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Hints and Tips #4: How To Embed a YouTube Video into Your Blog on Lumberjocks (Jan 2014)

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 01-25-2015 12:24 AM 2744 reads 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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[UPDATED 2 November 2015]

WARNING: SELF-PLAYING VIDEOS BELOW!

A lot of us have had trouble embedding our videos into our blogs on Lumberjocks. After putting out a call for help, I was told how to do it. This method works now. I can’t guarantee it will always work since YouTube tends to give us more features as time goes on.


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Here’s how to do it:

Method 1

Step 1: Find the YouTube video you want to imbed.

Step 2: Go up to the URL bar in your browser and Copy the last part only. It should be the part after ’?v=’

Step 3: Open this link in a new tab or window: [link]

Step 4: Paste the YouTube code or the URL into the URL box.

Step 5: Click the ‘Generate’ button and copy the code from the top box. You can experiment with the other boxes if you wish. I haven’t bothered at this point.

Step 6: Open a blog post on Lumberjocks, or even a reply box and paste the contents from that large box. Hit Preview. It should look good to go.

Once you get the hang of this and have the bookmark handy this won’t add more than a few seconds to the process of embedding your video here on Lumberjocks.

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Method 2 This method creates self-playing videos

Step 1: Find the YouTube video you want to imbed.

Step 2: Go up to the URL bar in your browser and Copy the last part only. It should be the part after ’?v=’

Step 3: Open this link in a new tab or window: [http://youtubeembedcode.com/?page_id=2&lang=en]

Step 4: Paste the YouTube code or the URL into the URL box. You will need to tick the box for ‘Old Embed Code’

Step 5: Click the ‘Generate My Code’ button and click the Copy to Clipboard button right below it. You can experiment with the other boxes if you wish. I haven’t bothered at this point.

Step 6: Open a blog post on Lumberjocks, or even a reply box and paste the contents from that large box. Hit Preview. It should look good to go.

Once you get the hang of this and have the bookmark handy this won’t add more than a few seconds to the process of embedding your video here on Lumberjocks.

If this stops working, let me know and I’ll try to find a new solution. The one constant in this world is that change is inevitable. Hopefully we can all just keep coping with it!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 01-25-2015 12:35 AM

This is another site, that generates an “embed code”, that can be used….

http://www.vtubetools.com/

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 01-25-2015 12:37 AM



This is another site, that generates an “embed code”, that can be used….

http://www.vtubetools.com/

- DIYaholic

Cool! Thanks! Always good to have alternatives.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#3 posted 01-25-2015 12:57 AM

I got it! Thanks Dave and Randy


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-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 01-25-2015 01:25 AM



I got it! Thanks Dave and Randy

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- woodshaver

Glad to be of help. It must be my karma du jour.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#5 posted 01-25-2015 03:54 AM

Thanks… finally we can do this again.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#6 posted 01-25-2015 04:51 AM

Thank you Dave. I figured there was a workaround but I don’t post videos often enough to go looking.

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#7 posted 01-25-2015 11:36 AM



Thank you Dave. I figured there was a workaround but I don t post videos often enough to go looking.

- Rick M.

I’m not a frequent video poster either, but occasionally something bothers me enough that I try to solve it.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#8 posted 01-25-2015 01:56 PM

You can also just use a screenshot of the video fingernail and link the simple share code to it.
It is easy and has been working for me but I’ll check out the links .

Thanks

Of course the real answer would be for LJ to enable the new codes…....

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#9 posted 01-25-2015 05:40 PM



You can also just use a screenshot of the video fingernail and link the simple share code to it.
It is easy and has been working for me but I ll check out the links .

Thanks

Of course the real answer would be for LJ to enable the new codes…....

- shipwright

Until LJ upgrades we’ll just use our workarounds. Thanks for the read.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#10 posted 01-27-2015 01:28 AM

Dave, I mentioned this blog idea on the Steve Ramsey blog, not knowing it was already here—oops…........!

-- Dean

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#11 posted 01-27-2015 01:38 AM



Dave, I mentioned this blog idea on the Steve Ramsey blog, not knowing it was already here—oops…........!

- Mean_Dean

That’s OK. The more the merrier!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#12 posted 05-25-2015 06:16 PM

Thanks Dave,

It worked perfectly and it was easy, too!

Charlie

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#13 posted 08-18-2015 01:00 PM

Test

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woodify

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#14 posted 10-11-2015 02:38 AM

Thanks for explaining how to embed a video

View on YouTube

Awesome it’s still working!!!!

-- Woodify ~~ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFYy8inYdkXvRtYMvpbJztQ/feed

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#15 posted 10-11-2015 11:19 AM

Glad to help.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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