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Forum topic by runswithscissors posted 11-22-2014 01:06 AM 900 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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runswithscissors

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11-22-2014 01:06 AM

I’ve tried 2 or 3 times to post videos of some process I was doing, but never seemed to have success. I can do fine with still photos. Is there a simple step I’m overlooking? I admit I am not a whiz-bang computer dude.

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Loren

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#1 posted 11-22-2014 02:06 AM

To post a youtube video on LJ and have it show
up a playable picture instead of a blue like you
have to use the “old” embed code in the share
section on youtube. It’s a check box.

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#2 posted 12-05-2014 10:12 PM

Instructions are here.
http://lumberjocks.com/CricketWalker/blog/40342

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#3 posted 12-05-2014 10:17 PM

Cricket,

That doesn’t work anymore. It seems that youtube no longer has the “use old embed code”. Is there a different way?

Or, if it’s there, I can’t find it anymore.

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#4 posted 12-06-2014 12:07 AM

yea… i tried the old embed code… but youtube does not give as an option any longer. Guess we best upgrade LJ site, along with a fancy android app ! Oooooo…. i would actually pay for that.

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#5 posted 12-06-2014 12:17 AM

OK this works.
Do a screenshot of the opening frame of your video and save it as a photo.
Copy the plain share link for the video.
Insert the screenshot photo in your text
Highlight the code for the photo and hyperlink it to the share code that you copied.

Example:

It’s a bit of a work-around but it does work.

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Holbs

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#6 posted 12-06-2014 12:18 AM

yep, can see the video. but kind of… 3rd world backwater way to get something so simple as embedded video’s done.

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Rick

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#7 posted 12-07-2014 12:49 AM

It should be as simple as this. (Without using the “Embed Code”.)

On YouTube, below the video, Click on “Share”. That “Blues in the Link”. Click again on that. Choose “Cut”.

Come back here. Post whatever words you want to. Say something like (if you want to)

Link is HERE.

Blue the part you want to use as the link. Click on the Brown “Link” button (Second from the right). REMOVE the :http// they have already put in there (Why? Sometimes it will disappear on it’s own, sometimes not. ) Click on the space and hit “Paste.”

Post your reply and that should do it.

Now I’ll try mine and see if it works after all that ….LOL…

EDIT: YEP! Piece of cake!

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#8 posted 12-07-2014 01:44 AM

So! Let’s try it on my new “Nitro Fishing Boat” with a Special Option I also purchased.

It kinda “Sound Proofs” the Boat.

Video demonstrating the OPTION is HERE. (Full Screen Is Best)

UP, UP & AWAY!! ....LOL..

Rick

PS: I let a “Friend” try it out at Full Blast to see how it would ride. (Full Screen Again to get the best view) .... LOL ….

Not so sure that was the best thing to do! Wadda You Think?

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#9 posted 12-09-2014 04:35 AM

Youtube changed their embedding code a long time ago, I think it’s about time the forum made the upgrade as well.

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Cricket

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#10 posted 12-09-2014 04:39 AM

It’s on our list of improvements. I will mention it to the techs tomorrow.

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#11 posted 12-09-2014 05:25 AM

Awesome, thanks.

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