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Posting a *link* to YouTube

ForestForTrees

Well-known member
#1
Hello,

I love the way that Xenforo handles media site embeds. Is there a way that I can include a link to a media site such as YouTube. For example, perhaps I want to have a video start at a specific position or with a specific resolution. Or perhaps I just want people to read one of the comments. Is there a clever way to make this possible?

Thanks in advance.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#2
Just testing...

Hmm that didn't work...

YouTube Link

EDIT: Ah yes, that works.

Tactic is to write some text, highlight it, then use the insert link button on the editor and paste a YouTube link. This will change the text into a link to the YouTube video and it won't embed the video.
 

EQnoble

Well-known member
#3
Hello,

I love the way that Xenforo handles media site embeds. Is there a way that I can include a link to a media site such as YouTube. For example, perhaps I want to have a video start at a specific position or with a specific resolution. Or perhaps I just want people to read one of the comments. Is there a clever way to make this possible?

Thanks in advance.
thank you...you just gave me an idea :)
 

ForestForTrees

Well-known member
#4
Thanks for the help, Chris. That works well.

I tried posting the URL as the display text on the link, but that didn't work. That's fine, though.

What I mean by the second sentence is that with a display text of "Random words" I get:
Random words

However, when I try to set the display text equal to the URL, the Media Site matcher kicks in and I get the video itself:

Sometimes it is nice to have the URL display as the display text. I promise 10 internets to anyone who can make a link to a media site where the link URL is the display text.