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HTML HTML Objects Embedded Elements

Embedded Video doesn't show up

Hello everyone,

Can anyone help me? I am trying to embed this video "Charlie bit my finger" to my index.html page. I am using old embed code, copied from Youtube as below:

<object width="420" height="315"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/_OBlgSz8sSM?hl=en_US&amp;version=3&amp;rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="//www.youtube.com/v/_OBlgSz8sSM?hl=en_US&amp;version=3&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

However, when I refreshed my page, it doesn't show the video. Anything is wrong here?

My index.html is located in my hard drive, so I am not using localhost.

Thank you for the help!

1 Answer

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Protocol-less URLs don't work without a web server, so in that case just add http: in front of the URL.


> The main caveat to keep in mind when using the protocol-less reference is that it will fail on pages loaded via file:/// (i.e. HTML pages you load directly from disk to your browser). So, do be sure to include the http: protocol in the URL if you happen to be developing without a web server at all, but don’t worry about omitting it otherwise.

source: http://encosia.com/3-reasons-why-you-should-let-google-host-jquery-for-you/

Thank you James! It worked.

Thanks for the explanation!!