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Unread 12-23-13, 09:41 PM   #1
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iframes, stahp!

Apparently I cannot post a link to a YouTube video without the forum trying to convert it to an <iframe> embedding the linked video in the page. I hate embedded videos. I don't want to see them. I don't want to subject other people to seeing them. Please stop vBulleting from converting all YouTube URLs -- even ones I explicitly link with [url] tags and non-URL text! -- into dirty iframes!

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Also, whatever you guys are using to convert YouTube URLs into embedded videos seems to have several technical problems, in addition to the basic problem (for me) of its existence:

(1) It converts YouTube URLs that are inside a [ URL="insert link here" ] tag, resulting in an <iframe> tag in the middle of an <a> tag's "href" attribute, which breaks both the link and the (unwanted) iframe.

(2) It tries to follow short URLs to figure out if they redirect to a YouTube URL, to convert those into embedded videos... but it doesn't actually work (at least for TinyURL) and ends up making a link labeled "null" that points to "null". Example here:
http://www.wowinterface.com/forums/s...819#post288819

Can't you just add a new BBCode tag for embedding -- eg. [ embed ] or [ video ] -- instead of using this weird buggy conversion thing?
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