How to embed a YouTube video

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posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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Here is an example of how to embed a video in a post.

The link appears in the address bar of a web browser as....



... or something close to that.

the button {vid:YOUTUBE} will bring up a dialog
only the part between the = sign and the & symbol should be entered

roWAyPba89A

Then click OK.


The final version in your post will appear like this in your edit screen




Hope that helps.

David Grouchy



edit on Sat May 3 2014 by DontTreadOnMe because: updated code for color




posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 05:48 PM
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Oh Thank you so much. It is so nice to be on a site that is so supportive.



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 05:52 PM
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Good gesture, would be ideal if the actual process could be recorded and uploaded to youtube and embedded within this thread and for future references as to make the whole processes that extra bit easier for the new comers or those who are simply not that savvy.


Its all about interaction.





posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 06:01 PM
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You know what's funny? That method NEVER works for me. The videos only embed if I include some of that other junk that comes after the actual video ID.

I have no idea why, but it does. For example:

Take this Youtube URL for instance:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj5rMTbhFGg


If I try to embed it using just

Hj5rMTbhFGg


This is the undesired result (notice how the video is missing?):


But if I embed it using this:

Hj5rMTbhFGg&feature=related


Then it works just fine:


I've never received an explanation as to why this bug happens. Go figure!

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UPDATE
LOL!! Of course NOW it works that I try and show it to someone. Murphy's Inverse Law.
edit on 27-1-2011 by harrytuttle because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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I will also note that my browser always blocks that function..
If people are having that issue then they need to "allow or temprarily allow the scripted window"
Usually a popup line below URL link _.

Then it works



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 06:31 PM
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Your first example works fine,





posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 06:34 PM
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Or you can just type manually [yvid ][ /yvid]

I never use any of the tabs for adding the bbcode. I always type it out.



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 06:36 PM
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Originally posted by GAOTU789
reply to post by backinblack
 


Or you can just type manually [yvid ][ /yvid]

I never use any of the tabs for adding the bbcode. I always type it out.


Thanks..I should have realised that..

But it's a pretty quick click to allow..



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 07:42 PM
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This is the undesired result (notice how the video is missing?):

No...I can see both vids. I know what you're talking about though. I kept getting blank vid window trying to embed how others say they are able to emebed.
I'll try some of the methods described above.
If posted properly will I see vid in "preview post"?
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posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 07:45 PM
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Originally posted by mtnshredder
If posted properly will I see vid in "preview post"?


I see a grayed out box where the video would be if I preview the post.

This is how I know i have my yvid /yvid coded correctly.

But I don't beleive ATS actually connects the video for the "preview" while one is still editing the post.

As long as a large gray box with "youtube video" appears in the preview
it has always appeared correctly when I finally post.


David Grouchy
edit on 27-1-2011 by davidgrouchy because: greyed < > grayed



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 07:57 PM
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Thnx...I know some sites you can see vid in preview, some not. I tried the other day and it was in blank in preview but also blank when I posted it? I'll keep playing with it, can't be that hard even for a comp dummy like me. I hope.

Got it thnx all.
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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 05:48 AM
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And of course if its a google video just replace the yvid /yvid with gvid /gvid
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posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 07:35 PM
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Thanks so much for all the above info. I`ll save the thread and just keep trying until I get it. Now if I can just get the little emoticons to work again, I`ll be quite happy.



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 03:23 AM
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Thanks for the info, Testing it out.
I took the spaces out, I can see a gray box now in preview.



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 04:15 AM
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Yey me!
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posted on Jul, 30 2011 @ 04:15 PM
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Test

edit on 30-7-2011 by pwndnewb because: Got it!



posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 12:02 AM
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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 12:34 AM
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[yvid ]BblsNzx6yEk[ /yvid]

edit on 1-12-2011 by MESSAGEFROMTHESTARS because: last try



posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 03:18 AM
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testing your instructions




wooaw it works
thanks
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posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 12:47 PM
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