How to Post a YouTube Video

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How to Post a YouTube Video

Postby jerryd6818 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:40 pm

Ken, (Mumbleypeg) asked how I do this and since so many seem to struggle with posting a YouTube video I thought it's a perfect "How To" for this new Forum.

It's really not difficult at all once you know the "secrets".

1st Step: Get a video going on YouTube. Y'all know how to do this. Then copy the URL (Uniform Resource Locator and is a reference (an address) to a resource on the Internet.)
Posting YouTube Videos #1.jpg


2nd Step: Click on the YouTube button in your post and copy the URL of the video in between the [youtube] and [/youtube]
Warning: Sometimes, if your cursor is not on the first line of the post (you type something before the video) your cursor will end up between the '/' and the 'y' of youtube when you click on the "YouTube" button and the video won't work. Make sure your cursor is between the ] and [ before you hit ctrl V to paste your copied URL.
Posting YouTube Videos #2.jpg


3rd and most important step: Get rid of the 's' in the 'https' portion of the URL AND sometimes the URL will have an '&' followed by some stuff. Get rid of the '&' and everything that follows.
Posting YouTube Videos #3.jpg


Ta Da, The End ........................ Except for one in a coons age, instead of an & tacked on to the URL, there will be (I think) a '?' followed by some characters so you will have to get rid of that. If you see 'you.tube' towards the end of the URL, then definitely there is an '&' or '?'.

If I've just confused you more, PM your frustration and we'll get it worked out.
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Re: How to Post a YouTube Video

Postby Mumbleypeg » Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:29 pm

Thank you sir! Now I'll have to find something to try it on. I'll be even more dangerous than usual! :lol: ::facepalm::

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Re: How to Post a YouTube Video

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:48 am

NOTICE!

This thread is no longer the correct way to post a YouTube video and videos posted in this manner will no longer work. The new and current method is to copy the URL and paste it in the "youtube" string between [youtube] and [/youtube].

Thanks Bryan.
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Re: How to Post a YouTube Video

Postby wazu013 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:30 pm

I likey ::tu::
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Re: How to Post a YouTube Video

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:46 pm

::rotflol:: ::rotflol::
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