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Getyarn link causes .mp4 download


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Posting a link to a getyarn.io clip appears to onbox in the preview, but the actual post causes the browser to download a .mp4 file. More annoyingly, this happens any time the post comes into view, since I assume it’s being re-rendered.

It looks like the content type served by getyarn.io is application/mp4 instead of video/mp4, so that may be relevant.

Here’s an example URL, escaped for obvious reasons:


This bugs me too…I’ve always to know how to change a site’s MIME type…happens a lot with my web server (it’s something, no clue if Apache, nginx, JBossWeb, etc)


Sounds like a problem with getyarn.io. Have you asked them why they use what you describe as the wrong mime type?


Anything we can do here @eviltrout?


I just tried it on https://try.discourse.org and it worked fine? Is it possible they fixed the MIME type or is this a browser specific issue? I tested on the latest Chrome.


Here’s the embed from above, let’s see if it works?