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Sean W.
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Hey Admin.

How do I embed a youtube video into a post,
so the video appears in the post and not just a link?

Thanks!


Nice Guy Eddie
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Hi Sean


We dont encourage Members to do that on Freerails

It can needlessly slow pages down to a crawl for many Members


There are still lots of cellphone & landline users on slow connections

So posting a link is fine & the best way to deal with video


If a Member wants to watch it they can click on the link

If they dont they havent waited & loaded a ton of stuff for nothing


:f:


Eddie


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hmm...

That's a bummer, I'm going to post a topic that relies a lot on videos.

I'm afraid a majority of people wont watch the videos since they aren't embedded...


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Hi Sean


Sell your great videos to the folk out there & let THEM choose

They are the hottest ticket in model railroading movies for years !


Who could resist NOT clicking with a sales pitch like that ?

It gives folk a choice as to how they wish to use their valuable data


With a tight data allowance an accidental click on a page full of video

And the bummer is you are run clean outta data on one Page !


:f:


Eddie



In the  'Main Reply Window'

There is a  'BUTTON'  which is a  'World Globe with Chain Link' :-

Top row of icons  &  3rd from the right <<<


That  'BUTTON'  once  'Clicked'  allows you to  'PASTE'  in your YouTube link

Then  'Click'  on OK

The next  'Text Field'  then allows you to neatly  'NAME'  that link with a  'Nice Tittle'


It makes a messy looking link look  'attractive & organized'

Try it out  ( more clicks ! )

Everybody should use it but generally don't bother to


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Fair enough




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