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How to embed videos using YouTube...

Postby Anorak on Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:55 pm

I've seen a lot of members using the "video" button that informe has provided. Sadly, it doesn't work properly, and so I spend a fair amount of time editing the links... then forgetting to tell posters I've edited them, so they think it's worked and carry on as normal.

Not that I mind doing this, but it'll probably be handier if you know:


You have to manually type "youtube" and "/youtube" (without quotation marks, obviously) in those [ ] brackets either side of the URL you're linking to. So it'll look like this (without spaces): [ youtube ]URL[ /youtube ]

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Re: How to embed videos using YouTube...

Postby Edzeppelin on Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:10 pm

Putting the full URL has always worked for me, TBH.
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Re: How to embed videos using YouTube...

Postby Paul_R on Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:28 pm

If I type in

[ youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q05SRyA3m5c[/youtube]

with no spaces and preview it seems to automatically adjust itself to

[ youtube=425,350]Q05SRyA3m5c[/youtube]

with no space.

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Re: How to embed videos using YouTube...

Postby controlFunction on Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:26 pm

I use the video button, and then edit it, cos I'm lazy.
Then test it to make sure it works. As mentioned, it seems to adjust itself.
You just gotta have your opening and closing youtube tags right.


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Re: How to embed videos using YouTube...

Postby Anorak on Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:38 am

Edzeppelin wrote:Putting the full URL has always worked for me, TBH.


Yeah, it does for me now, so I edited that out of the original post.
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