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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.

 

:cool:



#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.



#7 milestone 11

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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.