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how to embed YouTube videos

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It can be a little confusing, but this is how to embed YouTube videos in the forum.

First, click the icon when you start or reply to a topic.

You will see something like this:

--- Code: ---[youtube=425,350][/youtube]
--- End code ---

Then find a YouTube video link like this:

And finally, take just the random letters/numbers at the end of that link and do this:

--- Code: ---[youtube=425,350]bFXyWkNhHKo[/youtube]
--- End code ---

To get something like this:


Would also be good to know how to use the inline images tags as opposed to having to attach them via the 'additional options'.

The same probably applies to the Flash button.

Since these attachments appear at the end of the post - rather than inline - then this probably means we post multiple messages just to get the attachment in the correct place.

Inline images:

--- Code: ---[img][/img]
--- End code ---

Flash (doesn't embed cause its broken I think):

--- Code: ---[flash=200,200][/flash]
--- End code ---


--- Code: ---[url=]use google![/url]
--- End code ---
use google!

Yep flash is broken.

So to embed an in line image then we must have our own web site (or is there a 3rd party site somewhere where we can upload images like YouTube does for videos). Only other alternative is to attach  the image in our post as an attachment which then appears at the end of the page and so we need to post more pages just to get the image in a sensible place.

I've seen several (old) posts that link to an image that no longer exists - maybe the robot'eer no longer uses that web provider so his url and image are now broken.

The member forum allows us to upload files for the tutorials so can the forum software allow us to upload images and then reference them simply in our own posts?

PS I realise that this leaves you open to uploading of GBs of useless spam and other admin work - but is it an option? (I guess I've answered my own question with a NO!)  ;)


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