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Postby Hyperbole Hal » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:55 am

Is it no longer possible to post YouTube videos in here?

These instructions aren't working for me.

Posting You-Tube videos with your poetry is easy. Just open this post in a new browser window and refer to it as you work on your own post.

Once you create your video and place it on You-Tube, you can then visit the forum and use the "Flash" button with the You-Tube Link to post your video with a little bit of cleverness.

First, you'll copy and paste the "Embed" code that You-Tube provides on the right side of the You-Tube window into your post like this:

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<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

From all of that code, you need only locate the URL that in listed as the value of the param tag, and remove everything else. In this case, it's this:

Good! Now the URL has to be changed to work properly when called remotely. The change involves only adding "-nocookie" to the youtube domain. So after this treatment it looks like this:

Once that is altered, you can then select the whole link, and click the button entitled "Flash" in the formatting bar for your post. It will look like this:


The final step is to tell the flash tag what dimensions you want to use. For most You-Tube videos, that will be 480,295. So once you enter that after the = sign in flash= you will have your video ready to display in the page:


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Re: Youtube

Postby Jonas Robinson » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:58 am

Thank you for the creative inspiration. I'll have to look into that.
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