I have a formatted text field, and am using the video_embed module to allow users to embed video into that field, using the video_embed_wysiwyg submodule.

I am then trying to render the field in a block, but I simply get the JSON output in the text field:

{"preview_thumbnail":"/sites/default/files/styles/video_embed_wysiwyg_preview/public/video_thumbnails/A5jNGsBHHUE.jpg?itok=7fW8O9To","video_url":"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=********","settings":{"responsive":1,"width":"854","height":"480","autoplay":1},"settings_summary":["Embedded Video (Responsive, autoplaying)."]}

Here is my render array:

$text=check_markup($node->get('field_html_containing_video_content')->value, $node->get('field_html_containing_video_content')->format);


    return $renderArray; 

I've got the video embed filter enabled on the relevant text format, and have tried changing the order of the filters.

Any ideas what i am doing wrong here?

We are using a bootstrap subtheme.

Thanks for any help given.

1 Answer 1


check_markup() is not able to handle attached metadata which some text filters need to work properly.

You have to use the render element processed_text:

$renderArray = [
  'content' => [
    '#type' => 'processed_text',
    '#text' => $node->field_html_containing_video_content->value,
    '#format' => $node->field_html_containing_video_content->format,

More info How to safely render node body on a custom variable?

  • Thanks 4k4 - much aprpeciated (and sorry for the slow answer acceptance and reply)
    – gillarf
    Commented Sep 4, 2020 at 15:22

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