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(BUG?) on facebook/youtube sharing?

Luca [PersonRank 10]

Friday, April 17, 2009
13 years ago30,246 views

starting few hours i'm experiencing a little bug when i share a youtube video to Facebook.

Pressing the "share" button give you a captcha instead of the video thumbnail as preview...

like this

anyone with same problem ?

osama [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

yes, i'm getting the same problem!

Mr Waffle [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Getting the same problem here, doesn't matter what video. It's driving me nuts.

loll [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

they dont like utube anymore

Mr Waffle [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

It's working for me now. woot

Sam [PersonRank 3]

13 years ago #

Yes. Same problem. I get that for most videos, and it comes and goes... Very annoying.

billyverde [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I am having the same problem. Some reports indicate that this bug can be resolved by logging out, and clearing cookies/authenticated sessions, but that has not worked for me.

ed [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

i have this problem since +1 week ago, different computers, cookies and blabalbla and it does still happen.

anonym [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

so what is the way to solve it ??

Craig uk [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I'm getting it too tried logging out then in again no luck, been happening the last 2 days now!!

Bannet IT [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Same problem for me ... it seems to be like an abuse protection...

mike [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

those bastards!

Sean O [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Seeing it here too. Happens in Firefox & Chrome, various videos.

Khristopher [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Also seeing it! It's driving me nuts!

Ed [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Happens in Safari as well...

Justin George Dowling [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Do I have an answer? Before you click on the share button, look around. You should see an option button that lets you choose a thjmbnail picture. (One of these thumbnails is a captcha.)

Roy [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

the problem is because of the new version of facebook.... so we need to wait until Facebook inc fix the problem =/

Ranjeet Jones [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

The problem is that Facebook is basically some stupid kid's first PHP project and they like to edit live production code without any form of regression testing whatsoever.

Rehan Allahwala [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I hope they fix it fast, but to me it looks a mix problem between Youtube and Facebook

where is this captcha coming from anyway, as i do not see it on the video page.

so is google trying to stop the sharing?

Davide [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Justin George Dowling... I actually looked around and it said choose thumbnail, 1/1. No other choice, just the captcha thing.

Smooter [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Same problem here... My assumption is that google is making an attempt to limit the video sharing or facebook is trying to close the circuit so they can build their own video library which either way is ridiculous.

Derek [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I highly doubt google wants to prohibit sharing of their own videos. If this issue is deliberate, it's probably on facebook's end. Hopefully it's just a glitch though.

Holly [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

me too – only having the problem with youtube videos, I need my youtube!

Charly [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Use Vimeo instead

SMA [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

same problem it sucks :[put at-character here][put at-character here][put at-character here][put at-character here]

:( [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #


Mimmo [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

hi, having the same problem... looked in the youtube help forum i found this useful tip:

"i had the same issue posting from youtube (no embedded video, just a
link, sometimes a human-verification thing). I manually added the link
from facebook (instead of the share button from youtube), and then
added a ; after the random letters.
aka link to:;
instead of:
and it seemed fix the problem. let me know if it works for you? I'd
wanna see if it's a universal fix... "

[Anonymous] [PersonRank 4]

13 years ago #

That works for me Mimmo!

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