CBF1000 => CBF1000 - General Discussion => Topic started by: Admin on 24 August, 2016, 05:45:42 PM

Title: How to embed a YouTube Video in your post (updated Aug 16)
Post by: Admin on 24 August, 2016, 05:45:42 PM

How to embed a YouTube video into your post - updated Aug'16

Posting a YouTube video so that it embeds in your post is dead simple. Just follow the instructions below:

1. Find your video on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com)

2. Beneath the video you'll see a button called "Share", click on that:


3. Copy the link that appears:


4. Paste the link in your post ensuring that there is a blank line both above and below the link. Important do NOT enclose the link in any url (https://images.weserv.nl/?url=www.cb500x.com/Themes/cb500x/images/bbc/url.gif) tags.


5. Optional: If you wish you can surround the link in YouTube tags via this button (https://images.weserv.nl/?url=www.cb500x.com/Themes/cb500x/images/bbc/youtube.gif) but it's not really necessary:


6. Thats it, when you save it the video will appear in your post:


Supported link types:

YouTube links come in all shapes and forms. The following examples are supported:


When it goes wrong, error messages:

If you've posted the link incorrectly, if it's an old unsuppported link, or if the video is not available due to issues at YouTube or even removed, then you'll see this:


More than likely the link you posted is in an old format or incorrect.  :016:

Other supported video types:

Using the same process above, we've also added support for Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/) (https://images.weserv.nl/?url=www.cb500x.com/Themes/cb500x/images/bbc/vimeo.gif) videos and Imgur (https://imgur.com/)  (https://images.weserv.nl/?url=www.cb500x.com/Themes/cb500x/images/bbc/gifv.gif) gifv.