I have installed the latest version of Channel Videos 3.2.0A. When I am in the channel entry and try to search for a YouTube video, or manually enter the YouTube URL, I just get a spinning circle. It never completes the search. Vimeo works fine. I don't know if this is related to the latest api changes with YouTube. Are we supposed to be entering an api key? I didn't see anything about it in the documentation.


**Additional information: This is an MSM install, and Channel Videos is searching YouTube properly on the other 2 MSM sites. The only thing I can think of that is different about this site is that there is an SSL certificate of the site where I'm having the issue.

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I've just tried your version on a fresh install (EE 2.10.1) and it's working as expected: Fields populate and I can see previews and all in the backend (I've not built a page yet). The search and capture of data from YT doesn't seem dependant on an API key (I've not used one), so I think it's environmental.

  • What EE are you on?
  • Which URL are you embedding? The shared one (exposed when you click the share button below the video, right?)
  • I'm on EE 2.9.2. See the note I added to my original question. And yes, I'm using the link from the share button.
    – Susan
    Jun 16, 2015 at 13:15
  • Ah - https with a ssl cert...I've never come across this myself but this might be of some help: expressionengine.stackexchange.com/questions/9819/…
    – Holland
    Jun 16, 2015 at 14:29
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    Adding a rule to my .htaccess file didn't work, so I ended up installing the Antenna plugin, and that's working without a problem with YouTube. I like Channel Videos better, but this will do.
    – Susan
    Jun 27, 2015 at 18:18

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