HOWTO: Add Video to Your Posts

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HOWTO: Add Video to Your Posts

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Post by jays » 03 Jan 2011, 17:11

In our ongoing effort to keep things simple on the Forum, I have added YouTube and Google Video tools for your posting pleasure. You can still add videos using the original method, but for YouTube and Google videos, there's a quick and easy method, too.

The Easy Way

YouTube Videos

Browse to the YouTube video you want to include in your post and grab the YouTube video id--the string of characters after the "v=" and before the "&" in the URL. In the following URL, the video id is: xM62KcCvwPQ

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM62KcCvwPQ&feature=aso
Click the YouTube button on the tool bar in the Edit Post editor. Paste the copied video id between the two YouTube tags like this:

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[YouTube]xM62KcCvwPQ[/YouTube]
Poof! You have a YouTube video in your post. Click the Preview button to test it.

If you have any tips, comments, or issues, post away.
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Post by jays » 09 Jan 2011, 16:41

I just added YouTube BBCode tools to the tool bar with instructions added to the sticky to make adding YouTube videos much easier. See the sticky for details.
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Re: HOWTO: Add Video to Your Posts

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Post by xr7g428 » 10 Jan 2011, 13:13

Thanks Jay! That should make things much easier. What about posting PDF files for down load?
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Re: HOWTO: Add Video to Your Posts

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Post by jays » 18 Mar 2017, 11:13

xr7g428 wrote:
10 Jan 2011, 13:13
Thanks Jay! That should make things much easier. What about posting PDF files for down load?
There is now an Attachments tab below the full editor. You can attach a PDF, or other allowed file types, by clicking the Add Files button on the Attachments tab or dragging and dropping the files into the message box of the editor.
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