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    How do you embed a video from youtube onto a forum? I'm wanting to embed a video onto a message board hosted by freeforums, but haven't got a clue how.

    Can anyone explain? Thanks.
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    [youtube]bit after v=[/youtube]
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    Thanks for the replies.

    I tried the code on the forum I need to embed the video too and it didn't work. I assume this is because it varies from forum to forum. Are there any other ways?
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    (Don't include the v= to avoid lots of white space.) Quote this post to see how I did it, I can't be arsed with noparse. This video's all about the audio. It's the best version of it I could find within three seconds on youtube.
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    Thanks for the explanation, although it still won't work. I quoted you and copied the URL you had used onto free forums and nothing came up. So it must be freeforums itself, I guess.
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    Oh, I see. I don't know how to do it on other forums, sorry. I should have read your post more clearly. Do you know what sort of coding your forum uses? TSR uses BBcode, whereas you're probably working with HTML or something.
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    I think it does use BBcode, actually. At least that works for hyperlinks.
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    (Original post by The Nightingale)
    Thanks for the explanation, although it still won't work. I quoted you and copied the URL you had used onto free forums and nothing came up. So it must be freeforums itself, I guess.
    Depends if the admin of your forum has enabled the youtube tags if they use BBCode.

    edit: Just saw your post above, sounds like the tags just haven't been enabled.
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    Take a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFYQQPAOz7Y

    There's this link below the description:

    you need to copy that ^ and it should work.
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    (Original post by RabbitCFH)
    Take a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFYQQPAOz7Y

    There's this link below the description:

    you need to copy that ^ and it should work.
    That will only work if the forum allows html in posts.
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    (Original post by The Nightingale)
    I think it does use BBcode, actually. At least that works for hyperlinks.
    A lot of forums disable 56k-busting features like posting Youtube videos. You will probably just have to post a link to the video instead.
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    just thought i'd test as i've been looking how to do this for a while.



    We allowed videos in the sig as well?
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    woop! Awesome! Thanks a lot for the info guys!
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    (Original post by Rian1988)
    Depends if the admin of your forum has enabled the youtube tags if they use BBCode.

    edit: Just saw your post above, sounds like the tags just haven't been enabled.
    It isn't wheither it is 'enabled' or not.. YouTube BB tags aren't a standard feature of vBulletin (the forum script used on TSR) - they are 3rd party scripts installed by the forum admin which are created by other PHP/MySQL coders.

    (Original post by RabbitCFH)
    Take a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFYQQPAOz7Y

    There's this link below the description:

    you need to copy that ^ and it should work.
    That's HTML code, most forums have HTML in posts and signatures disabled - just like TSR.
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    (Original post by Jangrafess)


    (Don't include the v= to avoid lots of white space.) Quote this post to see how I did it, I can't be arsed with noparse. This video's all about the audio. It's the best version of it I could find within three seconds on youtube.
    Just testing.

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    help, i'm trying to embed a youtube vid to my sig as well
    URL for it is
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV6MZHRE3jU

    much appreciated
    the code thingy ( i think) is at the bottom of my sig, been ntrying to make it work to no avail
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    (Original post by Lil' Flo)


    testing
    use the [youtube]RV6MZHRE3jU[/youtube] tags for embedding videos on TSR
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    (Original post by thetopnotch)
    use the [youtube]RV6MZHRE3jU[/youtube] tags for embedding videos on TSR

    thankyou sooo much

    i'll love you forever
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    (Original post by thetopnotch)
    use the [youtube]RV6MZHRE3jU[/youtube] tags for embedding videos on TSR
    I still don't get it, i feel somewhat stupid.
 
 
 
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