Forum Members Information and Reference => Forum Rules, Guidelines and Information => Topic started by: Dave Winfield on January 29, 2014, 09:40:20 AM

Title: How to include YouTube Videos in your Posts
Post by: Dave Winfield on January 29, 2014, 09:40:20 AM
How did you do it in Centurion thread? I've tried all the ways I can think of and no luck.


Took me a while to figure it out, but I came up with a simple solution.
There is no embedding feature available here, so you have to resort to basic HTML.

And here is where it gets real simple.
Use this code:

Please note*:
I have removed the front bracket [ and the end bracket ], so you can actually see the code in this post.
So don't forget to put them back in place!

All you have to do, is go to youtube...and look for the "share" link.
Then cut and paste the code part for the video.
Replace the x's in the above link, with the share code for the video.
Make sure its just the number/letter code for the video, and nothing else.

For example, heres a video share code: http://youtu.be/7UsFBLvMEmk
All we care about is: 7UsFBLvMEmk

You also need to adjust the size of the player.
By changing the numbers 600,400, you can change the visible size and dimensions of the player video
in your post. Please, do not make it any bigger than 700 wide.
Adjusting the dimensions is mainly so you can get the proper aspect ratio associated with each video.
It changes the dimensions of the player window to fit the video better.

Note to all public Members: at first I held off posting this information because I didn't want everyone to start posting
videos all over the place. But I realize now, that I am being selfish and unfair. There is a good reason to post related
videos...and if I can do it, then everyone else should have that privilege.  But be warned, if you start posting nothing
but non-related videos, the Staff will start deleting your posts.  Use common sense and courtesy.