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Youtube Fullscreen with embedded videos (DBO)

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Friday, September 09, 2016, 01:11 (2163 days ago)

It has bothered me for a while, but the fullscreen button has been, and is still disabled with video from youtube embedded into posts. Anyone know why? It only ever happens on this site.

I am using the HTML 5 player, and Safari 9.1.2.

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I haven't checked into it...

by Beorn @, <End of Failed Timeline>, Friday, September 09, 2016, 01:13 (2163 days ago) @ Cody Miller

...but it's definitely not just DBO - happens all over the place. We're just using the standard embed code over here.

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by stabbim @, Des Moines, IA, USA, Friday, September 09, 2016, 01:15 (2163 days ago) @ Beorn

FWIW, I've had videos embedded on other sites refuse to go fullscreen. Oddly, it seems to be specific to the individual videos and not the site they're embedded on.

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by cheapLEY @, Friday, September 09, 2016, 01:27 (2163 days ago) @ stabbim

Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's based on the video.

I always just assumed it was an option they gave YouTubers to try and force people to actually go to YouTube instead of watching an embedded video.

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by stabbim @, Des Moines, IA, USA, Friday, September 09, 2016, 02:17 (2163 days ago) @ cheapLEY

Possibly, although it's possible to just disable embedded playback entirely (music videos tend to do that a lot). Maybe they consider disabling fullscreen to be an in-between option.

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by BeardFade ⌂, Portland, OR, Friday, September 09, 2016, 01:35 (2163 days ago) @ Beorn

I believe it's a query param you can pass in:

?fs=1 would allow fullscreen (which is the default setting) or ?fs=0 would disable it.

https://developers.google.com/youtube/player_parameters#fs

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