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Thanks Lucie, I will look at the workarounds.
Right now I think we are going with uploading to youtube and embedding the
youtube into sites.

I too about had a heart attack when I saw the youtube on the video player.
I thought what did I do wrong?

Hopefully the updates will make it all better.


On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 10:11 AM, Lucie deLaBruere <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Angelique
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> YIKES!  Thanks for calling attention to this.  I've been creating a bunch
> of tutorials for Hour of Code and uploaded them and thought they were all
> working fine.
> After your email I checked.. and found that the tutorials I had uploaded
> from Charlie's student (which were also loaded on Google Drive displayed
> fine.
> and mine loaded from Google Drive behaved exactly like you said.
> UGH!
> I found ONE way to do it.
> Did a lot of testing hoping that I could find an easier work around,
> But here is one thing that worked.
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> -- Upload video to Google Drive
> or find video uploaded to Google Drive
> - Make sure it is visible
> Then Open the video so it is in this state
> https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByeV_9e4WV0ucDFXcW1ORkszOE0/edit
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> then click on File  and you will see Embed this video
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> This gives you an Iframe embed code  that DOES work on mobile.
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> Like you said .. it is a lot of extra steps
> but at least the videos are hosted on Google Drive
> so you can actually take videos from Google Drive that kids can embed,
> where they may not have access to uploading them to You Tube
> but it SHOULD not be so kludgy
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> Here is my test page.. test it on Mobile.. you will notice the difference
> between the two videos where I have used embed video  vs INSERT Video
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> https://sites.google.com/site/thinkaboutcode/config/pagetemplates/testing-embed-code
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> on a similar note  (I am seeing a sign that Google is in the midst of some
> changes in the way they are handling video in drive..... go figure!
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> I just noticed that even the INSERT VIDEO from drive videos have the "you
> tube"  logo... but dont actually show up in your You Tube uploads.
> This made some teachers I work with NERVOUS.. they thought there videos
> were actually on You Tube
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> we found out videos from Insert Drive  do have a youtube address  like this
> For example, one of my Google drive  hosted video has the following you
> Tube address
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ByeV_9e4WV
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> but is not playable from the you Tube address...
> but the same video is playable from its actual address as a link from
> Drive and her it does NOT have the Youtube logo
> https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByeV_9e4WV0ucDFXcW1ORkszOE0/edit
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> All very strange and signs that Google is changing something... (imagine
> that)
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> Ignore the least part of that email if it sounds convoluted..    I will
> make a screencast to show how to embed the way I described in the first
> part of the email and share it
> (and the screen cast will be useful ONLY until the next 'change" ) ;)
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> On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 7:15 AM, Angelique Fairbrother <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> I too was able to use YouTube. That is our backup plan. Was just hoping
>> there was a fix. Uploading to YouTube  just adds another layer.
>>
>> Thanks for conforming for me.
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>> Hopefully it gets resolved
>>
>> Angelique Fairbrother
>> Apple Foundations Trainer
>> Digital Learning Specialist
>> FWSU
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>> On Dec 4, 2013, at 11:12 AM, Steven Davis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> I just did a test with Google Sites... I did recreate your problem with
>> an uploaded MP4 video to Google Drive; it would not play on an iPad2.
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>> I then uploaded the same video clip to YouTube and inserted that into the
>> site and it works fine. Would your students be able to use YouTube to
>> upload and then insert into their sites? If not, you'll have to investigate
>> the embed code for the Google site template you are using.
>> Here's the Google site test that I created.
>> https://sites.google.com/a/fcsuvt.org/testing-google-video-insert/
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>> On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 10:15 AM, Angelique Fairbrother <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>> Teachers and students are using the feature in google sites to embed
>>> videos that are located in the google drive. To do this they use the insert
>>> function, select google drive, then video. The share settings are set to
>>> either public or anyone with a link.
>>>
>>> When viewing videos on a mac or pc, they work just fine.
>>>
>>> On iOS devices, there is a placeholder there, but the movies is not
>>> available. No error message is listed.
>>>
>>> I looked on Google forums/message boards. There was a lot of chatter
>>> about playlists, but not embedded videos themselves.
>>>
>>> Ideas on fix or solutions? Any support would be appreciated.
>>>  --
>>> *Angelique Fairbrother*
>>> Digital Learning Specialist, FWSU
>>> Apple Foundations Trainer
>>> (802) 370-3113 Ext 114
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>> *Bellows Free Academy*
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*Angelique Fairbrother*
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Apple Foundations Trainer
(802) 370-3113 Ext 114