[Xerte] Re: Problem embedding youtube video

Ron Mitchell ronm at mitchellmedia.co.uk
Tue Nov 1 10:47:53 GMT 2011

It has been a bit of a nightmare to come to an accurate conclusion - I'm aware of similar variation across different installs/locations/content


What seems to be consistent is that the same xot install with the latest youtube.rlm will play some clips but not others which seems to suggest it's a youtube thing not a xerte thing


However I've known different users viewing the same lo from the same install/server to have different results with the same youtube clip e.g. plays for one doesn't for another regardless of browser. Not sure if this is a location/ISP issue or flash player variation or what


Also the clip that doesn't play using the YouTube page does play using the embed code page


Not sure if the above summary helps or makes the situation even more confusing! :-(


From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Julian Tenney
Sent: 01 November 2011 10:14
To: Xerte discussion list
Subject: [Xerte] Re: Problem embedding youtube video


We could do with bottoming this out: I also experience those issues from time to time, but not consistently on our own setup. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes the movies play after a long delay, other times I give up.


I have wondered if it is a youtube thing? A youtube thing serving particular domains? I’ve not got to the bottom of it, but I did take the youtube component and run some tests on it outside of toolkits, and it worked (at that moment in time), so I know our code is working properly.


Any other relevant experiences? Does anyone *never* experience these issues? That would be good to know as well.


From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Twan
Sent: 24 October 2011 09:56
To: xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
Subject: [Xerte] Problem embedding youtube video




I am working on a project for my schoolclasses. I downloaded the xampp and xertetoolkits and that works fine. Exporting to scorm works okay and I can read, view and listen to the texts in our Teletop/it'sLearning programm


However, I can't get a working embedding code for a youtube movie


I CAN embed the code.

I CAN see a youtube screen in the project

IN the screen I can see a nice picture with the well known arrow

However, when I hit the play button the screen stays blank

And.....when I than click on the YOUTUBE word in the screen, the video opens and plays...


This is the embedding code I get from the youtube website. However, I can't get it the working in Xertetoolkits.



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



with regards



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