A script to fix embedded Youtube content on Wrongplanet

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04 Feb 2018, 3:05 pm

This is a simple script that searches the user posts
for Youtube content and when found changes the
url protocol identifier from http to https so the
content is unblocked by the browser.

First you will need to install the Tampermonkey extension:

Tampermonkey

After Tampermonkey is installed, install the script from here:

Wrongplanet.net https video fix



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04 Feb 2018, 3:10 pm

You should probably contact Alex about this issue, if you believe you can help. He is the only one who can make those changes to this forum.



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06 Feb 2018, 11:30 am

SH90 wrote:
You should probably contact Alex about this issue, if you believe you can help. He is the only one who can make those changes to this forum.


The script doesn't make changes to the forum, it makes changes
to the pages downloaded by the browser.

Here is a short video showing the installation of the script
and the script in action should anyone be interested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b68a-qIOLdk



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06 Feb 2018, 8:49 pm

If I have to download something on my end, to gain full function of this forum. I am not interested...

*I didn't watch the video.



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06 Feb 2018, 9:29 pm

i do not care now.
the more i think about it, i like simple links better anyway.
i have resorted to that instead of embedding them.
if you give a short description, those that are interested will click, and those who are not will not.



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30 Mar 2018, 11:44 am

I'm glad somebody's offering a fix, though in my case I'm used to messing with YT links, and would probably fix it manually rather than install anything.

I've written a couple of very small routines to process links, one is to embed any YT link into an otherwise plain HTML document - I wrote that so I could watch YT videos embedded without going to the poxy YT website, because here in the UK they've made that dependent on the user agreeing to their privacy policy, which can only serve to strengthen their legal immunity over privacy breaches. Simple embedded offline pages just play the video usually, and they respond better, the streaming is less glitchy.

The other routine is just for cleaning up those links they put on Facebook, which in their native form aren't simply links to the web pages of interest, they're stuffed with extra bits that presumably tell FB and the other website how the user got there, so I figured it would be fun to nobble any targeted marketing antics that it might be in aid of. Unfortunately neither of the routines would be likely to work on a modern computer. What I'd really like is a utility that allowed me to write programs that ran on any version of Windows without needing the user to install anything, just run the .exe file.