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How to post a YouTube video

PaulyT

Behind the Curtain
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Superstar
#1
Ok gents, I've enabled YouTube videos. The way you do it is a little different from other forums, though. Instead of pasting in the full <embed> code from YouTube (which this software does not allow), I've created a special [youtube] "bbcode" - this forum's term for a special tag. All you need is the YouTube URL of the video in question. For example, say you like the video from the following URL:

Code:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XgfNvLUGl0
All you have to do is copy and paste it inside the [youtube] bbcode, typing it like this in the message editor. There's even a "youtube" button in the editor now.

Code:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XgfNvLUGl0[/youtube]
And it should show up like this:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XgfNvLUGl0[/youtube]

You won't be able to change the embed format details like size, colors, etc. You'll survive. :teasing-neener:


Note that it's essential that the URL be of the form above, without any other "&...=..." stuff after the "watch?v=..." The only URL argument that can be included in the address is "?v=...", otherwise it won't work. That is, if you have:

Code:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQqJQxKFACI&feature=related
then you need to shorten what you copy to just:

Code:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQqJQxKFACI

And of course, this only works for YouTube, not other video sites. We can add more of these special tags, but we have to do it on a case-by-case basis. It's good because it prevents people from posting in stuff that f's up the forum page layout, but bad because it requires a little more work to get right. That's just the way this software is...
 

Yesfan70

I'm famous now bitches! vvvvv
Famous
#5
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uwA8m-76Vs[/youtube]

EDIT: What am I doing wrong? When I pasted the link in another window, it works.



I'm going to be pissed if Deacon figures this out before I do.
 

PaulyT

Behind the Curtain
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Superstar
#6
You need to remove anything after &.... there should only be ?v={code}, but no other ?arg=... type stuff. Try:

Code:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uwA8m-76Vs[/youtube]
 

PaulyT

Behind the Curtain
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Superstar
#7
I know that's kind of a pain, but was either that or people would have to fish out just the video id code ("_uwA8m-76Vs" in your case), which may be even harder for folks to do right... I've updated the instructions, hopefully that'll help.
 

Zing

Retired Admin
Famous
#11
I miss this guy something fierce! While I might need two hands to count the number of performers who can perform like this, I'd only need one hand to count the artists with as much soul.

If you're not into it, it won't matter what you see here. But if you sing, perform and/or think you've got soul, you're about to get schooled by the Teddy bear.

The first minute and a half is pretty much bubble gum R&B just like the album version of the song. But at 1:25, he begins to go hardcore and does not disappoint for the rest of the clip, all the way to when Tyra Banks gives him a standing ovation!

Gerald - you da man! :eusa-clap:



[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfOPRjt0_EM[/youtube]


:text-bravo:
 

Zing

Retired Admin
Famous
#16
AndySTL said:
What's this, public shamming??? Eff you man! Just kidding. :D
:laughing-lettersrofl:

For the record, I didn't mention anyone's name however I believe you just outted yourself. :teasing-neener: Besides, there have been about 3-4 people lately that have all done the same thing despite this thread's existence.
 
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