YouTube Embed Code Has A Weird Parenthesis At The End

    March 11, 2014
    Chris Crum
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Writing for the web all day, we tend to use a lot of YouTube embeds. We couldn’t help but notice that today there is a weird issue with the code. It’s adding a single parenthesis at the end:

I don’t know why this is happening, but I do know we’re not the only ones having this issue.

We’ve reached out to Google for comment, and will update accordingly. They don’t appear to be responding to tweets.

Image via YouTube

  • MaxK

    Any news? This issue is annoying…

  • Richard Ng

    I noticed that too but the embedded video seems to be still working even with the additional character.

    • wwday3

      The video/iframe would work fine, but the ‘)’ is probably showing up on the page somewhere if you copied and pasted the entire string.

  • Ashley

    Could it be to prevent YouTube rips using MediaHuman, etc.?