How to use the embed_video BBCode

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How to use the embed_video BBCode

Postby Rosanna » Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:54 am

[embed_video] url of video [/embed_video]


HOW TO EMBED VIDEO HOSTED ON YOUTUBE IN A FORUM POST
(If the video is stored in a different publicly accessible web location, see note at the very end of this post.)

Purpose:
This allows you to embed a video that is hosted on youtube in your forum post.

Procedure:
-- When you are viewing a youtube video (your own upload, or someone else's), you'll see under the video:
Like | Add to | Share | Embed

-- Click on Share

-- A link will appear, looking something like this:
http:// www. youtube. com/watch?v=xyGo6XtIKlE

-- Copy the link.

-- At the place in your post where you want the video to show up, click "embed_video" (2 lines below your subject line.)
This places [embed_video][/embed_video] in your post.

-- Paste the link that you copied in between the embed_video tags.

-- However, edit your link as follows:
from
http:// www. youtube.com/watch?v=xyGo6XtIKlE
to
http:// www. youtube.com/v/xyGo6XtIKlE

-- You should have something that looks like this:
[ embed_video] http:// www. youtube. com/v/xyGo6XtIKlE [ /embed_video]
(There will be no spaces between any of the characters.)

-- When you preview or submit, the actual video will be embedded in the post, like this:







If your video is stored in a different publicly accessible web location, you will need to figure out how/where to get the url of the video. The procedure to get this code is different for different sites. Usually, there is a "share" or "embed" function that you can click on. You may need to pare down the code that you obtain this way to get an url that looks something like:
http://www.hosting_site.com/ABCD123XY

This would be the url that you want to use between the embed_video tags.


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Re: How to use the embed_youtube BBCode

Postby Rosanna » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:52 am

BUMP.

The post above has been substantially changed since its original posting. This is necessary due to changes in YouTube.

All previously posted videos are not affected.
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