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Author Topic: Linking to YouTube video 2015  (Read 1026 times)

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Linking to YouTube video 2015
« on: June 03, 2015, 05:40:13 pm »
Administrator Comment Update:- Please see Spintex's reply regarding the newer way to do it. Thanks, Tank


YouTube have changed the way they link to videos recently and it has been causing some problems so here is a guide.

You can no longer just copy and paste the link from the top of the browser as on most browsers this will result in an error page being displayed.

You need to click on the "Share" icon just below the displayed video, this will open up a box just below it with a link that usually reads https://youtu/be/xxxxxx    Copy this link into your post

If you post the link as is, you will have a an active link to the video, if you want to embed the video into the page so it displays a picture of the video then after you paste the link and before you hit post remove the "s" from "https://youtu.be/xxxxxx" .

See below for more info.

« Last Edit: January 07, 2017, 10:58:34 am by Tank »

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Re: Linking to YouTube video 2015
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 06:44:27 am »
YouTube have changed the way they link to videos recently and it has been causing some problems so here is a guide.

You can no longer just copy and paste the link from the top of the browser as on most browsers this will result in an error page being displayed.

You need to click on the "Share" icon just below the displayed video, this will open up a box just below it with a link that usually reads https://youtu/be/xxxxxx    Copy this link into your post

If you post the link as is, you will have a an active link to the video, if you want to embed the video into the page so it displays a picture of the video then after you paste the link and before you hit post remove the "s" from "https://youtu.be/xxxxxx" .

See below for more info.




 :thankyousign: Caz, that is a very good tip. Now for me to try and put single photo’s up has easy... :laugh:

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Re: Linking to YouTube video 2015
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 08:49:11 am »
Just to update this as it's slightly different since the forum software was upgraded.

Removing the 's' as instructed above will not now embed the video. We now have a YouTube button above all the emoticons next to the 'Insert Image' button, clicking this will put Youtube tags into your post like this:-

Code: [Select]
[youtube].[/youtube]
You then need to copy the "share" code from Youtube as before and paste it BETWEEN the two sets of Youtube  code brackets so it looks like this:-

Code: [Select]
[youtube]https://youtu.be/xxxxxx[/youtube]
This should result in an embedded video that shows in the post :thumbsup:


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« Last Edit: January 05, 2017, 08:50:20 am by Sprintex »

 

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