-posts/

  2. mpraetzel
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can you confirm that the videos you are attempting to import are in your YouTube channel's feed?

    The feed URL would look like this:
    http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/your-channel-name-here/uploads?orderby=published&max-results=25&start-index=1

  3. supervinnie40
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, I can confirm the videos are in my youtube channel. I've only got one channel, which i've been using for a few years now. For a test i once made a second channel. After the test (mentioned in my first post) i deleted that profile.

    The feed URL is unknown to me. The plugin only allows me to enter my username. So i have no control over the feed URL.

    The plugin doesn't work for a while, then all of the sudden it works again. Besides that it sometimes gives an error.
    When it works, it's okay. But because it doesn't work most of the times i really think this is a really crappy/shitty plugin.
    Did you make ik mpraetzel?

  4. supervinnie40
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    p.s. sometimes it makes 3 or 4 posts for 1 video. Really annoying.

  5. mpraetzel
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes I did make the plugin. No worries about the comment. I take no offense.

    As far as it working sometimes and not others I can explain that to you.

    YouTube is massive. So massive in fact that it cannot store all of its videos on a single server. It needs many servers. Servers upon servers. Also, there is constantly new data added to it fro all over the world as you can imagine. The computing power needed to run YouTube is extensive. So to account for this YouTube (Google) has a system in place for caching information.

    One way you'll notice this is that your YouTube video thumbnails aren't always added right when you upload your video. This is not because YouTube is broken. It is because it takes time for YouTube to sift through the millions of videos posted.

    So, why does the Automatic YouTube Video Posts plugin not always pull the videos in instantly? This is because your YouTube channel's feed is not updated instantly. The XML feed of all your videos is where my plugin pulls data about your videos from to create them as posts on your site. Your channel's feed does not exist on the same servers at YouTube that your videos do. YouTube has a schedule it servers are updated on. The server your feed is on might update everyday at 1pm. It might update every 3 days. My plugin cannot get videos that do not exist in your feed. My plugin checks your feed daily. If new videos are available it imports them.

    As far as the multiple posts bug goes, that one is frustrating. I know! The unfortunate thing is that I have never been able to replicate it on my servers. I have yet to find what causes it. The best idea I can come up with is that it is a conflict with a theme or another plugin.

  6. supervinnie40
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm suprised you're not offended. To be honest i'm not very happy with your plugin, but it's the only plugin that makes posts of new youtube video's. If i stop using the plugin, i'll have to do every post manually... and since i have a few people making and uploading video's for me, manually adding every video would be a pain in the ass.

    I understand your explanation, but the thing is... I made a android app for my website which uses the RSS function to displays youtube video's in the app. I also use that technique in an RSS feed in a sliding sidebar. The sidebar even shows the video's itself (so people can just click play, without leaving the website).
    These 2 rss based options usually update within a few hours (at the most). But the plugin doesn't import video's with the same speed.
    So i can confirm that the RSS feed shows the videos, although the plugin doesn't make a post about it.

    What i often do to make it work:
    first i use "import video's". which often says that an upload is in progress. I used to wait several hours, sometimes days to make it sure it has all the time it needs to finish its progress.
    But nowadays i just can't be bothered anymore.
    Then i'll go to "reset settings" and choose "reset import field". After that i click "import videos" again. It will say that it didn't upload anything (giving the number 0 for the amount of videos).
    But after an hour orso, 2, 3 or 4 posts show up in the chosen category.
    I set the plugin up to NOT automatically publish the posts, so it's easier to delete all the wrong ones.
    Then i can finally publish to correct posts.

    But you might realise by now that adding them manually isn't that much extra work anymore....

  7. mpraetzel
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    You may be getting a count of 0 when importing because a necessary file for using the AJAX imported "ayvpp.txt" is either not existent or not writable. This file should reside in your /wp-content/cache/ folder. Is it there?

    I'm curious as to what you said earlier:

    "The feed URL is unknown to me."

    In your latest post you are claiming familiarity with the feed URL:

    "I made a android app for my website which uses the RSS function to displays youtube video's in the app."

    You would need to know the feed URL to create the app, right?

  8. supervinnie40
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You said:

    The feed URL would look like this:
    http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/your-channel-name-here/uploads?orderby=published&max-results=25&start-index=1

    But i have no idea how the feed that the plugin uses looks like. I do know that there are multiple rss feeds that can be used. Youtube used to have a different one, and has changed it's RSS feed a few times. Some still work sometimes. So i have no idea what rss feed your plugin uses.

    For my app i used:
    http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/mobile/videos?max-results=10&alt=rss&lr=nl&orderby=published&author=USERNAME
    Which works well for me, but is different from yours.

    The TXT file is there indeed. It's 644 and it's empty.

  9. mpraetzel
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    You may have moved the site at some point or changed folder permissions. At 644 PHP most likely cannot write to it. Try chaining it to 777 and see what happens.

    I'll do some research on some of YouTube's other feeds. There just may be a better one for my plugin to use; one that is updated more quickly.

  10. supervinnie40
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    To be honest, i was told that my RSS solutions is not the one they recommend. But the other ones i tried caused a 404 error a few times. Sometimes the feed was just empty, as if no video's existed.

    My rss feed might not be one people recommend, but it works very well for me. Saying that, it works well in the way i use it. I'm not sure it works just as well for the plugin.

    The TXT file is now 777. I'll have to wait to see what happens.

  11. mpraetzel
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Let me know how it goes. My email address is matthew@ternstyle.us.

  12. supervinnie40
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    To be honest i believe it's in the best interest of this forum (and possibly Google) to continu here. Somebody might find the information on this page usefull.

  13. mpraetzel
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I take no issue with that.

  14. shaleshock
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've been having the same sort of issues. The plugin works well for awhile, then it doesn't. In regard to the Youtube fee, maybe you can illuminate why when I do to http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/shaleshock/uploads, at least right now, I can see the most recent vieo on my channel, but when I go to http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/shaleshock/uploads?orderby=updated, the most recent video does not appear.

    What is it about the ?orderby=updated that explains this?

    I tried the form for the feed you offered:
    feed://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/shaleshock/uploads?orderby=published&max-results=25&start-index=1

    And that also oes not inclue the most recent video. All I do is NOT inclue the query string after uploads an my most ecent video appears.

  15. shaleshock
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    And this includes http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/shaleshockmedia/uploads?orderby=published
    similar to what I see in /core/parse.php

  16. supervinnie40
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, I just saw that you published a big update. It's 3.0 now.

    I haven't tested it yet, but it appears you put quite some time into this.
    So thank you for maintaining and updating your plugin.
    Since you are not getting paid for it, you didn't do it for the money.
    I appreciate it.

    I sincerely hope that it's better now.

    @Shaleshock, there is a big update. Try it. You might wanna try out this RSS feed when you're still having trouble finding your latest video.
    http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/mobile/videos?max-results=10&alt=rss&lr=nl&orderby=published&author=shaleshock

  17. The Web Post
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I updated the plugin and now it is no longer giving me the place to add YouTube User accounts like it did before. Is it now the Channel place now that I have to make an individual playlist for each and every User or how does it work now ??

    Thanks for the great plugin.

  18. mpraetzel
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    There is now a menu option "Channel/Playlist". From this page you can add channels and playlists and configure each individually.

  19. shaleshock
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the update. I have an issues with myhosting.com. I keep getting an error message when I add a new channel. I'll start a new topic on this.

  20. shaleshock
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @supervinnie40, believe it or not, I don't own a video capable mobile device. From Firefox, the feed page is blank. Last time I looked (long time ago) I had the mobile option checked on my youtube account. The URL m.youtube.com/users/shaleshock doesn't work and then it does. Seems to be confusion between use shaleshock and user shaleshockmedia. I see that something isn't right.

  21. The Web Post
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks, got it all configured and working beautifully now. Nice plugin and I highly recommend it.

  22. supervinnie40
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Mpraetzel,

    In the Channel/Playlist page it has 2 textfields.
    "Name" and "Channel/Playlist".
    At "Name" I just entered something that would remind me later which youtube feed that is. At "Channel/Playlist" I just entered the username on YouTube. Can you confirm that this is how it is supposed to be filled in? I couldn't find anything that explains how the information should be entered. The complete URL? The RSS URL? Just the username?

    @Shaleshock,

    Annoying that the feed doesn't seem to work. There are multiple RSS feeds possible, and only a few work almost everytime. The problem is mostly that YouTube doesn't support RSS anymore. The API that helps to create them is still working, but it's not maintained. The same problem is with Twitter.
    I'm not really sure how to solve your problem. Perhaps there is a forum on the web that's dedicated to YouTube? They might be able to help you.

  23. Rayxin
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I love this Plugin. But the Version 3.0 have many bugs.

    1. The Plugin doesnt import the Videos complete. The video name and the description is not always imported

    2. how to add Playlists? I tried it with the Playlistname, Playlist ID and wth the complete URL of the Playlist. Nothing is working.

    The Second Problem is not so really bad. But the first Problem. That is hard. Pleasy fix it.

    Here you can see it http://rayxin-lp.de (Imported only with 3.0)

  24. mpraetzel
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    You only want the ID of the list as opposed to the whole list's URL.

  25. mpraetzel
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    As far as your first request goes, this is an encoding issue. Some of your titles and descriptions have characters in them that are not UTF-8. When adding the post the query that adds the title and the content fails due to your database most likely being UTF-8. I've run tests all day and added some changes in version 3.0.1. Let me know if they help.

  26. Rayxin
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    New Problem. Import is currently not working.

    I become this one
    There is currently an import taking place. Please try again later or click here to reset the import in the database.

    I reset the Plugin complete.

  27. Rayxin
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Another Problem

    So are the Post in 1 category the Thumbnail is showing. But with 2 or more Categorys the Thumbnail not showing. Because the Video ID is not in the Custom Field. But the Video is showing. This is so strange.

  28. mpraetzel
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    When there is an import currently taking place please click the second button on the reset screen to fix this.

    Can you show me an example of the other issue?

  29. Luchidario
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hellouuhaa,
    Well I fist would like to congratulate you as this is perhaps my favourite plugin as it allows you to keep links and so on on your database. thats Awesome! Still I ran into some troubles when trying to import videos from a particular playlist ID.
    It just doesn't work... no worries with the videos from a Channel but playlist is another story...
    This is just a fresh install of wordpress and no other plugins were installed when I tried.
    I do love your plugin and even prefer it over tubepress as it may let others comment on a particular video instead of just watching a playlist gallery in your site that you are unable to RATE nor Comment on individual videos. Yours instead is just great if it works. If you need some repro steps im happy to help you identify what the problem is.
    Cheers!

  30. mpraetzel
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Luchidario, so your playlists aren't importing? Are you adding the ID of the playlist or the entire playlist URL?

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