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[Website] Full-screen disabled on embedded Youtube videos

For some unfathomable reason, there appears to be a blanket ban across the entire unrealengine.com for allowing the use of the Full-screen button in embedded Youtube videos.

It might seem like nitpicking, but I find it impossible to watch them in such a tiny box, and if I have to open a separate Youtube window, then I'll inevitably get sucked into the endless sea of recommended videos and never get any work done! :P

Since every other site I use doesn't have this problem, and I can't imagine any justifiable reason for this, it must be a bug. right? an under-sight of the web team maybe?

Product Version: UE 4.12
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asked Jul 12 '16 at 01:13 PM in Bug Reports

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avatar image Steve Hardister ♦♦ STAFF Jul 12 '16 at 01:34 PM

Hi KWS,

I was not able to reproduce this by going to

https://www.unrealengine.com/showcase

...clicking on The Solus Project, and then the YouTube link on that page:

TheSolusProject

...If this is not an accurate reproduction of the issue you are experiencing, please list repro steps as I have done here. Also, what web browser are you using?

Please provide this information and we will continue to investigate.

Thanks,

Steve H.

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avatar image KWS Jul 13 '16 at 02:29 AM

Hmm ok, I am now learning that it may just be the forum, and never realised because I must only see vids in the forum. though this is mindblowing to the point that I feel I might be forgetting somewhere important. :D

But anyway, the forum has this limitation for sure and I guess that's where (in my case at least) the most-watched videos are, like this thread: https://forums.unrealengine.com/showthread.php?96447?

avatar image Steve Hardister ♦♦ STAFF Jul 13 '16 at 03:02 PM

If you need to see the video in full screen, you can work around this by clicking the "YouTube" logo at the bottom of the embedded video screen to watch on YouTube. At that point you can watch the Video in Full screen mode.

-Steve H.

avatar image KWS Jul 14 '16 at 12:29 AM

As stated in the original post. I am aware of this workaround.

The problem is that it's a needless distraction.

avatar image Mufti Jul 14 '16 at 12:36 AM

The function is likely being blocked by an ad-blocking application. Disable them all and test it out.

avatar image KWS Jul 14 '16 at 09:41 AM

Are you saying that you can full-screen the videos on this thread or any other? https://forums.unrealengine.com/showthread.php?96447?

Youtube FS button

This button works for you?

I can't, even in another browser like MS Edge with 0 addons.

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I did some more digging and found the solution! your webteam just needs to add the allowfullscreen option to the embed code that controls youtube vids.

the fix http://image.prntscr.com/image/b0aa98a4836e4f99935798c13b69557f.png

Using Chrome's devtools source inspector, I can confirm adding this option to videos on the forum does indeed allow them to become fullscreen.

confirmed http://image.prntscr.com/image/c231f2bba8fd4b53bfea894aa2785dd9.png

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answered Jul 14 '16 at 10:29 AM

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avatar image Steve Hardister ♦♦ STAFF Jul 18 '16 at 07:32 PM

Hey KWS,

I've entered a Feature Request to the team that runs the forums. Since we use vBulletin Software to run our forums, it may come down the limitations (legal or otherwise) whether or not this feature gets implemented.

Thank you for the input,

Steve H.

avatar image Steve Hardister ♦♦ STAFF Aug 03 '16 at 03:53 PM

Update: This is now working on the forums.

avatar image KWS Aug 03 '16 at 06:43 PM

Amazing!

Thank you so much :)

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