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Further updates on the deep mystery of Youtube videos. I've been doing some poking, and it seems like the issue causing players to not show up correctly is because Youtube is trying to use the https connection (secure link), and the videos aren't set up for this. (Apologies for my supreme lack of technical language.)

If we try to go to https://www.youtube.googleapis.com/v/NnvVZN7EbbY?autoplay=1 it gives the 'this connection is not secure' error, and if I trim off the s manually so that I'm using http like so http://www.youtube.googleapis.com/v/NnvVZN7EbbY?autoplay=1 it brings up a 404 error. Looking at the API demo page, it's starting to spit out links with /embed/ instead of /v/ or /p/, but I'm not sure if we can get the /embed/ stuff to work on Gaia?

I can use the www.youtube.com and the youtube.google.apis links on a Classic profile fine, but it's not letting me use API links on a v2 profile, so the only thing which I can get happening is autoplay, the profiles seems to be eating any other instructions in the link.
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Zzyli
Further updates on the deep mystery of Youtube videos. I've been doing some poking, and it seems like the issue causing players to not show up correctly is because Youtube is trying to use the https connection (secure link), and the videos aren't set up for this. (Apologies for my supreme lack of technical language.)

If we try to go to https://www.youtube.googleapis.com/v/NnvVZN7EbbY?autoplay=1 it gives the 'this connection is not secure' error, and if I trim off the s manually so that I'm using http like so http://www.youtube.googleapis.com/v/NnvVZN7EbbY?autoplay=1 it brings up a 404 error. Looking at the API demo page, it's starting to spit out links with /embed/ instead of /v/ or /p/, but I'm not sure if we can get the /embed/ stuff to work on Gaia?

I can use the www.youtube.com and the youtube.google.apis links on a Classic profile fine, but it's not letting me use API links on a v2 profile, so the only thing which I can get happening is autoplay, the profiles seems to be eating any other instructions in the link.
Hmmm... the plot thickens ono
I'm going to have to test this some more myself... In the meantime, the "jp.youtube" url which gothy provided on the previous page seems to work just fine (and you can color customize) ouo

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Hmmm... the plot thickens ono
I'm going to have to test this some more myself... In the meantime, the "jp.youtube" url which gothy provided on the previous page seems to work just fine (and you can color customize) ouo

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It's interesting, because that would imply that Japanese youtube is either behind the times or doing their own thing (weirdly, every so often, Google decides to give me Japanese versions of Google Drive, Youtube, and Gmail, but I think that's partially my fault for telling my browser to not auto-translate pages in Japanese).

Hopefully we can get to the bottom of this together. It would be really annoying if Youtube decides to go the way of Wix where you have to use an incredibly convoluted method to get it to work on a profile.
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thanks so much! 4laugh

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