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Linking YouTube channel

Post by Midknightprince » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:57 am

Don't know where else to post this, have searched the forums, but i can't seem to link my YouTube channel.
Have copy and pasted many times, but it takes me to "Account does not exist" or some such nonsense..
What am I doing wrong here ?
Thank's in advance..
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Re: Linking YouTube channel

Post by Interkarma » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:37 pm

Your account has already graduated to "Registered Users", you shouldn't have any trouble adding links to posts or your signature (best place for links to your own content).

If you're trying to embed a YouTube video directly into a post, use the following bbcode. This will embed your most recent video as an example.

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[youtube]https://youtu.be/BXnmzmSmGGg[/youtube]
Copy-paste the contents of that bbcode into a new post and it should embed like below.



Just need to make sure you're using the "Share" link from video (not the link from URL field in browser).
share-youtube.JPG
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Let me know if that helps, or if I've misunderstood the question. :)

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Re: Linking YouTube channel

Post by Midknightprince » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:28 pm

No I'm trying to link my Youtube to this profile, not share the link to a video.
I copy and pasted the link in adress bar, straight from my home page..
That the wrong way ?
the contact stuff..
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Re: Linking YouTube channel

Post by Midknightprince » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:39 pm

this is what shows up..https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn2tmG ... YXsf04GSTg

This is what I entered.. UCn2tmG29Z-YJHYXsf04GSTg this work's but when I click it, it say's "Channel does not exist"...so confused..

Maybe I'm just dumb, no stress tho, no big deal..
I'm in no rush..
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Re: Linking YouTube channel

Post by Interkarma » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:31 pm

My misunderstanding. :) The current link to your channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn2tmG ... YXsf04GSTg

If you set a custom URL for your channel, the link will be nicer. For example, my channel looks like below.

https://www.youtube.com/daggerfallworkshop

The link you posted works OK, by the way. You might just be thrown off by PHPBB's inline link truncation. If you want to display the full URL without any shortening (as I did above) try using the bbcode below. This will force PHPBB to display full link.

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[url=https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn2tmG29Z-YJHYXsf04GSTg]https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn2tmG29Z-YJHYXsf04GSTg[/url]
I hope that helps!

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Re: Linking YouTube channel

Post by Midknightprince » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:23 pm

Interkarma wrote:My misunderstanding. :) The current link to your channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn2tmG ... YXsf04GSTg

If you set a custom URL for your channel, the link will be nicer. For example, my channel looks like below.

https://www.youtube.com/daggerfallworkshop

The link you posted works OK, by the way. You might just be thrown off by PHPBB's inline link truncation. If you want to display the full URL without any shortening (as I did above) try using the bbcode below. This will force PHPBB to display full link.

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[url=https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn2tmG29Z-YJHYXsf04GSTg]https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn2tmG29Z-YJHYXsf04GSTg[/url]
I hope that helps!
Click on my contact thing, then the Youtube, it takes me to " this channel does not exist".
and all that stuff you said, I don't know what PHPBB's is LOL.
Sorry man, I don't get it..
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Re: Linking YouTube channel

Post by TheLacus » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:34 pm

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Re: Linking YouTube channel

Post by Midknightprince » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:46 pm

So what do i enter in my profile ?
It only let's me enter this...UCn2tmG29Z-YJHYXsf04GSTg
What am I doing wrong ?...so confused....
But thank you :?
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Re: Linking YouTube channel

Post by Interkarma » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:05 am

Oh, I think I understand your problem now.

The YouTube textbox in profile area is assuming personal contact details (such as email, social media profiles, etc.). This is all for individual information. In this case, PHPBB is wanting you to link your individual YouTube user profile. It does not expect a channel link.

The best place to link your channel is in your signature. It will be more visible that way as well, as fewer people are likely to hit your profile but everyone will see your signature on posts.

Apologies for dragging that out. The misunderstanding is all mine. :)

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Re: Linking YouTube channel

Post by Midknightprince » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:18 am

Interkarma wrote:Oh, I think I understand your problem now.

The YouTube textbox in profile area is assuming personal contact details (such as email, social media profiles, etc.). This is all for individual information. In this case, PHPBB is wanting you to link your individual YouTube user profile. It does not expect a channel link.

The best place to link your channel is in your signature. It will be more visible that way as well, as fewer people are likely to hit your profile but everyone will see your signature on posts.

Apologies for dragging that out. The misunderstanding is all mine. :)
So what do I put in the signature ?
LOL, I'm sorry dude, I feel so silly..

And I want you to see a little Music video I threw together with unity and this cool Daggerfall Main theme song i found , it's only like 3 minutes, hope you like it..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NTZJiyLqMM
Check out my YouTube Channel!

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