Youtube Video not playing on my site! And others!

by Roy Carter 23 replies
OK I noticed that on a couple of sales pages that I looked at today where the site had a Youtube video that it looked fine until you clicked 'Play'. i.e. the opening image of the video is there but when you click play you get a black screen that says 'We're sorry but this video is no longer available'.

I decided to check one of my own sites and YIKES! the same problem. The video is not working.

I then went to my Youtube account, checked under 'My videos' and both videos are playing just fine on the Youtube site.

Better check your Youtube video's on your sites guys.

Anyone know why this is happening?

Roy
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  • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
    Hey Roy!

    I never put my videos up on Youtube!

    That's because it makes me look unprofessional.

    If you are concerned about the bandwidth and all other related charges, I recommend using Amazon AWS at amazon.com
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    • Profile picture of the author Roy Carter
      Hi Lakshay

      Not sure about that...Lots of top marketers are using Youtube videos on their sites.

      I first noticed the problem on Edwin Ryan's site at 7DaysOnly.com today. I notified him and then checked my own sites.

      Does anyone know a fix for this problem? It's costing me sales!

      Thanks in advance.

      Roy
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      • Profile picture of the author Phnx
        I noticed that problem when I embedded a vid on another forum. When I looked at it on YouTubes' site the poster had disabled embedding for that particular vid. Check the embed link and see what it says.

        My guess is some people prefer visitors to come to YouTube and make comments rather than have it embedded on some annonymous (to them) site where they won't get the kudos.

        It's likely an Ego thing I think, and not a lot you can do about it. Maybe try and find a similar vid where that poster doesn't mind it being embedded elsewhere.
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      • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
        I don't really think there's much you could do.

        Youtube is down sometimes, maybe this is it!

        In which case you won't really need to do much. Those guys over there are fast!
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        • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
          I just checked mine... it's working fine.

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          • Profile picture of the author Roy Carter
            Lakshay - Like I say, the videos are working fine on Youtube's site, so they are not down They are just not playing on mine and other site owners are having the same problem.

            Just checked on the old forum and can't find anything relevant.

            Any answers anyone?

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            • Profile picture of the author ExRat
              Hi Roy,

              I've just watched your video via the 'cashclub' link in your sig - is that the one you're referring to?

              If so, it's working fine in the UK.

              And I would clear cache, cookies etc...run crap cleaner on your PC...
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              • Profile picture of the author Roy Carter
                Roger - That's really weird. Yes it is my Case Study Cash Club site in my sig.

                I just checked on Youtube forum and found this thread

                http://help.youtube.com/group/youtub...a28b67a2485c47

                Happening to others definitely.

                I just tried deleting my cookies and looking at the site again but still getting the 'We're sorry but this video is no longer available' message.

                Driving me nuts. :0(

                Could anyone else please check via the bottom link in my sig and see if the video actually plays for you.

                Thanks guys,

                Roy
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                • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
                  Have you tried updating your flash on your system?

                  Theres been several people complaining about this over the last few months with the Exact same thing happening

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                • Profile picture of the author ExRat
                  Hi Roy,

                  Well it looks like it might be to do with youtube updates. After seeing your sites, I would offer this advice -

                  Find a rock to sit on and crack open a beer in the Cyprus sunshine and forget about it for a while. All internet stuff breaks down a lot and stressing about it doesn't fix it.

                  If it helps, I'm dead jealous of your location and to add to it, the weather is (and has been) pants for weeks here on the South coast of England. Today - rain all day. We've been robbed of summer!

                  Chill mate -

                  This is bad -

                  This is better -
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                  • Profile picture of the author Roy Carter
                    Frank - Haven't tried that, i'll give it a go - Thanks.

                    Roger - Oh bugger it! Your dead right! It's 7.30pm here and i'm going to leave all this until tomorrow and see if it has fixed itself by then. Gonna pour myself a nice glass of red and chill. - By the way, the weather has been in the high nineties here all day! ) How much longer are you gonna put up with crap weather and high taxes? No better place to chil than here mate. If you ever get over here look me up and i'll buy you a beer at my local taverna.

                    Would still appreciate everyone testing the second link in my sig and letting me know if you can view the video (you'll have to click play as the still picture is still there and that's NOT an indication that it's working).

                    Thanks

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                    • Profile picture of the author Tirmizi
                      youtube is good , because it will generate alot of traffic back to your website .... that is why its highly significant that if you have made a video you should host it there... however, using the embeded video back to your website is not recomended where not nessessry ....

                      cause they reduce your video size , convert .wmv to .fla which kills the quality of the video ... so if you can manage , try to upload your quality video on your website other then embeding it from somewhere else ..
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  • Profile picture of the author ExRat
    Hi Roy,

    There was a thread about this on the old forum this week...hold on there a mo....
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    • Profile picture of the author Roy Carter
      Phnx Thanks for the answer but... This is MY video not someone elses!

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      • Profile picture of the author Phnx
        Originally Posted by Roy Carter View Post

        Phnx Thanks for the answer but... This is MY video not someone elses!

        Roy
        Oops, ya got me there - unless you have inadvertently disabled embedding from your YouTube account?

        I've just clicked your link and I get the sound but no video. Says 'video not available'. Actually, that's not strictly true - you are kind of there but very very faintly. I can just make you out but it's as if there is a black film covering you, but I can tell you are wearing a white crew necked tshirt if I tilt the laptop screen forward. I can hear you fine.

        I'm using IE6 if that's any help. Hang on.....

        This is curious...I've just tried in Firefox and everything is playing fine!

        Obviously a bug somewhere.
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        • Profile picture of the author Phnx
          Talk about synchronicity....

          I've just been viewing a thread in OT with embedded YouTube vid ( http://www.warriorforum.com/showthread.php?t=542 ) and got the exact same problem. Just visited the thread with Firefox and it plays fine.

          So it has to be an Internet Explorer/flash problem. I'm sure my flash is updated though.

          Obviously it narrows the problem down.
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          • Profile picture of the author Phnx
            Okay, I don't think it can be as simple as a browser/flash prob. I checked via the desktop machine which uses IE7 - that was fine. At this point I was convinced the problem was IE6 even though viewing wasn't a problem on YouTube. However I've checked other embeds on this site and another forum and some of them play fine, others not.

            As it's only certain vids that appear to behave like this in IE6 I'm completely stumped. I don't envy you trying to figure it out.

            If the problem is on YouTubes end then I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for them to fix it.

            Have you thought of using a Camtasia video on your site?
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            • Profile picture of the author Roy Carter
              Phnx - Thanks for your input (I'm using IE6 as well), don't know whether that was the problem.

              Anyway, I took Roger's advice and grabbed a bottle of red (yes I know I was only going to have a glass, but this was VERY frustrating after all) and just chilled. Switched off my computer and didn't come back to it until this morning. Checked the video's on my site and other sites that weren't working and now...

              The video's are working again! Yaaaay!!!

              I don't know if it was one of those 'switch off your PC and turn it back on' solutions that often work, or if it was a Youtube problem, an IE6 problem or what, but it's now working again thank goodness!

              Wish I knew what had caused it though, in case it happens again.

              Thanks for all your input guys, I really appreciate it.

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              • Profile picture of the author zerofill
                This is something flaky with youtube itself. I have seen it all over in the last few days. Plus I had a video I was messing with one minute it said unavailable next minute it worked...weird stuff on their end only I believe.
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                  I prefer using PhotoBucket.com for hosting our videos or Amazon S3
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                  • Profile picture of the author Phnx
                    Yes, they are working my end too now.

                    So culprit obviously YouTube.
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      Hi Roy,

      I can't find the one in question, although I don't think there was a conclusion in the thread.

      I found this recent one -

      http://www.warriorforum.com/forum/to...OPIC_ID=265822

      ...but I think it relates to them being removed, whereas you are saying they aren't removed from youtube, they just won't play from the embedded location...I was sure there was a thread about this but I can't find it, sorry.
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      • Profile picture of the author Roy Carter
        Roger - Thanks, I appreciate you taking the time.

        This is a real bummer. I need to know how to sort this if anyone can help?

        Meantime i'll head over to the old forum and see if I can find that thread.

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