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I know you can embed a video in a post from YouTube by simply posting the YT link in the URL pop up window. I have a video on my server, MP4, and it will not embed the video, displays the link only. I can simply post the link in other forums and it embeds the video in the post. Do you allow video embedding only from YouTube?
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Just bumping this for @Yoda in case you missed it.
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I know you can embed a video in a post from YouTube by simply posting the YT link in the URL pop up window. I have a video on my server, MP4, and it will not embed the video, displays the link only. I can simply post the link in other forums and it embeds the video in the post. Do you allow video embedding only from YouTube?
Yes, but not auto-embedding. The forum knows a YouTube link when it sees it, but videos from someone's personal site could be on any domain (and have a number of different file extensions), so it won't automatically detect that and embed. You can use the video tag, however, with the video's full/direct URL, instead, like this (sans asterisks):

[video*]URL[/video*]
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Just bumping this for @Yoda in case you missed it.
Thank you! I would've seen it eventually but tagging always better for direct questions, definitely led me to see it sooner than I would have.



Responding to the deleted posts (I can still see 'em): gotta remove the asterisks. I put those there just so the code won't process while I'm demonstrating it.



What an excellent day for an exorcism
Yup, I discovered I forgot to take out the asterisks, that's why I deleted that post.

But now you spoiled my upcoming video presentation for my Alien thread by posting it here!