Editing controls and embedding YouTube videos

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Editing controls and embedding YouTube videos

Post by AdminPTF » Thu May 22, 2014 10:53 pm

You'll notice two rows of icons and controls that give more flexibility when it comes to posting and replying to posts.

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You won't see this toolbar if you use the "Quick Reply" function. It's only visible in the full editor.

Feel free to create a test post to try the different options. "Preview" your post to see what effect they have. You can discard your post by simply returning to the home page.

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

One of the features is the ability to add videos to the posts.

If you want to embed a YouTube video, got to YouTube and click the "Share" link and copy the URL.

In the forum posting area, paste the URL.

Highlight the entire URL like this:

http://youtube/videoURLhere

Make sure you highlight only the URL. There should be no spaces before or after the URL.

And press the little YouTube button -- last button on the bottom row Image.

This will then embed your video into your post.

Sample code:

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URL: http://youtu.be/pYafo7AwDBU

Code should look like this:

[youtube]http://youtu.be/pYafo7AwDBU[/youtube]

All of the code should fit on one line -- no spaces anywhere.

If you want the popup window to be larger, change those numbers. If you want it to pop up to 640x410, for example, change your code to this:

[bbvideo 640,410]http://youtu.be/pYafo7AwDBU[/bbvideo]

And it will display like this:



Use the YouTube player controls to start and stop the video.

Enjoy!

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Re: Editing controls and embedding YouTube videos

Post by Captain Slack » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:05 am

I just used this to link to a video. Didn't see the YouTube icon, though. Had to use the BBCode one on the bottom row of the edit window. It worked, but you might want to update this thread.

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Re: Editing controls and embedding YouTube videos

Post by jamesmck » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:56 am

I don't see these choices in Subsilver 2. Do I need a different style?
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Re: Editing controls and embedding YouTube videos

Post by melek » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:34 pm

I'll test it later and let you know. The editing toolbar isn't tied to the board style, which is good news.

Let me take a look and see what the issue is.
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Re: Editing controls and embedding YouTube videos

Post by melek » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:36 pm

OK, I looked at the original instructions. When the toolbar author upgraded the plug-in, he removed the YouTube button.

You can use the video button, which the last one on the right on the bottom row:
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You use it by pasting the YouTube URL, highlighting it and then pressing the video button. The code should look like this:

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[BBvideo=560,315]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaK9bjLy3v4[/BBvideo]
The first number is the width, and the second is the height. you can always changes these, if you like. I just leave them at the default.

And it will display like this:
[bbvideo=560,315]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaK9bjLy3v4[/bbvideo]
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Re: Editing controls and embedding YouTube videos

Post by Captain Slack » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:17 pm

Thanks Mike!

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