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Embedding YouTube videos in posts on the Bored

#1 Post by tubadave » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:39 pm

Jeemie demanded it.

Marley doubted it. :wink:

But it is done.


It is now possible to embed YouTube videos in Bored posts.

Here's the syntax for the tags:

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[youtube]link to YouTube video[/youtube]
The link to a YouTube video that you would see in the address line of your web browser should look something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hgbe-YN11o

Simply place the YouTube link between the YouTube tags, and the video will be embedded into the post.


NOTE: There are other variations of the YouTube link, including the one typically included in the Embed link on a YouTube video, which looks something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/v/4Hgbe-YN11o

This link WILL NOT WORK. The link must contain "watch?v="....i.e. youtube.com/watch?v=xxxxxxxxxxx. As I said, that's the way the link typically appears in the address line of your web browser.


And before anyone asks.....

No, there is no YouTube button yet.
Yes, I will be adding one eventually, probably next to the Spoiler buttons.

8)
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#2 Post by clem21 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:48 pm

Awesomeness!!!! Thanks Dave!!!!

I shall test it!


IT WORKS!!!
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#3 Post by kayrharris » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:02 pm

clem21 wrote:Awesomeness!!!! Thanks Dave!!!!

I shall test it!


IT WORKS!!!

Of course it works! I told you Dave rocks. :)

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#4 Post by tubadave » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:25 pm

Great googly moogly!

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#5 Post by littlebeast13 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:15 am

Alright Dave, this is for all you do for us.....

I even honored you with a special guest.......

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#6 Post by christie1111 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:21 am

You are awesome Dave!

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#7 Post by tubadave » Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:03 pm

littlebeast13 wrote:Alright Dave, this is for all you do for us.....

I even honored you with a special guest.......

Spoiler
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Words cannot even describe the level of awesome.

Thanks LB!!! 8)
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#8 Post by danielh41 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:56 pm

I have to test this...


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#9 Post by danielh41 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:56 pm

Cool, it worked! Thanks Dave.

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#10 Post by MarleysGh0st » Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:11 pm

tubadave wrote:Jeemie demanded it.

Marley doubted it. :wink:

But it is done.
Awesome!

But I never doubted you! I just said that we shouldn't impose on you, unnecessarily. :wink:

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#11 Post by tubadave » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:03 pm

MarleysGh0st wrote:
tubadave wrote:Jeemie demanded it.

Marley doubted it. :wink:

But it is done.
Awesome!

But I never doubted you! I just said that we shouldn't impose on you, unnecessarily. :wink:

Assuming an imposition implies doubt in my ability to complete the task quickly and easily. :p

(I'm kidding, of course.) :mrgreen:

Actually, creating the tag was the easy part. The tricky part will be putting a YouTube button up there next to the spoiler buttons, as that has to be done separately (to a degree) for each of the different theme templates in use on the Bored. :shock: I'll take a crack at that this weekend.
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#12 Post by littlebeast13 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:09 am

tubadave wrote:
littlebeast13 wrote:Alright Dave, this is for all you do for us.....

I even honored you with a special guest.......

Spoiler
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Words cannot even describe the level of awesome.

Thanks LB!!! 8)

You're welcome, but let's do something about the chat server going down on Thursday nights, shall we? :P

We had to break up the party early last night, and I know Fanny was looking forward to another all-nighter....

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#13 Post by kayrharris » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:21 am

At least I got a decent night's sleep, seeing as I have to get up early on Friday for the cleaning lady.
I'm also in charge of McCall today....the flu of day victim. :( :(

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#14 Post by littlebeast13 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:23 am

kayrharris wrote:At least I got a decent night's sleep, seeing as I have to get up early on Friday for the cleaning lady.
I'm also in charge of McCall today....the flu of day victim. :( :(

kay

Make sure they don't get the cleaning lady sick, then who will you clean for on Friday mornings.....???

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#15 Post by kayrharris » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:54 am

littlebeast13 wrote:
kayrharris wrote:At least I got a decent night's sleep, seeing as I have to get up early on Friday for the cleaning lady.
I'm also in charge of McCall today....the flu of day victim. :( :(

kay

Make sure they don't get the cleaning lady sick, then who will you clean for on Friday mornings.....???

lb13
Her kids have been sick this week, so I think I'm safe. Whew! :)

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#16 Post by Estonut » Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:17 pm

danielh41 wrote:I have to test this...

Just picked any old random YouTube clip, eh?
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#17 Post by secondchance » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:32 pm

tubadave wrote:Jeemie demanded it.

Marley doubted it. :wink:

But it is done.


It is now possible to embed YouTube videos in Bored posts.

Here's the syntax for the tags:

Code: Select all

[youtube]link to YouTube video[/youtube]
The link to a YouTube video that you would see in the address line of your web browser should look something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hgbe-YN11o

Simply place the YouTube link between the YouTube tags, and the video will be embedded into the post.


NOTE: There are other variations of the YouTube link, including the one typically included in the Embed link on a YouTube video, which looks something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/v/4Hgbe-YN11o

This link WILL NOT WORK. The link must contain "watch?v="....i.e. youtube.com/watch?v=xxxxxxxxxxx. As I said, that's the way the link typically appears in the address line of your web browser.


And before anyone asks.....

No, there is no YouTube button yet.
Yes, I will be adding one eventually, probably next to the Spoiler buttons.

8)
Cool!

Hey, could this mean that bb BAM appearances might start getting posted on the Bored again? That would be terrific!

(I'd volunteer, but I'm a major techno-ignoramus.)

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#18 Post by danielh41 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:03 pm

Estonut wrote:
danielh41 wrote:I have to test this...

Just picked any old random YouTube clip, eh?

At the time I saw this thread, it was the last video I had watched on Youtube...

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