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Share and Embed YouTube links

Do you wish you could figure out what youtube links mean and learn how to make your own? Today, I show you that they’re not as mysterious as you might think.

There are two basic types of links:
The regular link is: www.youtube.com/watch?v= + the video code.
The short link is: youtu.be/ + the video code.

The video code for this video is “hkbUVMXM-wo”. So, to create a code that leads you to the video, you can add the video code to either of the links above.

For the embed, you here’s the code: <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/hkbUVMXM-wo?showinfo=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen>

Notice the video code “hkbUVMXM-wo” in the middle. It starts with <iframe which tells the website that’s it’s an embed code. Next, you have width="560" height="315" which is the width and height for the video. Next, src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ which indicates that you should use a special website with only the video. Next, you add the video code. After it, you have a couple more parameters: ?showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> which tell the embed whether to show the information about the video (“0” is no and “1” is yes), whether or not it’s got a border, and whether the video can be played full screen or not.

Finally, you end the embed code with </iframe>, which indicates that the embed is done.

For playlists, there’s an additional “Playlist code.” For my ProPresenter 5 tutorial list, the code is “PLAB48BD53CB814077”. For the regular link, this goes after the video link after an indicator that it’s part of a playlist:&index=1&list=.

For the embed link, you add ?list= after the video code and before the playlist code. Next add & before the showinfo parameter.

I’m not going to get into all the possible parameters that you can add or remove this week, but there are plenty, so look for those elsewhere.

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Quest Community Church in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of TrinityDigitalMedia.com, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines.