April 19th, 2012, 10:07 PM #1
How to post a YouTube (or other) video on TrainBoard
This tutorial will teach you how to post videos from YouTube (or from similar sites) on TrainBoard.
This is one of the things that some people have indicated that they believe to be complicated. In fact, it is simple and you can learn from this tutorial how to do it in less than 5 minutes. This exercise is nothing more than copying and pasting a web address. All you have to see is how to do it in the right place. Once you see how it is done, you will be able to do this anytime you want.
For our example, we are going to use YouTube. Other sites that you can post videos from work in a similar way. Once you know how to do this with YouTube, all you need to do is look for similar functioning on other sites.
Let's get started.
Last edited by E-8; April 19th, 2012 at 10:46 PM.
April 19th, 2012, 10:13 PM #2
Before learning the right (and simple) way to do this, let's take a look at the...
A lot of people find a video that they want to share and then they simply copy the URL (web address) from their browser and paste it in a post on TrainBoard, like this:
Have we mentioned that doing this is the...
WRONG WAY?In other words, don't do that. Let's move on to the right way.
Last edited by E-8; April 19th, 2012 at 10:48 PM.
April 19th, 2012, 10:20 PM #3
Step 1 - RIGHT WAY
Below every video, there is a button that says SHARE.
Click on SHARE and right below it a box will appear with a web address that is highlighted and ready for you to copy. This image shows that process:
When you see this, put your mouse over the address (shown above in blue). Click the RIGHT mouse button and a menu will appear. Select COPY.
Note that your menu items may look different than the menu shown above. However, you will have an item that says COPY, and that is what you are looking for.
Last edited by E-8; April 19th, 2012 at 10:49 PM.
April 19th, 2012, 10:29 PM #4
Putting the video on TrainBoard
Now that you have copied the URL (address) of the video that you want to post on TrainBoard, come back to TrainBoard and go to the thread (maybe you are starting a new thread or perhaps replying to an existing one) that you want to post the video in.
Above the posting editor on TrainBoard, you have a bunch of little icons. Some folks have never taken the time to explore all of these things. We are just going to focus on one of them:
Yep, that one. It looks like a little film strip.
Click on it and a box will pop up that looks like this:
Look at the box. It shows an example URL. Let's expand on this for a moment.
What's the difference here? A proper URL looks like the first one. It's simple. After the slash is a short string of hash that identifies the video. Look at the wrong one. It has a bunch of other stuff. That is a bad URL and not what you need.
April 19th, 2012, 10:36 PM #5
Getting it on TrainBoard
So, you've got the right URL copied from YouTube (or some similar site) and now we are going to get it on.
Put your cursor in that blank box and RIGHT click your mouse. It's time to hit PASTE.
Again, your menu may look a little different than this example but you are looking for PASTE.
Once you have done all of this, the box should look about like this:
We call this success, so click on OK.
You should see this now:
If it looks like that, you have probably done good.
April 19th, 2012, 10:37 PM #6
This is the result:
I tawt I saw a putty tat!
Last edited by E-8; April 19th, 2012 at 10:52 PM.
April 19th, 2012, 10:41 PM #7
So, to review, you did this:
- Go to YouTube and find the video you want to post.
- Under the video, click SHARE.
- Put your mouse over the address that appears and RIGHT click. Click COPY on the menu that pops up.
- Go to TrainBoard and either start a new thread in the proper forum or find the thread that you want to post a reply to.
- Click to get the editor (where you type messages that you post on the forum) and click the filmstrip icon.
- Right click in the box that pops up (in the white rectangular box) and select PASTE in the menu that pops up. Click OK next.
- Type any comments you may have in the box and post the message. Your video should appear in your post.
April 19th, 2012, 10:45 PM #8
You graduated from this class!
Please remember to keep all videos on-target for the site (railroading and model railroading).
Remember that not all videos can be posted remotely. Some videos do not allow remote posting but most are fine to do this with.
If you have problems, contact us.
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