How to embed a video into your forum posts
I made this post for someone else, but it might be beneficial if I post it here for everyone.
I notice many forum users do not know how to embed video. So here is a quick guide. I made it in like 2 minutes so sorry if it's full of spelling errors or anything like that
How to embed a video into your forum posts.
1. Go to a website with a video you want to post, example: youtube
2. Copy the URL of that video from the browser address bar, example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= 1BdpL_EATyc &feature=g-all-a&context=G2665ff7FAAAAAAAAE AA
3. Paste the above URL into a text editor such as Microsoft Notepad*. Delete the red part (the first & symbol and everything to the right of it).
You now have this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= 1BdpL_EATyc
4. In notepad type the video html tags. Since it's a youtube video type it like this:
5. Copy the blue portion and paste it after the semi-colon in the first brackets, and copy the entire green/blue URL and paste it in between the two sets of brackets.
You end up with this:
[.video=youtube; 1BdpL_EATyc] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= 1BdpL_EATyc[/video.]
Note: I added periods to the start, and the end, to stop the forum from embedding it, to show you the actual command. To embed your video remove the periods. Also, I only used the color for instructing purposes, when you embed a video do not use color within the video tags.
Now you can substitute any video URL from youtube, or any other video site that allows embedding by using the above format.
Here is the actual video if i take out the periods:
*I use notepad because these forums will copy the URL as a hyperlink which messes with this process. Notepad is a basic text editor that removes the html making it regular text.
Here is lotro forum page discussing BB Code:
Originally Posted by
you don't really need this anymore
they added an "insert video" button into the post editor thing. its beside insert image.
Thanks so much EK! I was pondering if I should send you a PM for these instructions a while back, but I felt shy. >.<
And I wouldn't notice about the post editor thingy if it weren't for this thread. Thanks again! :3
Thanks for posting this....wish i found it three hours ago lol.
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