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How to Post YouTube clips - Embedding

Postby Saracenman » Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:51 pm

purely a matter of choice but embedding a YouTube clip within your post enables people to see it without having the annoyance of a new window popping up, or the current window going away from Iconic to YouTube - both of these can happen if the clip is pasted as a mere link.

Iconic has the facility to embed clips withing a post - here's how:

1) find your desired clip...

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over on the right-hand side, under the clip's blurb, click in the area labelled "URL" so as to highlight it in blue

also notice the area beneath labelled "Embed" - occasionally people disable the embedding of their clips. it's annoying, but if that's the case with your chosen clip, nothing will allow you to embed it, so a link is all that you can do! :(

with the URL highlighted in blue, press the "Ctrl" key on you key board, and the "C" key - together. this copies the clip address



2) on Iconic, open your new reply/post/topic and, before doing anything with your copied YouTube clip address, press the "youtube" button...

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this gives you a set of brackets similar to those of pictures, quotes, etc - handily, the cursor is flashing between the two sets of youtube brackets



3) press the "Ctrl" key on you key board, and the "V" key - together. this pastes the clip address between the brackets



4) highlight and delete everything within youtube brackets OTHER THAN the characters AFTER the = sign...

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so, in my example meerkat clip, i copied and pasted:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ust9YBlEfY

i want to delete everything in red, and keep everything in green http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ust9YBlEfY



so that it looks like this...

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that will then embed the clip like this...

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or of course, THIS:





SIMPLES! :D

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Re: How to Post YouTube clips - Embedding

Postby Spitfire » Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:51 pm

Or even Simples-er... :D

Why not click on the video you want to transfer in Youtube - and in the address bar at the top highlight the bit after V= only - right click it & Copy

In Iconic open the youtube link as SM showed and between the brackets where the icon flashes - right click & Paste

Same result but less CTRL this and that (that's from the DOS days ;) ) and less red and green bollox to worry about :p =))
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Re: How to Post YouTube clips - Embedding

Postby Saracenman » Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:59 pm

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nope - i deliberately avoided suggesting that because, if the clip is found as the result of a search, it changes the address in the address bar that you're referring to - but NOT in the one i suggested! ;)

like this:

i found this related clip:



the clip's TRUE address is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGw-qygcT2k

but its address in the address bar is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGw-qygcT2k&feature=related

notice the extra bit at the end? including that in the youtube brackets doesn't always work - and to ensure it DOES work, it's just an extra step that's unnessary if you do it the way i suggested :p

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Re: How to Post YouTube clips - Embedding

Postby Spitfire » Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:52 pm

Saracenman wrote:stick to sculpture Spitfire! =)) sm




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Re: How to Post YouTube clips - Embedding

Postby Dan4th » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:16 pm

I've always believed there's more
than one way to skin a cat.....

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Re: How to Post YouTube clips - Embedding

Postby Saracenman » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:29 pm

that 'lost wax' process has always fascinated me Spitfire - fair enough for a one-off, but you think - every casting needs to be done from scratch! how they managed that hundreds of years ago is astonishing! B-)

all the negative and positive moulds etc 8-}

Paxton's Palace (Crystal Palace) was a classic example - from memory, i think there were several hundred thousand cast components that had to fit together with scary precision - they'd have trouble doing that THESE days with all the computer aided design etc

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Re: How to Post YouTube clips - Embedding

Postby Dangerousdave » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:34 pm

I just put the full address on forums. If people want to watch it so bad, let them do the hard work! :D
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Re: How to Post YouTube clips - Embedding

Postby Saracenman » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:38 pm

yeah but sometimes, particularly if your net connection is slow, it can be REALLY irritating waiting for the youtube page to load, only to find that the clip is not your cup of tea! ~x(

at least if it's embedded, that isn't an issue - and it only takes a couple more seconds to embed - hardly 'hard work' =))

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Re: How to Post YouTube clips - Embedding

Postby Spitfire » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:12 pm

Hover your mouse over the YOUTUBE button and see what it says as the first option :D :p
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Re: How to Post YouTube clips - Embedding

Postby Saracenman » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:23 am

Spitfire wrote:Hover your mouse over the YOUTUBE button and see what it says as the first option :D :p



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Re: How to Post YouTube clips - Embedding

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Re: How to Post YouTube clips - Embedding

Postby Spitfire » Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:22 pm

The aggressive reponse is always born out of embarassment ;) :D

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