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    Default How come I can no longer embed videos?

    So twice now I have tried to embed videos from youtube using the usual method, highlighting only the part after the v= sign, hitting ctrl c and than when I go to post it, the embedding fails. Any help?
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    Default Re: How come I can no longer embed videos?

    I believe this is why - things have changed. Scroll to the end for an explanation of the solution.

    My understanding is when you use the youtube button in the Advanced mode, the prompt it provides no longer contains the = in the first set of brackets. If you paste the identifier code in between the two sets of brackets, your video will be embedded. I may not have that quite right, and this may change, and there may well be a better way to do this - the Insert Video button seems to be preferred - and I am very likely to be corrected soon enough. But this should get you started. I wonder whether old videos will no longer play now.

    Finally, see what others are using. Go to a recent post with a video, hit Reply with Quote, and look at or even imitate the code there. You know it's working by the results. Once you've got that sorted out, cancel your reply - it's for research only.
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    Default Re: How come I can no longer embed videos?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    So twice now I have tried to embed videos from youtube using the usual method, highlighting only the part after the v= sign, hitting ctrl c and than when I go to post it, the embedding fails. Any help?
    Post one on this thread and we'll take a look.

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    So, I used the "go advanced" to reply, hit the youtube icon but instead of seeing the box to put the video into, it automatically did what you see here.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
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    Trying what Journeybear suggested.....


    And it seemed to work!
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    Default Re: How come I can no longer embed videos?

    Here's what I see, below, so this is what you entered. There's no video visible because there's no YouTube ID for any video. You have to post the video ID in between the tags. Once you hit the YouTube button it places the cursor squarely between the two tags and you can paste it in or you could type it manually, the latter which I wouldn't recommend because it's too easy to make a mistake in that 11 digit code.

    Name:  screeb.jpg
Views: 91
Size:  21.3 KB


    To be sure this works as stated above here's the video of Hawktail posted a few days ago:


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    Default Re: How come I can no longer embed videos?

    Thanks Scott and JB!
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    Default Re: How come I can no longer embed videos?

    So here's what that tag should look like, below, after clicking the YouTube icon and then inserting the video ID. Conversely, you can also just grab the full web address of your YouTube video and use the video insertion tool that's present on both Quick Reply and Advanced mode.

    Name:  screen.jpg
Views: 84
Size:  3.8 KB

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