I've had several requests for an explanation of how to embed a YouTube video. So, I'm going to write a short tutorial and sticky it somewhere.
When you're at the spot to make a reply (whether it be the "Quick Reply" area if you have that option, or the formal reply area), there is a drop down menu box by the dialogue box that, by default, says - "Use Markup". Change this to "Use HTML".
Now, on YouTube there is going to be a button that reads - "Embed". Click that and it will bring up an area with a bunch of things in it. In there are options you can choose....how big you want the video box to be once you embed it, if there is a frame, whether it loads in High Def....blah, blah, blah. Make your choices first. This will change the embed code at the top of this area. Once you're done making your choices, copy and paste this embed code into the dialogue box that you changed to "Use HTML". Hit "Add Post" and the video will be embedded.
Now, if you want to add a description in the same post, you need to learn some basic HTML code. The only one you really need for this application is < p > (no spaces between the < p > either, if I write it correctly, it's a forum smilie) This is the "New paragraph" code. So, your first line could be something akin to "Here's a new video I made". This first line won't need the < p > in front. Every subsequent line/paragraph will though. Every time you hit "Enter" on your keyboard, you need to start fresh with a < p >
Say the next thing you want is the video, so it would be < p > immediately followed by the embed code you get from YouTube.
Then "Enter" twice, start a new < p > and continue your language.
Once you change to the "Use HTML" option, the forum's formatting will not work. So no smilies, no font changes, no image insertions, nothing like that. It will all have to be written in proper HTML.
Next post a demonstration of such.