How to embed a YouTube video into your Post
While browsing around SMF we see a lot of links to YouTube videos and outside websites. These links take us away from SMF and we all know we don’t ever want to leave SMF, everything we need to know about BBQ is right here but sometimes there is other content we want to share. So to view the content we have to click on the link and either open it in a new window/tab or the link may even take us away from SMF and we could get distracted looking at other videos and never find our way back and we sure don’t want that to happen.
One way we can help to avoid getting lost away from SMF is to not post links to YouTube videos but rather embed the video right in our post so it can be viewed without ever leaving the thread. This is really easy to do and makes it much more convenient for everyone viewing.
When we want to post a YouTube video in a thread on SMF we just need to go to that thread and scroll all the way down to the “Editor Window” (Reply box) or if starting a new thread we will already be there.
Then open YouTube to the video we want to post in a separate window/tab.
To get started left click on the "Share" button just below the video.
This will open more options including “Embed”.
When we left click "Embed" it will open a small box with the embed code highlighted in green.
We can then place our cursor in the highlighted green area and right click and in the pop-up left click “Copy”.
Now go back to SMF and on the toolbar of the “Editor Window” we will see an icon that will say “Insert Video” when we hover our cursor over it.
When we left click that icon it will open the “Embed Video” window.
Now we can right click in the rectangle and then left click on “Paste” in the pop-up.
We will now see the embed code in the rectangle and when we left click “Submit” it will place the YouTube video in our post.
At first it will just look like a picture and we can go ahead and add any text we want in our post along with the video.
When we left click “Submit” at the bottom our post will be posted to the thread with the video ready to be played by anyone looking at it.
Now that we all know how to Embed a YouTube video into our posts we won’t need to post links that might lead us astray so that we won’t miss any of the vast knowledge of the Great people on this forum!