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Offline wnorcott

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How to embed YouTube videos in the forum?
« on: October 12, 2011, 08:51:36 AM »
How can we embed YouTube videos in the videos section?   I cannot find this in the FAQ.  Both of the methods listed on YouTube for embedding videos on web sites did not seem to work, yet I have seen YouTube videos posted here so there has to be some way that works.  Some other forums have [youtube][/youtube] tags for posting but that's not it either.  Thanks.

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« Last Edit: February 26, 2014, 09:27:22 AM by Elantric »
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Offline Elantric

Re: How to embed YouTube videos in the forum?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2011, 09:07:08 AM »
1) Find the YouTube video you like.

2) Then You must navigate and copy not the URL - but the generated "Share" link on the youtube site




3) Paste the link  in the body of the message you post.

(I'll post the Share video URL in a quote so it is readable :)
Quote
h t t p s : / / y o u t u . b e / 4 A q S f r a h E Z g

4 )  Edit the "https:" link and remove the "s"  = so its "http:"

(like this)

Quote
h t t p : / / y o u t u . b e / 4 A q S f r a h E Z g
and the same video URL is pasted into the body of the message automatically displays the video in your message here

5) Youtube Videos will appear in your message like this:
« Last Edit: April 18, 2015, 12:02:08 PM by Elantric »

Offline aliensporebomb

Re: How to embed YouTube videos in the forum?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2015, 08:28:16 AM »
Yesterday I spoke to a friend of mine at my day gig and he said his Tivo stopped being able to display youtube videos because no ads are ever displayed so the ability was pulled by google who own youtube.

Yesterday I shared a youtube video as shown - this will link thru to the video:


If you try and share the url without the https so it shows the video watch:


It changes the url to something called "device support" which claims that youtube is upgrading to a new version and this version is not supported (wait, maybe it's my version of flash or html5!)
It also could be the code in the website too I suppose.

Anyway, FYI.

« Last Edit: May 16, 2015, 09:25:16 AM by Elantric »
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Offline aliensporebomb

Re: How to embed YouTube videos in the forum?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2015, 08:44:54 AM »
Testing after Flash update:



Nope.  It seems to change the url from
Quote
to
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https://youtube.com/devicesupport
so it may be down to something in the forum software.
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Offline Elantric

Re: How to embed YouTube videos in the forum?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2015, 08:50:24 AM »


What device and OS version are you using?  If its an older iPad, Google TV, set top box, etc  - you do know Google has changed the YouTube format making older IOS devices requiring an OS update

http://www.cnet.com/news/youtube-app-to-no-longer-support-older-tvs-or-ios-devices/

Google is nixing support for its YouTube app for certain older devices, including TVs and Blu-ray players, iPhones and iPads, and devices that run older versions of Google TV.

Fans of YouTube can access the popular video service through a dedicated app or through its website. Support for the dedicated app on older devices is the piece that's going away.

Why is Google making this move? On a YouTube Help page, the company explained that it's upgrading the YouTube Data API (applications programming interface) to offer more features. (The company told developers of its plans more than a year ago.) As a result, Google began shutting down the existing version Monday, which means the current YouTube app will no longer work on certain devices made in 2012 or earlier.

On the Help page, Google spells out exactly which devices will no longer be able to run the app and what you can do to update them.

Owners of an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch will need to run iOS 7 or higher to download and use the YouTube app from Apple. Those still running older versions of iOS will only be able to access YouTube by visiting its mobile site through their browser.

Owners of the third-generation Apple TV can download the latest version of the YouTube app by updating software and checking for an upgrade. Those with an Apple TV that's second-generation or older are out of luck as they will longer be able to use the YouTube app.

People using a device running Google TV version 3 or 4 can continue to access the YouTube app by simply updating it to the latest version. But devices stuck on Google TV version 2 and older won't be able to update the app.

Google also mentions that owners of pre-2013 Sony and Panasonic TVs and Blu-ray players as well as game consoles may no longer be able to access the app. But if your device supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5, you may still be able to surf to YouTube's regular website via your device's browser.

Mobile devices that run Android are not affected by this change, Google said.


Read

How to embed YouTube videos in the forum
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=4675.0
« Last Edit: May 16, 2015, 09:26:01 AM by Elantric »

Offline admsustainiac

Re: How to embed YouTube videos in the forum?
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 09:24:15 PM »
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(I'm having trouble pasting YT vids directly into posts).
On youtube  - Just click "Share" then copy the URL Link and paste in your post  here






« Last Edit: October 24, 2017, 09:35:21 PM by admsustainiac »

 

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