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#1 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 13:34

Afternoon

I use an iThing to browse the web mostly these days, and whenever I view a YouTube video and want to them share it, it seems to give me the shortened url shortcut rather than the full one... but that never seems to imbed for me on these forum when using the BB code, and it instead just posts a link

Is there any way it could be amended to also include the shortened link? (Not sure what the term is for them)

Example:

[youtube]https://youtu.be/e-f-_Q0o598

Edited by FirstnameLastname, 26 June 2020 - 13:34.


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#2 TomNokoe

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 14:28

Always been a nightmare, especially on mobile.

The bbcode is supposed to be videoid, but it doesn't work.

To use your example - e-f-_Q0o598 (this is in youtube tags but nothing happens)

 

The only reliable way I've found is to simply post the full URL. You have to be careful with YouTube URLs because they have all sorts of addendums. Make sure to delete the & icon and everything that comes after it so you just have the basic URL.

 

To find the full URL you will probably need to open the video in a web browser, force desktop mode to obtain the proper link, and then copy and paste to the forum. The shortened URLs do not work.

In addition, if you edit your post, it tends to unembed the video. I've noticed this a lot on mobile. To make sure this doesn't happen you have edit your post in desktop mode, too. Sometimes you have to open the "full version" of the forum and also tell your mobile browser to use desktop mode. It's really finicky.

 


Edited by TomNokoe, 26 June 2020 - 14:55.


#3 SophieB

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 14:35

Literally the only way I find it works is to copy the full URL, go to where I want to make my post, turn off the little light switch (first icon in the top row of the coding icons above the posting box), paste the URL, then turn the switch back on. It should then be embedded.



#4 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 14:58

My way

  • Open youtube in a browser
  • Start the video
  • Copy full URL from the browser line - not by selecting via a click from the video
  • Post the URL in my post and it is embedded

Everything happens on a Windows 10 installation on a Laptop, using Opera.

 

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#5 YoungGun

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 16:48

Select the URL after pasting and click on the broken chain link icon. 



#6 Doren

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 16:50

Just copy the link and put it in the text editor and that's it.



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 20:28



Just put this to the test on mobile device, just delete the m. directly after the// and post directly into the post box.

Edited by milestone 11, 26 June 2020 - 20:32.


#8 Marklar

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 12:39

enclosing the link with [media] often helps



#9 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 18:37

https://youtu.be/e-f-_Q0o598

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 19:48

https://youtu.be/e-f-_Q0o598


FNLN, I think you're copy and pasting the wrong thing. Don't copy from the share button on Youtube, copy the address in the task bar. If you're copying on a mobile, you will see m. at the start of the address, remove the m. Paste it directly into the post box, don't use any BB codes. That code you've posted is what comes up in the youtube share facility


Edited by milestone 11, 28 June 2020 - 19:58.


#11 Myrvold

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 16:32

Test

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=MOdL6p7wzX0

 

Edit:

Test 2: 


Edited by Myrvold, 29 June 2020 - 16:33.


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Posted 29 June 2020 - 19:20

What you need to be pasting looks like this FNLN, Don't use any code, paste directly into text box.  In fact, if you type what you see in my screengrab, into the text box, you will see that the video embeds.

 

Replying-To-Youtube-imbedding-The-Autosp


Edited by milestone 11, 29 June 2020 - 19:37.


#13 YoungGun

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 20:43

As this thread is demonstrating there is more than one way to embed a you tube link.

 

For example I used Myrvold's link and using Chrome, right clicked on my mouse and pasted it as plain text.

 



#14 Myrvold

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 23:20

For example I used Myrvold's link and using Chrome, right clicked on my mouse and pasted it as plain text.

 
New test then
 


EDIT: Oh my. So backwards. Using BBCode editor, without using BBCode gives a link you can watch.


Edited by Myrvold, 29 June 2020 - 23:21.


#15 CHIUNDA

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Posted 16 November 2020 - 04:36

Literally the only way I find it works is to copy the full URL, go to where I want to make my post, turn off the little light switch (first icon in the top row of the coding icons above the posting box), paste the URL, then turn the switch back on. It should then be embedded.


Only the long URL and only in Chrome when on mobile - doesn't seem to work with any other browser.

#16 Beri

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Posted 17 November 2020 - 17:45

https://youtu.be/MOdL6p7wzX0

My test..

https://youtube.com/...e&v=MOdL6p7wzX0

Test 2..

https://www.youtube....h?v=IBnixyOK8uQ

Test 3..

Hmm.. doesn't seem to be working. Should be an easier way to implement videos on this forum I'd say.

Edited by Beri, 17 November 2020 - 17:50.


#17 Vitesse2

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Posted 17 November 2020 - 19:09

Don't right-click on the video. Just copy/paste the address from the address bar of your browser.

 

 

 

 



#18 BillyWhizz

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 21:50

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuBlV0dixMo

Edited by PayasYouRace, 29 March 2021 - 05:24.


#19 BillyWhizz

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 22:00

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=QuBlV0dixMo

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=QuBlV0dixMo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuBlV0dixMo

 

either I'm a dumbass (not impossible), or this should be a lot easier.

 

On my laptop, copying YouTube link from url and pasting either as plain text or as a link.

 

Why is everything so bloody difficult? :(



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#20 PayasYouRace

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 05:24

Your embeds didn't work because they were hyperlinks. Perhaps your laptop is recognising them as URLs and making them hyperlinks. I went into your post to edit them. All I did was click the "unlink" button (looks like a broken chain) and they worked.



#21 BillyWhizz

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 08:05

Your embeds didn't work because they were hyperlinks. Perhaps your laptop is recognising them as URLs and making them hyperlinks. I went into your post to edit them. All I did was click the "unlink" button (looks like a broken chain) and they worked.

 

Wow! Thanks PAYR.

 

The amount of times I have tried to post a video. Glad I finally asked! Let's see... 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuBlV0dixMo


Edited by BillyWhizz, 29 March 2021 - 08:06.


#22 PayasYouRace

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 11:21

Wow! Thanks PAYR.

The amount of times I have tried to post a video. Glad I finally asked! Let's see...

https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuBlV0dixMo

 

 

Trying this.

Edit: Can’t work this one out.



#23 BillyWhizz

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 14:41

Trying this.

Edit: Can’t work this one out.

 

I'm using a Macbook and use a browser called Brave (used to use Opera), and there's not much I can't figure out, but this one has stumped me for donkey's ages. Obviously it's easy, but I am missing something hiding in plain sight.



#24 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 14:43

Wow! Thanks PAYR.

The amount of times I have tried to post a video. Glad I finally asked! Let's see...

https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuBlV0dixMo

...

Edited by FirstnameLastname, 29 March 2021 - 14:44.


#25 BillyWhizz

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 14:44


...

 

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#26 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 14:46

Nah... not working here either.

As more folk use phones etc these days, it’s a shame the direct links from YT don’t work... my phone seems to Chuck me off the browser version and into the app... hence the use of the shorter links.

Meh.

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 15:02



#28 Myrvold

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 16:54

Nah... not working here either.

As more folk use phones etc these days, it’s a shame the direct links from YT don’t work... my phone seems to Chuck me off the browser version and into the app... hence the use of the shorter links.

Meh.

 
Hmmm. Testing "share"
https://youtu.be/ST2B5U4WsbA

Testing URL

Edited by Myrvold, 29 March 2021 - 16:54.


#29 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 17:18

https://youtu.be/YsNJrhuMf5w

#30 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 17:19

https://youtu.be/ST2B5U4WsbA

#31 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 17:19

https://youtu.be/ST2B5U4WsbA