by David Snopek on August 12, 2016 - 4:47pm

If you have a Drupal 6 site that uses Embedded Media Field and the Media: YouTube module to embed the YouTube player on your site, you may have noticed it stopped working in the last couple days.

While we can't seem to find any announcement from Google, it appears that the old YouTube embed code which those modules use has stopped working.

Luckily, it's pretty easy to fix!

Read more to find out how...

The fix!

First, you'll need to update to the 6.x-1.x version of Media: YouTube. This fixes a bug in the HTML5 player code that exists in the last stable release (version 1.3).

Then you need to change a configuration setting to enable the newer HTML5 YouTube player.

Go to Administer -> Site configuration -> Media: YouTube

Media: YouTube configuration screen

... check the "Use the HTML5 player instead of the Flash-based" checkbox and click "Save configuration"

Et voila! Your videos should start playing again :-)

Note: we've already deployed this change to all of our Drupal 6 Long-Term Support customers. If you're interested in receiving fixes like this for your Drupal 6 site, as well as security updates and more, please check out our D6LTS plans.

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Comments

Thanks, it helped me very much. I was almost ready to change modules or even update to drupal 7 )

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