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Old 07-25-2018, 04:47 PM
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Question How to embed Youtube videos - not just a link

Hi All,

I've been trying to figure out how to embed a YouTube video within a post, so that readers can play it while reading the message within the forum - instead of a link that opens up another page.

I've tried several times and I don't get the results I want, at least in the Preview Post window. Can anyone please help?


Example of what I want to do:
Example of what I DON'T want:
 
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Old 07-26-2018, 12:03 AM
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This is what I get using the insert link icon on the tool bar (globe with a chain link)
 
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Old 07-26-2018, 12:07 AM
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and the insert picture is the yellow with mountain next to it...
 
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Old 07-26-2018, 01:25 AM
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Question I cannot get it to work for me

I used that same Link button, and I get this:



When I preview the message, I don't see the video embedded.

On my machine, the Link tool provides me these options:
screen shot taken when using Link tool

I used both IE and Chrome - same behavior. My guess is that the different UI is probably due to different OS versions or different browser versions. I don't think it would cause the problem with the results I'm seeing.

Questions:
  1. What did you insert in the URL text box?
  2. Is your protocol HTTP or HTTPS?
  3. I'm assuming the link type is URL, correct?

BTW, I'm sorry for causing issues. This is why I wanted to test.
 
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Old 07-26-2018, 01:29 AM
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Thumbs up That worked

Originally Posted by jpg90 View Post
When I preview the message, I don't see the video embedded.
Now it works as expected. Previewing is not a hi-fidelity rendering of the finished product.
 
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