How to add a Youtube video link?

AndersNordh
AndersNordh Registered Users Posts: 277
Supreme Navigator
edited January 2019 in Forum feedback
Hi, it might be me that's stupid but I can't add a Youtube video link below, I just get a "The file doesn't match our accepted file types.".

The link looks like

Please advice,
Anders

Comments

  • dhn
    dhn Posts: 33,388
     Superuser
    For a video, at the bottom of your post, there is a right arrow button. Click it and insert the url of the video within. Then post and you're asked if you want it in text. Say yes.
  • AndersNordh
    AndersNordh Registered Users Posts: 277
    Supreme Navigator
    Hi, exactly what I am doing, see my screen shot.
    eb8b2d35-c44d-4622-bb50-e777165d6261.jpg
    What else can be done wrong i wonder ...?

    Have a good one!

    /Anders
  • MikkoK
    MikkoK Retired TomTom Employee Posts: 23,905 Retired Community Managers and Staff
    Hi Anders,

    Sorry for my late reply!

    Unfortunately, the short links don't work. Open it in YouTube and get the full link. You can embed that here on the forum.

    Cheers, Mikko
  • AndersNordh
    AndersNordh Registered Users Posts: 277
    Supreme Navigator
    MikkoK wrote:
    the short links don't work. Open it in YouTube and get the full link.

    Thanks Miko, found that out today actually when I added the latest creation ... ;-)

    Have a nice weekend,
    Anders
  • Hongle
    Hongle Registered Users Posts: 5
    Neophyte Traveler
    Dear Paragon Vanguard!
    Thank you. I also don't know how to add a youtobe video link. I have followed your instructions and I have successed. Now, I know how to add a link. It is really simple.
  • Focus Driver
    Focus Driver Registered Users Posts: 39
    Master Explorer
    If you have a YouTube short link, such as:

    http://youtu.be/

    ...all you need to do is replace the initial part of the URL (everything except the video ID) as follows:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=

    That said, it would be much more user-friendly if the forum software were updated to accept short links.