View Full Version : Issue: Profile Video on Auto-play

April 24th, 2013, 10:15 AM
So I've had this profile video up for months now and never changed it and it's never just automatically played when I visited my profile and now it does? And so is the one on Donny's. For both of us. What's happening?

April 24th, 2013, 10:19 AM
To further clarify, I haven't altered my profile YouTube video in any way in roughly 3 years. Is this something that's been disabled on the site's end to try to speed up the site? Or did something accidentally get borked? It's kinda been like this for at least 6 hours, at least that I can recall.

April 24th, 2013, 10:31 AM
Hm, I'm beginning to get the same auto-play problem with mine too. I changed it about 2 days ago, but... It never happened before until now. :(

April 24th, 2013, 10:37 AM
At first I thought y'all were nuts, but sho'nuff, mine's doing it too. idk if Audy's playing with something in the coding but for the sake of people with bad connections, they shouldn't be on auto-play. :(

April 24th, 2013, 10:45 AM
I guess everyone can have their own theme music now!

April 24th, 2013, 10:49 AM
I guess everyone can have their own theme music now!

Fine with me! Mine is I'll Fly Away sung by the most amazing group of people. So if we're stuck like this forever, I'm glad to be stuck with that!

April 24th, 2013, 11:03 AM
Can personally confirm mine is also auto playing without instruction to do so. There may be a change on the Youtube Backend that causes embeds to autoplay or something.

<param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/CTPmRMZvtbE&amp;autoplay=0&amp;fmt=22"><param name="wmode" value="transparent">
<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/CTPmRMZvtbE&amp;autoplay=0&amp;fmt=22" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" height="295" width="480">

Looking at the HMTL involved, it looks like something is escaping our '&' which passes along our params.

April 24th, 2013, 11:18 AM
o__o I thought Auto-play was against the rules.. Did it get switched back to being allowed now?

Captain Gizmo
April 24th, 2013, 11:55 AM
I've been seeing that lately too, I thought PC recently implemented videos to auto-play, so I thought it was normal ._.

Theme songs on our profile? Sweet, mines will be >=D


April 24th, 2013, 12:01 PM
strange...... code (in the template) is correct.. maybe its a new YouTube thing. They always changing up stuff with no regard to what's already published. :\

April 24th, 2013, 12:12 PM
I took down mine just in case, but yeah... it's also autoplaying in my end as well. ;x

April 24th, 2013, 12:31 PM
YouTube have been going on a "streaming" functionality binge. It's most likely due to that. Sit tight until we can actually see what's causing it and see if its fixable.

April 24th, 2013, 3:12 PM
something must be wrong because I saw this to investigate (hey don't judge):


which means that they're linking to http://www.youtube.com/v/8hC3H-wv7SU&autoplay=0&fmt=15, which should be http://www.youtube.com/v/8hC3H-wv7SU&fmt=15 to avoid autoplaying. I checked.

April 24th, 2013, 4:33 PM
Didn't even notice this thread lol *already posted in Quick Q&A*

Mine does the same thing. I was concerned at first, but Razor says we won't get in trouble for it since it's a wonky code somewhere.

April 24th, 2013, 4:37 PM
Yeah, I'll re-iterate what Yusshin said here; setting videos to auto-play is against the rules, but you shouldn't get in trouble for videos auto-playing until this is fixed. If another staff member misses this thread and does infract you or whatever, please PM me and I'll reverse it for you. :]

May 16th, 2013, 11:57 AM
Suppose I should add to this, it's still a thing that's happening. @__@