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[Important Tip!] How To Embed YouTube Videos on BetterMost

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    Right David.  I have posted hundreds of pictures and all kinds of bites using photobucket.  I have never had a bit of problem with them.  They changed the format for their use a while back.  Still a  very easy program to use.  I like them totally.  That way if you want a particular kind of photo.  One that you love or like a lot.  You have a repository of pics to call on at any time. 

Aloysius J. Gleek:

Hello to Phillip D./John P. and current BetterMostians--

As of earlier today, Saturday February 09 2019, I am aware that we suddenly no longer seem to have the ability to embed YouTube videos--and the (many!) existing videos I have previously posted here (mostly) in Culture Tent threads are dead.

FYI, I'll also mention that bots are automatically starting new spam threads throughout the site, which is troubling.   

I realize that we have had some sort of Alien Invasion Hacker Attack, and I am grateful that Bettermost has survived (if battered) and is back online. If it is not too much trouble, would it be possible to download the embed ability again?

Thank you!

John G.

--- Quote from: Phillip Dampier on April 17, 2007, 01:13:35 am ---We are pleased to introduce a new feature for residents.  You can now embed YouTube videos directly into your messages in the forums!  This lets you share content you've found on YouTube and let the user see it as a built-in player right in your message.  You just hit the play button and you can watch whatever your friends have found to share.

It's easy!  Just take a moment to review this short tutorial and you'll be ready to go!

1. Writing your message: When you post a message on BetterMost, you'll discover a brand new icon in the editor that looks like this:   At any point in your message you wish to embed your YouTube video, simply click the icon (it'll be just below the Italics symbol.)  When you do, something like this will appear:

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

It's really just another bulletin board code you can use.  The numbers 425,350 just tell the system what size video player the content is customized for.  Don't change them.

2. Go and find the URL for the video you want to share.  When you visit any video on YouTube, to the right of the player you'll find code for the URL of the video.  It usually looks something like:

--- Code: ---http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD8oO2HIORc
--- End code ---

You want to use the copy and paste feature in your web browser to transfer that URL into the BetterMost editor, fitting in-between the youtube and /youtube commands.  Here is an example:

--- Code: ---[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD8oO2HIORc[/youtube]
--- End code ---

Now you can either finish writing your message, or just preview it and then save it.  The software will automatically convert your link to work properly with the forum software.

I recommend embedding one video per message.

--- End quote ---

Oh, I hope we can get that back.


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