I have checked my permissions and look fine.
Viewing the video_field in content_permissions module is set as enabled for all users.
Views module is set as enabled for all users

I have rebuilt permissions as suggested in another thread with similar issue.
SWF Object is not selected on the Embedded Media Field configuration.

I'm using Latest Drupal, latest version of emfield (had the same issue with previous version of emfield), Internet Explorer 7 and trying to embed video from YouTube.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm supposed to go live next month (currently localhost).

If you need more info from me please shout!


aaron’s picture

Status: Active » Postponed (maintainer needs more info)

i've had no issues with this, and have tested extensively. have you run any updates? (i'm just grasping at straws here, as i really don't know what could be the problem.) maybe try it w/ swfobject as well, if that's a possibility.

Kristen Pol’s picture

Embedded youtube videos aren't working for me on IE7 as well. I noticed that all the <param> tags are missing in IE7 when I do "view source" yet are there in Firefox.

I read something about adding in <embed> tags in there to handle IE7 but I'm not sure if that would help or not...


pathwaysintohealth’s picture

I am having the same issue viewing the video I have embedded using emfield and a vimeo video. It is accessible if I'm logged in as the administrator. Otherwise my other users cannot view the video. Did you happen to have any success resolving the issue?

sp_key’s picture

Nope, I haven't resolved the issue yet - I was busy with other priorities but I need to get back to it soon.

sp_key’s picture

Still no success anyone?
After having installed this module for about a year I still can't display any videos on IE.
Not really sure, has anyone tested on IE or is it just me who wants to be able to display videos on IE too?

Please let me know if you need more info.
I am happy to create a video page for you to see on my website

seanr’s picture

Doesn't work for me in IE either. The emvideo module is apparently not supplying the proper object code for IE. I'll look into it and see if I can produce a patch for it.

seanr’s picture

Looks like it's related to this:


Plays fine in the 32bit browser. Epic fail, Adobe. Epic fail as usual.

rainbreaw’s picture

This isn't so much a fix for the Embedded Media Field project specifically, but a general "IE/YouTube/Embedded Video" fix...

I'm finding that the solution, generally, to getting embedded youtube videos to work in IE is to remove the object and param tags from the embed code.

So, if your embed code looks like this (as it will if you just take the YouTube embed code as is):

<object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/RrDHrwLUtvk&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560" height="340" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/RrDHrwLUtvk&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

You will want to strip out the object and param tags and only use this:

<embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560" height="340" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/RrDHrwLUtvk&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed>

It seems a hack, but right now it's the only thing I've found that works reliably for getting videos to play in IE. (Eager to hear of better solutions, and hope this helps to some degree with finding a solution for Embedded Media Field).

twooten’s picture

I'm seeing this same issue on my website. Following it what I am embedding

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/3b6J7LRUTFY&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/3b6J7LRUTFY&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

Works great on Firefox but does not show up in Internet Explorer 8.

I also tried #8's fix and tried the following

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/3b6J7LRUTFY&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed>

Still nothing in IE.

Any ideas?


captaindav’s picture

I have this issue on a lightbox overlay. Does anyone know of any solutions? The video display fine in Firefox.

MatthijsAstley’s picture

upgrading the flash plugin in IE worked for me!

twooten’s picture

You're absolutely right MatthijsAstley! I found this out a couple weeks ago but never took the time to update the post, gotta work on that.
I use IE running in a virtual machine while developing my sites, so I didn't have all the plugins. Once I updated IE everything worked as expected.


malacoda’s picture

Am having same issue - no videos showing in IE8... just blank spots where player should be. Am using Blip.tv External Link code with emfield and is working fine in FF and Chrome.

As for updating IE 'plugins':
1. How does one do this? I see no option anywhere in IE8 tools for doing a plugin update (granted, being an FF and Chrome user, I'm not overly familiar with IE...). The only option I see under IE Tools is a 'Windows Update' (which I've done)...
2. If it is a roundabout, specific, manual IE plugin update that has to performed it doesn't resolve the issue... Most people will assume it's some sort of problem with the web page they're looking at and not an issue with their browser.

Really love emfield... but, since the vast majority of people still use IE, this problem is a biggie and I really hope *fingers crossed* some sort of solution can be found soon.

malacoda’s picture

I take that back...

MatthijsAstley and Twooten were 100% correct. Updating add-ons did the trick. I haven't really touched IE in at least 4-5 years and now I remember why. It cannot play flash by default and, from what I've seen, does not even give you any indication this is what's needed when you use it to open a page that has an embedded flash video... it merely shows a black block, OR, in the case if one embedded via Emfield, a blank white space...

After embedding a video into one of my pages by pasting video embed code directly into it (vs. using emfield), I got a blank black block in IE.
Then clicked on 'Get more Add-ons' button in toolbar (it's a lot quicker/more straightforward if done using the 'Get Add-ons' button on the toolbar and NOT Tools>Manage Addons), opened up add-on gallery, searched for 'flash' and installed Flash Player, and wouldn't you know it - all embedded video - both those placed with emfield and those manually embedded code - all work fine.

So, it appears that at many of IE issues may NOT be emfield related. MAKE SURE you have Flash Player add-on installed in IE.

The good news is, that also means a person using IE who has not installed it will not see any flash videos on ANY sites - and will thereby be prompted to find out why and install flash player... rather than assuming it's just a problem with your site and not their browser.

Hope this info helps others who are having issues seeing their videos in IE.

Alex UA’s picture

Version: 6.x-1.12 » 6.x-1.x-dev
Status: Postponed (maintainer needs more info) » Closed (fixed)

Closing because as #14 notes, this is happening with straight embeds, so this isn't an emfield issue.

Jerome F’s picture


mroswell’s picture

Does anyone know where the conversation around this issue has gone? Is there a node link? If there's no "home" for this issue, it might be helpful to keep this issue open, even if it's not emfield-specific.

In my case the video stays black for at least a minute before it finally loads, upon reloading the page a couple of times. And that's in Firefox, not IE.