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How to embed youtube videos in your posts

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Staff member
Feb 24, 2012
Hello all,

If you are going to post a link to a youtube video, it is much more convenient to our other members to embed the video so that they needn't leave MHB to watch the video. To do this, use the syntax:

[video=youtube;xxxxxxx]Give the video a title[/video]

That's the general form. "xxxxxxxx" is the id of the video after youtube.com/watch?v.

This is the technique graciously passed along to me by Jameson. (Cool)

Happy embedding! (Rock)


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MHB Math Scholar
Jan 30, 2012
Is there a way to specify the video's starting offset? In the youtube URL it is given by something like &t=3m10s.


Staff member
Jan 26, 2012
Good question. In my initial attempts I am not able to do this. I will look into this and report back. There is a way to embed videos through IFRAMES but this isn't something we want to allow since there are tons of security issues here.

Also, there is a slightly easier way to embed videos:

1) Copy the video link
2) Click on the "Video" button in the toolbar you see while posting. It looks like this. Screen Shot 2013-12-22 at 2.15.27 PM.png
3) Hit ok.

That is a bit faster than the old method I originally suggested to Mark. :)