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#1 Kirok

 

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 11:05 PM

I tend to insert Youtube videos a lot and I was just trying to write a post explaining how to insert a a video into a post to encourage casual members to use it more. However when I entered THIS...

<http://www.youtube.c...layer_embedded>


and hit preview it showed the video like THIS...

http://www.youtube.c...player_embedded

Have I been wasting my time carefully getting the right URL and using the "Insert Media" button?

Talking more generally, what media can we insert using this? Different video platforms (Vimeo)? I'm pretty sure we can't insert the Issuu embedded book readers which is a real shame. How about an mp3 player? If we could insert an audio media player I could mirror audio dramas so you could listen to the start and if you like it, download it.

Thoughts?

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#2 Kirok

 

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 11:35 PM

OK - It looks like I've answered my own question! Even if the video shows as embedded in the preview window, it does not get posted! So, yes, I do need to use the "Insert Media" button. The only thing you have to remember with this is that you use the right URL. If you put anything past the video's Youtube ID, like the commonly seen "&feature=player_embedded" mentioned above, you'll just get...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAyEgXjreQU&feature=player_embedded

instead of...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAyEgXjreQU

K

PS - This is going off previous experience but in the Preview pane BOTH of these showed as embedded players so I'll be interested to see if they both get posted


GAAAARRGH :wallbash:

I'm going to go lie down now for a while.

K

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#3 tish

 

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 08:17 PM

I just posted several youtube vids in other threads, so thanks for the insights here....I ThiNK I was successful!
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