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OK, this might be a stupid question, but how do you embed a YouTube video into a thread or a response?
hmmm...I just tried in my original thread and all it did was post the URL. No video showed up. :crying:
I think I found the reason why it didn't work. I went to the formatting menu and clicked on Insert link icon, put in the URL w/o the "s".hmmm...
Usually you should just have to delete the s from the url like I said before. Its just the url other than that, no other html things have to go around it. I will say that every once in a while it doesn't work for me, but generally that should work.
Usually it's the 's' and everything after the '&' sign that you have to remove, then it embeds.
It's a PITA, I don't get why embedding these onto forums couldn't be easier but that's the way it is. If its a link (no matter how its formatted from youtube) can take you to the video it should embed... but clearly there's only one way it works here.OK, I finally understand which YouTube URL I'm supposed to use as YouTube gives you a few different URL's to work with. I am to use the one that has "watch?v=xxxxxxxxxxx" in it. I just tried all three that they gave me, and the only one to work was the one that had "watch?v=xxxxxxxxxxx" in it minus the items you indicated to omit. Finally I got this. Sorry for being thickheaded about this.
I agree, but I think it depends on the software that the site was built with and that determines how you do it.It's a PITA, I don't get why embedding these onto forums couldn't be easier but that's the way it is. If its a link (no matter how its formatted from youtube) can take you to the video it should embed... but clearly there's only one way it works here.