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Online Danno

Tip - Embedding a YouTube Video into your Post
« on: February 09, 2011, 12:56:24 PM »
There are a couple of different ways to embed a YouTube video into your post.

First is simply putting an external link to the video on YouTube. By clicking on the lick, a new window will come up with the video in the new window and the YouTube web page.

  • Lets say this is the link to the video: hxxp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga6WdGkaeNM.  Note that I have changed "http" to "hxxp" so that it will show up as text and not as an actual link.
  • Use the INSERT HYPERLINK button above or type in "{url}{/url}". Use square brackets [] in place of the {}.
  • Paste the URL of the video between the bracketed URL tags like this: {url}hxxp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga6WdGka{/url} (again, remember to use square brackets and http, not hxxp).
  • That's it. Here's what it will look like in the post as a link:  hxxp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga6WdGka

If you want to give the link a name rather than showing the actual URL code (the "hxxp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga6WdGka") then adjust the URL tags and URL to include an equal sign(=) like this:  {url=hxxp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga6WdGka}Link Name{/url}.  Here's what it will look like in the post: Link Name. Both do the same thing. By clicking on the link a new window or tab will open with the video on the YouTube web page.

Embedding the link directly into the post is a little more tricky but easy once you get the hang of it.

  • Click on the INSERT FLASH button above or type {flash=200,200}{/flash}. Use square brackets [] in place of the {}.
  • Paste your URL in between the ][ brackets like this:  {flash=200,200}hxxp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga6WdGka{/flash}. Again, in order to show the text in this post, I have to use {} instead of [].
  • Remove the "watch?v=" from the middle of the URL and replace it with "/v/". So it now looks like this:
    {flash=200,200}hxxp://www.youtube.com/v/ga6WdGka{/flash}. Remember the square brackets.
  • The "200,200" in the {flash=200,200} is the pixel size of the image in the post in {flash=width,height} format. I recommend keeping the width at 480 or less. If you click on the EMBED button on the YouTube page, you will see the video's size. Use the width:height numbers it diplays in the embedded code. If the width is larger than 480 adjust it down by a percentage to 480 or less. Use the same percentage to reduce the hieght in order to maintain the same picture aspect ratio.

Here's the result:
http://www.youtube.com/v/b3UhzETSTsQ

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Lures are designed to catch fishermen not fish.

Offline woody

Re: Tip - Embedding a YouTube Video into your Post
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2011, 01:14:09 PM »
Thanks Dan.  That's easy, I followed every word. (NOT) is there a test after?

How about if I ever want something like that I"ll call you or Steve, tell you want and just sit back and let you do it .  Of course I could have my grand daughter come over and do it for me.

Woody

Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Tip - Embedding a YouTube Video into your Post
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2011, 11:28:32 AM »


How do you do a video from photobucket ?
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Online Danno

Re: Tip - Embedding a YouTube Video into your Post
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2011, 11:45:16 AM »
show me a photobucket video and I will see what I can do.
Previously owned a 1998 19' SR

Lures are designed to catch fishermen not fish.

Online Croaker Stroker

1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Online Danno

Re: Tip - Embedding a YouTube Video into your Post
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2011, 12:15:00 PM »
Hmm. Can't do it yet. I'll have to find more time to work on this one.
Previously owned a 1998 19' SR

Lures are designed to catch fishermen not fish.

Offline woody

Re: Tip - Embedding a YouTube Video into your Post
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2011, 12:46:36 PM »
Well once again I didn't understand a word you just said.  Did see a little video when  clicked on it though.  Does that make me video literate?

Woody

Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Tip - Embedding a YouTube Video into your Post
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2011, 08:13:12 AM »
Here's how for Photobucket....

1. Find the video you uploaded in Photobucket and click on it.

2. On the right, you will see a box that says "share this video"

3. Copy either "IMG" code and then go to your post and paste it.

(no need to click on any buttons on the Arima site)

« Last Edit: September 16, 2011, 11:12:26 AM by Croaker Stroker »
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."