Forum: Adding YouTube and Vimeo Links

Friday, Sep 26, 2008 at 15:36

ExplorOz

So you would like to add a video to a forum post? First off you need to know the code ID for your video. For YouTube, this ID is found after the v= part (I.e. after clicking into a YouTube video look in the address bar and copy the ID at the end of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= ). For Vimeo, this ID is found after the forward slash (I.e. after clicking into a Vimeo video look in the address bar and copy the ID at the end of http://www.vimeo.com/ ).

Now that you have your ID for either a YouTube or Vimeo video, you can embed this link into a new forum thread, forum reply or follow-up.

To Embed the link into a new forum thread, type in your post and then leave the cursor say at the end of a paragraph where you want the video to appear. Click the 'Embed Video' button shown under the main textbox. Once you have pressed that - you need to paste the video ID into the relevant text fields.





Since there are two fields to choose from - select the appropriate website (being YouTube or Vimeo) the video actually resides on.

After you have entered the video ID, simply click the 'Embed' button and it will automatically add the code to make this happen.

For those wanting to link to a video in a forum reply or follow-up, you should also find the 'Embed Video' button - which also launches this facility.
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