The plugin is working beautifully for me: Titles, meta descriptions and thumbnails now show up perfectly on all platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest).
I have one last problem, and I just can’t figure out how to solve it: When I share any of the video posts on Facebook, they don’t start playing. The video player embeds, title, meta description and thumbnail show up, but when I hit the “Play” button, nothing happens.
The videos are hosted on Vimeo and embedded in the post via iFrame.
The privacy settings on Vimeo for the videos are set to “public.”
This also happens with videos and posts that have not been previously shared on Facebook, so the problem does not appear to be Facebook’s cache.
The og:video" content="… " meta tags each point to the correct video on Vimeo.
A sample for a video post on my website with the described problem is: Virtual Building Transbay Transit Center
A screenshot of a video post how it shows up on my wall after sharing can be found here: Facebook Wall Video Post Preview
I have found one discussion in a forum that may hold a solution. It suggests to include a ‘og:video:secure_url’ –tag. Is there a way to do that with this plugin? The discussion can be found here: StackOverflow
Another suggestion I have found is to replace the URL of the embedded video with a (bit.ly) shortened URL. When I do that, the link on Facebook just turns into a regular link to my blog, ignoring the video content.
Has anyone else seen this problem? I would greatly appreciate any ideas how to fix it.
Thank you very much in advance!