If you've noticed something a bit weird with YouTube today, it's not just you. The platform is some issues today with embedded videos, resulting in a whole bunch of sites displaying server errors.
Update 1410 AEDT: And they're back! Resume normal time wasting activities, everyone.
The error doesn't appear to be related to YouTube directly - videos seem to play there perfectly fine. But if you try and embed a YouTube video, as many, many websites on the internet do, you get this awkward ugly "500 Internal Server Error":
youtube embed お猿さん修理頑張って！ pic.twitter.com/QkR3PsiIlN
— Takeshi Hirose (@tks_hrs) March 5, 2019
— 合資会社たっきゅん (@ta9ninc) March 5, 2019
— Kiran S Kumar (@KiranSYD) March 5, 2019
Toggled a few settings, but can't pin down the issue currently :( pic.twitter.com/1DIb2tASeU
— Jeff Hoogland (@JeffHoogland) March 5, 2019
— Miguel Angel GCO (@AngelGarciaCO) March 5, 2019
YouTube มีปัญหากับตัว embed วิดีโอ ทั้งบนเว็บตัวเองและเว็บอื่น pic.twitter.com/Al3WE8RQL1
— Nathan Y. (@zartre) March 5, 2019
The embed problem isn't just related to websites. YouTube embeds are breaking on other parts of the internet, like Facebook and Twitter:
For the record, here's what the error looks like. (If the below embed worked, you'd see a link to my playthrough of Ty The Tasmanian Tiger.)
Not pretty. YouTube hasn't officially responded, but we'll keep an eye on things.