kiss_the_sky: You asked again today “So the key question would seem to be how do I post youtube vids?” I'm trying to help u w/this (since it seems like u're being ignored by the zoo on this), so here's a run-down that's more detailed than above:
Yesterday, I sent a question into the tech hobbit area of the universe. I’ll let u know when I get an answer.
I also did my own testing. I copied 2 different URLs/web-addresses: they were for 2 different fanvids of the same u2 song. Then I simply pasted both into different areas of u2.com to see if both showed up where I put them. Well, at the Subscriber area under ‘The New Zoo’ & at the Free area at ‘Zoo Feedback’ they both showed up fine. They also showed up fine where I created a new post, which currently shows under ‘recent topics’: Will Vids Post At All U2.com Areas?
Where I had a problem was in PM - & also in the post you yourself created about posting YouTube videos. The thing is, the 1st video still showed up fine in both of those places – u could view it right there u2.com where it was placed. But the 2nd video – despite showing up fine elsewhere on u2.com - would only appear as a link in those places, taking you to YouTube to watch the video when u clicked on it, which is not what I wanted. That made me wonder if it generally depends on what area you’re in at the time on u2.com. In other words, do some areas have a different software program or version – are some areas more glitchy than others?
Xtraspicy did a couple of tests, too. She found that if u “entered it as a hypertext link” – in other words “by clicking on the chain link (icon) above (in the tool area) and entering the url...it will only post” as a link. She also wondered if there's a difference between results from copying a url from the top of the screen (at the address bar) & copying it from the area underneath YouTube videos. Her question has me wondering too, but I haven't had a chance to test it.
So is copying & pasting the url / web-address the way u normally try to post a video, kiss_the_sky?
I also found a zoo member’s explanation (from a past year) of how to post a video, & I made a copy of that explanation to keep, but it was complicated & there was part of it I didn’t understand - plus the info might be old since the zoo has changed since then. I wound up thinking 'why isn’t it just simple like it has almost always been' – at least for me. I’ve almost always been able to post a vid just by copying the url from the address bar & simply pasting that address wherever I wanted it to appear. Were u able to post vids in that simple way in the past?
Edited by Alma1, 30 July 2013 - 05:40 PM.