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sn1per:

Gaminnewf:
Hello, this has been almost a year since, but I'm still having problems with the video player. Every time I try to play anything from Zero Punctuation, it always plays the same old Escapist Ad (That looks like it would make such a sweet water slide) and then nothing after wards. I could watch it on Youtube a week later if not for the fact that the blue background credits section is not included at the end of those videos.

If it is not too much trouble, please help me with this problem. Yes, I have emptied out my history, cookies and whatnot, updated the flash player and even turned ad block on and off. All have resulted in the same ad over and over again. I've made an account in the hope of reaching out to anyone within the site to please help with this problem. I've really enjoyed Yatzhee's work and it would be a shame that I cannot watch them unaltered again.

Having the same issue here, some old Escapist ad telling me to subscribe on Youtube, then nothing. I've tried on my chromebook, and Chrome/Firefox on Windows 10, but having the same issue across all browsers. What's going on here?

I read these posts the day they were made but had no solutions at the time

To address the, "What's going on here?", I don't know
Looks like a bug that will never get fixed seeing that the Tech Team who managed the player were let go a while back

Onto a solution

Edit - as made apparent below, this isn't a universal solution

The embed code under each video once provided a .js url that had a direct link to the video

This is no longer provided but you can build this .js link yourself

First start with http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/config/

Go to the video you want to watch on the Escapist and grab the video post number

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/117153-Zero-Punctuation-Evil-Within-2

In the above case it would be 117153-

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/config/117153-

Then go back to the video player page -> right click the page -> view source -> ctrl+f "hash" -> copy the proceeding mumbled code - in this case a2290a8b9c0b67825c5aacfc24ff0cda

Add it to the url and put .js at the end

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/config/117153-a2290a8b9c0b67825c5aacfc24ff0cda.js

Grab the second link for a direct video (it'll include "mp4" three times)

Wish I knew a much user friendly solution but ya can't have it all

I'm told to blame Kross

Gauche:

Onto a solution

The embed code under each video once provided a .js url that had a direct link to the video

This is no longer provided but you can build this .js link yourself

First start with http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/config/

Go to the video you want to watch on the Escapist and grab the video post number

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/117153-Zero-Punctuation-Evil-Within-2

In the above case it would be 117153-

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/config/117153-

Then go back to the video player page -> right click the page -> view source -> ctrl+f "hash" -> copy the proceeding mumbled code - in this case a2290a8b9c0b67825c5aacfc24ff0cda

Add it to the url and put .js at the end

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/config/117153-a2290a8b9c0b67825c5aacfc24ff0cda.js

Grab the second link for a direct video (it'll include "mp4" three times)

Wish I knew a much user friendly solution but ya can't have it all

I'm told to blame Kross

This solution just gives me an .mp4 for the ad that's playing instead of the video (the "sweet waterslide" ad). In fact, so does your example link - the only .mp4 links on the page go to the "sweet waterslide" video.

electric-snake:

Gauche:

Onto a solution

The embed code under each video once provided a .js url that had a direct link to the video

This is no longer provided but you can build this .js link yourself

First start with http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/config/

Go to the video you want to watch on the Escapist and grab the video post number

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/117153-Zero-Punctuation-Evil-Within-2

In the above case it would be 117153-

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/config/117153-

Then go back to the video player page -> right click the page -> view source -> ctrl+f "hash" -> copy the proceeding mumbled code - in this case a2290a8b9c0b67825c5aacfc24ff0cda

Add it to the url and put .js at the end

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/config/117153-a2290a8b9c0b67825c5aacfc24ff0cda.js

Grab the second link for a direct video (it'll include "mp4" three times)

Wish I knew a much user friendly solution but ya can't have it all

I'm told to blame Kross

This solution just gives me an .mp4 for the ad that's playing instead of the video (the "sweet waterslide" ad). In fact, so does your example link - the only .mp4 links on the page go to the "sweet waterslide" video.

https://i.cubeupload.com/0pn3uC.png

I can still grab the ZP video just fine
You have to use the full link otherwise you'll be provided the waterslide ad

will not work
http://video.escapistmagazine.com/links/316860e78107a05e6f1c1e9646ac716c/mp4/escapist/zero-punctuation/facd491f571fbf4131210a65a4255efd.mp4

will work (this link will expire as the generated key changes over time)
http://video.escapistmagazine.com/links/316860e78107a05e6f1c1e9646ac716c/mp4/escapist/zero-punctuation/facd491f571fbf4131210a65a4255efd.mp4?8df5e36ee1f3629756e58b9439be95b47cc43aa9e66f27838f8063ebd5746a756a6dc50f3c9e38fc689bfe66dd655b37f16e&.mp4

Your image link isn't working for me so I don't know what it is. I also don't know what you mean by "the full link", when I go to a .js page via your instructions, the only link with an mp4 in it is this: http://video.escapistmagazine.com/mp4/escapist/sales-marketing/5387-4a7b988602b3d53a02653768b43bb191.mp4 which is the waterslide ad. There are no links that resemble the last link you've posted. Not sure why I'm getting such different results than you are.

For clarity, this is the text on the .js pages when I view them:
{'playlist':[{'url':'http://cdn.escapistmagazine.com/media/global/images/library/deriv/29/29322.jpg','scaling':'fit','eventCategory': 'Video Splash'},{'url':'http://video.escapistmagazine.com/mp4/escapist/sales-marketing/5387-4a7b988602b3d53a02653768b43bb191.mp4','autoPlay':false,'autoBuffering':false,'LR_VIDEO_ID':'117153','scaling':'fit','eventCategory': 'Video'},{'url':'http://video.escapistmagazine.com/mp4/escapist/sales-marketing/5387-4a7b988602b3d53a02653768b43bb191.mp4','linkUrl':'http://www.escapistmagazine.com/subscription/','linkWindow':'blank','autoPlay':true,'autoBuffering':true,'LR_DISABLED':true,'scaling':'fit','eventCategory': 'Video Postroll'}],'plugins':{'liverail':{'url':'http://cdn2.escapistmagazine.com/media/global/movies/player/LiveRailPlugin320.swf','LR_VERSION':'4.1','LR_ADMAP':'in:default:0%;in::100%;ov:default:50%,60%','LR_TAGS':'default,zero-punctuation','LR_SKIN_ID':'1','LR_PUBLISHER_ID':'1786','LR_LAYOUT_OVERLAY_PILL':'0','LR_LAYOUT_SKIN_MESSAGE':'The video will start in {COUNTDOWN} seconds.','LR_COMPANIONS':'300:250:dblclk_bottom_companion:dblclk_bottom:true|728:90:dblclk_top_companion:dblclk_top:true'},'controls':{'url':'http://cdn2.escapistmagazine.com/media/global/movies/player/flowplayer.controls-3.2.5.swf','backgroundColor':'#184470','timeColor':'#B9FFA1','backgroundGradient':[0.3,0.0,0.0],'timeBgColor':'#0C263F','progressColor':'#A5BBD1','scrubberHeightRatio':'.6','scrubberBarHeightRatio':'.5','autoHide':{'fullscreenOnly':'true'}},'comScore':{'url':'http://cdn2.escapistmagazine.com/media/global/movies/player/flowplayer.comScore-1.0.4.swf','clientID':'6034956','locationID':'117153','contentID':'The%20Escapist'},'viral':{'url':'http://cdn2.escapistmagazine.com/media/global/movies/player/flowplayer.viralvideos-3.2.5.swf','embed':false,'email':false,'share':{'description':"<i>Evil Within 2</i>",'shareUrl':'http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/117153-Evil-Within-2'}}},'canvas':{'background':'#000000 url(http://cdn.themis-media.com/media/global/images/castfire/splash_message.png) no-repeat'},'key':'#@c11092a908b564b00af'}

electric-snake:
Your image link isn't working for me so I don't know what it is. I also don't know what you mean by "the full link", when I go to a .js page via your instructions, the only link with an mp4 in it is this: http://video.escapistmagazine.com/mp4/escapist/sales-marketing/5387-4a7b988602b3d53a02653768b43bb191.mp4 which is the waterslide ad. There are no links that resemble the last link you've posted. Not sure why I'm getting such different results than you are.

For clarity, this is the text on the .js pages when I view them:
snip

Odd, lets try imgur
https://i.imgur.com/pCMwsU0.png

I'm getting this from http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/config/117153-a2290a8b9c0b67825c5aacfc24ff0cda.js

Haven't got a clue why your version doesn't provide the needed link
Guess this solution is no good then
Darn...

Ok, why has the Escapist made all the Zero Punctuation videos start muted? Or is this a horrible site update that bugged out and borked the player?

So a weird thing keeps happening where my forum notifications keep changing themselves; normally I have it set so I'm alerted when someone quotes my posts, but quite frequently this option toggles itself off without me touching it.

maninahat:
So a weird thing keeps happening where my forum notifications keep changing themselves; normally I have it set so I'm alerted when someone quotes my posts, but quite frequently this option toggles itself off without me touching it.

It's the latest glitch in the long line of Escapists glitches.
It has been known for a few weeks, at least in the Wild West, where a thread has been created.
I think there was one in off-topic as well, but it might easily have been missed.

The quotes are erased and the toggle reset every Sunday, apparently.
No known fix, other than resetting it manually, sadly.

Please fix the capcha on this site. It's irrating as hell and i don't have time for that stuff.

axelthefox:
Please fix the capcha on this site. It's irrating as hell and i don't have time for that stuff.

Umm, there isn't any captcha on this site. That's why the spambots have taken over.

Or at least, that's what I've been told. I only have this one account (which is Pub Club'd) so I never see captchas anyways. So I have no way of checking who's telling the truth about this.

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