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A question about scope / setting a parameter
scope, parameter

 1:11 am on Jun 23, 2012 (gmt 0)

The issue is that vid is undefined at line videoId:vid


bplayer = new YT.Player('idd2', {
height: '480',
width: '853',
videoId: vid,
events: {
'onReady': bonPlayerReady,
'onStateChange': bonPlayerStateChange

Can anyone explain / say what I need to do here ?

Thanks !



 3:37 am on Jun 23, 2012 (gmt 0)

The problem seems to be that hs83kjsgh3 is not a valid YouTube Video ID. For example, attempting to put that id directly in a YouTube URL also fails with:
"An error occurred during validation.
Sorry about that."


 10:00 am on Jun 23, 2012 (gmt 0)

I made up the id - that's not the issue.

The code is part of a function - setupPlayer(vid)
but I don't know how to pass vid to the new YT.Player.

Although it looks to be in scope i get a 'vid is undefined' at that point.


 2:41 pm on Jun 23, 2012 (gmt 0)

Here's an example from the YouTube API. I've modified it to declare the videoId as a global variable as you've done, and it works when a valid videoId is passed in. That's why I suspected the bogus videoId:

<!-- 1. The <iframe> (and video player) will replace this <div> tag. -->
<div id="player"></div>

// 2. This code loads the IFrame Player API code asynchronously.
var tag = document.createElement('script');
tag.src = "http://www.youtube.com/player_api";
var firstScriptTag = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];
firstScriptTag.parentNode.insertBefore(tag, firstScriptTag);

// 3. This function creates an <iframe> (and YouTube player)
// after the API code downloads.
var player;
function onYouTubePlayerAPIReady() {
player = new YT.Player('player', {
height: '390',
width: '640',
videoId: vid,
events: {
'onReady': onPlayerReady,
'onStateChange': onPlayerStateChange

// 4. The API will call this function when the video player is ready.
function onPlayerReady(event) {

// 5. The API calls this function when the player's state changes.
// The function indicates that when playing a video (state=1),
// the player should play for six seconds and then stop.
var done = false;
function onPlayerStateChange(event) {
if (event.data == YT.PlayerState.PLAYING && !done) {
setTimeout(stopVideo, 6000);
done = true;
function stopVideo() {


 5:00 pm on Jul 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thanks Fotiman.

It is working now.

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