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    How do I embed a youtube video?

    When I use the link it just seems to offer a link, not embed the video.

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    Try clipping the "www." out of the link leaving just the "http://" and leave it "naked," meaning, don't wrap any BB tags around it at all. The system will know what you're trying to do and will install proper code automatically. And keep in mind, the board only embeds videos FROM youtube, not any other site.

    Alternatively, wrap the YouTube link in the proper BB code tags, like this
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    [youtube]youryoutubelink[/youtube]
    And you have this!

     
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    I right click and save the link at the top of the YouTube page. Paste it and bam.
     
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    Me too.
     
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    For some reason, some browsers have trouble with that. But I suspect what the OP was doing was clicking the "insert link" button in the editor here, then pasting or typing the YT link in there.... Not realizing that puts the BB tag on the link, and hence, it posts as a link instead of the embed.
     
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    Using the same technique to post YouTube videos here for the past 2 years is not currently working. Why?
     
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    [ame="http://youtube.com/watch?v=BF4ZtP_LXnk"]YouTube - Star Trek: The Next Generation -- Dallas TV Opening[/ame]

    Works for me!
     
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    Lemme try a different way ...
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLEZJxJun60&playnext=1&list=PL7633C6FD42F23E2C]YouTube - Orginal pocket full of sunshine from ugly truth[/ame]
     
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    [ame=http://youtube.com/watch?v=9P5rF4qCl20]YouTube - Star Trek First Contact -- Hawaii five-0 intro[/ame]
     
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    Hmmmm ... always used the "Share" button and the link there to copy. Guess I have to change what I "always used to do".

    Thanks, MM. You rock!

    Edit: It works when I use the link at the top of the YouTube page, fyi. :)
     
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