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How To Post You-Tube On The Forum

Postby DarkPoet » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:48 am

Posting You-Tube videos with your poetry is easy. Just open this post in a new browser window and refer to it as you work on your own post.

Once you create your video and place it on You-Tube, you can then visit the forum and use the "Flash" button with the You-Tube Link to post your video with a little bit of cleverness.

[b]First,[/b] you'll copy and paste the "Embed" code that You-Tube provides on the right side of the You-Tube window into your post like this:

[code]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/BPBQ3IBtGQ4&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/BPBQ3IBtGQ4&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/code]

From all of that code, you need only locate the URL that in listed as the value of the param tag, and remove everything else. In this case, it's this:

[b]http://www.youtube.com/v/BPBQ3IBtGQ4&hl=en&fs=1&[/b]

Good! Now the URL has to be changed to work properly when called remotely. The change involves only adding "-nocookie" to the youtube domain. So after this treatment it looks like this:

[b]http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/BPBQ3IBtGQ4&hl=en&fs=1&[/b]

Once that is altered, you can then select the whole link, and click the button entitled "Flash" in the formatting bar for your post. It will look like this:

[flash=]http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/BPBQ3IBtGQ4&hl=en&fs=1&[/flash]

The final step is to tell the flash tag what dimensions you want to use. For most You-Tube videos, that will be 480,295. So once you enter that after the = sign in flash= you will have your video ready to display in the page:

[flash=480,295]http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/BPBQ3IBtGQ4&hl=en&fs=1&[/flash]
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