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Old 02-13-2018, 03:22 PM   #1
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How do you enclose youtube videos URLs to make them ready to play in a post?


I know besides the URL tag there is the IMG. But how to combine them I don't know.
 
Old 02-14-2018, 01:37 AM   #2
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i assume you mean posts on this forum.
you can't even post normal images on this subforum, let alone videos.
if it was allowed, i would do the following:
[url="YOUTUBE URL"][img]http://site.com/imagefile.ext[/img][/url]

some forum softwares allow video embedding, iirc on one of them the tag was
[embed]YOUTUBE URL[/embed]
 
Old 02-15-2018, 08:52 AM   #3
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The must be something wrong. I am watching the youtube video, I press ^L copy and paste the URL in the URL bar. And this is the only URL that matters. But according to your syntax there are two URLs!
 
Old 02-15-2018, 12:42 PM   #4
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Members cannot embed videos in posts.

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Old 02-15-2018, 05:19 PM   #5
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Is this a machine I am taking with? I think you should carefully read the post.

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Old 02-15-2018, 05:25 PM   #6
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LOL, stf, you've been a member since 2007 and you do not know who Jeremy is?
 
Old 02-16-2018, 07:12 PM   #7
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YouTube will hand you the HTML needed to embed their videos. Whether or not this will work in a forum post depends on the forum.

And, generally speaking, if you have a video you want me to see, I want to see its URL, so that I can choose(!) whether to watch it.
 
Old 02-16-2018, 09:09 PM   #8
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How do you enclose youtube videos URLs to make them ready to play in a post?
You don't (cf #4).
 
Old 02-17-2018, 04:03 AM   #9
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if you have a video you want me to see, I want to see its URL, so that I can choose whether to watch it.
agreed.

what i posted previously is a visually more appealing option that does not embed anything and should work on most forums that support images.
nota bene, not all of LQ's subforums support images.
 
Old 02-17-2018, 09:00 AM   #10
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Let's put a concrete case. This is the URL I got by copying the URL box contents (screen upper side) while watching the video. I know youtube can give you the video URL after you performing I dono what action but lets forget about that:

https://www dot youtube dot com/watch?v=8_7xer_O1rA

In the particular forum I want to post, ]URL[]IMG[https://www dot youtube dot com/watch?v=8_7xer_O1rA]IMG[]URL[ (square brackets the other way round intentionally) is what I put. But without a result. The problem is different forums have different formats, I think. For instance in the beethoven reference site, which is where I did the test, only a part of the string is enough. So?
 
Old 02-17-2018, 12:39 PM   #11
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This has been answered many times:

You can't.
 
Old 02-17-2018, 01:39 PM   #12
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Can you be a bit more explicit? I can't what?
 
Old 02-17-2018, 01:51 PM   #13
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Can you be a bit more explicit? I can't what?
You can't post a video such that it's playable in an LQ post.
 
Old 02-17-2018, 02:11 PM   #14
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And who said I want to?
 
Old 02-17-2018, 02:38 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by stf92 View Post
And who said I want to?
I thought you did, when titling this thread:

Quote:
How do you enclose youtube videos URLs to make them ready to play in a post?
If you wanted something else, why don't you just say what it is that you want?

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