Monday, May 01, 2006

Tech Tip: YouTube & Bebo - update

Ok, so the instructions for getting a YouTube video for a Bebo flashbox stopped working. This is because YouTube changed the way their videos play. A possible reason for this is the rate at which they're spending their startup capital...

The new way to get a link that works is to view the video on YouTube. Select the text from the box which says 'Embeddable Player'. Copy and paste this into a text editor (Notepad, Word etc). Then copy the website link, it'll look something like this

http://www.youtube.com/v/dsX3zSfktQI



Paste the link into your browser (internet explorer, or if you're cooler, firefox) and hit enter. Then copy the address that comes up once the video starts to play. That's the swf url that bebo are looking for.

The link should look something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/p.swf?video_id=dsX3zSfktQI&eurl=&iurl=http%3A//stati
c15.youtube.com/vi/dsX3zSfktQI/2.jpg&t=OEgsToPDskJYcUEudiZEiNquYCp0sdDY


Any problems with this method, feel free to leave a comment.


18 Comments:

Anonymous Ger said...

There a way to change the size or the autoplay no?

5/02/2006 11:21 AM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

I discovered that if you change the p.swf to player.swf then you get the "traditional" player. Also, by changing it to player2.swf you get YouTube's new player.

http://www.youtube.com/player.swf?video_id=dsX3zSfktQI&eurl=&iurl=http%3A//stati
c15.youtube.com/vi/dsX3zSfktQI/2.jpg&t=OEgsToPDskJYcUEudiZEiNquYCp0sdDY

5/03/2006 10:31 AM  
Anonymous melody said...

This doesn't work very well...

It works for about 15 minutes and then when I try loading it again it won't load...

I'm not sure if this is just me but it is really starting to irritate me now

>:(

5/03/2006 12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah man doesn't work nomore for me, same old problem AGAIN, damn these people at youtube!

5/03/2006 1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you make the Video Big or put it on autoplay????

5/06/2006 5:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Went will you answers us???

5/07/2006 2:44 PM  
Blogger shaner said...

"Went will you answer us???"

I'm currently studying for my finals. I won't be updating this blog further until they are over.

If you need a flashbox that badly on your bebo account, learn how to transfer the video to newEgg, the people who Bebo have an agreement with to provide video. Or google it further.

5/07/2006 2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Works perfectly thanks for the info,Good luck with your finals man.

5/10/2006 3:38 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

Good work once again! Cheers! Best of luck with the exams (I feel your pain!!)

5/11/2006 4:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This method doesn't last very long.
It stops working after a day or so. Can you help me out please?

5/11/2006 6:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

svi checked out your bebo page to see your video working but it doesn't, i know your doing exams, and by looking at your bebo page your piss off from people asking about flash boxes. but is there any other ways to get videos from youtube?????

Good luck in your exams.

5/11/2006 7:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi i was trying to upload a video onto bebo from my computer because i don't really want it on the internet, but when i press upload it says "The VideoEgg Publisher cannot detect an available connectionto the internet" even thought i am on the internet and everythign is plugged in...any ideas?! wb

5/11/2006 10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yo yo yo fo sho videos flash from bebo dont work no mo

5/12/2006 4:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My cats breath smells like catfood

5/14/2006 6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that was the most unfunny comment ive ever read you unfunny twat

5/15/2006 7:18 AM  
Anonymous fowley said...

what the craic, good luck in your finals man, well done for all the bebo stuff, i appreciate someone puting it all together on one page.

5/19/2006 2:24 AM  
Blogger Poketron said...

I doesn't work that well.

6/04/2006 8:40 AM  
Blogger Poketron said...

I hardly works

6/04/2006 8:43 AM  

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