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Thread: How to Youtube on the Forum

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    JEK is offline
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    How to Youtube on the Forum

    It has come to my attention that a tutorial is necessary for the uploading and embedding (so the video start screen shows) within a post.

    1. if you have a gmail account you are well ahead.
    2. If you don't, go to YouTube.com on your browser and create an account.
    3. Now that you have a Google account, log into YouTube.com on your browser.
    4. Find the + icon on the upper right of Youtube page and click it
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    5. Navigate to the video of your choice, and upload.
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    6. You will see a dialogue box showing progress and requiring certain info and prompts for Next.
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    7. Set the video to Unlisted - meaning that the user must have the link. Then SAVE.
    8. The video will show as Processing - Google is working on it. When it is done, the video will appear in your Uploads.

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    9. Click on the video and copy the link

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    It may take some time for the full HD version to be created

    10. Now to post select the click on the filmstrip icon (to the right of the photo post icon) on the Forum posting page
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    11. You will see this dialogue box

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    12. Paste the video link into the dialogue, but before you save, remove the "s" in https - this will allow your video thumbnail to appear in the post with a play arrow.

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    13. The save instruction to the Forum should look like this

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    14. Submit New Thread
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    Jim Kelly-Evans is offline
    SBH Insider Joined: Nov 2010 Philadelphia and Fire Island, NY Posts: 1,065

    Re: How to Youtube on the Forum

    Didn't know about removing the "s"...
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    JEK is offline
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    Re: How to Youtube on the Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kelly-Evans View Post
    Didn't know about removing the "s"...
    Really don't know why, but it works!
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    JEK is offline
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    Re: How to Youtube on the Forum

    After saying that, I just posted with the "s" and worked the same! Webmaster JB must have changed something!
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    GMP62 is offline
    SBH Insider Joined: Feb 2015 Martinsville, NJ Posts: 2,032

    Re: How to Youtube on the Forum

    Thanks for this tutorial, John...very helpful!

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    JEK is offline
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    Re: How to Youtube on the Forum

    Note there is an App for that too!

    Also, on-island upload can take a loooooong time to complete - be patient!
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