Problems Posting Youtube Videos in Posts, AGAIN

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Problems Posting Youtube Videos in Posts, AGAIN

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The YouTube code [Youtube][/Youtube] stopped working while ago whether I put in the address bar url or the shortened share url below the video, so the work around I found was when you hit share below the video and options, there was a "long link" url which worked perfectly to post on my forum posts, but just this week Youtube revamped their website and the "long link" option is no longer there, and thus can't post youtube vids. I tried to find answers online to see if anyone has found a workaround but nothing yet.

Anyone have any advice?
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Re: Problems Posting Youtube Videos in Posts, AGAIN

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here is how you make it possible:

go to admin panel
click on the posting tab
on the right side, click on "add new bbcode"

in the top box copy and paste this exactly:

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[youtube]{TEXT}embed/{IDENTIFIER}{TEXT2}[/youtube]
in the next box , copy and paste this:

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<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/{IDENTIFIER}" frameborder="2"></iframe>
in the next box, copy and paste this:

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[youtube]copy and paste iframe embed code here[/youtube]
check the box that says to display on posting page

now you will have a new bbcode button.
to post a youtube video, you simply click the "embed" button on the video page.
then copy the resultant iframe code and paste it inbetween the

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[youtube] and [/youtube]
brackets when you click the youtube bbcode button in a post and there you go.
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Re: Problems Posting Youtube Videos in Posts, AGAIN

Post by researching-watcher »

Hancholo [and anyone else having this problem]

I just registered here because I saw your posting while searching for a solution.

I'm a moderator [and affectionately also known as the forum A/V tech] over on the Watcher forum.
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This issue just hit us today. I figured out a work-around and posted it in a sticky on the watcher forum. It's a bit involved and I pray that it only needs be used temporarily. I'm gonna copy y'all on it below.

Shalom
YouTube Embed Fix

Well folk, Scroogle, aka google, has changed the way that a YouTube video is shared. I found this out the hard way today when me, myself, and I, discovered that your forums beloved A/V tech couldn't make ANYTHING from YouTube embed on the forum. I did figure out a work-around and it does work. The work-around is also going to require that YOU work too. I'm going to make these instructions as clear as possible. I suggest you make a paper copy of these instructions as well as making a copy in your favorite word processor and saving the info as a file. You can create the link you need in the word processor by opening the file you saved, copying and pasting the VIDEO location data of your video the FRONT END example below, then copy and paste the fixed link into the forum and embed as usual. This should work for any busted YouTube video.

Work through the problem - - - - you can do this!

This is an example of a link that will embed:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7pe3_VQbUM

This is an example of THE SAME LINK as above that won't embed:
http://youtu.be/o7pe3_VQbUM

Study the differences between the two links. It's going to help if you know the information in the two examples above ON SIGHT so look really hard.

==============================================================================

Here's the work-around:

STEP 01: I Have removed the video location information from a WORKING link.
NOTE: The URL information is the same for all YouTube videos and will work with any of them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=

STEP 02: I have removed the URL information from the NON WORKING link.
NOTE: The video location data will be different and unique to each video.
o7pe3_VQbUM

STEP 03: Now I have merged the two together into a FIXED forum friendly link.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
o7pe3_VQbUM

FRONT END: Add your own video data to the link below then copy and paste the FIXED link into the forum.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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Re: Problems Posting Youtube Videos in Posts, AGAIN

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie »

I don't see anything missing from the youtube videos pages.

it is setup differently but you can still get the iframe embed code to create your bbcodes with.

you can still get the youtube.com with the v= link that you can create your bbcodes for and
you can still get the youtube.be link to create your bbcode for.

all of these types of bbcode for youtube have been around for some time and still work just fine.

the layout of the youtube pages has changed and I don't like it, however, if you look around you can still find all the same old embed links.

luck,
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Re: Problems Posting Youtube Videos in Posts, AGAIN

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Lumpy, tried following your instructors but there were already [Youtube] installed, thats what i said in my post is that the You Tube brackets only work with the "long link" option which is gone now from the new Youtube site layout.
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Re: Problems Posting Youtube Videos in Posts, AGAIN

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researching watcher, your post helped and worked for me, thanks.
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Re: Problems Posting Youtube Videos in Posts, AGAIN

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie »

hancholo wrote:Lumpy, tried following your instructors but there were already [Youtube] installed, thats what i said in my post is that the You Tube brackets only work with the "long link" option which is gone now from the new Youtube site layout.
you can name your bbcode anything you want to.

change the [ youtube][ /youtube] to [ tube][/tube]
or name it jimbobjumpback or whatever you want.

that way you can have as many different types of bbcodes for youtube videos as you need. on my test board I have about 6 I think. they all work for youtube videos, they are just using different html replacements for the different ways you can embed a youtube video.

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