how to take a url link and put it into special formatting! Please help?

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  • #18795

    savetheoc
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    I AM QUOTING FROM FAQ:
    “found the video above on this page. To embed it in the post all I had to do was copy and paste the URL this:”
    The original url was:

    “I just linked and then paste it into the post with special formatting, like this”:

    [youtube=http://youtube.com/w/?v=_dIya1aJJKA]

    HOW WAS THAT DONE? How do you change the normal url to that? Please help

    Thanks…

    #19006

    drmike
    Member

    Actually I think both URLs will work.

    edit: Yes, both styles of URLs work.

    1st video – /w/ with the _d URL
    2nd video – /watch with the 2y URL
    3rd video – /w/ with the 2y URL
    4th video – /watch with the _d URL

    All that has occured is that the ‘watch’ is being replaced with ‘w/’.

    reedit: Well, this is strange. Actually when you click on numbers 2 and 3 one, it provides a link to the Video on YouTube. The other two don’t.

    #19044

    nosysnoop
    Member

    I always took the url link that they gave. Not the url link of the page but the one they give next to the embeded code. Is this different now?

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y1Vty1hjZU]

    #19082

    drmike
    Member

    No, that’s fine.

    #19374

    naxos
    Member

    Hola, i think that posted videos are too big for the theme of my blog…

    How can i customize them to look smaller?
    Is there any height and width funtions that i can include to the [youtube= ] or the [googlevideo= ] codes?

    can i apply this to other embed codes from other sites -like dailymotion or metacafe-?
    i mean something like [dailymotion= ] or [metacafe= ]?

    #19375

    raincoaster
    Member

    I don’t think you can alter the measurements of YouTube videos at all. And YouTube and Google vids (along with one other; can’t remember which) are the only embeds allowed at WordPress.

    #19376

    drmike
    Member

    Grouper :)

    We tried different methods of putting and widths heights into the link a couple of months ago but the software won’t take them. I know with my plugin that I use on my WPMu install, the sizes are hardcoded in there.

    #19377

    naxos
    Member

    Ok, thanks…
    Grouper is an excellent service and reduces the size, but there are no many interesting videos that i find interesting over there…
    :P

    #19378

    drmike
    Member

    /drmike looks to the left and the right.

    You can download Youtube videos here and Google allows you to download them anyway. And then upload them to Grouper. I note that you’re on dialup so that might not work for you but it’s still an option.

    Good luck,
    -drmike

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