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Dreamwidth continued ...
Have just set up a second account at Dreamwidth as "jlsjlsjls" (so if you want to friend me there the way you have here, that's now possible) and have begun the process of importing my LJ stuff over there as a backup. kejn, I'll check on and report the status of my Scrapbook images in posts when the import is completed.

Edited to add: Import completed. All recent Scrapbook images appear to be present and spot checked older entries also contain images that I know are from Scrapbook. Any missing images in older posts will most likely be the result of the great LJ Photo Album to LJ Scrapbook transfer debacle, when quite a few LJ users reported random images missing from their collections.

Posts with YouTube videos all showing a "bad lj code" message instead of the video. That one was easy to figure out because I noticed long ago that LJ always changes the YouTube embed code to something shorter when a post is saved. Easy manual fix on the most recent ... just clicked on them on LJ, went to YouTube view and retrieved full embed code, go to edit mode in same post in DW and replace LJ shortened embed code with complete embed code and save. Video now works in DW. Not going to do this for every imported post but will do for 2016 posts over the next little while (an easy job thanks to my habit of tagging every one of them as "viewing")


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kejn From: kejn Date: 5th January 2017 18:04 (UTC) (Other places)
thanks. good luck!
jlsjlsjls From: jlsjlsjls Date: 5th January 2017 18:18 (UTC) (Other places)
I think we may have been simultaneously replying (you) and updating post (me) ... my image and video notes now added. :-)
kejn From: kejn Date: 6th January 2017 08:33 (UTC) (Other places)
ok, now my scrapbook images are showing up, thank god. got the same video error as you and guess i will have to do the same that thing, go back manually with the help of tags and replace the code. :(

now i will have to test if videos crossposted to LJ from DW will work. :)
kejn From: kejn Date: 6th January 2017 10:26 (UTC) (Other places)
argh, i can't get the HTML editor in DW to show (despite setting the default for it) and the rich text editor doesn´'t let me embed media. DW is testing my patience! :(
jlsjlsjls From: jlsjlsjls Date: 6th January 2017 16:11 (UTC) (Other places)
Haven't tried embed media. My DW is set to rich text and I didn't use the "embed media" icon to repair my video posts (didn't even notice it was there to be honest). How I did it:

1. Open my LJ and DW in separate windows and clicked on my "viewing" tag in both.
2. Click on video in LJ and then choose view in YouTube option when it starts playing.
3. Once in YouTube site, choose Share and Embed, then copy embed code
4. Click on "edit entry" icon in same post in DW and then paste code from YouTube over top of LJ-altered embed code.
5. Save edited post.

For me the pasted in code made the videos work. That's how I always added video code in LJ as well ... I always copied/pasted or hand-typed code for everything because I found the rich text icon method to be a pain in the butt.
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