It's easy to embed your videos here at GUS if you use youtube or google. And a couple of others are supported. Technically we can embed any video from anywhere if there is an embed code but these are the easiest along with a few other fringe players that we support.
It's easy…but hardly anyone is doing it.
We have two problems.
1. Most everyone seems to be dong nothing but posting their journal, basically getting the benefit of free, and very good I might add, advice, without contributing anything else to the site to speak of. A forum is give and take but so far, in general we have a lot of take and not much give.
2. YET, people can't be bothered to embed the videos they make in their journals. When it is possible to embed videos it is a courtesy to your other members to do so. It is much easier for them to give you feed back when the video is on the page. There is not excuse for not doing this..if you can post in a forum you can embed a video you posted at youtube.
I'm going to make this very easy.
Under your video on your youtube page there is an Embed button. If you click on that you will get an embed code. You will also get options for customizing the output somewhat but this is not necessary to do. All you need to do is copy that embed code and insert it into your post.
NOW, look in the editor menu above your forum post. There is a symbol that looks like this: </>
When your embed code is inserted into your post, highlight it and then click on that symbol in the editor menu. That will automatically place the proper html tags above and below your embed code, looking like this
video embed code
As you can see, you can easily right out those html tags yourself, if you so choose. And that's it, your video will not play in your post once you hit save.
From now on, if you don't embed your video, at least most of the primary ones, in your post…I ain't watching them. So far our members are getting a lot for very little here and the forum will probably not survive as a forum well into the future. The least you can do is make it easy for people to help you. If you can't be bothered then I question why you are here.