I found some NOVA/PBS videos that I couldn't find copies of on YouTube, that I might want to share in a thread someday, and since here at ATS we can
only embed actual YouTube videos into a thread, I just wanted to share how I linked some non YouTube videos like these into a thread, in what I feel
is an aesthetically pleasing manor. I not only did this for various Nova/PBS Videos, but even did a few here with actual YouTube links, to show that
you can share those links the same way too.
Thoughts and comments, as well as questions are welcomed.
After locating the link to a video I would like to embed in a thread, yet can not because it isn't on YouTube, I took these steps......
I left the video link in a browser window to copy from momentarily.
I screen captured a picture of the video, saving it to my computer.
I then logged into ATS and uploaded the picture to my ATS account. *see note below
I then clicked the picture and copied the "BBCode for use in post link".
I pasted that BBCode link into the thread.
I copied the link from the video in the browser window.
I pasted that video link into the thread just in front of the BBCode picture link.
I put [url = http:// ] around the link I just pasted with no spaces,
Finally I put [/url] after the BBCode picture link with no spaces.
*note: in some of the pictures, after taking the screen shot of where I wanted the picture to be from in the video, I would edit the saved image in
Microsoft Paint to add a center arrow link box, as I wanted the picture to look like an embedded video, not a picture, which is the point of this
Athens Greece: the Parthenon 1/29/2008
Athens, Greece: The Ancient Greeks 1/18/12
Wiltshire, England: Stonehenge 11/15/2010
Giza, Egypt: The Sphinx 1/18/2010
Giza, Egypt: The Pyramids 1992
New York, USA: Niagara Falls HD~5 minutes from Unmanned Aircraft 7/10/2013
Arizona, USA: The Grand Canyon 6/04/13
I just feel that someone is more likely to click the video, if it isn't an actual embedded video, if it is presented with a picture like this,
essentially linking the outside video link to the shared picture. Go ahead and click one, the Niagara one is 5 minutes long and beautiful.
I find all the subjects included here in these videos to be quite fascinating and have visited all of them myself over the years.
24-1-2014 by AlchemistSwami because: Spelling/Grammar/YouTube Links also used besides just Nova/PBS videos, for example purposes, mentioned.