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You want to share a youtube video. Great! We can't wait to see it. Instead of sending us away to watch it, embed it right there in your post or comment.

Copy the Correct Share Link

First, get the correct address for the youtube you're sharing. Find it with the Share link below the video.

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Paste the Share Link

With the share URL (address) copied to your clipboard, paste it onto a new line in your post or comment. 

https://youtu.be/vPKKrmgUmcY

Immediately (more or less … it may take a moment or two) the video will be fetched and embedded for viewing right where you placed it.  Sometimes you might have to add a space after the URL or hit Return. 

Here is what happens when I paste the URL sample above:

Video and Gallery Albums

At the moment the gallery does not support youtube as an image type. It may in the future. For now, if you want to include a youtube video in a gallery album, upload a still photo as a placeholder album image and then paste the youtube link into the description or as a comment. 

Troubleshooting

If the video does not embed, here are some things to check:

  • Wait a few seconds after pasting. Slow networks may take a while to complete the fetching process.
  • Make sure you pasted the URL on a blank line; follow it with a space or carriage return
  • Do you have the correct URL?  If the URL is long and complicated with question marks and other special characters in it (such as you  might see in your browser address bar while watching the video) you may have a private or other special URL that our site can't recognize as a shareable video. Use the Share link below the video instead.
  • Are you pasting formatted text? Sometimes text that looks normal is actually formatted HTML that the media parser may not recognize as a simple text URL. As a test, paste your link into Notepad or TextEdit or any plain-text editor first to remove the formatting (not Word or anything that supports formatting), then copy the now-plain-text URL and paste it into the comment box. It might now embed.
  • Do you have a browser security setting that is conflicting with our site? Rare, but just in case, "whitelist" our site in your browser security settings. You can google how to do that for your specific device and browser. 

 

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