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PLEASE READ - How to embed YouTube Videos in posts

Postby JohnBG » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:50 pm

Lately, the moderators are having to spend a lot of time editing people's post to correctly embed YouTube videos, so here's a refresher video (watch it in full screen mode) on how to embed them properly. It's quite easy and doesn't require any special technical skills.



For those of you that learn by reading instead of watching:
1. Go to youtube.com and find the video you want to embed in your post
2. Click on the "Share" link below the video.
3. Right-click in the youtu.be address in the Share link and copy the youtu.be link
4. Start your post in Soviet Steeds and where you want the video to appear, start a new line and then right-click and paste the youtu.be link
5. Highlight the youtu.be link in your post.
6. Click on the "youtube2" button (not the "youtube" button) just above the text entry box, it will put the proper BBC code before and after the link so it properly embeds.

If you did it right, the line to post the video should look something like this (the letters/numbers after "http://youtu.be/" will be different as each video has a unique identifier):

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[youtube2]http://youtu.be/eYznhwl6v78[/youtube2]


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Re: PLEASE READ - How to embed YouTube Videos in posts

Postby gobium » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:32 am

Is there a way to embed you tube by using cell phone.
I dont have ipad of computer ?
thanks

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Re: PLEASE READ - How to embed YouTube Videos in posts

Postby JohnBG » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:34 pm

gobium wrote:Is there a way to embed you tube by using cell phone.
I dont have ipad of computer ?
thanks


Sure, paste the yotu.be link and manually type the youtube2 /youtube2 (with brackets) before and after the link so it looks like the code shown in the instructions.
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Re: PLEASE READ - How to embed YouTube Videos in posts

Postby a1930ford » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:21 pm

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Postby berger » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:39 pm

For Tapatalk users, the phpbb code [YouTube] does not show the video or embedded box. If you also provide the straight link with the embedded link, Tapatalk will embed the video for Tapatalk users.

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Re: PLEASE READ - How to embed YouTube Videos in posts

Postby Scott C » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:04 am

I tried to do this in my post A better tool for pulling the FD needle bearing race using the youtube2 button and it didn't work. It had the proper youtube2 and /youtube2 markings in brackets but showed up as text. Them I tried to put the address up as text and it automatically turned it into a link.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks.

Update 7/8/15 - Got it. working now. What ever I was doing wrong I must not be doing now.
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Re: PLEASE READ - How to embed YouTube Videos in posts

Postby gobium » Thu May 07, 2015 2:09 pm

Scott C wrote:I tried to do this in my post A better tool for pulling the FD needle bearing race using the youtube2 button and it didn't work. It had the proper youtube2 and /youtube2 markings in brackets but showed up as text. Them I tried to put the address up as text and it automatically turned it into a link.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks.

I like to see video
just post link.

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Re: PLEASE READ - How to embed YouTube Videos in posts

Postby Scott C » Fri May 08, 2015 10:34 pm

Hi Van,

The link was to your YouTube video showing your tool in comparison to using a blind bearing puller. Your tool is better.
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Re: PLEASE READ - How to embed YouTube Videos in posts

Postby Full 9 yards » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:34 pm

Worked thanks John.


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