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  • can't add YouTube videos

    Whenever I try to add a YouTube video to a track's page I get this message

    'There was an error contacting YouTube. Please try again later.'

    Been going on for weeks now. (And no, it is not a problem with my plug-ins or my browser.)

    • CrybKeeper a dit :...
    • Utilisateur
    • 12 avr. 2012, 19h46m
    How are you copy/pasting the YT link? You Tube sort of modified which and how to do this, so it doesn't work the same on LastFM.

    If you click on "Share" at YouTube, you will get this url: http://youtu.be/hLuHc-fwFTo which is not correct.
    If you click in the browser pane you get this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLuHc-fwFTo&feature=colike Then drop the "&feature=colike" from it and copy paste that url at LastFM.

    The correct url will look like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLuHc-fwFTo

    • Babs_05 a dit :...
    • Modérateur
    • 13 avr. 2012, 17h00m
    Click on Share and select the long link.

  • I was not clicking 'Share' on Youtube, no.

    CrybKeeper said:
    How are you copy/pasting the YT link? You Tube sort of modified which and how to do this, so it doesn't work the same on LastFM.

    If you click on "Share" at YouTube, you will get this url: http://youtu.be/hLuHc-fwFTo which is not correct.
    If you click in the browser pane you get this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLuHc-fwFTo&feature=colike Then drop the "&feature=colike" from it and copy paste that url at LastFM.

    The correct url will look like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLuHc-fwFTo

  • Babs_05 said:
    Click on Share and select the long link.


    I wasn't doing anything with YouTube, I was cutting and pasting the URL in the address bar into the Add This Video box that pops up when you click on the 'Help build Last.fm by adding it' link. Every single time I try this, for I guess months now, I get the 'There was an error contacting YouTube. Please try again later' message.

    • DarkElvick a dit :...
    • Utilisateur
    • 14 avr. 2012, 6h11m
    The basic video url gives me problems too at times. It's just random, I don't get it.

    • CrybKeeper a dit :...
    • Utilisateur
    • 14 avr. 2012, 18h47m
    When I click "Share" at YouTube, I do not get a long link; only getting the one, incorrect link. Babs is talking about clicking "options" drop down in the "Share" pane at YT. Then tick the "Long Link" option and cut/paste that one ;-)

    the_red_shoes said:
    Babs_05 said:
    Click on Share and select the long link.


    I wasn't doing anything with YouTube, I was cutting and pasting the URL in the address bar into the Add This Video box that pops up when you click on the 'Help build Last.fm by adding it' link. Every single time I try this, for I guess months now, I get the 'There was an error contacting YouTube. Please try again later' message.


    You are set up at YT like I am the_red_shoes. I can get that same error message. What I was describing above was, cut and paste the URL from the YT address bar, but drop the suffix/ending of the URL and then click the "Add" to LastFM button.

    All I can say, is this always works for me, but both actions will produce the correct "Long Link".

    • CrybKeeper a dit :...
    • Utilisateur
    • 14 avr. 2012, 19h01m
    DarkElvick said:
    The basic video url gives me problems too at times. It's just random, I don't get it.


    Babs_05s directions will work 100%, whether you're logged into YT or not logged.

    Hope this helps guys.

    • DarkElvick a dit :...
    • Utilisateur
    • 17 avr. 2012, 11h24m
    CrybKeeper said:
    DarkElvick said:
    The basic video url gives me problems too at times. It's just random, I don't get it.


    Babs_05s directions will work 100%, whether you're logged into YT or not logged.

    Hope this helps guys.

    No it doesn't.

    I know how to manipulate the URL. Like just now, it failed. I fixed up the last.fm url, so I could try again. Then I just add the exact same link and did it until it worked. (worked the second try)

    You can't rationalize away the issue.

    • oderibas a dit :...
    • Utilisateur
    • 19 avr. 2012, 8h53m

    HTTPS everywhere

    In my case reason for this error was that I had HTTPS everywhere extension for firefox installed. After disabling it I was able to add video.

    • CrybKeeper a dit :...
    • Utilisateur
    • 20 avr. 2012, 0h55m

    Re: HTTPS everywhere

    DarkElvick said:
    CrybKeeper said:
    DarkElvick said:
    The basic video url gives me problems too at times. It's just random, I don't get it.


    Babs_05s directions will work 100%, whether you're logged into YT or not logged.

    Hope this helps guys.

    No it doesn't.

    I know how to manipulate the URL. Like just now, it failed. I fixed up the last.fm url, so I could try again. Then I just add the exact same link and did it until it worked. (worked the second try)

    You can't rationalize away the issue.


    Rationalize away the issue?
    Lol! I really do not understand, how that was a relevant reply. It actually should work 100% of the time, as far as LastFM is concerned.

    oderibas said:
    In my case reason for this error was that I had HTTPS everywhere extension for firefox installed. After disabling it I was able to add video.


    Exactly, if anyone is having troubles, or needs to upload the link multiple times, it is on their end, their ISPs end or the service provider LastFM uses in London(They experience a lot of issues with server to server, overseas). I could guess, LastFMs coding is solid on this issue, as well as simple enough to not have bugs in this regard.

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