Help anyone? I cannot place a video on my hub - it just says - The specified URL

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  1. travmaj profile image79
    travmajposted 5 years ago

    Help anyone? I cannot place a video on my hub - it just says - The specified URL was not recognised.

  2. Tonyx35 profile image60
    Tonyx35posted 5 years ago

    Going by the guide on the Video capsule in the Hub editor, the only video hosting websites that HubPages currently supports embedding from are:

    Youtube, Vimeo,, Yahoo! Screen (video)  and Metacafe...

    Interesting,  if I try to embed a video from Metacafe, it doesn't work. It just says "The specified URL was not recognized" copied the entire web address directly from my web browser.   

    All the other services listed above are a simple copy and paste of the video's web address. 

    Hopefully someone here knows a workaround? The only thing I can think of is to just link to it with a text or link capsule.   Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

    1. travmaj profile image79
      travmajposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Tony - thank you for your comments - my techno skills are pathetic so I was
      fairly vague - will be trying again soon - appreciate  your taking time to answer - thanks again

  3. forlanda profile image79
    forlandaposted 5 years ago

    First make sure you are doing this using the Video module.  Then make sure that you are using a video from BlipTV, Metacafe, Revver, Vimeo, Yahoo! Videos, or YouTube.  If it is coming from one of these, then make sure you are either using the video URL or embed code provided by the site's share function.  If you try to copy the URL from the address field of the browser, you may be picking up other parameters that Hubpages doesn't recognize.  Also try the embed code if the URL doesn't work.

    1. travmaj profile image79
      travmajposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much forlands - very much appreciate your advice - a bit lacking in technology but here's hoping..

  4. Rosemay50 profile image78
    Rosemay50posted 5 years ago

    Hi Mag.
    Rather than copying the URL in the adress bar try right clicking with your mouse on the actual video and select 'Copy embed code' and then paste that into the video capsule, that should work just dandy.
    Good luck

    1. travmaj profile image79
      travmajposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Rosemay - I'll be trying your suggestion - very much appreciate your time and advice. Fingers crossed.


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