How-To: Embed YouTube & Google videos into your posts

KH Headquarters is pleased to release our newest forum feature: The ability to embed Google and YouTube videos into your posts.

Here are instructions on how to embed Google and YouTube videos into your posts at Within the posting editor you will notice two new icons (see attachment), one for YouTube and one for Google. Clicking them will insert in the necessary BBCODE.

Next, you will need to reference the video by editing the BBCODE. There are many ways to do this:

Simple Method:
You will need to get he unique ID code for the video. This can
usually be found at the end of the URL. For YouTube it is after the 
watch?v= and for Google it is after docid=. Simply copy and paste 
that code between the video tag...



Another Simple Method:
This just involves copy and pasting the full URL to the video
between the tags:



Title Method:
And finally, if you want to include a title that will appear at the
top of the embedded player you can use a format like this:

[youtube=""]The Last Knit[/youtube]


[youtube="M6ZjMWLqJvM"]The Last Knit[/youtube]

Enjoy the new feature and feel free to use this thread as a testing ground for your new powers!

  • Sheldon

Cool Sheldon!

[youtube=Ap1W6T314Jk]The “Loki Show”[/youtube]

When you embed a video it should look like this and play right within the forum post:

[gvideo=3302493280465168044]Amy’s Long-Tail Cast-On[/gvideo]

Let’s see… I found this on YouTube, it includes two of my favourites - cats and knitting!


WOW! You’re FAST!

It works!!! Cool… Thanks, Sheldon :cheering::cheering:

You’re welcome:thumbsup:. I am glad to see people embracing it so quickly. I thought it would be a popular feature.

:roflhard: I think I refreshed the forum the second you posted.

Doesn’t that suck up a bunch of bandwidth?!!!:thud:

These are embed videos so they are hosted by Google and YouTube. So we don’t incur any bandwidth hits for them. This is all well and good with Google and YouTube. In fact, they encourage it as part of their viral promotion efforts.

Our own local KH videos…well that’s another matter altogether and we certainly wouldn’t be able to do this if we had to host them (thanks GOOGLE!). We were pushing 3,500GB (yes GIGABYTES!) of bandwidth per month during our busy season. Every winter we have to add a new server to handle the bandwidth load and all the new people who discover KH. We’re up to 3 currently, although right now I think we’re back down to just one. Come August we’ll have to start up the others again and by the holiday season we may need to get a forth online!

Ok, this is soooo freakin’ cool!!! I’m just going to try it out with the first video I could think of:


:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Oh Letah, Thank you

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

I wasn’t planning on watching that - but it was REALLY good!! Thanks Letah


I’m glad you guys liked it. When I’m feeling down I love to watch that video it makes me laugh every time.

[youtube=“JZcUjYpjKZs”]Wooly Bullies[/youtube]

ooh lemme try!:happydancing:

[youtube=B_3SZ9r3kXQ]Knitters vs. Crocheters[/youtube]

Yes, it worked! :woohoo:

its really kind of a stupid video, but its the only one i could think of:shrug:

Okay, here’s a video:

// <object width=“425” height=“350”><param name=“movie” value="<A href=“"></param><param">”></param><param name=“wmode” value=“transparent”></param><embed src=“” type=“application/x-shockwave-flash” wmode=“transparent” width=“425” height=“350”></embed></object>

Here’s a video:

//]Cabling Without a Cable Needle

Oh this is cool!! So now if we have a question we can make a movie about it, post it here and then people can respond with their own movies!!:cheering:

Okay… Am I the only one that doesn’t get to watch the goodies?? When I mouse on the title I get a thing that says "View this video at youtube(googlevideo) in a new window or tab. When I click… that’s what I get, a new window at youtube or google.