how to: embed youtube videos

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how to: embed youtube videos

Post by system » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:21 pm

a few people have had issues with using the [youtube] bbcode of late to embed youtube video clips. this article is intended as a very brief guide to using the [youtube] bbcode effectively within the forums.

to begin, the actual youtube video id is the only element that needs to be used. this is inserted between the start [youtube] bbcode and the end [/youtube] bbcode. the full youtube uri is not needed. (the use of only the youtube video id is a security measure.)

for example:

so, taking the example above, you could do the following:
  1. click the youtube tag: [youtube] [/youtube]
  2. paste the full youtube uri: [youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPGSs56lZEQ [/youtube]
  3. delete the extra bits: [youtube] FPGSs56lZEQ [/youtube]
  4. submit your post.

...and, huzzah!

Watch the posted video on YouTube.



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Re: how to: embed youtube videos

Post by Lizkins » Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:47 pm

nifty! nice one Sys :D


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