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How to embed youtube videos in the forum posts?

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I usually just copy the "share" URL from YouTube and the paste it into the message...

 

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28 minutes ago, TmdAndGG said:

Just paste the link and it'll automatically embed.

 

 I know I did that weeks ago and it worked but it didn't last time I tried.  Not with the traditional URL.

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55 minutes ago, SamLowrey said:

 I know I did that weeks ago and it worked but it didn't last time I tried.  Not with the traditional URL.

It works for me by just copying the link at the top of the page.

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A test. I copied the URL.

Could it possibly depend on the video's settings? Private, unlisted, or public?

 

 

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2 minutes ago, SamLowrey said:

It is a mystery. 

So you don't think it has anything to do with the video settings?

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25 minutes ago, Max and 99 said:

So you don't think it has anything to do with the video settings?

The video isn't private or unlisted, I don't think.  I seem to recall there was some setting in youtube that could prevent it from being embedded.  I would see it in forums like this.  It would show the thumbnail but when I went to play it the message would be something about embedding being disabled for the video.  Perhaps it is a deprecated setting and using the other URL format circumvents it? 

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23 minutes ago, SamLowrey said:

The video isn't private or unlisted, I don't think.  I seem to recall there was some setting in youtube that could prevent it from being embedded.  I would see it in forums like this.  It would show the thumbnail but when I went to play it the message would be something about embedding being disabled for the video.  Perhaps it is a deprecated setting and using the other URL format circumvents it? 

I trust you on that. I know nothing about it. 😁

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I think I figured it out, btw.  It happened with the other format so I knew what was going on.  I would paste the link and then hit post.  It just posted the URL.  I went back and put the cursor at the end of the url and hit "Enter" but it still didn't work.  I deleted the post, then pasted the same URL and then hit "Enter" and let the system embed the video and THEN hit "Submit Reply."  I wasn't giving the system the time to do its thing, I guess.

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3 minutes ago, SamLowrey said:

I think I figured it out, btw.  It happened with the other format so I knew what was going on.  I would paste the link and then hit post.  It just posted the URL.  I went back and put the cursor at the end of the url and hit "Enter" but it still didn't work.  I deleted the post, then pasted the same URL and then hit "Enter" and let the system embed the video and THEN hit "Submit Reply."  I wasn't giving the system the time to do its thing, I guess.

when I post a URL it does take a few seconds so your explanation makes perfect sense to me!

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