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Mr Magic
To hyperlink a video:

1. Copy and paste the link in the "Post a reply" section.
2. Highlight it.
3. Click the hyperlink button, which is next to the square button with the green square inside.
4. Paste the link in the "enter URL" box
5. Hit the submit button.


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bluegrassbaby86
I'm also having trouble figuring out how to do this.  The way you described how to do it was unclear because I'm completely blind and unable to see the button you speak of.  I clicked the embed video button and then pasted the link in the edit field that popped up and hit submit.  When I read the post I have made it just shows the URL, not like a link, just a bunch of html.  Should I only paste part of the URL?
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Vaporman87

@blue: You’re on the right track, but your plugging in the wrong url info in the embed video area. At YouTube, change the shareable link info over to the embed version. Copy that and paste it into the embed video box. The video will show up in the thread, ready to click and watch from within the thread itself

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shakin steak
The method Mr Magic describes creates a clickable link, not an embedded video.

Here is how to post a video here so someone can click it directly.

For MIKEPR I am inclding screenshots.
For bluegrassbaby86  I will do my best to include instructions in an accessible manner. I do not have in-depth experience using screen readers, so please let me know if anything is not clear, or if youtube pages do not work for you in the way I describe and I will try to accommodate.

First, Find the video you want on youtube.Then, in the "share" options,



(image showing highlight of share option from desktop browser on youtube)


choose <  Embed > .


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This will provide you with the raw HTML code that can be used to display a video from youtube, within another website. The code starts with "< iframe width=   "   . 


(image showing video with embed  code highlighted)

Copy the full HTML code, including any quotation marks.   Whether you are replying to an existing thread or creating a new thread, you will need to toggle source mode so you can use the HTML coding. In either of those scenarios, you should click the button labeled "Show Source". That is what the tooltip says on mouseover, so I think your screen reader can find it.

Once you have entered source mode, paste the HTML code that you copied from Youtube.

After that, you can toggle back to "Show Rich Text" mode via the same button.

Rich text mode works similar to a typical word processor program. Source mode will not recognize carriage returns or bold / italic / size / type formatting unless you write the HTML into it. You can switch back and forth so that the different methods are available to craft your writing however is most convenient.

Below, I have included an embedded video. If you quote this post and toggle Source Mode, you can see the HTML that I  used.



MIKEPR, bluegrassbaby86, or anyone else: Let me know if you have any questions or trouble doing what you want.
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Vaporman87
Great breakdown of that shakin. Thanks for that.

When we added the "Embed Video" button to the desktop version of the text editor we use in the forum, we eliminated the need to switch to "Source". But you can still do it that way. 
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bluegrassbaby86
When I get to the YouTube video I'm looking for and click share, it isn't giving me an embed option,  There is just a dialog box or something that says copy and there is a checkbox that says start at.  When I hit tab it does say embed checkbox, but then it only selects the start at checkbox.  I don't know if that's because I was selecting from a playlist or what, but that has never happened before.  I think YouTube might be glitching.
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shakin steak

bluegrassbaby86, what browser are you using? What operating system? What kind of device? (computer, phone, tablet)? I recommend using a full-fledged computer (desktop or laptop) if you have access to one. In my experience, many websites including youtube have functions and features that are not available or at least harder to find in mobile browsers. Alt text especially doesn't seem to be present, although I must again admit not knowing all the tools you might have.

Vaporman that's great news! I didn't see that button before, but I just tried it and it works great for me. I notice it opens an overlay style dialog in the same window.

bluegrassbaby can you find that button?

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bluegrassbaby86
I'm using a Windows 10 laptop with Google Chrome and everything is up-to-date.  I can't find source mode, but I got to the embed button very easily.  The thing is that I copy/pasted the link rather than the embed code which I'm having trouble finding.  On every other site I go on this works to at least have a clickable link, but here there was just the URL with no way to click, just the text for the web address.
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Vaporman87

@blue: Yeah, many sites will automatically create a clickable link when you paste a URL like that. Ours, however, is a a pieced-together monstrosity that won’t always work the way you think it might.

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