Add a video will not accept Youtube Link?

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
5 years ago
1,767 posts

On our new site, to add a video, you don't use the youtube "Embed code"or "Share This" code to add videos.

When you click the "+" to add a video, (Youtube in this example) --it asks you for the video's "ID or URL"   ....it means exactly that.

So for your YT vid in your post, you can either paste in your video's URL from your browser:  (looks like:https:// www.youtube. com/watch?v= G_BSxXwUCLc)..(i added some spaces to break up the link here)

OR......

the video's Youtube ID , meaning simply:   G_BSxXwUCLc

I believe it works the same way for Vimeo videos.

 




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Ken Backer
Ken Backer
@ken-backer
5 years ago
31 posts

worthy once again Lisa...

 

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
5 years ago
1,767 posts

Ken, just copy and paste the ENTIRE url from your browser window (not from the Youtube 'share' or 'embed'' codes).

 

For example, one of mine would look like this:

 

https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=okPnwFWvErE

 (without the space after https: )

-that's the "URL" they are looking for.  The clue here is the error message: "unable to extract youtube id from url"...so it's telling you the URL is not correct.  You are trying to paste in a youtube share code, not an URL.  It wants the URL (web address of the video)

OR, to directly give it the "youtube id"..... i think you could also paste in the actual YT vid ID#,
which in the above case would be: okPnwFWvErE




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Site Owner

Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
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updated by @strumelia: 08/18/15 07:40:57PM
Ken Backer
Ken Backer
@ken-backer
5 years ago
31 posts

Anybody... When I try to add a vido, it will not accept the copy and past of the Youtube link, nor will it accept the link if I type it in.  I get the message "unable to extract Youtube ID from url".  Am I missing a step on this new site?

Cheers Ken


updated by @ken-backer: 02/17/16 11:25:07AM