YouTube videos do not play

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23 Feb, 2016 05:22 PM

Hi there,

I've installed the slider on my website, but when I try to play a Youtube video, nothing happens. You can see an example here:


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Dmitry Semenov on 23 Feb, 2016 07:40 PM

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    Hm, it seems https URL isn't picked up. Go to edit slider page, and in Video options add https:// to the beginning of YouTube embed code,


  2. 2 Posted by mattgeri on 23 Feb, 2016 07:50 PM

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    That was exactly it :) I did reply to this thread but for some reason it's not showing up. I got it working by changing to https

  3. 3 Posted by Andy on 13 Feb, 2019 02:20 PM

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    I'm having a similar issue. I suspect it is a problem with my theme wordpress (maybe functions.php). The royalslider retrieves the URL and thumbnail image fine as seen here: - but will not play the video - I just get a spinning loadwheel. However if I remove the https and just go to: - the video plays fine. Can you suggest where I might find the problem and what to change?

  4. 4 Posted by Andy on 13 Feb, 2019 02:57 PM

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    Here was the fix:

    replace "http://" with "// in these 2 files in lines related to

    Now it works.

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