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Youtube embed ?

Postby xubuntu » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:35 am

Embeding a youtube video is not possible in this forum ? :protest:
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Re: Youtube embed ?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:34 pm

xubuntu wrote:Embeding a youtube video is not possible in this forum ? :protest:

No, it's not.... and for very sound reasons! In short, this Forum deliberately does not allow HTML in posts (to prevent Javascript and other potential abuse) -- and as that is exactly what would be needed in order to embed a YT (or Vimeo etc) video you cannot embed a video!

Secondly, allowing embedded videos would add a little bit more to the page load speed (which would be exacerbated on multi-page threads), as the page has to load the external video thumbnail and code each time the video is referenced. The team are working hard behind the scenes with cache implementations to speed up page-loading, not slow it down!

Hope that clarifies things. If you want to reference a YT video, just post a link to the relevant page, and anyone who wants to view it can do so without it affecting this site or any other users.

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