I always try that first, but it did not work. Oddly, I tried using the iPad instead, and that worked fine. But I have been having serious trouble
trying to use either my laptop, or a desktop to post vids.
I have a couple of follow up questions.
Are you able to view other You-Tube videos on here?
When you say they don't work, what exactly isn't working?
Do you see an empty box, a click-able link, or just the text of the video URL?
Are you linking your own videos from your personal channel or videos from other places?
This is a link to a video excluding the normal http:// I got this link by using the share option on you-tube below the video. The link is slightly
different than the URL in the browsers address bar.
You will note that at the end is wnS50lJicXc This is the you tube video ID. Caps is important because an ID with the letter "S" isn't the same as
one with the letter "s". For you-tube videos and ONLY you-tube videos you would put the ID into the post and only the ID. In this case it would be
When you click the "insert a YouTube video ID" button above you get a box that says youtube. You click ok and you get another box that reads
"Please enter the YouTube video number." This is where, for this example, you would type in wnS50ljicXc. That's it. If, however, you want to
manually do this without clicking the button then you would need to manually input the correct BBcode. (BBCode is short for Bulletin Board Code.)
All BBcode is done with brackets [bbcode goes here] Information goes here [/bbcode is closed here]
Note that BBcode needs to know when to stop. That's why there is one that has a / so as to indicate to stop using that BBcode.
So for you-tube videos yvid is the code that goes between the brackets. So you would have something like this.
[you-tube bbcode]wnS50lJicXc[/you-tube bbcode] (note, replace the words "you-tube bbcode" with yvid)
If you have the ID incorrect you should still see a YouTube video box that gives an error when pushing play. In this case I simply put in the BBcode
without an ID at all.
If for some reason you are getting nothing at all, then find out if other people can see the video you attempted to post to determine if it's just
you. Also note that this doesn't work with videos that are hosted somewhere other than YouTube. I hope this helps.
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