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(Shadowbox Problem) Looking For Help For Over 2 Weeks (6 posts)

  1. devang23
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello, I've had a certain problem for a number of weeks now, and no one has stopped to help. I needed help with the shadowbox js plugin. For anyone using this, do you know how I can get the videos to play. I have this website http://AlFatir.com/blog/videos and if you click the link you will see the shadowbox open but the video never plays. Anyone know what I can do to fix this, the problem doesn't exist with photos but just videos.

  2. I notice you're linking to the 'watch' URL for the video here:

    <a rel="shadowbox" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU1eWImfYx4">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DdCoNbbRvQ</a>

    Have you tried modifying your link URL from


    to look like this?


  3. devang23
    Posted 3 years ago #

    yes, if you go back and look now you'll see the same thing happening. i changed the link and still won't work. is there something i should be doing to the settings?

  4. It looks like you changed the link TEXT, but not the URL address as well. Try changing that and post back.

  5. devang23
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You ARE THE MAN, You don't understand how much i appreciate that. thanks for your help. can i ask where you found the link without the "watch" in it, and also, if i want to make the video auto play, do i click that on the share button on youtube?

  6. Happy to help.

    As for where I found the link, I think YouTube used to have a place to copy the URL but now it's more complicated. These days, I just grab the 'watch' link and edit to to the other format; Takes 2 seconds.

    For autoplay, I think there's a setting in the options panel for Shadowbox JS to turn on autoplay.

    Make sure to mark your post resolved when you're sure everything's working too.

    Hope that helps.

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