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Jan 14 2018 Anchor

I've tried several times to upload a youtube video to my mod and each time I get the same error message about it being 'timed out'.

Issue on my end or server issue, or something else?

Anybody know how to fix?

Feb 9 2018 Anchor

Thanks for your report, this issue was already fixed some time ago. Sorry that nobody left a message that it was. If anyone spots any issues or bugs, or if any of you suspect that something does not work as intended, you can report it here in this subforum, any assistance is greatly appreciated!

Feb 10 2018 Anchor

I can never seem to upload a YouTube video, says the same 'timed out', I know a direct url is needed but still does not seem to work. Youtube.com


Feb 10 2018 Anchor

Damn, yes, it seems broken. Other videos pop up filedata errors.

Feb 11 2018 Anchor

yup same here, broken

INtense!
INtense! End Boss
Feb 12 2018 Anchor

It depends on the video, unfortunately most work but some just don't. If you give me the youtube video link of the one you are struggling with I can take a look.

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Scott Reismanis
DBolical | @scottreismanis

KMonkeyBlog
KMonkeyBlog K Monkey
Feb 14 2018 Anchor

Yeah ive had this issue for many months! Recently tried again hoping I could upload but it still fails with a time out. The odd one did work though out of the 5-6 or so I tried.


Here is one that didn't work:


Here is one that DID work:

Feb 15 2018 Anchor

Hi Scott, I did paste the link in my previous post, I see it named it youtube.com so not so obvious.

Feb 16 2018 Anchor

I've been using IndieDB for years now and I never had this issue before, i could any link and it would work, i could also paste it in various ways (long link, short link, etc.) and it would grab no problem. I started encountering an issue id say 6 months or so ago and never really bothered with it until a few weeks ago when trying to upload multiple videos.

So in all technicality, it should still function the same as it always did, the real question is what happened in that time that made the youtube link grab break so badly?

Here's my video that won't upload (any videos from this channel won't upload, i've had it for a while):


Edited by: darkeccho

INtense!
INtense! End Boss
Feb 18 2018 Anchor

Alright youtube uploads should be totally fixed now with a bit of luck

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Scott Reismanis
DBolical | @scottreismanis

KMonkeyBlog
KMonkeyBlog K Monkey
Feb 19 2018 Anchor
INtense! wrote:

Alright youtube uploads should be totally fixed now with a bit of luck

Thank you! it seems to have worked :D

Mar 2 2018 Anchor

Awesome, tnx man it worked perfectly last night. Be blessed today.

Apr 6 2018 Anchor

Same problem here. After creating a new project wanted to upload video from youtube. Failed with http error. Youtube link contains https.


Sep 13 2018 Anchor

Click to upload a file from a URL doesn't work with youtube is there any solution . . . please reply

INtense!
INtense! End Boss
Sep 17 2018 Anchor

Which video? Some videos won't work with the uploading, and you would need to upload the raw video file (the old fashioned way!)

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Scott Reismanis
DBolical | @scottreismanis

Mar 21 2019 Anchor

I as well now face the issue that a video is not uploading: Youtu.be

Asked Google about the issue and I belive that the underscore in "TFKnke3bJ_k" breaks the parser.
Might be the hint you need to track the issue down Scott...or not. ;)

INtense!
INtense! End Boss
Mar 25 2019 Anchor

I've checked and the _ is no problem. For some reason youtube returns 403 forbidden when we attempt to download that file. It might be a setting you've picked because when I try other videos there is no issue.

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Scott Reismanis
DBolical | @scottreismanis

Dec 20 2019 Anchor

I seem to be having this trouble, too. I'm trying to upload the video embedded below, but keep receiving the following error:

Your upload request has failed. Please check the URL is correct and links directly to the file you want to upload. Links to webpages or redirects will NOT work. This is the exact error:

Error locating Youtube video download URLs.

In a quick test with another video from my channel, the process worked without error.

If there's a setting that I've applied, then I'm not sure of what it might be.

The only major difference that I see in a quick inspection of the two videos is that the one that doesn't work has the new "Is this video Made for Kids?" option set, where the one that does work has nothing set there (presumably having been uploaded before the option was added). The video that doesn't work has the option in question set to "No, it's not Made for Kids"--but conversely, has no age-restriction applied.

INtense!
INtense! End Boss
Dec 24 2019 Anchor

Yeah due to the way youtube handles videos, some are able to be retrieved while others are not.

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Scott Reismanis
DBolical | @scottreismanis

Dec 28 2019 Anchor

Ah, that's a pity, and quite frustrating! Ah well, I'll leave that one be, then; hopefully the next video will be retrieved successfully!


Thank you for the reply! ^_^

Edited by: IanEborn

Mar 12 2020 Anchor

I have all the videos on my Youtube channel available for public view but cannot upload them here from YT URL.

Seamus.Editor
Seamus.Editor Editor-in-Chief
Mar 12 2020 Anchor

Due to how some videos on YouTube are processed (the audio and video are sometimes processed separately) they may not be able to be uploaded to ModDB/IndieDB unfortunately.

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Seamus

Editor-in-Chief for ModDB & IndieDB

Producer, comms manager and scout for Modularity.Games

Mar 26 2020 Anchor

Hi guys, I have issues uploading videos on moddb from youtube too for quite some months now.
It's a legit youtube link and still doesn't work.
Here's the message I get.
Youtube video upload failed.

Seamus.Editor
Seamus.Editor Editor-in-Chief
Mar 26 2020 Anchor

Hey Spi-Hamentsios10, as Intense and myself have mentioned above, unfortunately due to how YouTube handles videos, sometimes certain videos we can't retrieve onto ModDB.

Would recommend uploading the file for the video directly of your computer then if the YouTube video you are trying to upload isn't working.

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Seamus

Editor-in-Chief for ModDB & IndieDB

Producer, comms manager and scout for Modularity.Games

Mar 27 2020 Anchor

Thanks for the info. Will do it this way then. Good day all.

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