Posting video clips
I’ve brought this question here from the Traffic Volume thread.
Is there any way Youtube clips can be posted as links?
Yes. All you need to do is stop clicking the "insert video" icon, and they automatically show up as hyperlinks.
I'll go back and edit my previous posts-- sorry about that!
They show automatically? You don't have to click on the 'link' button and paste the url? (Just clarifying, as I don't know)
I might be talking nonsense but, instead of clicking on the 'Insert Video' button, if you use the 'insert link' button you can paste the URL into the popup and it appears like this:
When you do that you will see a portion of the text highlighted (between the ']' in front of the 'http' and the [/URL]. You can replace this with any text, as in:
Moonlight Sonata - Kempff
Yes, silly me! I'd switched off the pooter for the night when I realised. Of course, you don't have to click on the 'link' button - only if you want to create a link from part of your text (such as Moonlight Sonata - Wilhelm Kempff).
Edit: Actually, what I do is copy the url first, then highlight the text I want as a link (MS -WK), click on link and paste it in the pop up - making sure that you don't get the http:// repeated.
Last edited by french frank; 05-12-10 at 22:41.
ff, thanks for the tip.
[Edit] In another forum I use, it is only when you use the 'Insert Link' button that the resulting link is 'clickable', if you just paste the link into the text you have to copy and paste it into your browser. So I had assumed it was the same here, but that's not so - the software is cleverer here - both ways seem to be clickable.
Last edited by johnb; 05-12-10 at 23:31.
ff, how about bringing this very useful platform to the top of the Index? I have a feeling that some members may not scroll down as far as to here (there is at least one member who didn’t get beyond World Music ).