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My YouTube Videos won't play on mobile devices but other people's videos will. (13 posts)

  1. Robo13
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello. My website can be found at http://www.robo13.net and I can't seem to get my YouTube videos to play on my mobile devices (ipad and iPhone).

    I can however play other people's YouTube videos from their WordPress websites. So this is why I don't know what is wrong. The videos work fine on my computer but when I test the site on my ipad and iPhone the video will just have the spinning buffering symbol and never play the video.

    Please help.

    [ Please do not bump, it's not permitted here. ]

  2. popper
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You seem to be using the old embed code, which uses flash. You should be using the new one, which uses an iframe.

  3. Robo13
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you for the response. Where can I find the new embed code?

  4. popper
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, if you are embeding directly from youtube, they give you the option, there's a checkbox saying "Use old embed code". Are you using a plugin?

  5. Robo13
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just tried using the "new" embed code straight from YouTube and I deleted all plugins and it is still not allowing the video to load.

  6. Robo13
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Here is the embed code that I have right in the post:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XLOyuIPa4mo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

  7. Robo13
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just tried embedding someone else's YouTube video exactly the same way and it worked on my mobile devices. It seems there is an issue with my videos on YouTube. But that doesn't make much sense.

  8. popper
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yeah, just checked on my ipad and it doesn't work. I might be making this up completely but I remember reading something -somewhere- about some video formats not working on the ipad.

  9. Robo13
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I thought YouTube converts all their videos to MP4 though. I might be wrong. It still doesn't explain why my videos are having issues but others aren't.

  10. Robo13
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok I just tried a video that was uploaded as a .wmv file and it works on my ipad. It seems like the ipad has issues watching videos that were uploaded as a .mp4 file. But that doesn't make sense at all. Ugh

  11. popper
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I doesn't, but I've just googled some and it seems youtube and ipad don't play well together sometimes -freezing, not playing at all, etc- even with the new embed code.

  12. shoaibsyed15
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    i am facing same problem, my website url when i post youtube embed code on my site the video does not show on my site and show error Google Chrome's connection attempt to http://www.youtube.com was rejected. The website may be down or your network may not be properly configured

  13. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can create your own thread to discuss your issue, shoaibsyed15.

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