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HOW-TO: YouTube embedding

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:44 am    Post subject: HOW-TO: YouTube embedding Reply with quote

Our creaky old forum needs the full YouTube URL to use our embed function (this icon you see when posting, just in case you missed it: )


On iOS using the Youtube app at least, it looks like there's two ways,


THIS 'Copy link' share option gives the shortlink that we can't embed easily, the browser 'share' also gives this.
https://youtu.be/pele5vptVgc



But, scroll along for the More "..." icon...



THIS 'Copy' option gives the full enchilada URL we want:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-pele5vptVgc&feature=share


It looks like we can leave the extra URL shit in there, and it still works in our embed, we just need to change that HTTPS to HTTP. The S is for "Secure", and Shortscale isn't.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-nzv5Si8So&feature=share



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

posted this a few years back...

dots wrote:
anatomy of a youtube link on shrtsacle:

Code:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlCb_0GWRg4#![/youtube]


there are two part to how it works.

  • the first part is what shortscale needs. the [youtube] tags and the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= part are are what this forum requires in order to embed a youtube video.

  • the second part is what youtube needs. that zlCb_0GWRg4 bit at the end is the actual video, or, more accurately, the 11-character code that tells youtube which video to call up. all youtube videos have this unique, 11-character identifier. the #! that hilary posted at the end originally was probably used for some other embedded youtube.com-only feature on the page the video was pulled from. it's not needed, but you can leave it in there, and the video still plays.
  • youtube has added features and changed their interface a bit since shortscale added all the Advanced BBCode years back. these additional features that use "youtube.be" links or "https://" (secure protocol) simply do not work, but the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= with the 11-character identifier at the end always will, though.


hope that helps clear it up some. probably doesn't do much for the keyboard.


but doog's post tells you how to get this detail from a mobile device, so this is great!
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