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How to Insert Youtube Videos

Posted 04-14-2010 at 10:42 PM by Anenome
Updated 11-08-2010 at 03:52 PM by Anenome (Bill bet me I wouldn't)

Ever wonder how to post Youtube Videos? Here it is for quick reference:

To post a Youtube video onto EvAv you need three things:
1. The video's URL on Youtube;
2. Where to find the video-identifier in that URL; and
3. Knowledge of how to use tags

The proper tags are: [Youtube] tags. Tags are placed around text and makes your browser do things to that text.

Tags tell the browser what context the text placed between them should be given. The first tag turns on the property, the second tag turns it off by the addition of a slash: "/" inside. Like this:


Notice that "/" in the last Youtube tag that turns that tag off.

The video identifier is the unique string of characters in each vid's URL and can be found after the "/watch?v=" and before the "&" (if there is an "&"). It's 11 characters long. In the previous example it is: J4Fate64hcs

That came from this URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4Fat...eature=channel

So, let's try it out:

Last piece of advice: always preview/go-advanced and try the video before posting! Some vids have embedding disabled. And just because the picture comes up doesn't mean it will play, always play it for at least a second to make sure it works.

You may now proceed with Rick Rolling the entire board :P
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  1. Old Comment
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    Do not use capital Y though...
    Posted 11-08-2010 at 04:24 PM by Agnostic Pope Agnostic Pope is offline
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    It doesn't matter if you use capital Y or not in the tags. Capitalization matters not at all in tags.
    Posted 11-08-2010 at 05:04 PM by Anenome Anenome is offline

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