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Embedding YouTube videos


Lesa, is it possible to embed a YouTube video on the main page, in the sidebar?

I thought it could be a nice feature, the videos don't play unless they're activated, I can't see that it wouldn't work if they can be reduced. What do you think?
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Yes. YouTube supplies code for it, but it's harder to find than it used to be. At the moment, you have to go to the video page (not the profile), then look under the right side of the video, under the number of views, and you'll see a button that says [<Embed>]. After you click on that, you'll see some options.

Since the smallest size they offer would be too big for a sidebar, just choose the colors, then copy the code and change the dimensions manually.

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/wz6BGSM7he8&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/wz6BGSM7he8&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

Since those dimensions include the player itself, you'll need to play with them a bit to keep a good aspect ratio.

You'll need to change the dimensions in two places, because the <object> works in Internet Explorer, and all other browsers use <embed>. <embed> is actually not standards compliant, but doing things the right way here can get a bit complicated. emoticon

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4/28/2010, 9:14 am Link to this post PM Lesigner Girl Read Blog
 
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Thanks for that. I'll play with it tomorrow morning on my test board before I mess things up. Let's see what happens. Now I have a little headache, I think too much British politics, I need to change the channel, get some tea and relax.
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You're welcome, MO. emoticon

I'm going to take advantage of this nice weather we're having here today and take a walk. Not sure where I'm going yet, but I might check out ND Cathedral. emoticon

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4/28/2010, 11:01 am Link to this post PM Lesigner Girl Read Blog
 
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Excellent, it works perfectly. Look at Anything Goes' sidebar, I have Bohemian Rhapsody embedded, the size is 200 px x 162 px. Thank you Lesa. emoticon
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Good that you're going to look at it, get some photos to post in our competition.
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Good job, and excellent song. emoticon

I took this pic on 17 April. If you like it, you can enter it in your contest. emoticon

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That's an awesome looking little village. Did you go down there?
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Nope, but we went down some nice trails and walked through other nice villages, and I took that picture while standing next to the old (900 years or so) church I uploaded to that imageshack account. emoticon

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The architecture looks similar to Old Quebec City which is 400 years old. I imagine that's what it looked like when the French first started settling that area. It's not as rural now but it still has that charm. I love that place.
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