Why is it that sometimes when I want to copy and paste a Youtube Share link it won't paste into the post I am writing ?

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It only happens on OGR forum.  The odd thing is that sometimes I can copy and paste the link while other times the paste function doesn't work.  

If you would EMBED your videos here instead of just pasting a URL into your post, you'll find it works much better.

Your post will look better, too.

Last edited by Rich Melvin

How do you embed the video ?   Never mind, I think I got it.  Maybe not.  Maybe ?   The embed option is the link in black ink.  I tried using the share option again and it seems to have worked this time.  It's the link in blue ink.  

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1gVa4FAikBg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

That iframe code you posted above is the correct embed code, but cannot just paste it into your post. That's not how you use an Embed Code.

You have to click on the "Insert/Edit Video" icon in the tool bar at the top, just to the left of the smiley. Then click on the "Embed" tab. Paste that iframe code in that window, click OK and you get this:

Last edited by Rich Melvin

Works for me using firefox.  Just click the little "movie" icon (insert / edit media) 9 from the left.  It will then open up a dialog box where you can paste in your youtube link.


Here's another sample from youTube:

Hope that helps


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