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YouTube links not embedding properly
« on: July 05, 2019, 09:17:21 PM »
I have tried to embed YouTube videos using the [youtube] feature (the one in the message box, below the "Bold font" button, and I get this: #invalid YouTube link#. Does anyone know why? Appreciate your help on this. Thanks!
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Re: YouTube links not embedding properly
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2019, 09:38:41 PM »
What are you putting between the tags? Between the opening youtube tag and the closing (/youtube), the only thing that should be there is the video ID, the "v=" part of the URL. So for example, if I want to embed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AXtsIi8_yc&list=PL1dmMR3keU2CIPfkfzVCcfA9cAqiKblpw&index=2&t=2s, the post would look like:


[youtube-open-bracket]6AXtsIi8_yc[/youtube-close-bracket]


Using the YouTube button below the bold font button.
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Re: YouTube links not embedding properly
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2019, 09:46:41 PM »
I tried it, and it works. Thank you, htmlcc92!
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Re: YouTube links not embedding properly
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2019, 09:48:04 PM »
You're welcome! I know I've always had issues trying to remember what to put in the brackets, I forget quite often!
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Re: YouTube links not embedding properly
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2019, 12:18:16 AM »
The other thing that works is changing the https to just http. So in htmlcc92's example, this would also work:


(Except of course replace yt with youtube.)

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Re: YouTube links not embedding properly
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2019, 12:21:03 AM »
Thatís good to know! Easier than just getting the ID out of it - I sometimes end up accidentally taking a character off the front or back or the ID when I delete.
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