Youtube embed doesn't allow time link plus it's impossible to post a link to a YT video

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  1. NotMyBro

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    Guys,

    I've noticed today that I was unable to post a YT link with a specific time link code.

    For example, when posting a YT video, you can embed time code so that video plays from that position.

    It's done with "t=" parameter. For example: "t=10m26s" would play from that time position.

    When you embed link with that, Xenforo deletes time code.

    Also, it's impossible to post a link to youtube video! The link to YT is always replaced with MEDIA tag even if you encase it in URL /URL tags. I had to make a Bitly link to link to a YT video!

    For example: http://bit.ly/UaZboX
     
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    @dawg

    1) Can't insert a link to a specific time of a YT video. Videos end up playing from the beginning and not from the time specified.

    2) Can't insert a link to YT without an embed. For example, I can't just paste a link to a YT page without it being turned to an embedded video. I'd like to post a link like this: http://www.dawgshed.com/index.php?forums/the-howard-stern-show.25/ that you can click/copy/paste but it's impossible to do. Example: follow this link: http://bit.ly/UaZboX copy & paste the resulting youtube link into this thread. Try to show it as a link and not as an embedded video.
     
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    Time linking is a nice feature if you are referencing a specific part of a video, especially if it's long. Did the old site allow it? Seems to me I tried it there before and it didn't work.
     
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    I'm not ignoring this thread i just dont have an answer. I have never seen any forum software do this.
     
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    Apparently, it's a known issue with XF: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/youtube-embedding-with-start-at-time.62933/ Maybe they will fix it.

    As for second question, do you think there's a way to just have a link to YT without it being replaced by an embed code? Even if you paste YT link by clicking on the "Link" button in the post box toolbar, it is still replaced with embed code.
     
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    I never knew how to do that, thanks!
     
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    Yes, a way around that is to insert code then pasted it in the code box

    like so

    Code:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-0TEJMJOhk
     
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    Aha! Code works! Cool :)
     
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    could you write out completely a YT link with a time code so i know how to do it? just in case it ever gets fixed. thanks
     
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    Go on any YT video, click Share and then you can set custom time like this:

    [​IMG]

    No need to remember the codes :)
     
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    @NotMyBro

    I have an answer for you. Try this, click play :)

    Time to start video 10 minutes 26 seconds.





    Here is the way i did it. No letters just numbers.

    Code:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3ktVXx7neE&t=626
     
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    Nice! Thanks!

    YT I guess supports both methods but they give links in h/m/s format for some reason.
     
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    It's done with our media add-on. The guy updated it to support the format you wanted. I copied and passed your post and he updated it right away. Very nice guy. I will update our add on in a while.
     
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    WOW! That's awesome!! So no need to convert to seconds? Fuckin A!!! :cheer2:
     
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    @NotMyBro

    I just upgraded the media addon. Can you try a video in the format you requested?
     
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    you can now use this format

    Code:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZZ7oFKsKzY&t=1h23m45s
     
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