Blog Management Troubleshooting

How to recover if a Youtube video embedded in your blog becomes "This video cannot be played""

2021, 10, 9,

Wouldn't it be a shame if you saw "This video can't be played"?

Recently, I've been rewriting a blog article, but at that time I often couldn't view the Youtube video embedded in the article, and when I saw this, I was a little troubled.

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  • If you have a Youtube video embedded in your blog
  • Those who use Affinger as a blog theme

What is the situation when a Youtube video embedded in a blog "This video cannot be played"?

First of all, I will tell you how we embedded Youtube in our blog. The way to do this is to right-click on the Youtube video you want to embed in your blog, "copy the embed code <>", put it in text mode and paste it. (I'm running in classic mode instead of Gutenberg)

so that I can embed the video without any problems, but sometimes when I open an article I posted in the past, I sometimes see "This video can not be played".

I don't know why. I'm guessing that I've picked up a video from a playlist and that playlist has disappeared.

Recovery method when "This video cannot be played"

There is another way to embed Youtube videos in Affinger. That's how to use tags. Select Youtube > the tag > other parts as follows:

Then you will see something like this:

Set watch?v= after the youtube video address to the id field. If the address is, for example, " =XXXXX"...

It is described.

If you can't play this video, switch to using this tag. At this time, you don't have to bring the original Youtube video. The address of the video is included in the embedded code that has been disabled, so copy the address from there

Paste it inside the youtube tag.

If you don't see it, the video itself has been deleted, so give up at that time.


So, when a Youtube video embedded in your blog becomes "This video can't be played", let's use the youtube tag!

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