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How to: embed YouTube video in post

Postby Aaron » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:40 pm

Copy code below into your post and replace red hashtags with letter code of your video.


[youtube]https://youtu.be/####[/youtube]



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfdXbJptvos
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Re: How to: embed YouTube video in post

Postby slick4591 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:36 am

I use the youtube button on the long reply screen and not have to type in the tags. You can hit the quote button for this post to see the code.

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Re: How to: embed YouTube video in post

Postby Aaron » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:06 am

The YouTube button hasn't worked for me for years. If I type in 'youtu.be' it works. Type in 'youtube' with no period, it doesn't. I see majority of people just list the address, so button must not have been working for them either.
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Re: How to: embed YouTube video in post

Postby slick4591 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:41 am

Hum... Never had a problem with that shortcut myself. Down at the bottom of any page there's a link to delete all board cookies. Occasionally, I have to do that in order to get things back to normal on this board.
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Re: How to: embed YouTube video in post

Postby Nesikep » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:06 pm

Aaron wrote:The YouTube button hasn't worked for me for years. If I type in 'youtu.be' it works. Type in 'youtube' with no period, it doesn't. I see majority of people just list the address, so button must not have been working for them either.

I'm not sure about how it works from mobile apps, butyou want the URL to the video, not the video page.. so on the youtube website, the address in the address bar isn't the one, you need to right click the video and copy that address.. It took me a while to figure it out, with MUCH frustration!
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Re: How to: embed YouTube video in post

Postby Aaron » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:34 pm

Nesikep wrote:
Aaron wrote:The YouTube button hasn't worked for me for years. If I type in 'youtu.be' it works. Type in 'youtube' with no period, it doesn't. I see majority of people just list the address, so button must not have been working for them either.

I'm not sure about how it works from mobile apps, butyou want the URL to the video, not the video page.. so on the youtube website, the address in the address bar isn't the one, you need to right click the video and copy that address.. It took me a while to figure it out, with MUCH frustration!


I did that before and it still didn't work.
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Re: How to: embed YouTube video in post

Postby Nesikep » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:58 pm

yeah, the address needs to be youtu.be, not youtube.com.. that seems to be the persnickety part of it
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Re: How to: embed YouTube video in post

Postby greybeard » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:05 am

When I first joined here, I could use the youtube tags with just the url and the video would show up fine in the body of the reply. Now, no matter what, only the URL shows up, regardless of whether I change it to youtu.be or not and whether I use the tags or not.
The ads that have become so commonplace on youtube are part of the problem.
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Re: How to: embed YouTube video in post

Postby slick4591 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:36 am

greybeard wrote:snip...
The ads that have become so commonplace on youtube are part of the problem.


Wonder if my ad blocker plays a role?
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Re: How to: embed YouTube video in post

Postby greybeard » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:06 am

I'm running an ad blocker as well..it might indeed be part of the problem.
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Re: How to: embed YouTube video in post

Postby jltrent » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:37 pm

This site is being run by phpBB which is a free flat-forum bulletin board software. Some other sites I have been on have more advanced software that you can click on ions at the top of the page and easily enbed, attach or whatever. This is just as good, but not as user friendly. I think that is the problem.

Look at the very bottom of the page.

https://www.phpbb.com/
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Re: How to: embed YouTube video in post

Postby greybeard » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:51 pm

jltrent wrote:This site is being run by phpBB which is a free flat-forum bulletin board software. Some other sites I have been on have more advanced software that you can click on ions at the top of the page and easily enbed, attach or whatever.



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Re: How to: embed YouTube video in post

Postby jltrent » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:09 pm

You can even post it again........

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