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how to embed,,

Postby ashe on Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:30 am

just copy the entire URL, i.e.

then click the youtube button and paste the URL!


NOTE: you MUST use the direct URL and not
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Re: how to embed youtube!

Postby nianfong on Mon May 12, 2008 12:54 am

NOTE: the youtube button works for youtube in all countries, including uk, tw, etc.
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Re: how to embed,,

Postby xxxxx on Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:04 am

the embedding only accepts the following URL format:
(or i.e. "www." prefix is optional)
where 'XXXXXXXXXXX' is the 11-character video ID

Example 1:
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embedding won't work because of the extra parameters in the URL; here is the edited version which works:
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Example 1.1:
sometimes URLs are mixed up differently, e.g.
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could easily have been, for example, this:
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or this:
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the rules for the required URL format remain: it's always the domain, followed by "/watch?v=", followed by the video ID (in this case, 'pRLTqdn52AI')

Example 2:
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embedding won't work because it is with domain
to make those work you can either go to (click) that link, and then when it opens in the browser to play, copy the URL from the address bar, which will have the correct format:
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and then edit out the fluff:
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alternatively, you can just type the "" part, because it is always the same, and then append the video ID found at the end of the URL: 'pRLTqdn52AI'

you may even want to save this pattern somewhere and keep it handy:
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then when you need to embed a link, copy-paste that saved pattern into your post and then just replace the XXXXXXXXXXX part with the 11-character video ID found in the URL, - whether it's a URL, or a messy long one from the first example, or whatever

those IDs should be easy enough to find within the URL, as they will always be surrounded by one or more of '=', '&', or '/' characters
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