My video is not displaying within my shortcode or lightbox?

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This error is generally caused by an incorrect URL being used for the video. We’ve outlined some sample URL’s below to ensure your video has a proper URL.

Overview

This article describes possible fixes when a video is not displaying within your shortcode or gallery lightbox.

1. Video Shortcode (Karma Theme)

When using the video shortcode you’ll need to grab the embed URL from the Video service.

Youtube:

Here’s a sample of a correct URL:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/_V0kry3aHYg

Here’s a sample of an incorrect URL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V0kry3aHYg

Vimeo

Here’s a sample of a correct URL:

http://player.vimeo.com/video/30668685

Here’s a sample of an incorrect URL:

http://vimeo.com/30668685

2. Using Video in Lightbox Shortcode or Gallery Post

When setting up video for a Lightbox Shortcode or to be displayed within a Gallery Lightbox you’ll want to use the video’s default URL instead of using the embed URL outlined in #1.

Youtube

Here’s a sample of a correct URL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V0kry3aHYg

Here’s a sample of an incorrect URL:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/_V0kry3aHYg

Vimeo

Here’s a sample of a correct URL:

http://vimeo.com/30668685

Here’s a sample of an incorrect URL:

http://player.vimeo.com/video/30668685
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