How to post an embedded video

7 years 4 months ago - 7 years 4 months ago #32490 by scubadiver
Videos

Embedding a video in your post is a more recent addition to the forum and makes use of many video sharing websites on the web. This gives us the ability to show the video in our forum without having to host it ourselves or making you follow a link over some other website to see the video. Once you have a video that you want to post you need to find the unique identifier in the URL to that video.

It's difficult to provide detailed instructions or examples here, so we'll only cover the basics. Understand that each video sharing website uses a unique identifier for each video. For example, this video from YouTube whose URL is
. You need to know the video's unique identifier (which differs depending on what site you visit); in our example, the unique identifier is bqJE5TH5jhc. Once you know what that unique identifier is you can embed that video in our forum by selecting the video hosting website from the 'video' drop down list at the top of the WYSIWIG editor pr typing the following:

[v ideo type=] [/v ideo]

If you were embedding a video from YouTube, for example, the bbcode would end up looking like this:

[v ideo type=youtube] insert_unique_identifier_here [/v ideo]

for example

[v ideo type=youtube] bqJE5TH5jhc [/v Ideo]

It's a good idea to preview your post to make sure the video is visible before submitting your completed post.

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Last edit: 7 years 4 months ago by scubadiver.

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