Video embeds have stopped working for new posts in my blog. I’m talking about the built in WordPress function where you simply paste a youtube video page url in the post editor without needing any video plugins. It will not display the youtube video in the preview or after publishing. I’ve tried deactivating all plugins and there is no change.
I just upgraded to 3.4.2 a few days ago. Is there a problem with that version?
Actually, I just discovered the problem is with the native WordPress video embed … sort of.
It turns out these were videos where the Youtube user disabled the embedding. I learned this by installing Viper’s Video Quicktags, which in post Preview displays the video pic, but when you click on it you get the helpful, infomational message “Embedding disabled by request, Watch on Youtube”. That would have been nice to know with the native WordPress video embed, but unfortunately it just displays the youtube url in the post so you really don’t know what the problem is or why it works on some videos but not on others.