YouTube Links: USe the URL Link

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    I don't know if it's only on my end, but...

    I have been using the full url with the url link button.

    posting a youtube video with only the ID makes for broken links on all ends.

    did the software upgrade change what people were used to?
     
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    I have always used the link, minus the "www" part.

    But you can actually also use the bb code, [youtube] then the link, then close /youtube.

    Either way, I've been having zero problems.
     
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    It's the BB Code I'm talking about. Does it still work correctly?
     
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    Looks like there IS an embed issue. I tried to embed a youtube vid using the bb code below:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXUGesAw6zw[/youtube]

    Then I used only the "v=" part of the link, if you quote my post you'll see what I had to do to get an embed:

    [youtube]YXUGesAw6zw[/youtube]

    So yes, that's fukt and is not the way it used to work.
     
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    I thought you hated using youtube links :rofl:

    :D
     
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    I do not understand the problem :eusa_eh:

    I copy and past the direct link and it either embeds or you click on the youtube title and it plays
     
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    In the past, the system would automatically embed youtube if you merely pasted in the weblink. Now it won't do that, and to get it to embed you have to use the bb code with only the file title of the video you want to embed, not the entire URL.
     
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    Or just paste the entire URL directly without using the weblink:

    So for this link:

    Just paste it like regular text:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0[/ame]
     
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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSLc64JGbDE&feature=popular[/ame]
     
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    I just copied and pasted and it worked! :D
     

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