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Media gallery is making all youtube links into videos

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by assemblergames, May 27, 2015.

  1. If people put in their post a link to their youtube channel, it makes the link into a video.

    How do I fix this?

    Every youtube link is being videofied
    Last edited: May 27, 2015
  2. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    It's not the Media Gallery that's doing this, it's an optional feature of XenForo.

    In ACP > Messages switch off Auto Embed Media Links. Once done, members will have to use the media button in the editor to embed videos.

    Note this change won't retrospectively remove the previously auto embedded videos, you or members will have to edit posts to change these to links.
  3. DaveAllen

    DaveAllen Member

    Curious what most forums have this setting at?
  4. I am guessing because Google changes their structures for youtube so often, this function worked but broke?

    I will tell users to put their channel link as code.
  5. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    What do you mean, if worked but broke?

    If Auto Embed Media Links wad enabled, that's why videos are auto embedded. Switching it off will prevent any further links being auto embedded but not links in posts that already exist - these will need manually editing - simply delete the embedded videos and replace with the URL, then save. This works as designed.
  6. Apparently the user was trying to link to his video page (video index)

    is the proper url he should have used.

    But he was posting:
    Which results in an embed with code:
    It seems like a rare error to have.
    Last edited: May 30, 2015

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