META: Embedding Videos in the OP

Submitted by JeepinBen on August 21st, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Quick tutorial on how to embed videos in OPs. I'm going to use Youtube as a basis, because thats where most folks get their videos. Everything I write will double with how to embed in comments EXCEPT where noted:

Step 1: Find video (I'm using because Brian hasn't put "Brady Quinn for Heisman" back on Youtube)

Step 2: Click Youtube link that says "Share"

Step 3: Click "Embed"

Step 4A FOR OPs: Click check box that says "use old Embed Code"

Step 4B: Copy Embed Code

******Note: for Embedding videos in the comments you do NOT need to use the Old Embed Code******

Step 5: Click "Switch to plain text editor" here on MGoBlog

Step 6: Paste in Embed Code

Step 7: Switch Back to "Rich Text Editor" and see  the box for your video (h/t Blazefire)

FOR OPs: Make sure the box that pops up on the screen says "FLASH" and not "IFRAME". "IFRAME" is the newer embed code and won't work in the OP. Both "IFRAME" and "FLASH" videos will work in the comments.

Step 8: Enjoy your embedded OP Video




August 21st, 2012 at 11:14 AM ^

And why people think I'm a magician just because I can embed something into the OP.  I don't think people are using the old codes. Which means to embed in the posts it must be possible to do it with the new codes. (But not the OP).  All my youtube links are already set to bring up the old codes, so I never knew the new ones would work just fine elsewhere.


August 21st, 2012 at 11:30 AM ^

After you paste the code, make SURE that you switch back to rich text editor. Otherwise, it tends to fail. Also, close-tag the paragraph that contains the video. Just for cleanliness.


August 21st, 2012 at 12:00 PM ^

...I seem to always f-up block quotes the first time, and then manage (sometiimes) to fix it with trial and error on re-edit.

Anyone want to thow that in here too?

And thanks for the help!


August 21st, 2012 at 12:52 PM ^

Switch to plain text editor, put the quote between <blockquote> </blockquote>, then switch back to rich, finish your post. Sometimes helps after putting in the last > to type something so it's easier to click where you are going to be starting from after.


August 21st, 2012 at 12:57 PM ^

In a block quote:


< p >< blockquote >Chico Marks: Sure we shadowed him! Tuesday we sit outside his house all day, but he no home. Wednesday we went to the ball game, he fool us and no show up. Thrusday he go to the ball game, but we fool him and we no show up. Friday it was a double header, nobody show up, so we stay home and listened to it on the radio.< / blockquote >< / p >

Sans sapces.