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I cant seem to embed them :confused: is it the site or my computer?
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you were using the youtu.be short URLs instead of the full youtube.com URLs

I added a new BBCode for those shorter URLs - it's the "yt" button in the posting bar. I haven't figured out a way to get a single button to work w/ both URL versions that won't break any existing embedded video posted.
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thanks Erik!
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could you show a example of how to work this please. would you use this as a example please

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swLJ5jsaHcU

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drifter wrote:could you show a example of how to work this please. would you use this as a example please

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swLJ5jsaHcU
all you should need to do is highlight your youtube link and click the "youtube" button in the toolbar - alternatively, click the link and paste the URL between the 2 code bits that appear.

If you get one of the "short" yt.be URLs, you have to use the "yt" button instead.
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i assume im suppose to use the code swLJ5jsaHcU
when i put it between the [youtube][/youtube] or the [yt][/yt] i get nothing

i had another tubey link i wanted to add on another link with a longer title and couldnt load it either

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjIcrh-5 ... re=sh_e_se

..........between the 2 code bits that appear.......huh?


im sorry to bug you about this helicine, im going above and beyond to show you i dont understand. plz help :please:

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no problem - this is exactly what this section is here for, some of the embedding things are a bit quirky since the buttons aren't perfect

to embed a youtube video, you need the full URL, so:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swLJ5jsaHcU
would become:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swLJ5jsaHcU[/youtube]

for the longer ULR:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjIcrh-5DUk&list=SL&feature=sh_e_se
you have to cut out the last chunk, which on that vid would be "&list=SL&feature=sh_e_se"
so it would become:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjIcrh-5DUk[/youtube]

the other thing you can do is on any youtube video, click the "share" button, which will produce a short URL - that is what you need the [yt][/yt] code for
so you'd get something like this: http://youtu.be/CjIcrh-5DUk

to embed that, you'd need to put this in your post:
[yt]http://youtu.be/CjIcrh-5DUk[/yt]
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helicine wrote:for the longer ULR:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjIcrh-5DUk&list=SL&feature=sh_e_se
you have to cut out the last chunk, which on that vid would be "&list=SL&feature=sh_e_se"
in theory, this should no longer be necessary - I tweaked the bbcode to ignore the extra stuff appended to the end of the video's ID, so you should be able to copy/paste w/ less of a headache now.
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