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Offline Staggerwing

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N00bs Guide to Embedding Youtube Vids in Posts
« on: February 17, 2013, 08:04:17 AM »
After futzing around for a bit I finally figured out how to get a clean link for embedding a video in my posts:





It is important to uncheck the box to the left of the copy box because it seems to screw things up if it is checked. It is only there if the video is linked into a series.

Most of you will probably already know what to do but I thought I'd share my efforts anyway.
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Re: N00bs Guide to Embedding Youtube Vids in Posts
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 09:12:08 AM »
I think you can also just copy and paste the url from the address part into the YouTube tags.
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Re: N00bs Guide to Embedding Youtube Vids in Posts
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 09:29:58 AM »
There often seems to be added code in the full URL that messes stuff up. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Here's an example:

Works:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oNpmSAvpGQ



Doesn't work:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf6LD2B_kDQ&list=PL5DF6078ABC09FBCD&index=1




Granted, it's obvious there is much more 'stuff' in the second link but for those of us who don't read HTML and whatnot I thought I'd offer a solution in case "... the damn thing won't work!"



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Re: N00bs Guide to Embedding Youtube Vids in Posts
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 09:45:48 AM »
Ahh yes I see what you are saying.  I guess I have only embedded videos  with the shorter URL.  Thanks for the heads up!
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Re: N00bs Guide to Embedding Youtube Vids in Posts
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 10:08:30 AM »
yes, if you have code in the URL from
-- a referral URL
-- a playlist
-- a link from an embedded video

then it likely won't embed correctly from the URL in the menu bar
Stagger's 'how to' is pretty foolproof
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Re: N00bs Guide to Embedding Youtube Vids in Posts
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2015, 04:25:52 AM »
UPDATED!

If the YouTube link is an "https" link, then you have to remove the "S"
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Re: N00bs Guide to Embedding Youtube Vids in Posts
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2015, 03:02:35 PM »
And if its German you have to remove the SS.
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Re: N00bs Guide to Embedding Youtube Vids in Posts
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2015, 03:22:19 PM »
actually, it's broken right now.  the "upgrade" they posted for the tagging, isn't....
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Re: N00bs Guide to Embedding Youtube Vids in Posts
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2015, 04:44:10 PM »
Yeah, in my above example from 2 years ago, now neither url works.  ::)
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Re: N00bs Guide to Embedding Youtube Vids in Posts
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2015, 06:57:24 PM »
actually, it's broken right now.  the "upgrade" they posted for the tagging, isn't....


That's quite a fix!  :P

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Re: N00bs Guide to Embedding Youtube Vids in Posts
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2015, 02:02:50 PM »
should be fixed now
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Re: N00bs Guide to Embedding Youtube Vids in Posts
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2015, 05:09:34 PM »
Must have been the Sacrifice to Odin I fit in this weekend, somewhere between doing the laundry and posting on the forums.
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Re: N00bs Guide to Embedding Youtube Vids in Posts
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2017, 11:38:06 AM »
See where it's telling you to pull the link from?
Notice that it's not the URL from the address bar?

compare these two URLs:

followed YT embed instructions
https://youtu.be/ScuwBnXgCv8    <----- embed works fine, no SWF download

didn't follow YT embed instructions, grabbed link from address bar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScuwBnXgCv8   <----- embed doesn't work, triggers SWF download b/c YouTube parser won't display it

I also experimented with "https" vs "http" and there appears to be no difference either way



I've tested this on a Mac, a Win7 machine, my Android phone, my Kindle Fire tablet, and an iPad mini and it seems to work the same in each case
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