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Facebook, Instagram and YouTube - how to embed in a post
« on: May 22, 2020, 10:39:36 AM »
Hi all,

As there is some nice poster content on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, I have installed a mod to make showing this content a bit easier - it's called Simple Audio Video Embedder (SAVE)

To embed an Instagram post (image or video) or a YouTube video, simply copy and paste the URL into your post. When clicking 'Post', the mod should add the code automatically to embed.

To embed a Facebook post, you need to click the timestamp in the post (highlighted in yellow in the screenshot below), then Facebook will refresh and show you the post. You can then copy and paste the URL from that window and the mod should automatically embed. Facebook video URLs should work fine as a direct copy and paste. If the post is from a 'closed' or 'private' group, it won't embed, you'd need to re-post publicly and then embed that post.



Please let me know if you see any weird behaviour or hate it.

Feel free to use this thread to test!
« Last Edit: May 26, 2020, 07:18:54 AM by Tob »

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Re: Instagram and YouTube - how to embed in a post
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 10:42:07 AM »
For example:

Rich has started a nice Instagram page...if I want to share this post on Frank, I copy and paste the URL and it should show his post below...

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAE-obzpX4s/

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Re: Instagram and YouTube - how to embed in a post
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 10:43:16 AM »
or if you want to see Wonka's 3-sheet for Empire Strikes Back, just copy and paste the link:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAdQNABF-9N/

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Re: Instagram and YouTube - how to embed in a post
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 10:45:22 AM »
Or if Tang wants to share one of his YouTube vids, he can just copy and past the URL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wUsivZDECk

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Re: Instagram and YouTube - how to embed in a post
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2020, 10:46:19 AM »
Anyway, give it a try and let me know what you think. If folk hate it, we can remove it.

If anyone can figure out how it works with Facebook, they'll get a gold star...

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Re: Instagram and YouTube - how to embed in a post
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2020, 05:24:36 PM »
Love it! Many thanks Tobin!

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Re: Instagram and YouTube - how to embed in a post
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2020, 07:07:01 PM »
Awesome tool, Tob, thanks.

I unfortunately do not post my posters anywhere on social media (just on my website), but thank you for making it so convenient.

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« Last Edit: May 25, 2020, 09:43:34 PM by 50s »

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Re: Instagram and YouTube - how to embed in a post
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2020, 04:11:34 AM »
Thanks Jason and T, glad you think it can be useful.

Steve, gold star to you! Well done.

I'll try again...

Public video:

https://www.facebook.com/236528126240/videos/10156405874706241

Ok, looks like public videos are ok...a shame public photos/posts don't seem to work.
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Re: Instagram and YouTube - how to embed in a post
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2020, 06:23:04 AM »


Steve - I went to reply to your message to say "yes, it was a bit nerve wracking adding a mod, but I backed up the site first and the installation process is pretty simple (it does some simple validation tests for you to give you some confidence before you click the install button)", but instead of quote, I hit the 'Remove' post button by accident!

So apologies for deleting your post (image of post above...I don't think there's a way to undelete) and yes, you're certainly correct that you need to be careful, as I demonstrated with a heavy finger just there, hehe!

Regarding the settings - I did have that Facebook Photos tickbox ticked, I'm curious as to why it isn't working now...
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Re: Instagram and YouTube - how to embed in a post
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2020, 07:01:50 AM »
Ok, I think I've figured it out - you can't just copy and paste the URL, you need to click the little timestamp on the post first (screenshot below), then when Facebook refreshes and takes you to that post, the format of the URL changes and you can copy and paste that into the post here. I'll update the first post with some instructions



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Re: Facebook, Instagram and YouTube - how to embed in a post
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2020, 07:08:57 AM »
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Re: Facebook, Instagram and YouTube - how to embed in a post
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2020, 08:48:31 AM »
Well done Tob!