Author Topic: How do you embed a Youtube video?  (Read 7693 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline billg71

  • Posts: 167
    • Bill Graham Photography
How do you embed a Youtube video?
« on: March 01, 2012, 04:58 AM »
Tried copying and pasting the embed code but it didn't work. I know it must be fairly easy but any tips would help.

TIA,
Bill
"Born to fish, forced to work..."

Offline Alex

  • Posts: 6054
Re: How do you embed a Youtube video?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 05:20 AM »
Just use the url that's in the navigation bar of your browser.

Offline Ken Nagrod

  • Restricted
  • Posts: 3438
Re: How do you embed a Youtube video?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 05:42 AM »
I believe Shane had made a comment about having problems with embedding videos now that Google took over YouTube and made changes.

Offline Peter Halle

  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Posts: 11981
  • MacGyver - My boy 2010 - 2019 RIP
Re: How do you embed a Youtube video?
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 06:04 AM »
It seems to be working the same as it used to, but you need to use the long link.

Go to the movie you wish to embed.  Under the video select the SHARE button.  The under that select the OPTIONS button.  Select the LONG LINK button.  Now the url in the box will have changed.  Copy that.

Then come back here to post.  Where you want to post in your reply select the hyperlink icon (little blue world) and paste your link.  That's all.

Peter

The Domino video was part of the screen shot movie and a test to make sure it worked.

EDIT:  Here is the short video if my instructions were confusing:  
« Last Edit: March 01, 2012, 06:48 AM by Peter Halle »

Offline Ken Nagrod

  • Restricted
  • Posts: 3438
Re: How do you embed a Youtube video?
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 06:08 AM »
Huh?  It's just a video on the new Domino XL.

Offline Kev

  • Posts: 7652
Re: How do you embed a Youtube video?
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 06:11 AM »
Huh?  It's just a video on the new Domino XL.

Yeh - I'm "Huh?" with you

Offline Alex

  • Posts: 6054
Re: How do you embed a Youtube video?
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 09:27 AM »
Go to the movie you wish to embed.  Under the video select the SHARE button.  The under that select the OPTIONS button.  Select the LONG LINK button.  Now the url in the box will have changed.  Copy that.

Wow, talk about making things complicated. That long link is the same link as the one that is displayed in your browser's navigation bar.  Just copy and paste it into a post on the FOG and you're done.





Offline Peter Halle

  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Posts: 11981
  • MacGyver - My boy 2010 - 2019 RIP
Re: How do you embed a Youtube video?
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 10:09 AM »
Alex,

I think that the url displayed may be different on different viewers.  That is why I showed the long approach.  I know that I have had to edit several posts here because a shorter link was used. When I did it the way that I show the videos became viewable.  For some reason the cut and paste from the browser was not working for the OP.

I guess there are different ways.

Peter

Offline billg71

  • Posts: 167
    • Bill Graham Photography
Re: How do you embed a Youtube video?
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 04:02 AM »
Thanks, guys! I tried the embed code first and that didn't work, so I used the shortened URL from YouTube. I just edited the post and substituted the link from the browser and it works fine now.

Best,
Bill

"Born to fish, forced to work..."