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Dutch National Nutcracker DVD now available

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(I'm sorry, can someone please tell me how to embed a video?)

One trick that currently works is to surround your URL with these brackets - the 1st one goes in front:

[-url-]

And the 2nd one goes at the rear:

[-/url-]

Only REMOVE the dashes I added to keep the forum software from making these real tags.

Do that instead of using the link button on the menu above. I'll let you give that a try. It works on most video links, but not all.

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A picture is worth a thousand words:

url_brackets.png

This will only work with direct video URLs, not links to HTML pages that happen to have video embedded in them - So no ".html" URLs.

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This does not always work, and it should not be necessary. Cutting and pasting the URL from the browser address line in the YouTube page should be enough. I have yet to find an algorithm that explains why sometimes the link is embedded and sometimes, it appears as a link.

There is no advantage I can see to having an embedded video vs. a link to the video.

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This does not always work, and it should not be necessary. Cutting and pasting the URL from the browser address line in the YouTube page should be enough. I have yet to find an algorithm that explains why sometimes the link is embedded and sometimes, it appears as a link.

There is no advantage I can see to having an embedded video vs. a link to the video.

I actually appreciate the link to the video, since I can open it in a separate window and keep it on hold while I look through other stuff on BA

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I actually appreciate the link to the video, since I can open it in a separate window and keep it on hold while I look through other stuff on BA

This isn't actually a problem with embedded YouTube video (and I think Vimeo too) - you can simply right click on the video and choose "Copy video URL", but I realize not everyone knows to do such things.

It's simply a choice of methods: one advertises itself with an image, and allows immediate viewing, the other allows you to view things in another window.

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