How to Embed a YouTube video

Discussion in 'Policies & Announcements' started by Mike, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    To embed a YouTube video in a post:

    1. Click on "Post New Thread" button in forum index.
    2. Click on the "Media" control button in the editor.
    3. In YouTube, click on the "Share" button below the video.
    4. Copy (ctrl-C) the contents of the "Link to this video:" box.
    5. Paste this into the "Enter media URL:" box in the post you are creating.
    6. Click the "Embed" button in the post you are creating.
    7. Add any additional commentary you might have to your post.
    8. Click on the "Create Thread" button.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    An even easier way is to edit your own UBB code:

    Code:
    [media=youtube]ASDFASFASD[/media]
    
    where ASDFASDFASD is YouTube's 11-character gobbledegook video ID.
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    While I was makeing some changes in another board, I noticed that these latest version of Xenforo have added support for several additional media sources. The complete list (additions in red) is now:
    1. Dailymotion
    2. Facebook
    3. Liveleak
    4. Metacafe
    5. Vimeo
    6. YouTube
    Probably the only new one that matters much here is Liveleak. If you have a chance, give it a try:

    Code:
    [media=liveleak]LiveleakID[/media]
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    A 3rd way that I've recently discovered by accident (works at least w/ YouTube) is just to paste in the direct link to the video, e.g.

    Code:
    http://youtu.be/ASDFASDFASD

    When you save the post, it will be converted to the embedded UBB code.
     

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