Bug in Dropbox video embedding
See the post here:
The user has posted a Dropbox link, which gets turned into a video element that is unplayable.
In that case, having just the raw link would make it easier to see the video.
- 10 replies
- KajMagnus @KajMagnus2020-08-06 11:41:35.213Z
This should get fixed at the end of next week, when I merge an external-links-preview branch. Thereafter, there'll be both the widget (e.g. video) and this text & clickable link below the widget:
View at https://www.dropbox.com/...the-link....07.24.20.mov?dl=0
B.t.w. I noticed that Dropbox, if one clicks the link, shows a page with a static image:
<div ... style="background-image: url("https://uc0194a....previews.dropboxusercontent.com...
And any actual video, won't appear until one has clicked the link, and the video is at a different address & domain:
However now I found out that if Talkyard changes
?raw=1, then the video will appear & play properly, I can try to fix that
"Rich", Super User II, says:https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Dropbox-files-folders/Embed-Video-to-Website/m-p/208035/highlight/true#M78228
You'll need to create a share link to the video, then modify the link by changing the ?dl=0 at the end to ?raw=1. That results in a direct link to the file which you can use to embed it on most sites.
... you could easily use up all of alotted bandwidth for your [Dropbox] account ...
- NIn reply tochrscheuer⬆:nevinleiby @nevin2020-09-11 17:56:39.201Z
so youtube links work natively https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snJ1hGhjpdA&t=23s&ab_channel=CNBC
- KajMagnus @KajMagnus2020-09-11 22:22:07.520Z
The link currently needs to be on a line of its own, blank line before:
so youtube links work natively https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snJ1hGhjpdA&t=23s&ab_channel=CNBC more text
Going to change this, so the blank lines before and after won't be needed. Probably just a line break before:
Text text text line break https://www.youtube.com/...
- Progresswith handling this problem
- @KajMagnus marked this topic as Started 2020-08-06 11:42:48.600Z.
- @KajMagnus marked this topic as Done 2020-09-05 06:13:45.141Z.