So, I have tried absolutely every BBCode mod I have found, and I cannot get a YouTube video to embed in my posts …
I don’t need it to start running when they open the topic (that would be awesome tho), I just want the image (rather than the link) to display with the arrow for play (if possible) in the post and the users can click that image, which of course will start the video playing.
I am sure it is something I’ve set wrong … I am new to phpBBS and unfortunately just about everything out there ‘help’ wise is for phpBBS3.1
My current BBCode is:
[youtube]copy and paste the iframe embed code here[/youtube]
What shows up in my topic is;
It doesn’t matter if I use the share URL (the one above) or the long URL the browsers displays.
BTW my still photos/pictures/images work great, its just the YouTube stuff I’m having problems with.
Thanks in advance.
P.S. - I’m trying to keep it as simply as possible for my users … this is a site for veterans and most are 70+ with little or no computer skill. I even have a few WW2 vets in their 90’s … so seeing and clicking (tapping) is about as complicated as I want to get.
Seriously, most my users are in rest homes and are using pads set up by someone else that auto-magically logs them in (they have ZERO computer expertise and the cranky old farts just want it to work, they don’t want to have to learn about “these damned computers”). They are great, I love them. A truly special group of men.